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Supplier Quality Engineer

  • Reference IP30986-RA
  • Salary £35,000 - £40,000
  • Location Newport
  • Job type Permanent

A high-tech, niche and market leading manufacturer in the Newport area currently require an experienced Supplier Quality Engineer to join their team. Working with the current quality team the Supplier Quality Engineer will be responsible for investigating, analysing and resolving supplier quality issues. This will be achieved by conducting audits, analysing trends and leading continuous improvement initiatives and projects.

This is a great opportunity to grow a growing, high tech business who can offer a highly competitive salary and benefits within a great working environment.

Responsibilities:

Work closely with and investigate suppliers to prevent defects
Conduct supplier audits
Work closely with procurement/purchasing to ensure supplier performance is regularly reported and implement appropriate corrective actions
Update and maintain the critical supplier audit system
Drive process standardization and continuous improvement
Establish supplier quality goals
Work to/help to resolve supplier technical issues
Develop long standing relationships with suppliers, preventing repeat issues and improving effectiveness
Assist other departments (i.e. manufacturing) in the evaluation and approval of new suppliers
Lead supplier performance improvement initiatives/projects
Travel to supplier sites (circa 1-2 times per month) to resolve quality issues (occasional overseas travel will be required)
Communicate technical specifications to supplier technical teams
8D reports
Assist in ISO 9001 audits/in training of 9001

Qualifications/Experience:

Ideally degree educated in an engineering discipline (or similar)
Experienced Supplier Quality Engineer
Ability to read and understand technical drawings
Strong knowledge of ISO 9001
8D, Lean, 5 Why’s, Six Sigma and 8D experience would be an advantage
Strong communication skills
Good IT skills

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