QUALITY SPECIALIST

Location: WREXHAM
Salary: Negotiable
Reference : 20512
Permanent

Our client is a worldwide manufacturing organisation who are looking for a Quality Specialist to join them in Wrexham. The selected candidate will be responsible for delivering support for both project quality assurance and production quality within our client’s Cables & Components businesses. The role is aimed at maintaining and improving product quality, certification, operational variances and business risk.

 

Role/Responsibilities:

Project QA Support

Preparation of certificates for inclusion within the Manufacturing Record Books (MRB). This involves:

  • Compiling all data available in production logbooks, test records and raw materials information – for customer record.
  • Continuously monitoring of product traceability at all stages of the manufacturing process.

Production Non-Conformance handling:

  • Conduct adequate investigation and root cause analysis and drive the implementation of corrective actions.
  • Be the main point of contact to action any NC’s raised and monitor trends.

Reporting:

  • Weekly monitoring status of planned production and flagging of any minor & cosmetic NC’s or any other issues. Update relevant report for submission to customers
  • Alignment with Operations regarding Product dispatch and Status.
  • Compile HSE data related to the project.

Training, documents and records:

  • Conduct relevant training with Operators, aimed at improving process performance.
  • Implement new actions, tests, controls, etc, that may arise as a consequence of NC analysis, audit findings, etc.
  • Monitor the currency of all documentation available to operators, assisting in the creation of new documents.
  • Support the Wrexham team in preparation of any Process Validation audits.

 

Production QA Support

Auditing:

  • Conduct Quick Process Audits on manufacturing lines according to Plant QPA schedule.
  • Conduct IMS Audits with the QHSE Team as per Plant IMS audit schedule.
  • Keeping track of NC’s raised on the above 2 systems, co-ordinating CA close out.
  • Support any customer or ISO 9001 / BASEC / LPCB management system certification audits from preparation stage to final execution.
  • Support Quality Meetings, Customer Claims, COPQ and CI.
  • Production of monthly COPQ data.
  • Support customer complaints process and close out.
  • Product Certification
  • Generation of product quality plans
  • To generate and keep track of test sample submission and results in order to maintain relevant external body and customer certification

 

Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT’s):

  • Coordinate resources in preparation for any customer-witnessed FATs.
  • Accompany the customer during execution of FATs.
  • Collect results and incorporate into certificates for final submission to customer as products are despatched.

Calibration

  • To maintain product equipment validation registers and calibrate equipment as required, using internal and external agencies
  • Take the lead on the installation and use of Q-Pulse as the tool to manage calibration throughout the Wrexham site

Supplier Quality Assurance

  • Involvement in identifying and auditing poorly performing suppliers in order to improve their delivered product quality, using Group tools.
  • Approval of incoming raw materials.

Health, Safety and Environment:

  • Involve the factory HSE responsible in any required improvement identified during audits or observations.
  • Monitor the prompt execution of open actions addressing project HSE issues
  • Ensure all COSHH information including COSHH Risk Assessments and SDS’s are up to date and changes are communicated as appropriate.

 

Qualifications, Experience & Skill

  • Bachelor of Engineering degree / HND preferred.
  • Previous relevant QA experience and problem-solving in a manufacturing environment essential
  • Previous knowledge and experience of QHSE management system models i.e. ISO 9001 essential, ISO 14001 & ISO 45001 beneficial.
  • Internal Auditor Training (Integrated Management Systems) essential.
  • Relevant previous experience in document administration.
  • Relevant previous experience in data inputting/handling.
  • Skills: Intermediate to Advanced proficiency in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Logical and structured approach to project management, Ability to work independently as well as a member of a cross-functional team.
  • Strong ability to influence others. At ease with communicating at any level of the organisation, as well as with other affiliates.