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Aerospace Quality Engineer - Essex

My client are a specialist within the Aerospace and are currently looking to recruit for an experienced Quality Inspector in Essex.

General purpose:

Responsible for providing Quality Assurance support across products and processes at a strategic business level.
Managing a wide range of responsibilities including focusing on day to day troubleshooting, facilitating the optimisation of quality management processes and assisting business critical projects to successful completion and transition into mainstream manufacture through New Product Introduction.
Significant portions of the role include the analysis of manufacturing data to identify the highest priority issues, determining root causes and introducing corrective / preventative measures, as well as driving improvements in KPIs such as yield, productivity, scrap, etc.

Key deliverables:

 Quality
o Supporting the maintenance and development of company policies, processes, and procedures to maintain a compliant Quality Management System in line with regulatory and customer approvals.
o Special Process point of contact including approvals, audits and 3rd party support.
o Coordinate an effective Internal audit program to verify adherence and support QMS improvements.
o Resolution of customer / internal / supplier concerns with disciplined problem solving including 8D/5Y'S etc.
o Reduce scrap across the business.
o Manage an effective calibration program for all product verification equipment and continually identify cost reduction opportunities.
o Support deployment of Built-In-Quality culture (Don't Make / Don't Pass / Don't Accept defects) through quality improvement and awareness initiatives and in-process verification.

New Product Introduction
o Review product verification strategies and manage their implementation to meet the Customer and / or Internal requirements across new products.
o Identify measuring equipment required for manufacturing new products - including statistical justification.
o Delivering FMEA / PPAP / MSA to support effective quality / manufacturing plans to enhance process control.
o Drives quality control and / or assurance as required to achieve Right First Time.
o Ensure sub-con suppliers have necessary information to process new products.

Supplier Quality
o Managing all supplier rejections and corrective actions.
o Managing all supplier surveillance activities including onsite audits where required.
 Perform Quality Manager duties to when required to ensure departmental coverage as required.
 Carry out any other duties appropriate and a required by the Engineering & Quality Manager to support business requirements.

Requirements - experience:
 Able to understand and interpret technical drawings and specifications.
 Track record of delivering improvements based on the principles of lean.
 Thorough understanding of problem solving methods-e.g.

Six Sigma, 8D, root cause analysis along with statistical tools used to analyse and evaluate problems to assist with improvement projects.
 Detailed knowledge of industry and customer specific quality registration schemes and certification processes (e.g.

ISO9001, AS9100, etc.).
 Proven lean practitioner with knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Process Variation Reduction (Six Sigma) concepts and tool sets as they relate to process / product variability, and root cause and corrective action determination.
 Experience in a Manufacturing / Product Engineering environment within a large manufacturing organisation (ideally Aerospace).
 Ability to complete statistical process analysis (Minitab preferred).
 First Article Inspection (FAIR) experience.
 Experience of Javelin or other ERP/MRP systems preferred but not essential
 Knowledge of Q-Pulse (QMS data base) desirable
 Measurement System Analysis (MSA) awareness desirable
 Non-destructive Testing (NDT) awareness desirable

Requirements - qualifications
 Educated in an engineering / technical discipline to HNC or ideally degree level.
 Ideally, the individual will be Green Belt trained.
 Supplier quality management process trained.

Requirements - personal characteristics
 Change champion.
 Self managing, takes responsibility and ownership of their role.
 Highly self-motivated demonstrates a perseverance to deliver results despite obstacles or setbacks.
 Consistent in approach.
 Customer focused.
 Ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative and to provide a service to a wide variety of teams.
 Ability to work within tight time scales.
 Organisational and prioritisation skills.
 Confidence to challenge any part of the business to maintain highest standards of compliance.
 Displays confidence, integrity and positive attitude.
 Results oriented with an analytical and problem solving mindset.

Other points:
 Understanding expectations of stakeholders.
 Project Management skills.
 Strong problem solving skills with demonstrated ability to implement containment quickly and get to the root cause preventing recurrence.
 To define, measure, analyse and present capital opportunities which include innovative and breakthrough solutions that challenge the traditional approaches to manufacturing.
 Actively promote good practices on Quality and Health & Safety.
 Good communication skills, both verbally and written, internally and externally.

Salary £30k - 35K

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