Senior SQA Engineer
Ricardo plc
Shoreham-by-Sea
4d ago

Job Description

As a Senior NPI Parts / Supplier Quality Engineer you will be responsible for the quality of purchase parts, from concept to series production from the suppliers and projects you are assigned.

Working alone or leading a small team on designated projects, your key objectives will include :

Supervising and coaching a small team to deliver projects on time and in full

Supplier Quality Assurance activities within the supply chain including : APQP, PPAP, Supplier assessment audits and surveillance visits leading to launch

Problem resolution of parts quality issues working with suppliers using 8D and other automotive industry tools

Creating and managing customer quality requirements that can be cascaded to the supply chain

Generating goods receiving inspection documents for pre-production and production phases

Series process and part approval at product launch

Working closely with procurement, design and system engineers to achieve parts that are cost effective, fit for purpose and to the required quality standard

Proactive & reactive supplier improvement activities, including problem resolution of parts quality issues using 8D and other automotive industry tools

Management of supplier quality performance, including verification and implementation of corrective actions in the pre-series phase

Managing the parts quality implications of product and process changes

Reporting status against project targets

Supervising and coaching of the SQA Engineering team also deployed on these projects

Actively participating in continuous improvement by developing and introducing new quality focussed processes and procedures to Ricardo

Relevant Experience and Personal Attributes

Experience of NPI and / or Supplier Quality Assurance or a similar role where skills can be transferred into the objectives described above.

Preferably gained within the automotive sector but other industries would be considered.

Some knowledge of automotive technology and product development

Achieving PPAP

Hands-on experience of lean manufacturing is preferred but not essential

Experience with various manufacturing processes and components deployed in battery packs (e.g. cells, harnesses, cooling systems, electronic components, fabrications)

Experience and understanding with geometric design & tolerancing.

Excellent problem-solving skills, using 8D process

Experience of quality systems, quality tools & techniques

The ability to work as a team or on your own and be self-motivated.

A good communicator with intercultural and interpersonal skills together with the ability to communicate and present effectively to suppliers and clients at all levels

Knowledge of IATF 16949 (and preferably ISO 26262)

Tenacity, resilience and focus

Engineering degree or equivalent experience

This role involves regular travel to suppliers domestically and internationally.

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