Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer
Newquay, UK
Ref: YB-120817031850
Competitive Salary

Overview

This position represents a critical function within the quality department at our life-science manufacturing facility based in Newquay, Cornwall. The main purpose of the role is to provide quality engineering support to production teams for new product introduction, process improvement and defect reduction.

Responsibilities

* Ensure non conformances are reported when they occur.
* Coordination and reporting of relevant failure investigations and subsequent corrective and preventive actions and reviewing effectiveness of these.
* Evaluate, trend and report internal non conformances to establish priorities and identify common threads aimed at a continuous reduction in internal non conformance occurrences via internal or supplier process improvements.
* Collect, analyse, trend and report data on rejects from routine production inspection and QC tests and related processes to establish improvement priorities and identify common threads aimed at a reduction in external complaints.
* Work with QA Specialists and others as appropriate to ensure that production inspections and QC tests are aligned with customer needs.
* Ensure required processes, practices and standards in production, quality control and related areas are validated, and continuously improved working with unit managers, manufacturing engineers and team leaders to achieve this.
* Keep abreast of development of standards to ensure techniques and practices are kept up to date; recommend internal QMS/procedure changes as required.
* Preparation of miscellaneous documentation/reports.
* Support product development/transfer activities.
* Review and develop procedures relevant to departmental operations.
* Conduct QMS, manufacturing and supplier audits.
* Any other reasonable requests which make use of the job holder's skills, experience and knowledge.

Education and Experience

* Recognised Engineering Apprenticeship with the relevant qualifications (HNC/HND/Degree) or a recognised Engineering Degree and subsequent experience.
* Ideally having a recognised Institute Membership/Incorporated Engineer status.
* Formal training and qualification in Six Sigma techniques would be an advantage.
* Experience of working within an ISO 9001/ISO 13485/TS16949/Pharma regulated manufacturing environment in a Quality Engineering role.
* Knowledge of systems adopted within a regulated Manufacturing facility.
* Background in mechanical/manufacturing engineering, inspection techniques, knowledge of Quality Assurance and Quality Control Systems.
* Knowledge of quality tools and techniques, e.g. Discipline investigations, 5 Why, 7 Step, Ishikawa diagrams, SPC, FMEA, Pareto analysis, parts and process capability studies.
* Able to investigate and solve complex issues and define root cause using good analytical skills.
* Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office applications including Access,
Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project and Word. Knowledge of Quality Analyst or MiniTab.
* Ability to work in a team oriented way towards problem resolution and continuous improvement.
* Able to read and interpret engineering drawings.
* Able to work in a clean room environment.

Job Type : Permanent

Location : Newquay

Salary : Competetive

Date Advertised : 02 Feb 2013


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