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Quality Engineer

Country:
United Kingdom
Work Location:
Minworth
Advertising End Date:
13 Mar 2020
Job Type:
Regular
About The Opportunity

Role Purpose

To be the Technical Resource for Quality and Environmental at Plant level. A Problem-solving expert focused on prevention of the issues through process improvements. Cross Functional Team member to implement the process/product changes following APQP process and in compliance with internal GKN procedures.

Key Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities


  • Lead problem solving team to analyze and resolve internal/external issues.

  • Lead/participate scrap reduction and process improvement projects with other functions.

  • Identify and eliminate non-standardized work practices and establish alternative procedures for contingency.

  • Participate in Design Reviews, PFMEA and Control Plan development and plan appropriate actions to reduce RPN.

  • Coordinate PPAPs for outsourcing of the operations, supplier resourcing, internal machine moves, new machine installation, rework processes, etc.

  • Evaluate Process Change Requests and implement the changes through PPAP / PTR per GKN standards and customer requirements.

  • New product and process launch validation through APQP.

  • Understand process variation and take preventive measures.

  • Manage Product/Process Deviation requests and work with customers for approval.

  • Perform compliance and system effectiveness audits to insure adherence to company policies, procedures and customer specific requirements.

  • Work with Supplier Quality group to resolve supplier related issues to ensure defect free product.

  • Ensure compliance to IATF Standards & other Customer Specific Requirements.

  • Track and Report Quality KPIs for the respective area / customer.

  • Train associates in both theory and application of quality tools such as statistics, inspection methods, problem solving, process analysis and improvement.

  • Keep abreast of new developments and techniques within the quality field.

  • Organize and present data to management for decision making.

  • Resolve disputes with internal and external customer involving product quality.

  • Respond to customer inquiries concerning product, service and deliveries.

  • Participate in technical discussions with both customers and suppliers.

  • Provide input to department budget and work to control costs.

  • Comply with all company and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Responsible for communicating when there is an issue affecting the Environment, Health, Safety or Quality to his / her respective Manager

  • Implement process towards to achieve ISO45001 and ISO14001 certification

    Skills & Qualifications

    Three to five years’ experience working as a Quality Engineer with knowledge of gear manufacturing, machining, and assembly processes.

    Bachelor’s degree in a technical field

    Excellent Problem-Solving Skills

    Extensive knowledge of AIAG Core Tools

    Extensive knowledge of using gauge and quality control equipment as CMM, Laser gauging (Opticline), shadowgraph, for checking parts.

    Extensive knowledge of Statistical Analysis Tools.

    Excellent computer skills in Excel with working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, and Project

    Certified Quality Engineer

    Knowledge of SAP


About Us

GKN Automotive is the market leader in conventional, all-wheel and electrified drive systems and solutions.

With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s car manufacturers.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN Automotive. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN Automotive is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, colour, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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