Quality Engineer

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This role will be crucial in delivering consistently high Quality components & assemblies out of our new Lotus Manufacturing facility.  You will be part of a small team responsible for all elements of Customer and Supplier Quality activities and ongoing Production support & improvement.

Role Objectives 
Initial point of contact for quality issues 
Supplier / customer liaison
Implementing and maintaining control plans 
Creation, implementation and kaizen of QA processes in line with Lotus QMS
Deliver and manage business KPIs
Current production support & drive improvement 
Support Business improvement activities 
Responsible for Incoming & Outgoing Quality Assurance
New part introductions / new supply sources / Engineering Change / Part Approvals (APQP,PPAP, SREA)
Continuous improvement of current production through data driven problem solving.
Customer (Hethel) issue resolution through 8D and Supplier Corrective Action Requests
Management of inspection team
Represent quality for FMEA review

Key Stakeholders
This role will report into the Quality Assurance Manager for the new facility as a sub department of the Lotus Quality Team. The role will require an ability to foster strong relationships both internally and externally to ensure business objectives are delivered both in terms of Quality, Cost & Delivery.

The role encompasses internal, Supplier and Customer Quality activities, responsible for the Quality of the outgoing product.

Relevant Degree or equivalent.
Relevant manufacturing / quality experience operating within an IATF 16949 / ISO9001 environment
Experience of using various quality tools such 8D, PPS, FMEA, APQP Control plans, MSA, SPC, process Mapping, problem solving skills 
Proficient MS office software
Ability to work autonomously and as part of a small team
Motivated and able to think for yourself
Good communication skills, written & verbal.
Cross functional teamwork skills
Minitab (Desirable)

Key Behaviours
An influential team player.
Coaching capabilities
Proactive and able to self-manage workload.
A positive approach to delivering objectives.
Data led    

Potential for regular travel to Hethel and occasional travel to suppliers. Shift support will be required