The Quality Function is responsible for ensuring that customer requests are understood and translated into robust processes, which comply with legal and quality approval requirements.
This is achieved by working with all employees to increase the company’s efficiency, effectiveness and profitability by identifying and facilitating opportunities for improvement.
The role is to be the primary manufacturing engineering point of contact with designated suppliers and to drive the zero defects programme with designated suppliers.
The majority of the time within this role will be spent out at the suppliers building relationships and getting to understand supplier product portfolio.
Accountable for reviewing and accepting problem resolution responses from suppliers, reviewing and accepting problem resolution responses from suppliers, reviewing customer requirements and authorising FAI reports.
It is essential to have HND / HNC or (NVQ 3 with relevant experience) in mechanical, manufacturing, process or materials engineering.
In addition to be trained in Dimensional Measurement, Geometrical tolerancing, Material / Process / Manufacturing specific topics (via NPL, AMRC, MTC or equivalent), it is also desirable to have an engineering degree or equivalent.
It is required to have specific experience and knowledge and experience of AS13000 (Problem Solving), AS13003 (MSA), AS13004 (PFMEA), AS9102 (First Article Inspection), working within a manufacturing facility is desirable.
You will hold Good verbal and written communication skills, ability to read and interpret complex engineering drawings and have good presentation skills.
To conduct audits and assessments to verify product validation processes to ensure suppliers manufacturing system is capable of reliably achieving the engineering standards.
To interface with suppliers if things go wrong to agree technical resolution / investigation in timely manner to eliminate potential product integrity risks to the Pattonair business.
Building relationships with the suppliers to ensure smooth resolution of technical queries and processes and educate suppliers in the application of manufacturing, measurement and inspection methods.
Expediting problems resolution to ensure all issues are quickly and robustly managed with minimum disruption to Pattonair and customers.
Verifying corrective actions (at source whenever possible) to confirm robust fix and compliance to process. Improving RFT supplier submission of FAIR’s, Source Change, Concessions and DAR’s