SQA Engineer - Chassis

Location: Woking, GB

Purpose of the role:

Reporting to the SQA Senior Engineer & SQA Manager, responsible for all aspects of new product introduction and maintaining a stable quality level in series for supplied parts to McLaren road cars.

 

Principal accountabilities:

  • Responsible for Purchased New Part Product Quality & Capacity for a specific area of the vehicle.
  • Drive the assigned Suppliers to ensure components achieve/exceed the required quality level specified.
  • Provide Concern investigation (8D) and resolution for Series production.
  • Conduct New Product introduction & Process verification audits
  • Drive the development of supplier processes at supplier locations.
  • Support production preparation using the Supplier Capacity Verification process to ensure smooth production ramp-up and maintain stability in series production.
  • Manage and control up front quality planning within the supply base through effective APQP deployment and monitoring.
  • Manage and Control on time approval of production parts and processes (PPAP) for components.
  • Implement and manage part and process improvement activities.
  • Development and achievement of KPIs
  • Provide Project status and Management reports as required.
  • Track Supplier on time delivery of TS16949 achievement plans.
  • Create and Maintain Personal development and training plans.

 

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Experience of Automotive Quality/Manufacturing in OEM or tier one, including some new model and series experience in a QA related position
  • Understand and have experience approving parts using PPAP
  • Understands TS16949 requirements.
  • Experienced in project management reporting within an APQP or similar framework
  • Experience of building close working relationships internally and with suppliers
  • Experience of using problem solving techniques in a production environment (eg 8D, 5 Why)
  • Understanding of lean techniques to support problem solving.
  • IT literate (competent user of MS products e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Previous Catia V5 experience and working knowledge of GD&T
  • Supervisory experience would also be an advantage
  • Engineering/Automotive Degree or similar

 

Personal attributes:

  • Highly motivated, team player who can lead by example
  • Good communication skills to deal with people of all levels
  • Well organised and delivery focused, with a demonstrable track record of on-time delivery in a high-pressure environment
  • A fast learner
  • Flexibility in terms work patterns and travel
  • Capable of representing a world class automotive brand