Supplier Quality Engineer in Cambridge at Sepura

Date Posted: 11/17/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Do you have experience in an engineering-based quality role? Sepura are looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer to take a pro-active role in the supply chain processes to deliver quality products to agreed specifications and championing continuous improvement within the supply chain?

Main duties will include:

  • To provide data, analysis and feedback on issues, trends and actions, ensuring that actions are prioritised and progressed through robust root-cause analysis, corrective and preventative action, to sustainable and cost effective solutions
  • To review and suggest process improvements with external suppliers to ensure our products are manufacturable on a continuous basis with respect to quality, yield and capability
  • To ensure that all suppliers that manufacture custom parts or assemblies have a documented quality control plan that is adhered to
  • To support specific process improvement projects within the company or agree a suitable existing project to deliver the improvements
  • To carry out process and capability audits of suppliers in accordance with ISO9001:2015
  • Specific monitoring of key suppliers as required in order to maintain our external certification - ensure any non-conformities are addressed within timescales agreed
  • To work cross-functionally to root cause issues that lead to:
    - poor returns data for Terminals and Accessories that are attributed to supply chain issues
    - customer issues with respect to supply chain
  • To monitor suppliers of critical/single source components i.e. case part tooling, conducting regular inspection/tool life calculation, recommending remedial action or replacement where necessary
  • To provide "troubleshooting" expertise - managing critical supply chain issues

Additional duties may arise on a seasonal or ad hoc basis, or as the business requires

This job involves some travelling so the successful candidate will have a full, clean driving licence and their own car (travel expenses will be paid)

The successful candidate will need to have, or be able to obtain, UK Security Clearance (SC)

Job Requirements

Experience

Essential

  • Proven experience in management of an international, technically-orientated supply chain
  • Experience in an engineering-based quality role; supplier quality, product and process audit, SPC and data analysis
  • Experience with internal and external audits
  • Good level of understanding of best practices across industries and how to apply relevant scalable processes
  • In depth knowledge of electro-mechanical manufacturing processes & control; Surface Mount Assembly, injection moulding (PC & TPE), mechanical assembly and inspection

Desirable

  • Experience working with Asian suppliers
  • ISO9001:2015 audit experience
  • Knowledge and practical use of six sigma methodology and tools to improve manufacturing processes (six sigma Yellow belt)

Skills

Essential

  • Proven ability to communicate in a variety of formats with an appreciation of target audience
  • Has a passion for Quality, whilst having commercial feet firmly on the ground
  • Extensive people and relationship management skills
  • Process oriented
  • Ability to liaise with a cross functional organisation
  • Confidence and experience to travel unaccompanied to varied geographical regions and cultures

Attitude

Essential

  • Flexible with the ability to travel internationally for up to 2 weeks at a time, occassionally at short notice

Qualifications

Essential

  • Minimum HNC in Electronic/Mechanical engineering or 5 years' experience in a similar role

 

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