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CeramTec Southampton

Quality Engineer

The Quality Engineer is a new role based in the Quality team in Southampton. This varied role will be supporting Production with quality issues that arise during manufacture, where you will be working across all aspects of the company in a hands-on quality position.

You will drive improvements in the quality of products by investigating manufacturing issues, implementing corrective and preventive action, and supporting manufacturing trials.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist the Quality Manager with the ongoing management and improvement of the Business    Management System in accordance with relevant International Standards.
  • Ensure customer Quality requirements are achieved.
  • Implementation of scrap reduction / re-engineering project with continued focus on:
  • Investigating manufacturing issues related to the quality of parts by applying methodical problem-solving techniques.
  • Identifying root cause, implementing corrective and preventive actions (8D).
  • Completing non-conformance paperwork and providing reports to the Quality Manager.
  • Plan activities so they may be tracked and presented.
  • Investigate and manage customer complaints.
  • Liaise with internal and external customers on quality issues related to the manufacture of   components.
  • Report Quality performance trends to the Quality Manager including major issues which could affect business performance.
  • Develop current quality systems. Implement improvements in accordance with ISO9001 and      customer specific requirements.
  • Promote a quality improvement culture
  • Conduct Internal Audits in accordance with ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHAS18001 in line with audit schedule.
  • Conduct External Audits at suppliers/subcontractors in line with audit schedule.
  • Conduct internal product and process audits.
  • Perform occasional customer visits as required.
  • Maintain documented management system.
  • Review and approve change notes and concession requests.
  • Participate in New Product Introduction process.
  • Maintain Calibration System and schedule in conjunction with designated calibration houses.
  • Participate in FMEAs, PPAPs, Process Capability, MSA and Gauge R&R studies.

Experience & Background

  • Relevant previous experience, ideally within either a fast-moving component manufacturing environment or high complexity batch processing, is essential.
  • Proven experience of problem solving.
  • Demonstrable experience of investigating and solving quality related production problems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
  • Proficiency in MS Office is essential.
  • Presentation skills would be desirable.
  • Qualified in Engineering ideally (NVQ / HNC / HND / Degree or similar) OR Qualified by experience.
  • Trained and experienced in 8D and auditing is essential
  • Good understanding of ISO9001

A full job description is available from HR or for an informal chat about the role please contact Iain Crump – Quality Manager UK.  Internal applicants should inform their line manager prior to applying for this role. If you are interested in applying for this role please submit your application in writing to Vicky Gough (HR Business Partner) by 31st August 2023. The CeramTec Employee Referral Scheme applies to this Vacancy