Job Summary –

An experienced Quality Engineer is required to join a small team in support of the wider Manufacturing group.

The post will be largely interfacing with the factory and therefore experience of Quality Engineering in a precision machining application would be ideal.

Key duties and responsibilities To lead quality improvement activities in the factory alongside two other QE’s

  • To gather factory data, review it and report back on process changes that are necessary to hit targets.
  • To describe and undertake capability studies and support Engineering with tolerancing conclusions
  • Undertake Process Audits and support Inspectors in their Patrol Audit duties. Pursue a stakeholder for corrective action close out for all audit failings.
  • Participate in APQP activities for major projects including DFMEA, PFMEA.
  • Similarly using gauge R&R and MSA to support inspection plans based on risk and cap study results
  • Development and maintenance of control plans.
  • Development and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures for QC processes.
  • Typically, in response to customer complaints, lead an investigation including problem solving techniques to define corrective and preventative actions. Complete 8D responses to a high standard.
  • Assist in the maintenance of a defined Document Control System.
  • To maintain a visible presence in the factory and uphold quality standards at all times
  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment by following internal safety at work procedures.
  • Be able to communicate findings effectively and clearly to the key stakeholders within the Manufacturing team.

Required Experience:

  • Practical background with good knowledge of factory processes
  • Min 3 years experience as a QE in a manufacturing context preferably within precision engineering
  • Proven problem solving abilities with means to satisfy customer demands with 8D response
  • Experience of leading Quality Improvement activities
  • Trained auditor with auditing experience
  • PC capable; writing reports, SOP’s and analysis using Excel and/or Word
  • Able to drive for company business

Preferred Experience – but not essential

  • Experience in an APQP environment preferably in a TS16949 context, with experience of PPAP, Gauge suitability, FMEA etc
  • Experience within OEM Automotive or Aerospace manufacturing.

Personal Attributes:

  • Adaptable and resourceful, working on own initiative
  • Motivated and energetic – ready to make a positive impact
  • Assertive when necessary but always in a supportive context
  • Excellent time keeping and attendance.
  • Good communication skills at all levels
  • Good attention to detail with a methodical approach
  • A good team player

Benefits –

33 days holiday (including statutory) per year

Pension (6% EE + 5.36% ER)

3 x Life assurance

Healthshield cashplan + Healthshield perks

Yearly Cycle to work sign ups

Free onsite parking

Job Types: Permanent, Full-time

Salary: £40,000.00-£42,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme


  • GCSE or equivalent (preferred)

Work Location: In person

To apply please forward your current CV and cover letter via email to: