QA Engineer - Defence

Location:  Bedford, England
Salary:  GBP40000 - GBP43000 per annum


QA Engineer - Defence

Salary: Up to 43k

Specific Job Description:
Reporting to the Process and Compliance Manager, this role is responsible for Process, Tools, Procedure and Training as it relates to the Quality domain.

Responsibilities include:
Drive a Start Right - Keep It Right - Finish It Right approach to Business initiatives.
Facilitate & conduct internal &/or supplier audits.
Lead Functional improvement activities.
Investigate & provide recent / regular examples of Cost of Poor Quality.
Maintenance and improvement of Quality tools.
Conduct independent Root Cause Analysis and investigations across site as tasked by P&C Mgr.
Evaluation process of internal / indirect purchase requisitions on SAP.
Maintain supplier certification.
Maintain centralised records of competency and training for Belts.
Coordinate the provision of resources (Belts) to support Structured Improvement Activities (SIA).
Provide guidance on conducting SIAs.
Leading the introduction of Op Ex practices, tools and techniques not currently utilised.
Drive & maintain Lesson Learned database.
Maintain Function & Best Practice artefacts across site.
Be prepared to deploy and support short-duration programme QE & SQE activities.

Required skills:
Confidence in customer-facing & internal stakeholder management.
Knowledge & awareness of lead / internal auditing practices.
Familiarity with handling data to conduct root cause & trend analysis.
The ability to communicate at all levels of management.
Above average understanding of Lean / 6s techniques.
The ability to plan and co-ordinate dispersed resources.
Excellent SAP user skills, to include the following:
Quality non-conformance.
Creation of MMs, POs.
Delivery of SAP training.

Desired skills:
Certified Green Belt.
Proactive problem-solving skills.
Process definition & mapping experience.
Understanding of ISO 9001/ AS9100 (or similar) Quality Management System standards.
Familiarity with regulated industry.
Strong BI and Excel user skills.
Point of contact for Apriso, to including training and problem solving.
Develop an understanding of MICs.
Equipment and parts grading.
Creation of Gold Cards and Training Scripts.

The Quality Assurance Engineer role will involve working on UK classified programmes the candidate must therefore be willing and able to obtain a security clearance.

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