Quality Engineering Manager

Composites, Polymers
Portsmouth Voyager Park
Posted 2 months 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 encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wide variety of customers that we serve. Female candidates are encouraged to apply as we strive for equality within our industry. Our recruitment & selection process is and will always remain non-discriminatory.

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

Location: Portsmouth

Working Hours: 8am – 4pm Monday – Friday

Job Function & Key Tasks

  • Ensure the expected product quality levels are achieved through product lifecycle management (PLM)
  • Lead through example a team of quality engineers and technicians to ensure IATF16949 compliance is continually upheld
  • Developing the team through mentoring and identifying training needs
  • Effectively translated project milestones to the quality team to ensure the customer’s requirements are fulfilled
  • Ensure robust resolution of internal and external concerns by performing 8D investigations by utilising recognised problem solving techniques
  • Monitoring, measuring and reporting on defined KPIs
  • Developing the team through mentoring and identifying training needs
  • Internal/ external customer facing for projects and concerns that may arise
  • Out-of-Office deputised Head of Quality
  • An active team member in driving continuous improvement throughout the business
  • Performing audits (Internal and External)
  • Cross functional support as the business requires

Principle Accountabilities

  • Accountable to the Head of Quality for ensuring new programmes are introduced to the required standard (PPAP) within the defined project timings
  • Supporting the Head of Quality to ensure the effective performance of the team
  • Identifying, defining and implementing opportunities for process and resource improvements
  • Ensuring problem solving tasks are completed to IATF requirements ensuring efficient and robust closure
  • Support project and DFM reviews with achievable feasibility and quality directives
  • Supply comprehensive production support for quality issues impacting the ability to manufacture and supply goods
  • Conversant interpreting and applying industry standards
  • A team approach throughout and at all levels of the business
  • Lead quality improvement programmes
  • Compile, monitor and report quality performance metrics
  • Create and maintain quality documentation and records for project, customer and business requirements in line with IATF16949

Principle Responsibilities

  • Review of customer requirement on specifications, CAD Data and Drawings
  • Support PFMEA reviews, the development and issuing of Control Plans followed by Work Instructions
  • Co-ordinating measurement activity for customer submissions such as, ISIR, Capability Studies and MSA.
  • Supporting pre-production trials to validate a production process with a high quality output
  • Customer face quality issues, measurement reports and concessions
  • QMS interaction (NCR, Concessions, Change management, audit etc)
  • Daily quality support projects (overall product verification)
  • Main contact for select customers
  • Upon request support 3rd party audits

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
  • Only using/operating plant, equipment and machinery for which you have received appropriate training and/or authorisation, and using in accordance with such training
  • Ensuring the use of all safety related guards, control measures, and wearing of personal protective equipment at all times
  • Reporting of all accidents, incidents and reporting any failings as necessary, or bring to the attention of the Health & Safety Manager

Skills & Experience


  • Experience of working within the automotive or equivalent regulated industry (e.g. Aerospace)
  • Good knowledge of AIAG Core Tools
  • Methodical approach to problem solving
  • Recognised engineering qualification and/or relevant experience
  • Excellent time management
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good computer literacy, in particular all MS Office programs
  • Product and Process Auditing experience (ISO, AS or IATF/VDA)
  • Full driving license


  • Knowledge of Plastic materials, injection moulding, assembly or paint processes
  • Technical understanding of GD&T principals
  • Interaction with MRP/ERP systems (Javelin preferably)
  • Experience of new project introductions
  • Lean/6 sigma methodology
  • CQI Level 3 quality management certificate or above
  • Experience using CAD software


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