Supplier Quality Development Engineer job at Zenith People

Supplier Quality Development Engineer

Tyne & Wear
Posted 3 months ago

Zenith People are working with our client who have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Quality Assurance/SQD Engineer to join the business on a permanent basis.

Our client are looking to grow their QA Projects team in order to support current production as well as the development and operation of a new plant.


The role responsibilities:

  • To support our client’s Plant/New Project activities positions are now available for experienced Engineers with specialist skill sets in Supplier Quality/Quality Assurance techniques
  • Be involved in sourcing and assessing suppliers to supply the necessary materials.
  • Visiting suppliers’ facilities and observe the manufacturing environment to review and assess their procedures.
  • Performing regular quality control audits to ensure suppliers continue to work in compliance with company and industry standards and comply with all relevant regulations.
  • Conduct thorough inspections and tests of incoming materials, in-process components, and finished products to identify defects, non-conformities, or deviations from quality standards.
  • Maintaining detailed reports on supplier quality, including defect rates and implementing improvement plans where required.
  • Providing technical advice and guidance to suppliers to reduce defect rates.
  • Develop and implement quality control plans, procedures, and policies to ensure that products or services consistently meet or exceed customer expectations and regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain, to resolve quality issues and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Analyze quality data, perform statistical analysis, and generate reports to track trends, identify areas for improvement, and make data-driven decisions to enhance product quality.
  • Participate in the design and development of new products or processes, providing input on quality requirements, specifications, and validation plans.
  • Conduct risk assessments and participate in failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) to proactively identify potential quality risks and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Lead or contribute to root cause analysis investigations to determine the underlying causes of quality issues and develop effective corrective and preventive actions (CAPAs). ALL


The person we’re looking for:

  • Educated to degree/HND level in an appropriate technical subject.
  • Previous experience in a quality engineering role, preferably in a manufacturing or engineering environment.
  • Strong knowledge of quality principles, methodologies, and tools, such as statistical process control (SPC), Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, and root cause analysis.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify issues, perform root cause analysis, and implement effective corrective actions.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and present data to make quantitative decisions.
  • New Product Introduction experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and effectively convey quality-related information to stakeholders.
  • Excellent PC Skills including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Flexibility to work and travel (including overseas) at short notice


By applying for this opportunity, you agree that Zenith People Ltd may share your details with the end client at the shortlist stage. If you have the relevant skills and the drive to enhance your career, we would love to speak with you. Apply now or give us a call – 0191 428 6444.

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