Product Quality Improvement Engineer

Due to a significant growth from 300 to 550 employes this year, my client is looking to recruit a Product Quality Improvement Engineer.

This role is ideal for somebody looking for a chellenging opportunity.

In return you will receive a generous salary, 15% annual bonus and job security.

Job purpose

  • To deliver best in class product quality and reliability that exceeds market expectations

  • Working within an existing team to continually improve the Quality of business processes & products by identifying opportunities and implementing change that significantly contributes to the overall success of the organisation.

  • To support the overall culture transition to one that ensures process owners build Quality into their processes and designs.


  • Supporting the QA manager with regards to a culture change within the organisation to ensure process owners are responsible for their Quality performance.

  • QMS auditing of the integrated management system.

  • Development of key business processes that drive quality into the design e.g.

    Product Lifecycle Management process.

  • Generation of test plans / testing to support new product developments.

  • Challenging engineering changes ensuring effective risk reviews take place.

  • Handling of product customer complaints - challenging the status quo on designs by working alongside engineering functions.

  • Improving data capture / collection and subsequent investigations to prevent reoccurrence of failure modes from internal non-conformances.

  • Building Quality into the process by utilising modern Quality techniques.

  • Generation of management reports supporting departmental objectives.

  • Any other reasonable & relevant duties as requested by the Head of Quality.


  • Strong knowledge of root cause problem solving and process control techniques.

  • Strong working knowledge of mechanical engineering principles.

  • Good working knowledge of engineering production techniques.

  • Good working knowledge of the end to end business processes within an organisation.

  • Good working knowledge of ISO 9001 fundamentals

  • Design change management process knowledge

  • Product Lifecycle Management knowledge

  • Knowledge of machining.

    fabrication, welding, sand/die casting etc

  • Some knowledge of in-line inspection equipment

  • Lean Manufacturing techniques

  • Awareness of electrical design, pneumatic system design


  • At least 5 years' experience within a complex design to order organisation

  • At least 5 years' experience working as a Quality professional

  • Internal & External auditing experience

  • Experience of driving high impacting initiatives through an organisation.

  • Experience of an organisation going through a culture change.


  • Degree qualification in a Mechanical Engineering or related discipline

  • Formal Quality training / development e.g.


  • IRCA certified trained auditor

  • ERP systems

  • Ability to read / interpret engineering drawings

  • Microsoft Office computer literacy, pivot tables etc.

  • Ability to diagnose and identify causes of manufacturing faults

  • Report writing e.g.

    justifications, initiatives etc.

  • Able to be agile based on changing priorities - strong team player.

Please press apply now if you are interested in the role.

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