Quality Engineer

Portsmouth Voyager Park
Posted 1 month ago

About us

At Formaplex Technologies Ltd, our mission is to understand, solve, and produce well-crafted solutions to our clients’ engineering challenges. We are an end-to-end solution in the fields of polymer, composite, carbon fibre tooling, manufacture and design. We take the complex, the challenging, the possible and the near impossible and we make it real – together.

We champion ourselves on our values – to take on a challenge, to work together and to make it real.

We’ve got ambitious plans for growth and an aim to make things better, faster, lighter and stronger, working together as one team. We’re looking for like-minded people to join us. If you have any questions on this role, please contact us at Recruitment@Formaplex.com

Salary: £40,000 – £50,000

Site: Portsmouth

Working hours: 8am – 4pm

Job Function & Key Tasks

  • Supporting new product introduction for moulded, assembled and painted components, primarily for the prestige motor industry
  • Ensuring all products are released to production with the relevant testing/approvals in place (PPAP)
  • Developing the PPAP package and submitting to customer for approval
  • Responding to quality complaints and conducting 8D type investigations
  • Interpret and apply industry relevant standards as required
  • Help promote continuous improvement within the business
  • Compiling and analysing data to support decision making
  • Performing internal audits
  • 2nd party audits

Principle Responsibilities

  • Review of customer requirement on specifications, CAD Data and Drawings.
  • Support front end project and DFM reviews to ensure feasibility and quality directives are achievable
  • Support PFMEA reviews and generate the necessary Control Plans and Work Instructions
  • Liaise with customers to gain approval of PPAP, PSW
  • Co-ordinating measurement activity of product to present to customer such as, ISIR, Capability Studies and MSA.
  • Supporting pre-production trials and builds to ensure a production process with a high quality output
  • Coordinating 8D investigations and employing recognised problem solving tools
  • Work cross-functionally with other areas of the business, at all levels
  • Interfacing with customer on quality issues, measurement reports and concessions.
  • QMS interaction (NCR, Concessions, Change management, audit etc.)
  • Day to day quality support for all projects (overall product verification)
  • Lead quality improvement programmes
  • Be a quality point of contact for defined customers
  • Customer/supplier visits (onsite and at customer as per project needs)
  • Create and maintain quality documentation and records relevant to project, customer and business requirements
  • Flexibility to support other tasks as per business requirements

Health and Safety Responsibilities

All employees have a responsibility for Health and Safety whilst at work. As an employee at Formaplex, you are responsible for;

  • Ensuring the health, safety and welfare of yourself and that of other persons whom may be affected by your actions
  • Co-operating with Formaplex on all matters relating to health, safety and welfare by observing all relevant policies, procedures, safety systems of working and safety signs
  • Ensuring the use of all safety related guards, control measures, and wearing of personal protective equipment at all times (where appropriate)
  • Reporting of all accidents, incidents and reporting any failings as necessary, or bring to the attention of the Health & Safety Manager

Skills and Experience

  • Experience of working within the automotive or equivalent regulated industry (e.g. Aerospace)
  • Good knowledge of IATF 16949
  • Good knowledge of AIAG Core Tools (APQP/PPAP/FMEA/MSA/SPC)
  • Experience of new product introduction
  • Experience with recognised RCA tools e.g. 5 why/Ishikawa
  • Interaction with MRP/ERP system (Javelin preferably)
  • Product & process auditing (ISO, IATF or AS)
  • Technical understanding of GD&T principals
  • Methodical approach to problem solving
  • Excellent time management
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good computer literacy, in particular all MS Office programs
  • Highly flexible, dynamic, motivated, and independent
  • Knowledge of injection moulding, assembly or painted processes would be a benefit
  • Experience using CAD

Education & Qualifications

  • Recognised engineering qualification or relevant experience (essential)
  • Internal auditor qualification (ISO, IATF or AS)
  • Lean/Six Sigma training (desirable)



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