Quality Engineer – Transmission Project Management

07 September 2017
Location : Birmingham

Contract Type : Full Time

Description :

Changan UK R&D Centre - based in the Midlands is currently recruiting for a Quality Engineer – Transmission Project Management.  This is an exciting career opportunity to work within a World Leading Powertrain R&D Centre.

Job Purpose

Supporting the Advanced Quality managing prototype suppliers in the UK and developing “high risk” volume suppliers in China – significantly improving communication with Changan HQ whilst gaining knowledge in quality, manufacturing and purchasing to develop their role further.

Personal Specification

  • Engineer or Technical Buyer - HND, Degree qualified or similar qualification.
  • Fluent in verbal and written mandarin.
  • Able to write formal, well-structures and concise meeting discussions in English and Chinese.
  • Open to regular trips to China every 3 months.
  • Able to translate questions and answers relating to manufacturing & quality matters concisely.
  • Proficient user or Microsoft Office tools.
  • Enthusiastic to learn and understand how parts are manufactured at suppliers: gears, shafts, castings etc.
  • Well-organized and able to prioritise multiple tasks in parallel (with guidance).
  • Patient, tolerant and positive – identifying how to approach and overcome obstacles.
  • Willing to research and learn about new topics to gain understanding.
  • Able to interpret and understand technical specifications and drawings.
  • Able to present & discuss technical information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Support project issues both internally and with suppliers.
  • Interest to understand quality tools & methodology (with guidance).

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support with sourcing, purchasing and receiving prototype parts for transmission assemblies.
  • Compile cost summaries for prototype part supplier offers for purchasing reviews to discuss strategy.
  • Issue requests for quotation (RFQ) to potential suppliers and supporting information (drawings & specifications).
  • Chase prototype suppliers to ensure parts are delivered right, first time.
  • Visit UK-based prototype suppliers to support technical issues and requests for new business.
  • Review quality data to ensure prototype parts are to specification.
  • Support concessions or deviations for prototype component suppliers.
  • Support the development of a Purchasing Department.
  • Support with Changan Quality visits to China and high volume production part suppliers.
  • Translate questions from Lead Quality Engineer and corresponding answers from the supplier.
  • Learn how to audit suppliers to TS 16949 standards and Changan requirements.
  • Translate supplier visit reports into Chinese so they can be instantly circulated to Changan HQ & Suppliers.
  • Chase Changan HQ personnel for information requested during regular reviews.
  • Organise and summarise regular reviews with Changan HQ colleagues.

Other Features of job

  • Knowledge of manufacturing methods for mechanical parts: castings, forming, cutting, fabrication.
  • Knowledge of the Product Creation Development System (PCDS).
  • Knowledge and awareness of ISO 9001 & TS 16949 standards.
  • Knowledge of basic purchasing requirements: understanding the supply chain, process used, delivery terms and adherence to Changan requirements.
  • Role based at Birmingham Business Park. Occasional travel to other CA sites, and to visit suppliers is a requirement.
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK
Package : Competitive salary, negotiable depending on background and experience.