Supplier Quality Engineer (AFV)

Location:  Bedford, England
Salary:  GBP38000 - GBP43500 per annum

Supplier Quality Engineer (AFV)

Up to £43,500 for the right candidate

Armoured Fighting Vehicle Programme

Required skills:
Experienced Supplier Quality Engineer having prior successes working with all stages of the programme life-cycle and Internal Design Teams, ability to conduct RCCA, non-conformance investigation, development & production phases of the programme and support the link between goods in and the shopfloor.
Experience in Supplier Quality Assurance, especially working with large system design and manufacture sub contracts, Production FAT Testing & Non-Conformance management.
Experience or knowledge of QA tools such as APQP, PPAP, MSA, SPC, Control Plans, managing MRBs, producing End Item Data Packs & As-Built lists.
Management of non-conformances, trend assessment and identification of risks, strong SAP user skills.
Experience of leading RCCA teams and Material Review Boards to drive solutions to issues and develop robust preventative actions.
Knowledge of AS9100 and ISO9001.
Knowledge of Electrical / Electronic Manufacturing / Vehicle integration / Composites / Machining in the Space, Automotive and / or Defence sectors.
Strong interpersonal skills: ability to initiate and maintain relationships with challenging international suppliers and manage frequent interactions with senior management and other internal customers.
Ability to challenge individuals at all levels to ensure compliance to business processes and standards.
Extensive SAP user skills, Certificate of Design experience, understanding of process improvement, experience in corrective action boards, material review boards, root cause analysis & corrective action plan appreciation.

Desired skills:
Ability to understand the issue and push through action plans to closure, using highly effective communication skills.
Must be a strong, robust team player who can identify issues, self starter and can provide tangible benefit to the process and help drive down ageing or complex metrics, must be able to work as an individual and also part of a wider team.
Experienced Supplier Quality Engineer having prior successes working with complex programmes throughout the design, development & production phase.
Awareness of and experience in manufacture & MOD contracts.

The Supplier Quality 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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