Senior Quality Engineer

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50000 +benefit package
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Job Title:  Senior Quality Engineer

Location:   Coventry

Salary:     50k pa

Hours:      Mon to Thurs 08:00-16:00 fri 08:00-13:00


Our Client develops and manufactures original equipment components and innovative technologies that help engine designers meet increasingly demanding customer, regulatory and market requirements in every region of the world. Whether for gasoline, diesel, alternative fuel or electric & hybrid

What's in it for you?

34 days Holiday inc day off for Birthday

Salary sacrifice Pension contributes start at 6%

Life assurance 4x salary

Free parking

Self-serviced subsidised canteen

Attendance Bonus £50 pm paid annually

£200 Extra for 100% attendance


Job Role

Manage Quality Engineering activity in the valve seats value stream.

> Track and monitor daily quarantine activity, implement and drive through actions resulting from this.

> Ownership of productivity projects related to quality improvement (primarily scrap reduction, external cost reduction)

> Ownership of quality firewall / inspection validation processes

> Responsible for quality elements of new business / launch in the value stream, including APQP and PPAP activity.

> Leads continuous improvement teams to improve quality.

> Deliver quality process and awareness training.

> Represent quality in PFMEA activity.

> Input to capital expenditure process, including the commissioning of new plant and equipment.

Manage customer complaint activity with global OEM customers.

> Manage customer containment activities at customer locations, to minimise financial and reputational damage to the business.

> Lead problem solving activity in the value stream, utilising problem-solving techniques such as Ishikawa, 5 Why, & Is-Is Not analysis.

> Produce and present customer 8D reports and corrective action plans.

> Represent the company on customer plant visits and / or conference calls to present these activities.

> Closely track overall external quality costs for the value stream

Manage and improve the IATF accredited quality system within the value stream.

> Control Planning

> Layered auditing

> Measurement and SPC system

> Gauging & calibration

> Documentation control

> VDA 6.3 process audits

> Preparation of production areas for customer audit

Meet leadership expectations of Senior Quality Engineering level

> Support value stream manager as key quality representative of the value stream

> Support quality manager as part of functional quality leadership team

> Lead quality engineering and technician levels in the value stream, and quality function if directed.

Demonstrate the personal skills required for this position.

> Able to lead change and challenge deviation where observed.

> Calm, professional but persistent approach when dealing with customers.

> Proven or developing leadership skills.

> Data and results driven.

> Able to work well in a flat, cross-functional team structure

> Enthusiastic and able to work on own initiative, with strategic direction.




  • Six sigma knowledge (Black belt preferred)
  • Audit qualification - quality systems
  • Engineering degree
  • Good knowledge and understanding of TS 16949 and Customer specific requirements
  • Good working knowledge of Minitab


Workforce Manufacturing are responsible for thousands of temporary, temp-to-perm and permanent vacancies across the Midlands. We operate from several prime locations in the area and are likely to have an office right near you. Our team offer a unique service tailored to match your precise needs, and can assist you with the following job categories, Quality Engineers, Design Engineers, Project Managers and Production Managers . We are always on the lookout for the best talent, so if you know anyone please do get in touch


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