Senior Quality Engineer - Continuous Improvement
Basingstoke, GB
6d ago

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose : to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place.

Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence.

UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change.

Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve :

Under minimal supervision, provides leadership for development and deployment of assigned business activities in the role of managing Quality Functions.

May also be responsible for local Quality support at one or more sites and / or take on lead roles at the division or affiliate level.

Drives operational process improvement through metrics, problem identification, root cause analysis and, developing and implementing corrective action plans.

Provides leadership and takes ownership of driving continuous improvement at a global / corporate level, ensures successful design and implementation of the metrics, quality plans, Statistical Process Controls, and / or internal audits.

Performs other duties as needed to ensure successful implementation of the Quality System.

  • Works with management in providing leadership for the development and deployment of assigned business functions to meet company requirements;
  • excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills; distinctive ability to interact with all levels of leadership and accreditors / auditors.

  • Leads resolution of non-conformances by identifying owners, working with staff with root cause analysis and appropriate corrective actions;
  • demonstrated ability to influence and negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups in order to achieve desired outcomes without damaging relationships.

  • Plans and conducts internal quality audits, including function, project folder and process audits.
  • Drives continuous improvement by developing quality metrics, analyzing data including Statistical Process Controls and leading / championing Lean Sigma projects.
  • Designs, implements and maintains Corporate Quality Plans and Systems for assigned functional responsibilities at the direction of Quality Assurance management.
  • Develops complex processes and process maps. Develops, implements and leads quality improvement teams.
  • Provides quality training, consulting and standards interpretations.
  • Leads accreditation assessments and problem investigations.
  • Performs other duties as directed.
  • What makes you a great fit :

  • University degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, or related technical field plus 8+ years of directly related experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct root cause analysis and plan / implement corrective action.
  • Ability to analyze data, to interact with all levels of the organization, and to present and facilitate discussions of the findings in support of driving continuous improvement.
  • Detailed knowledge of quality systems principles including quality and business excellence models (e.g., ISO 9001, 17025, 17065, Lean Sigma, Baldrige / Shingo).
  • Detailed knowledge of process mapping and process redesign.
  • Experience with leading Lean Sigma and cross-functional projects is a plus.
  • What you’ll experience working at UL :

  • Mission : For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 126 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People : Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, the people. Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL.
  • We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.

  • Interesting work : Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create.
  • We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.

  • Grow & achieve : We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards :
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Friendly environment and collaborative colleagues
  • Casual dress code
  • Training and Development (provided by UL University).
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