Quality Assurance Engineer

12 September 20222022-09-12
Up to £45,000
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Quality Assurance Engineer


Up to £45,000

Recruit 12 has an exciting opportunity for a Quality Assurance Engineer to be Overall responsible for the Supplier quality performance activities. Leading the Supplier quality functional activity and working closely with Procurement to develop a supply chain that is fit for purpose and delivering conforming product on time, every time.

Your responsibilities as a Quality Assurance Engineer will include:

  • Lead supplier Quality Assurance activities within the supply chain including developing the process audit and surveillance visits plan; PPAP activities, etc.in order to ensure that supplier components and assemblies meet the demanding programme quality and schedule requirements.
  • Lead all activities associated with specific non-conforming product containment incidents, identifying root causes and ensuring robust and rigorous problem resolution utilising such techniques as 8D, 5-Why, Ishikawa, etc.
  • Ensure the management of supplier concerns are concluded in a timely manner including verification and implementation of corrective actions.
  • Developing and implementing a supplier performance monitoring system to drive continual improvement in the supply chain.
  • Work closely with procurement and the supply base to develop improvement plans and deliver performance improvement
  • Support the development of policy and process to on-board suppliers and refine the supply-chain to deliver world class products and supply-chain performance
    Drive quality performance reviews and Learning-From-Experience activities to ensure no repeat issues from previous projects
  • Act as the day-day point of contact for Supplier Quality and the SQA team
  • Support programme and technical reviews internally and with the customer
  • Defining and mitigating risks associated with supplied material and supply chain

To be a successful candidate as a Quality Assurance Engineer you will need:

  • A formal engineering qualification (e.g. HNC/D, Degree, apprenticeship) with proven experience of working in a Supplier Quality role within automotive, aerospace or similar industry. Demonstrable experience working with electrification of vehicles would be a distinct advantage.
  • ISO9001 internal auditor qualification (experience with ISO/TS16949 is preferable)
  • Knowledge of APQP, PPAP, IMDS
  • A team player who can communicate at all levels within the business; Ability to convey complex ideas and data in a concise manner; works to strict deadlines and able to prioritise in a complex and shifting environment


Company Benefits:

  • Pension - 8% employer contribution, increasing to 10% after 3 years service
  • Life assurance
  • Group income protection
  • Health Cash Plan (this covers all aspects of health and wellbeing including money towards dental, optical, MRI, physio, etc)
  • Private Medical
  • Bonus scheme
  • 26 days holiday plus public holidays
  • Electric salary sacrifice car scheme

Recruit12 is a recruitment specialist working within the Automotive, Aerospace, and World Class manufacturing sectors.

Important: Please note Recruit12 is only able to place into employment candidates that have a valid EU passport, a European Economic Area (EEA) passport or a valid UK visa.