Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary:£35,000 – £41,500 per year

Job Type: Full-time, permanent

About us:

Responsive Engineering Ltd provides a complete diverse, end-to-end manufacturing capabilities under one roof. Utilising technology and highly skilled employees, we provide discreet components or full-service offerings to our customers to a very high standard. As a company, we value wellbeing, driven individuals who work well together, ensuring trusted partnerships with a strong sense of ambition. Our ideal candidate will embody these values and demonstrate a commitment to promoting a safe, positive and supportive work environment. We are committed to being first in line, when it comes to taking responsibility for complex manufacturing solutions and to be recognised for customer and employee excellence.

Overall, Responsive Engineering Ltd is dedicated to delivering manufacturing engineered solutions that meet the needs of our customers, while upholding our values of wellbeing, driven, togetherness, ambition, and trusted partnerships.

About the Role:

  • To support the drive for product compliance and delivery of consistently high-quality product in line with both the company ethos and customer expectation, covering a wide selection of sectors Defence, Renewables, Rail & Oil & Gas
  • Support the QHSE Manager in prevention of quality failures through maintaining robust systems and process
  • Support the drive for quality engineering into our manufacturing processes using quality tools for corrective and preventative actions to improve process robustness and reduce/minimise inspection

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the QHSE Manager with continuous improvement of the companies QHSE management programme and systems
  • Quality Lead on Project specific contracts – Up front requirements, support through manufacture & In process and final documentation
  • Assists with implementation of new or existing QHSE related legislation, guidelines, and company standards to include fire prevention, health and safety awareness training, site inspections and the management of any subcontract personnel
  • Review and update company QHSE policies and procedures and maintain these systems
  • Support prevention inspections and audit (internal and supplier) programs to agreed schedules and audits records are maintained. Support the QHSE Manager with audit reports, KPI’s and that open audit actions are followed up effectively
  • Work with production to reduce re-work and in-house inspection where not required
  • Support the QHSE Manager with timely investigation of any accidents, accurate incident records and monthly reports and KPI’s as required
  • Provide information for the monthly QHSE communication process so that the QHSE Manager can ensure all levels of staff receive feedback of issues impacting the QHSE performance of the company
  • Support the QHSE Manager in retaining and adherence of all current quality accreditations and work towards the attainment of new quality accreditations, including but not limited to ISO 9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS ISO45001 and ISO3834 Part 2 certifications
  • Support preparations for annual compliance audits to maintain certification, including non-conformances from previous audits are closed out and containment and corrective actions are implemented
  • Review, update and manage the company QMS
  • Supports customer and compliance audits of the QMS systems including any pre-audit questionnaire completion
  • Provide support and expertise in investigation and reporting of QHSE issues
  • Facilitate all forms of risk assessment
  • Provide information to the documentation control function
  • Work as part of the team to develop and implement SOP’s
  • Maintains the NCR system

Qualifications, Skills and Experience (Desirable)

  • Six Sigma/Lean process improvement experience and excellent knowledge and experience of using quality tools such as DMAIC, 5 WHY’s, Ishikawa, Measle charts, 8D, etc
  • Lead/internal Auditor trained for 9001, 14001, 45001.
  • Experience of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IS045001 standards.
  • Experience of working in an ISO3834/15085 certified business
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a QHSE Advisory Role in a manufacturing business of highly engineered products or relevant industry sector
  • Highly proficient using MS Office, in particular Excel

Disposition (Required critical behaviours):

  • Calm under pressure
  • Highly detail orientated
  • Partnership building (internal and external users) with ability to interact with people at all levels within/external to the Company
  • Visible and demonstrable QHSE Values
  • Improvement drive
  • Embrace change
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong planning and organising skills
  • The ability to self-prioritise workload

We offer an attractive employment package including:

  • 25 days holidays per year + Bank Holidays
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Death in Service life insurance scheme
  • Personal Injury scheme
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including cycle to work
  • Early finish on a Friday
  • Onsite Parking
  • Free electric vehicle charging points
  • Onsite café and takeaway
  • Recommend a friend scheme (up to £750)

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