Quality Engineer

Posted 03 July 2024
Salary £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
LocationCounty Antrim
Job type Permanent
Discipline Engineering & Manufacturing
ReferenceHN 7270_1719992918
Contact NameHugh Nugent

Job description

Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer

Carrickfergus, Antrim, Belfast

£28-£33K depending on experience + various Benefits

Days: Mon-Thurs 07:00am- 15:15pm and Friday 06:00am- 13:30pm

Full time permanent position

Our client is an established engineering / manufacturing firm that has been going for over 30 years, are based in the Carrickfergus area and are been a well-known as a secure local employer. As a company they supply to some of the top names across the world. Due to business demand, they are now seeking an experienced Quality Engineer to join their experienced team.

The role of Quality Engineer:

  • Ensure that all products and processes achieve the desired quality, safety, efficiency and reliability levels
  • External and internal defect review, analysis, reporting and improvement
  • Lead reject reduction both internal / external to achieve business targets by coordinating improvement actions and target completion dates with cross functional teams
  • Lead and develop improvement plans to reduce non-conforming (NCMR) product within production to achieve business targets
  • Perform routine internal quality audits to ensure process adherence to control plans and lead close out of all non-conformances
  • Control and manage 3rd party reworks at customers, with goal of leading and eliminating the defect at source (RAC UK) within shortest possible timeframe and agreeing lowest cost per part for the rework
  • Maintain customer relationship via ongoing liaison, support and complaint resolution
  • Facilitate timely response to open customer issues, ensure internal and external documentation is produced and maintained in response
  • Perform follow up work on corrective actions, including documentation of corrective procedures
  • Support continuous improvement activities e.g. 8D reviews, corrective action plans, Kaizen events
  • Provide technical and problem solving advice regarding materials and production systems
  • Supplier/sub-contractor management (certification, audits, performance management)
  • Works closely with QA team and internal customers to maintain ISO compliance standards
  • Preparation of inspection plans, quality standards and creation of CMM programs
  • Statistical analysis of product characteristics
  • Keep management informed of customer / subcontractor requirements and expectations
  • Support new product launches, including preparation of PPAP documentation
  • Travel to customer and subcontractor facilities as required
  • Ensure compliance with the Company health, safety and environmental policies and management systems

Essential Criteria for this role of Quality Engineer:

  • 5+ years relevant Quality Engineering experience OR Third level qualification in an engineering/ technical discipline with a minimum of 2 years relevant quality experience
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent communication skills

If this role is of interest; or if you have a relatable skillset that might match other similar vacancies; then please send an updated CV via the link on the page, or get in touch with Hugh Nugent to discuss in absolute confidence

Hugh has 11+ years' experience specifically in Engineering / Manufacturing Recruitment and specialises across Senior Executive Placements, Design/Development and Quality Engineering roles throughout Ireland.


This role would be particularly suitable for those from the Carrick, Antrim, Newtownabbey, Larne, Greenisland, Glengormley, Whitehead, Ballymena, Templepatrick, Belfast, Holywood, Bangor, Lisburn, Crumlin, Ballyclare, Ballynure areas.