Principal Quality Engineer

Time added: 17.01.2020

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Negotiable 

Hours: Monday to Friday 08:00-17:00 (40 hours)


  • 28 days’ annual leave (incl. bank holidays) rising to 34 with service
  • Competitive Salary
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Generous pension
  • Free parking
  • Company sickness pay
  • PPE / Uniform provided
  • Central location
  • Good transport links

Job Purpose

  • To liaise with all suppliers on rejects and complaints, and working towards resolution through root cause analysis
  • To liaise with all customers on rejects and complaints, managing the internal process to ensure the communication and ownership of resolution in each area
  • Manage customer specific quality requirements, such as PPAP and First Article Inspection reports for some projects
  • Oversee the QC checks of Machined, Fabricated, Electrical and Composite parts purchased or manufactured in house
  • Upskill other members of the quality team or internal stakeholders
  • To conduct internal and supplier audits as required
  • To liaise with the Production Engineer and Design Team with the writing of processes, work instructions and procedures as required

Main Duties

  • Strong resolution management with both Supplier and Customer management; including root cause analysis
  • Work with the rest of the Quality department to ensure that all production areas Quality Control requirements are supported
  • Using hand metrology equipment to Quality Control parts
  • To produce control plans
  • To assist the Production Engineering team with testing and process development as required
  • Deal with the processing of Internal and Supplier rejects including the use of 5 Whys and 8D reporting where required
  • Escalating issues found to the correct party in a timely manner

Responsibilities & Competences

  • Must have strong mechanical understanding
  • Process driven
  • Strong communication and project management skills
  • Take full ownership of issues to resolution
  • Promote Continual Improvement throughout the business
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Must have strong attention to detail
  • Ability to manage workload
  • Ability to make quick, fully justified decisions
  • Be able to use their initiative to keep all processes moving

Job Requirements:

  • Qualification in engineering discipline
  • English spoken and written, fluently
  • One years of relevant professional experience
  • Ability to read Engineering Drawings
  • Knowledge of FactoryMaster – ERP
  • Knowledge of SmarTeam – Document Control
  • Experience of ISO9001 QMS
  • Experience completing 8D reports
  • Experience completing PPAP submission
  • Internal and External Audit experience
  • Awareness of relevant TS / VDA standards
  • Experience of BS EN9102 reporting
  • Experience with basic and electronic metrology eq.
  • Knowledge of relevant FIA regulations & standards

We do not accept applications through recruitment agencies.

ATL do not offer Tier 2 Sponsorship. Applicants must have a right to work in the UK prior to application.
If you require any reasonable adjustments to be made during the application process, please get in contact with us either via email or telephone.

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