Quality Engineer

Job Posted: 11th July 2022

Location: Bridge of Weir 


Role purpose

Being part of the Quality & Laboratory Team, the role of Quality Engineer is to be responsible for monitoring, auditing & reviewing processes for crust, leather & cut-part quality to ensure that they meet prescribed standards & supply data to illustrate the Company's quality performance. 

There will be a strong focus on the continuous improvement of both departmental processes & those within the business which the Quality Engineer will drive forward using collated data & insights. You will play a key role within the Plant Quality Team, with safety first, “best in class” expertise & providing an environment that supports continuous improvement to ensure that we achieve our manufacturing & sustainability ambitions. 


Key accountabilities

  • Monitor product at all stages of its throughput, including receipt from suppliers, at each operation within the process & prior to despatch to the customer to ensure that it meets both internal & external expectations.
  • Assist in identifying faults & determining where these have occurred so that they may be rectified
  • To collect, collate, analyse & report on internal & quality performance including also supplier performance & customer performance.
  • Gather relevant data on specified operations to monitor performance & where required, produce reports with a view to driving continuous improvement using tools such as SPC, Excel, Minitab, PowerBI etc.
  • Refer failures to management through data collection & analysis to show the level of significance & to determine the level of response required.
  • Ensure that actions, reports & audits (process, product & system) are conducted, completed on-time & followed-up to ensure closure of corrective actions.
  • Ensure that equipment used for measurement & testing is maintained, calibrated & operating safely.
  • Work with management & /or customers on quality & improvement matters e.g. panel assessments, quality assessment reviews.
  • To prepare, perform & conduct the scope of internal, supplier & customer audits including IATF16949, ISO9001 & ISO9100.
  • To ensure that paperwork & data records are accurate, up to-date & issued to the relevant personnel / stakeholders.
  • Disposition of internal rejects, reworks & non-conforming products; reporting volumes of transactions through Depot95/99.
  • Supplier & customer quality performance data analysis.
  • Hide selection (grading) performance.
  • Process compliance (e.g. PSI non-conformance reports, compliance checks, audits & internal NC's).
  • Number of audits complete against schedule.
  • Number of compliance checks conducted against schedule.
  • Quality of reports & their delivery performance.
  • Quantity of continuous improvement initiatives actioned/closed.
  •  Maintenance of customer roadmaps.
  • To attend customer sites to conduct quality reviews & provide reports thereof.
  • Ensure environmental, health, safety & wellbeing standards are adhered to.
  • Responsible for safe conduct of self & others with regards to tools, equipment, chemicals & health & safety regulations.


Experience Desired 

  • Appropriate degree qualification essential. 
  • Quality practitioner essential. 
  • Experience within automotive / manufacturing environment preferred. 
  • Knowledge of business interfaces. 
  • Ability to problem solve & deliver factual, concise reports that can be presented to all levels within both this organization & our Customers. 


Key Competencies 

Develop Yourself - Invest in personal development, is self-aware, authentic & open to feedback.

Drive for Results - Delivers against targets in a way which is fast, agile & in line with our Company values.

Attention to Detail - Your work is complete & accurate.

Communication - Clear, concise, consistent & relevant for individual situations & understands, manages & clarifies expectations.

Teamwork - Actively develop & maintain beneficial relationships & contribute towards a common goal.

Problem Solving - Recognises where problems may arise and suggests preventative measures

Key relationships

•    Operations Managers 
•    Technical Management 
•    Quality & Laboratory Team 
•    Commercial & Sales Managers 
•    Colour Team 
•    Cutting Team
•    Customers


How to Apply

To apply please send your cover letter and CV to careers@scottishleathergroup.com


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