Supplier Quality Engineer – Composite Structures & Panels








Competitive salary

Broadford Park, Shalford,, Surrey

Danielle Placey

01268 582900

Position Title: Supplier Quality Engineer – Composite Structures & Panels

Duration: Permanent

Location: Surrey

• Lead the project quality activity throughout the process from concept through to production
• Manage the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) activity to achieve PPAP approval of supplied components for Gordon Murray Automotive products
• Support DFMEA & PFMEA activity and identification of critical and significant characteristics and ensure that these are identified correctly in the design & production process
• Responsible for the quality sign-off of supplier capability during the supplier nomination process
• Define & update the measurement & inspection strategy
• Engage and manage our suppliers to consistently deliver products that meet our defined requirements
• Responsible for the creation, analysis and application of inspection procedures of supplied parts
• Support the activity relating to Type Approval & Conformity of Production
• Support new product launches to ensure that product quality meets the required standards
• Facilitate root cause analysis and corrective actions of quality issues and perform verification of corrective actions
• Facilitate the escalation of unresolved quality issues
• Conduct lessons learned sessions at the start of each project phase
• Promote techniques for continuous improvement such as Lean, Six-Sigma, Poka-Yoke (Error Proofing) and Measurement System Analysis
• Report on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) at project meetings and to clients
• In conjunction with the Engineering and Procurement functions, assist in resolving issues and general queries regarding supplier quality issues

Experience and Qualifications:
• Experience of composite manufacturing processes, quality standards and inspection methods
• Strong knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
• Lean Manufacturing knowledge
• Working knowledge of ISO9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016
• Understanding of ISO14001
• Metrology, Inspection Methods and Equipment including measurement arm experience
• Understanding and interpretation of engineering drawings
• Understanding of manufacturing processes
• Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
• Planning and prioritizing of activities
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Negotiation skills
• Ability to present data effectively
• Understanding of Health and Safety practices


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