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SQA Site Engineer
https://(url removed) SQA Engineer This role offers the opportunity to demonstrate business improvement and measurable change throughout the Lotus production supply chain thereby improving product quality and customer satisfaction. This role will be focused on site supplier quality related activities as part of a larger Quality team that will deliver visible and measurable improvement of the production supplier base worldwide by implementing best practice. This role will be based at our HQ in Hethel. Role Objectives To assist in managing supplier’s quality activities within the supplier base to ensure day to day production targets are achieved. This will involve defect prevention and timely problem resolution. automotive quality and supply chain strategies. Manage production related PPAP and concern resolution activities for current production series and new projects Produce regular reports including action plans for management, supplier development plans and CCARs. Manage, plan and carryout supplier manufacturing site assessments to support current production and new programmes. Develop and agree supplier development activity plan with internal stakeholders ensuring the team meets the plan and PPM/Quality improvements are achieved. New Part Introduction and/or new supply source, develop PPAP activity plan in conjunction with purchasing and Lotus production team. Ensure all supplier visits are completed to process and any actions raised are taken to closure. Report part approval status. Current Production Support, interface with Resident SQ team and SQ management team to ensure issues are prioritised and addressed in a timely manner to minimise any effect on production and quality targets. Experience of using various quality tools such 8D, FMEA, APQP Control plans, MSA, SPC, process Mapping, problem solving skills. Knowledge of auditing and implementing AIAG tools and processes. Support SQA site manager, Senior site Engineer to meet supplier quality targets and meet Lotus business requirements. Chassis and BIW experience in low to medium volume sports car chassis manufacturing. Experience of sheet metal fabrication, bonding and welding processes. Knowledge HND/HNC or Degree level in Engineering or similar related discipline Broad understanding of manufacturing processes related to automotive production Technically aware and capable of interpreting manufacturing processes Automotive OEM or 1st Tier supplier experience Automotive OEM or supplier in a supplier quality engineering role Effective communication skills with the drive to resolve supplier related quality and production problems Analytical with an attention to detail Demonstrate a quality mind set and can-do approach to problem solving Demonstrate experience in IATF auditing and QMS and automotive QMS systems Results focused Full driving licence A willingness to travel worldwide at short notice, working at supplier sites to resolve problems Other Factors There may the requirement, on occasion, to work a twilight shift to support the out of hours operation