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Quality Engineer Plant 2 - Westmeath - 101638

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Westmeath
Date: 29/01/2019
Job Reference: 101638
Contact Name: Orla Crowley - Healy
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Job Description

Quality Engineer Plant 2 - Westmeath - 101638
Contact: Orla Crowley Healy
Telephone: 0860449473

Quality Engineer Westmeath

Our Client a Healthcare Company in Westmeath are currently recruiting for a Quality Engineer. Reporting to the Quality Manager, as Quality Engineer, you will be responsible for for maintaining product quality and related documentation in accordance with the IATF16949 Requirements

  • Main quality contact for your specific customers on Quality issues
  • Preparation of all necessary Quality documentation as requested by customers – Product Spec Manuals, Work Instructions (inc photographs), SOP, measurement reports (ISIR’s), process capability studies,
  • co-ordination of external testing etc. and preparation of PPAP if requested by the Customer
  • Preparation of presentations and other quality documentation necessary for customer visits and also for visits to customer sites
  • Adhere to all procedures and maintain Quality System to standard (ISO 9001 / IATF 16949)
  • Ensure all Product Spec Manuals and all related documents are kept fully up to date
  • Ensure current information is available in the production area and in a presentable format that meets both customer and standard requirements
  • Ensure that document control is maintained at all times
  • Maintain customer complaints recording procedures to standard. Lead failsafe meetings and maintain 8D response system to customer and Standard requirements
  • Monitor vendor control and assessment system (NCMR’s) and ensure problem vendors are identified and controls implemented to prevent problem reaching products.
  • Liaise with Product Development on new products and changes to existing products (under customer and ISO procedures)
  • Generate FMEA’s and develop control plans for new and existing products and use corrective and preventative tools within the plant.
  • Work with the customer to ensure PIS documents are submitted and approved in a timely manner.
  • Ensure customer specific test requirements are completed in accordance with the relevant ISO Standard or customer specified requirement.
  • Review Material to meet the IMDS “International Material Data System” requirements.
  • Member of new projects development team
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities within the plant
  • Carry out audits to ensure that procedures are adhered to and with to ensure the that quality systems in place are effective
  • Carry out Operator training

Key Relationships

Quality Assurance Team:
  • Work Closely with the Quality Team, providing support in other areas where required

  • Good communication written or verbal to build excellent relationships with customers through frequent contact and visits when required

Sales & Marketing:
  • Liaise with the Sales and Marketing Department learn customers from them.

  • Liaise on Quality Issues

Product Development Department:
  • Be involved from the beginning on new projects ensuring that there is a focus on quality from the beginning

The Successful Candidate:
  • Have a relevant 3rd level qualification with 3+ years quality experience post-graduation
  • Experience with IATF 16949 and ISO regulations
  • Experience in moulding environment (injection or blow moulding) preferred
  • Experience in driving continuous improvement projects is essential
  • The ability to blend best practices from different methodologies to deliver results (Six Sigma, Lean, Kaizen)
  • Demonstrated methodical and analytical approach
  • Strong attention to detail with structured approach to planning & organising
  • Be able to work on own initiative and priorities work as required
  • Have excellent communication skills

For further information on this Quality Engineer role in Westmeath please contact Orla on 086 0449473 /
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