Office-based – Early Friday finish
Mon-Thurs: 08:00 – 17:00
Fri: 08:00 – 14:00


Company Background:

Northern Hydraulics Ltd is proud to be one of the UK’s top manufacturers of industry leading precision hydraulic cylinders. Throughout our 34 years in the industry, our global clients in the excavator, mining and quarrying and materials handling industry, have come to expect the highest quality products.

Accredited with Investor in People Silver Status, and recently recognised as a Best Managed Company by Deloitte, the business has undergone considerable expansion in recent years.  Northern Hydraulics continues to invest in both its people and technology today.

We are currently recruiting for a Quality Engineer to join our team to act as the driving force in maintaining and achieving industry leading levels of quality throughout our manufacturing operations.

The successful applicant will report directly to the Engineering Manager.

Essential Criteria

  • 3rd level mechanical / manufacturing or quality engineering qualification or QBE
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working within quality assurance & control in an engineering manufacturing environment
  • Strong knowledge of special processes (e.g. welding, painting) including WPS
  • Demonstrable experience of using value added quality principles and facilitating improvement throughout the quality assurance process, by utilising practical problem-solving  techniques such as 5Y, 8D, cause and effect analysis etc.
  • Working knowledge of QC tools
  • Ability to demonstrate commercial astuteness with a strong focus  particularly on managing the COQ and reducing the COPQ
  • Previous experience of working in line with  ISO 9001 (2015) or a strong understanding the principles of  ISO standards
  • Experience of driving NC  process with a demonstrated ability to use NC process, root cause analysis and quality SOP’s to reduce the COPQ
  • Understanding of Kaizen and lean manufacturing
  • Understanding of APQP
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to work in a team as well as on their own initiative
  • Self-motivated with a proven track record of driving tasks to completion in and effective and efficient manner ensuring long term continuous improvement is sustained
  • Strong willed & resilient in nature with the best interests of the quality function within NHL at the core of their intent
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent numeracy & literacy skills
  • Proficient with the use of IT (particularly MS Office)

Desirable Criteria:

  • Knowledge of the hydraulic cylinder manufacturing process
  • Experience within a precision engineering environment is advantageous
  • Previous MRP/ERP experience is desirable
  • ISO Internal Auditor Qualified
  • Strong understanding of customer expectations

The successful applicant will receive:

  • Competitive salary (£34K – £38K DOE)
  • Early finish on Friday
  • Westfield Health cover
  • Access to the bike to work scheme
  • Flexible holidays
  • Long service reward
  • Learning and development opportunities.

Northern Hydraulics Ltd reserves the right to enhance essential criteria for shortlisting purposes in the event of a high volume of applicants. In such an instance, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Hours of Work:

Mon-Thurs: 08:00 – 17:00
Fri: 08:00 – 14:00


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