Quality Control Supervisor

  • Olympus
  • Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
  • Oct 31, 2016
Permanent Engineering

Job Description

As part of the company’s global manufacturing community, our Manufacturing Business Centre plays a key role in the development and manufacture of new, sophisticated medical and industrial products. Working with colleagues in Europe, the USA and Japan, our multi-disciplinary team of R&D engineers is fully equipped with the latest computer-aided design and modelling technologies, to enable them to develop medical workstations and fluid management products & accessories, and industrial Remote Visual Inspection devices. Producing world class products in terms of Quality, Cost and Delivery isn't just desirable, it's essential. Therefore, in today's fast moving, ever changing world, we continue to invest in both our people and the latest equipment and processes to remain at the forefront in manufacturing technology.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Providing leadership and supervision of the Quality Control inspection team.
  • Review Work Instruction (method sheets), General Instructions, audit plans, maintenance schedules & tools
  • To provide guidance of staff in the analysis of defect root causes and implementation of preventive, corrective and containment actions
  • Monitor status of all calibrated equipment and assist Inspectors to complete calibrations as required
  • Internal auditing of line side products and processes
  • Participate in 6S Continuous Improvement activities.
  • Liaise with engineering and supplier quality engineers to resolve quality concerns.
  • To analyse data and generate reports to support quality KPI’s as required.
  • Ensure identification and management of non-conforming product.
  • Working with supplier quality engineers, ensuring line defects are correctly identified and followed to completion.
  • Day to day supervision of the QCIs.
  • Perform QCI duties supporting manufacturing and R&D.

Your Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 GCSE passes at a grade C or above – or equivalent qualifications.
  • Previous experience in a medical device manufacturing environment is desirable and experience working with ISO 13485 and 21CFR820.
  • Minimum of 3 year experience in a quality role within a manufacturing environment.
  • Use of Excel or a stats package to analyse data would be beneficial.
  • Previous team leadership experience is desirable.
  • Previous report writing experience would be beneficial.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills