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Quality Engineer | Proftech

Quality Engineer

  Birmingham, West Midlands

Reference #: 894190_1568821919
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: £40000 - £40000
Sector: Technical & Engineering
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 18/09/2019

Follow APQP process. Prepare full PPAP and shop-floor quality documentation to support a range of new products for internal processes. Liaise with Customer, other team members and shop-floor personnel during project introduction through to PPAP submission and signoff.

Liaise with other team members including shop floor personnel to ensure understanding of requirements. Involvement in trouble-shooting prior and post project launch, including driving improvement activities. Support Customer post launch on day to day concerns, involving cross-functional team to resolve using problem-solving tools.

Major Responsibilities

% of time

Support generation of APQP / PPAP documentation and ensure compliance with Ford/Jaguar/Renault/GM requirements - final assy.

- Documentation will include creation of Process Flows, PFMEA's, and Control Plans etc.

in-line with submission requirements of AIAG PPAP

- Ensure compliance to customer specifics

- Review available DFMEA's and ensure Process Flow, PFMEA's, Control Plans etc. are in-line with them.


Review historical data from Customer and Internal Concerns, and ensure relevant issues are captured within the PFMEA's.


Support Engineering and help co-ordinate PFMEA review activities and progress actions


Conduct & co-ordinate Gauge R&R and Capability Study activities


Conduct & co-ordinate macro-etch analysis data in-line with Tenneco & Customer weld specifications


QMS System Maintenance and certification for IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015


Prepare and issue Quality Relevant documentation to shop-floor cells.

Includes Visual Aids, Dimensional Aids (gauge instructions), Packing Specifications, and support issuing of Process Instructions.


Attend / be actively involved in APQP reviews/discussions with team.


Liase with customer STA / SQE - and present status of PPAP including full PSW submission


Flexibility is also a requirement to ensure all activities are completed before Fixed Deadlines.


Support manufacturing on day-to-day running


Support Customer with concern resolution with cross-functional team using problem solving tools such as 8D, 5-why, Ishikawa etc.


Drive process improvements to improve efficiency, reduce down-time, reduce scrap




Work Experience:

  1. Candidate should have a solid engineering background, preferably within the automotive industry.
  1. Experience with Jaguar Land Rover plus the ability to navigate JLR Covisint.Portal.

Candidate will be required to have experience of preparing PPIR documentation and uploading into Covisint.

  1. Candidate will have a Quality focused background with a good understanding of both ISO9001 and IATF 16949.
  2. New Part Introduction, Launch Experience and ability to complete all APQP. documentation is essential.
  3. Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently on assigned tasks.
  4. Confident in liaising directly with the customer at senior level.

Education / Certification:

  1. HND preferred however relevant work experience will be taken into consideration.
  2. Trained in Core Skills: APQP, PPAP, SPC, FMEA, MSA, 8D Problem Solving.
  3. Green Belt Certified
  4. Quality related certification also preferred.
  5. Hold a Full UK driving license and valid Passport as occasional travel will be required.

Specialised Skills / Knowledge:

  1. Engineering background (Preferably Automotive)
  2. Quality Assurance background gained 1ST Tier Supplier / OEM
  3. APQP / PPAP process.
  4. Computer Literate - High competency using Microsoft Office (Excel in particular)
  1. Able to work and multi-task in a fast demanding environment.

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