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Product Development Quality Engineer

Are you experienced in engineering quality? Do you have strong analytical and problem-solving techniques? Sepura are looking for a Product Development Quality Engineer to actively participate in the development lifecycle for new products, ensuring process capability meets the agreed standard, whilst improving efficiency through review and analysis.

 

Main duties:

  • To define CTQ measures and monitor project/product performance during the development process, ensuring product quality
  • To provide data, analysis and feedback on product issues, trends and actions. Ensuring that actions are prioritised and progressed through robust root-cause analysis, corrective and preventative action, to sustainable and cost effective solutions
  • To review and implement process and capability improvements to ensure our product designs are manufacturable throughout their lifecycle with respect to quality, cost and capacity
  • To be responsible for phase gate sign-off to ensure all product developments are suitably mature to enter the production lifecycle. This includes ensuring that appropriate production quality can be achieved and any residual risks are accepted and understood
  • To help identify and approve new suppliers ensuring they are capable of manufacturing the product, with specific focus on custom component manufacturers i.e. tool makers, moulders and contract manufacturers
  • To ensure that all new supplier that manufacture custom parts or assemblies have a documented quality control plan that is agreed between parties
  • Review and approve products/components that are being released into production. Raise initial issues with the design team & ensure closure or acceptance prior to project completion
  • To lead the RCA of product/project or process issues to ensure actions to prevent reoccurrence are implemented
     
  • This job involves some travelling so the successful application will have a full, clean driving licence and their own car. Travel expenses will be paid
  • Additional duties may arise on a seasonal or ad hoc basis, or as the business requires

Essential experience:

  • Experience in Engineering Based Quality role; Product Quality, Product and Process engineering
  • Knowledge and practical use of six sigma methodology and tools to improve product developments and manufacturing processes
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving techniques (5-why, 8D, kaizen, etc.)
  • Proven experience of defining and ensuring CTQs are established and achieved during product development activities

Desirable experience:

  • Design for six sigma (green belt)

Essential skills:

  • Proven ability to communicate in a variety of formats with an appreciation of target audience
  • Extensive people and relationship management skills
  • Process oriented
  • Proven ability to analyse complex data sets suggesting product/process improvements
  • Decision maker, not afraid of accountability, able to act decisively under pressure
  • Good level of understanding of best practices across industries and how to apply relevant scalable processes
  • Ability to liaise and influence a cross functional project team
  • Confidence and experience to travel unaccompanied to varied geographical regions and cultures

Attitude:

  • Flexible with the ability to support occasional international travel
  • Strong team player with the patience to coach/train other team members

Essential qualifications:

  • Degree in engineering/quality field