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

SENIOR QUALITY ENGINEER

Our Company

Based in Coalisland, Co. Tyrone Northern Hydraulics Ltd are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of precision engineered products. Throughout our 34 years in the industry, our global OEM clients in the excavator, mining and quarrying and materials handling industries, have come to expect from us the highest quality products.

Accredited with Investor in People Silver Status, and recently recognised as a Best Managed Company by Deloitte (2019, 2020 & 2021), the business has undergone considerable expansion in recent years and continues to do so today.

As a result of increasing demand for our products, the company have ambitious expansion & investment plans for 2022 & beyond and are currently recruiting for a Senior 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.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary (£34K – £38K DOE)
  • Early finish on Friday
  • Westfield Health cover
  • Access to the bike to work scheme
  • Flexible holidays
  • Learning and development opportunities.
  • Exciting opportunities for the future, as the Company continues to grow and improve
  • Plus much more…

MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor the quality of incoming parts and raw materials to ensure they are up to standard
  • Working alongside the supply chain function, ensure active communication between NHL and suppliers to resolve any supplier related quality issues and document accordingly
  • Work closely with the supply chain function acting as a technical resource to develop an approved supplier listing
  • Review new NCs raised and ensure all mandatory information is captured and preventative actions put in place to prevent reoccurrence
  • Monitor and approve closure of NC actions
  • Conduct quality training workshops, completing quality toolbox talks and alerts
  • Attend daily and weekly production, quality and scorecard meetings acting as a quality representative reporting on quality trends and preventative actions taken
  • Ensure quality trends are clearly visible, communicated, and meaningful feedback conveyed to production teams on preventative actions
  • Organise the return of defective goods (internal and warranty) to the supply chain and customers and ensure corrective actions are put in place to prevent reoccurrence
  • Responsible for the creation and issuing of the rework schedule to production, ensuring turnaround times are met
  • Lead product failure investigations to ensure swift and thorough investigation and manage product recalls
  • Management of internal and ISO audit schedules
  • Responsible for maintenance of and ensuring compliance to the company’s ISO 9001 – 2015 accreditation
  • Act as a chief representative for external quality auditors
  • Work with customers to reach agreement for on all warranty claims and provide recommendations to management for approval of warranty payments
  • Any other duties within reason and capability

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:

  • 3rd level mechanical / manufacturing or quality engineering qualification or QBE
  • A minimum of 2 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

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

Hours of work:
Monday – Thursday: 08:00 -17:00
Friday: 08:00 -14:00

Closing date:
Sunday 21st August 2022 (5:00pm)

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