Quality Engineer

Position:                      Permanent (following 6 month probation)

Reporting to:               Quality Manager

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.

  • Maintenance of:

    Document Control System.
    Change Management System.
    Supplier Management System.

  • Support development and implementation of:

New Product Development (APQP, PPAP).
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.