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Senior Quality Engineer

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Katie Kilbane
+353 861283368
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Senior Quality Engineer

We are seeking an experienced and detail-oriented Senior Quality Engineer to join our clients team in Gort, Galway. The Senior Quality Engineer will play a key role in ensuring that our products meet the highest standards of quality and reliability. The successful candidate will possess strong analytical skills, a thorough understanding of quality management systems, and the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive continuous improvement initiatives.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain quality assurance processes and procedures to ensure compliance with industry standards and customer requirements.
  • Lead the execution of quality audits, inspections, and assessments to identify areas for improvement and drive corrective actions.
  • Provide guidance and support to cross-functional teams throughout the product development lifecycle to ensure that quality requirements are met.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to establish and maintain robust supplier quality management processes.
  • Analyze quality data and trends to identify root causes of non-conformities and implement effective corrective and preventive actions.
  • Conduct risk assessments and develop risk mitigation strategies to prevent quality issues and ensure product safety and reliability.
  • Champion continuous improvement initiatives to enhance product quality, reduce waste, and optimize manufacturing processes.
  • Lead investigations of quality incidents and customer complaints, and develop comprehensive corrective action plans.
  • Drive the implementation of advanced quality tools and methodologies, such as Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, and Statistical Process Control.
  • Provide training and mentorship to junior quality engineers and quality assurance personnel to build organizational capability and foster a culture of quality excellence.



  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Quality Management, or a related field; Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a quality engineering role, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong knowledge of quality management systems, standards, and methodologies (e.g., ISO 9001, EM90100, IATF 16949).
  • Proficiency in quality tools and techniques, such as FMEA, Control Plans, Root Cause Analysis, and Statistical Analysis.
  • Experience with supplier quality management and auditing processes.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and a track record of driving continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt/Black Belt are a plus.

For further information on this role in Galway please contact Katie Kilbane on +353 86 1283368 or email Check out all our open jobs on our HERO Recruitment website –

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