Advanced Quality Engineer – Transmission Project Management

07 September 2017
Location : Birmingham

Contract Type : Full Time

Description :

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

Job Purpose

Person will be responsible supporting the Quality Department – focussing on facilitating the application of quality tools internally and identify improvements accordingly (Changan UK and HQ China), e.g. use of 8D and FMEAs, drawing and software control, implementation of ISO 9001. It is very likely they will also need to support auditing potential tier 2 suppliers in China for new projects and highlighted issue early.

Personal Specification

  • Engineer or Technical Buyer - HND, Degree qualified or similar qualification.
  • Able to write formal, well-structured and concise meeting discussions in English.
  • Open to regular trips to China every ~3 months.
  • Excellent knowledge of quality tools: FMEA, FTA, PPAP, SPC, MSA, SWOT and 8D method.
  • Knowledge relevant management systems requirements ISO 9001 and TS / IATF 16949.
  • Preferred knowledge of VDA 6.3 Process Auditing.
  • 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 tier one or two suppliers.

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.
  • Facilitate the creation and development of DFMEA for new projects.
  • Review and approve drawings in accordance with GD&T principles.
  • Support the approval of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) with suppliers.
  • Audit and manage software development in UK (and possibly China).
  • Support and possibly lead the implementation of ISO 9001 at Changan UK.
  • Support Changan HQ (China) will quality issues, encouraging the use of 8D methodology.
  • Complete Process Audits on tier 1 and 2 suppliers according to VDA 6.3 (new and existing companies).
  • Create formal reports for each and every visit, sharing with colleagues in UK and China.
  • Support regular calls with Changan HQ (China), identifying area for support and working accordingly.

Other Features of job

  • Knowledge of manufacturing methods for mechanical parts: castings, forming, cutting, fabrication.
  • Knowledge of the Product Creation Development System (PCDS).
  • Knowledge of basic purchasing requirements: understanding the supply chain, process used, delivery terms and adherence to Changan requirements.
  • Knowledge of Autospice to audit and manage software would be ad advantage.
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK
Package : Competitive salary, negotiable depending on background and experience.