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Kongsberg Automotive provides world-class products to the global vehicle industry. Our products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable. With revenues of approx. EUR 1.1 billion and approximately 11.500 employees in 19 countries, Kongsberg Automotive is truly a global supplier. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland and has more than 25 production facilities worldwide. The product portfolio includes seat comfort systems, driver and motion control systems, fluid assemblies, and industrial driver interface products developed for global vehicle manufacturers.

QA Engineer

Location: 

Normanton, GB, WF6 1TN

Country/Region:  GB

About the position

This role will involve working on a broad range of quality tasks across the site for a wide range of Automotive and Industrial customers. An outgoing and motivated person is required to drive improvement activities & compliance to the customer expectations

Responsibilities

•    Participate on cross-functional new product development teams with focus on product/ service quality and Quality System compliance
•    Develop and implement statistically valid sampling plans, designed experiments, capability studies, SPC and trend analysis.
•    Initiate and/or participate in process and product corrective actions and problem-solving activities.
•    Contribute to customer concern resolution in the 8D process with internal activities as required for containment, root cause analysis, corrective actions, preventative actions, verification and updating of APQP.
•    Support Line trials and run at rate trials on new and existing products.
•    Lead and project manage production quality improvement activities.
•    Compile process maps and flow charts as required to support improvement activities.
•    Develop and maintain internal quality performance data including consolidated reporting.
•    Liaison with suppliers for concern resolution using NCR and 8D processes.
•    Control non-conforming materials returned from customers.
•    Raising concessions, SREA & SCR documents.
•    Manage customer warranty returns.
•    Ensure production quality documents and records are controlled.
•    Lead, mentor, and train production individuals and teams in quality assurance, procedures, improvement techniques, methods, and processes.
•    Proactively seek improvement opportunities and initiate and project manage improvement activities following a six-sigma methodology.
•    Perform MSA & Attribute studies on gauges, measurement, and test equipment.
•    Plan and complete internal process and system audits for ISO9001 and IATF16949 accreditations

Requirements

Education
•    Degree Qualification (Engineering based preferred).


Practical experience and skills:
•    Eexperienced Quality Engineer, preferably with experience in the Automotive industry (OEM, Tier 1 or similar)
•    Experience with PPAP’s, FMEA’s, SOP’s and Control plans
•    Core Tools – SPC, MSA, APQP
•    Familiar with manual inspection techniques/ callipers/ micrometer etc.
•    Auditing to ISO9001 (IATF16949 preferred)
•    Able to interpret engineering drawings and understand the requirements and specification
•    Ability to make quick decisions based on experience and analysis of the facts.
•    Effectively handle multiple tasks, organise own workload to meet deadlines.
•    Comfortable working to tight timescales and under pressure, while maintaining a thorough approach.
•    Strong communication and presentation skills, including the ability to liaise effectively with internal and external customers at all levels
•    Clear customer focus
•    Ability to methodically follow defined processes
•    Capable of working well in a team or autonomously as required
•    Experience with MS office tools (Outlook/Excel/Word/PowerPoint/Project).
•    Ability to work in a logical and organised manner, with excellent attention to detail

Special requirements:
•    The role will require travel to company & customer sites in the UK & Europe
 

 

What we offer

A competitive salary will be offered based on relevant experience and qualifications.  Benefits include condensed working hours (37.5 hours across 4.5 days with Friday afternoon off), 25 days holiday + 8 days bank holidays, 5% employer pension contribution, life assurance, free onsite parking.

Application / Contact

If this sounds interesting and likely the right challenge for you, we look forward to receiving your application!

 

Please register your CV/resume and cover letter.

Within your application, please inform us regarding your notice period and salary expectations.

 

The applications will be handled on an ongoing basis and the position may be filled before the application deadline date.


We want your integrity, accountability, creativity and teamwork mindset and skills

In Kongsberg Automotive we embrace diversity within our workforce. We make recruiting decisions based on experience and skills and pride ourselves on having a strong culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness.

We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds, providing a limitless pool of ideas and opportunities, who will incorporate our core values within their work. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles and offer an unlimited contract within a dynamic and international environment with prospects for personal growth.

Welcome to an outstanding career in Kongsberg Automotive!


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Application Id:  1742
Posting date::  Sep 13, 2021