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Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer

Location: Sandwich

Type: Permanent - Full time

Salary: Competitive DOE

Hours: Week 1: Monday to Thursday 08:00 - 16:45, Friday off
Week 2: Monday to Thursday 08:00 - 16:45, Friday 08:00 - 16:30

We are seeking a Quality Engineer to join a Quality Assurance team based in Sandwich, your primary role is to monitor, plan and improve business processes whilst increasing production output and product quality.

You will be responsible for introducing new processes and procedures, determining quality standards, driving continuous improvements, and resolving problems. You'll also be required to collaborate with the wider team to embed lean methodologies which involves challenging processes, equipment, and people to improve capability, reliability and performance all whilst keeping the design and manufacturing process as effective and cost-efficient as possible.

Other areas of focus for the role includes the creation of acceptance test procedures, inspecting materials, equipment, processes, and products, developing quality control systems, maintaining the calibration system, conducting internal audits and determining corrective actions.

Eligibility to obtain security clearance to SC level is a prerequisite for all candidates.

Main duties & responsibilities:

Monitor production processes and identify potential problems and malfunctions.
Participate in the validation of manufacturing and engineering processes including on the job training.
Resolve quality issues through the structured application of problem solving and root cause analysis techniques.
Complete First Article Inspection Reports (FAIRs).
Monitor calibration system & ensure equipment is continually calibrated to schedule.
Support prototype, sample and controlled product change builds through pre-production and production cells.
Complete internal product and system audits, perform any necessary duties as an internal auditor.
Support supplier quality engineer or inspection during busy periods or times of absence.


4 years engineering, manufacturing and QA experience.
Use of problem-solving techniques
Effective presentation of data and identifying problems area through analysis.
Ability to interpret engineering drawings and use required equipment to confirm inaccuracies.
A strong work ethic, effective time management abilities and good organisational skills.
Working with cross functional teams.
Manufacturing in a high value, low volume setting.

Skills & Abilities:

Effective communicator both written and orally.
Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Access.
Good time management and organizational skills.
Ability to prioritise work and have a flexible approach to handling unexpected events.
Positive 'can do' attitude


Ability to read and understand technical drawings.
Ability to complete FAIR's.
Understanding of ISO standards e.g. 9001 and/or AS9100.
Understanding of ISO14001, 27001 and AS9100.
Understand and/or qualified in lean principles.
Ability to use CMM (Coordinate-measuring machine)

Our client offers a competitive compensation and benefits packages, as well as opportunities for professional growth and development.

If you meet the above requirements and are ready to contribute to a strong and vibrant manufacturing team, we encourage you to apply.

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