SQA Principal Engineer - Body in White (Metals)
McLaren Group
Woking, GB
9d ago

Purpose of the Role :

  • Reporting to the SQA Manager - responsible for all aspects of new product introduction, and maintaining a stable quality level together with sufficient capacity in series, for Body in White Metal supplied parts and assemblies for McLaren road cars.
  • Recruitment and management of, together with organisational and Technical support for, SQA Engineers within the section.
  • Responsibilities :

  • Responsible for a team of SQA Engineers to deliver purchased part Product Quality & Capacity for all Metal Parts and Assemblies associated with Body in White suppliers.
  • Conduct New Product Introduction & Process verification audits
  • Track Supplier on time delivery of IATF16949 achievement plans.
  • Manage and control up front quality planning within the supply base through effective APQP deployment and monitoring.
  • Manage and Control on time approval of production parts and processes (PPAP) for components.
  • Support production preparation using the Supplier Capacity Verification process to ensure smooth production ramp-up and maintain stability in series production.
  • Drive the development of supplier processes to best in class standards at supplier locations.
  • Ensure all Concern investigation (8D) and QCR’s are resolved on time for Series production parts within the Commodity Group.
  • Drive Implementation and management of part and process improvement activities.
  • Development and achievement of KPIs for the team
  • Carry out team Performance Reviews twice per year
  • Lead Project status and Management report provision as required.
  • Create and Maintain Personal development plans and training plans.
  • Provide Stand in support for SQA Manager as required.
  • Act as subject matter expert for this commodity.
  • Develop training material on Metal related best practice manufacturing processes / controls
  • K nowledge, Skills and Experience :

  • Experience of Automotive Quality / Manufacturing in OEM or tier one, including some new model and series experience in a QA related position
  • Detailed knowledge of Metal part manufacturing processes.
  • Understanding of IATF16949 requirements.
  • Experienced in project management reporting within an APQP or similar framework
  • Experience of building close working relationships both internally and with suppliers
  • Detailed knowledge and proven record of approving parts using PPAP
  • Experience of using problem solving techniques in a production environment (e.g. 8D)
  • Understanding of lean techniques to support problem solving.
  • IT literate (competent user of MS products e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Previous Catia V5 experience and working knowledge of GD&T
  • Previous experience of using SAP would be an advantage.
  • Previous supervisory experience would also be an advantage
  • Qualifications

  • Engineering / Automotive Degree or similar
  • Personal Attributes :

  • Natural leadership skills
  • Must be both a team player and team builder
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ambitious and self reliant. Intrinsically self motivated
  • Delivery focused, with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery
  • An understanding and awareness of appropriate escalation
  • The ability to motivate and focus team members and suppliers to meet all program deliverables
  • Capable of representing a world class automotive brand
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