QUALITY ENGINEER - N Ireland

Location
Co Down
Salary
Competitive Salary Package
Posted
07 Oct 2013
Closes
04 Nov 2013
Ref
DMQUALNO1013
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

My client requires an experienced Quality Engineer to support their expanding programs in Co Down, N Ireland.  


KEY PURPOSE 

To plan and coordinate manufacturing quality activities and improvement programmes.
Ensure that all products are manufactured to relevant international standard(s) and meet or exceed my clients and their customer needs. 

PRINCIPLE DUTIES

To work alongside manufacturing to improve operational performance.
To establish/support quality policies and procedures that are followed throughout the business that contribute to consistent high-class performance in all areas.
Represent the business with customers and regulatory authorities with the objective of inspiring confidence and enabling positive cooperation in the quality of products and services provided.
Ensure the identification and control of all non-conforming products.
Develop, promote and lead continuous improvement activities.
Provide support and assistance to manufacturing in development and execution of corrective actions.
Lead/participate in quality system and/or process audits as needed.
Give quality input during New Product Introduction gate reviews and ensure that the appropriate quality criteria as well as process limitations are understood.
Develop and monitor production line/business unit performance metrics and initiate improvement plans when appropriate.
Leads and participates in supplier and in house improvement events.
Manage and support as appropriate internal and customer FAIs, ensuring that quality requirements are clearly defined.
Contribute and participate in Material Review Boards.
Travel nationally and internationally (on occasion at short notice) in line with business requirements.
Take initiative and seek results in a structured way.
Clear communication (both verbally and orally) to all levels within the organisation on quality related topics.

PERSONNEL SPECIFICATION

Essential
A 3rd level qualification in engineering, quality or other technical field.
A minimum of 1 years experience working in a Quality / Engineering department. 
In-depth knowledge and application of ISO9001/AS9100 standards.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally at all levels within the organisation.
Ability to travel nationally and internationally. 
Fluent written and verbal English language skills.
EU Member Passport holder.

Desirable

A minimum of 2 years experience working in a Quality / Engineering department. 
Relevant experience of working within a manufacturing business.
American Society for Quality or Chartered Quality Institute certification. 
Six Sigma Green or Black belt Certification.
Quality Auditing Certification
.