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Quality Engineer – Tyne

Location Tyne
Closing Date 22/07/2022

The Role

Supporting the Quality Manager to ensure that project quality standards are maintained and improved, ensure compliance with stipulated procedures and process utilised in the manufacturing processes

Responsibilities

Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ)

  • The Quality Engineer is fully responsible for familiarising themselves with the site HSEQ documentation, systems and procedures relevant to their area(s) of responsibility and for ensuring that they are understood and applied to everyone within their respective area(s) of responsibility.
  • Shall ensure that only safe working practices are applied by persons within their area(s) of responsibility, with care for the environment and due consideration for quality requirements.
  • Shall ensure, so far as is reasonable practicable, that all persons who come within their area(s) of responsibility receive adequate information, instruction or supervision necessary for them to prevent or avoid risk to their health and safety.
  • Shall ensure that a high standard of housekeeping is maintained at all times throughout their area(s) of control.
  • Shall ensure that work equipment, premises and protective clothing and equipment provided within area(s) of control are used a required and maintained in an effective state and in good working order and repair.
  • Carry out HSEQ inspections as required.
  • Be involved in any HSEQ investigations to establish root cause and implement corrective, preventive actions.
  • Shall ensure that HSEQ problems which cannot be resolved immediately are raised quickly with their line manager

Main Duties

Custodian for all project inspection test plans:

  • Inspection Test Plans
  • Review of client intellectual property to determine quality requirements, i.e. material grade(s), welding processes, NDE requirements, intervention points, acceptance criteria, verifying records and any stipulated intervention points for client / other interested parties.
  • Liaise with project personnel to determine build sequence.
  • Arrange for submission, amendment as required.
  • Monitor progress of build, provide 2 weeks look ahead and liaise with production/project personnel to determine any changes to the project plan.
  • Sign off completed activities and arrange for customer sign off said activities.
  • Liaise with project engineer to establish predicated upcoming interventions points for client (hold/witness points) provide 2/3 week lookahead in accordance with project stipulated timescales.
  • Mark-up ITP’s at workstations with activity status thus providing interested parties with visual indicator as to progress and next witness/hold point.
  • Maintain spread sheets for ITP approval and hold point status.
  • Compile project related KPI’s / Metrics

Manufacturing Records

  • Ensure all reports generated during manufacturing process are completed in timely manner, are totally legible and retained within the manufacturing record books.
  • Inspection notification requests are endorsed by client on-site team and copies retained within MRB’s.
  • Ensure that the Weld/NDE spread sheets are being regularly updated with all the relevant information.

Inspections

  • Conduct weekly surveillance tour of the units and ensure any quality concerns are brought to the attention of the project / production teams.
  • Review resources, liaise with project/production to determine build priorities and discuss with Quality Manager any concerns in achieving required targets. (undertake weld inspection as and when required)
  • Ensure all non-conformances are recorded via A&P non-conformance process, all NC’s are investigated to determine root cause and verification of corrective and correction actions are recorded.
  • Custodian of all client notifications ensuring they are investigated, A&P internal NC report generated and all are recorded on A&P tracker to ensure any trends can be identified and reported.
  • Conduct surveillance tours of shop floor to monitor correct ITP’s and WPS’s are posted at work stations.

Meetings and Reports

  • Compile weekly status report for both A&P and client (slide to be incorporated into client weekly report) indicating; client notification status, inspection status, ITP status (approval and hold points) provide client with 2/3 week lookahead for witness/hold points.
  • Attend weekly project progress and quality meetings, attend when required meetings at client’s site.

Expectations

  • Analytical problem solving and organisational ability.
  • Strong communication, prioritisation and organisational skills.
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to work with others in a positive manner.
  • Ability to utilise multiple word-processing and database applications.
  • Works under minimal supervision
  • Required to cover for departmental holidays, sickness etc
  • Ensure quality standards are maintained to the highest standard
  • To ensure a Quality/ compliance culture is embedded.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction
  • To become commercially aware of the project and business requirements
  • Work with the project on all aspects
  • Represent the company in a professional manner to customer’s clients and contractors.
  • Behave in a professionally, competently and ensuring compliancy with legislation and company policy

Competencies

  • Professional and polite
  • Ensure customer relations are maintained
  • Out of the box thinking and problem solving
  • Awareness of HSEQ legislation
  • Understanding of HSEQ Policies and Procedures
  • Diplomatic
  • Confidential
  • Provide a professional and consistent reception service
  • Planning & Organisational skills
  • Team work
  • Meets Targets
  • Computer literacy
  • Attention to detail

Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience of leading a quality function.

The above is not an exhaustive list and you may be required to conduct other duties as requested.

Closing date: 22nd July 2022

All CV’s to be sent to NE.HR@ap-group.co.uk

Strictly no agencies

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