A Bit of Background:
I’m working with a very well established business in East Lancs who have gone through significant growth over the past few years. The company has achieved this success by being market leaders in what they do, which is bespoke machinery.
They’re now at the point where they need a Quality Engineer to come on board with them and help them to develop their quality systems and processes.
What’s the Job?
One of the key parts of the job will be to write and implement standard operating procedures for their operations. So, you’ll need to be good at looking at a process, deciding what needs to happen and documenting that into an SOP. As this will be a fairly new experience for many people there, you’ll also have to train them and make sure they’re working to the procedures laid out.
On the quality standards side, the company manufactures different equipment for different industries in different countries so has to comply with different standards. As the quality engineer, you’ll need to be able to research a standard then translate it through into SOP’s and control documentation.
What Do You Need to Have?
An engineering qualification to minimum HND level is a good start. If you’ve come from an aerospace or automotive background, that will be ideal. The company is keen to adopt six sigma style quality tools for root-cause analysis and to build quality into each stage of the process, so familiarity with tools like 8D, Fishbone Diagrams and DMAIC would be really useful.
This vacancy is being advertised by Kensington Consulting Ltd.
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