Quality Engineer

Position:                      Permanent (following 6 month probation)

Salary:                         £28,000-£34,000 per annum

Reporting to:               Senior Quality Engineer

Location:                     Knowsley Industrial Estate, Knowsley, L33 7UF

Hours of work:             8-17 Mon-Thu, 8-14:30 Fri (Some flexibility)


  • Coordinate, investigate and resolve non-conformance of internal processes, with suppliers and with customers.
  • Carry out internal and supplier audits to ISO 9001, IATF 16949 and VDA 6.3.
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of:

o    Document Control System.

o    Change Management System.

o    Supplier Management System.

o    Inspection Plan (Purchased and Manufactured Goods)

  • Support development and implementation of:

o    New Product Development (APQP, PPAP).

o    Improvements to business processes.

 Essential Skills (Minimum Skill Requirements):

  • Experience working in a component manufacturing environment.
  • Experience working to international quality standards.
  • Experience of process improvement tools.
  • Ability to analyse information (including numerical) and interpret trends.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working in an automotive component manufacturing environment.
  • Experience working to IATF 16949/TS 16949 and VDA 6.3 quality standards.
  • Experience of auditing to international quality standards.
  • Experience of APQP, FMEA, PPAP, SPC and MSA.
  • Experience of Lean Manufacturing Principles.
  • Qualified to (Lean) Six Sigma Green Belt.
  • Competency in Minitab.
  • Competency in SAP Business One.

Required Qualities:

  • Reliable.
  • Dynamic.
  • Team-worker.
  • Self-motivator.
  • Strong communicator.
  • Organised.
  • Copes well with pressure.

Travel Requirements:

 The role will involve travel to customer and supplier sites; this should be 5-10% of the time. This may include travel outside of the UK and outside of the EU. While access to a car is not essential, a full UK driver’s license is essential for travel within the UK.

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter to danielm@surfacetransforms.com.

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