Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

  • Olympus
  • Southend-on-Sea SS2 5QH, United Kingdom
  • Nov 07, 2016
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Olympus are looking for a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer who will be responsible for delivering all aspects of the Supplier Quality Assurance function

As part of the Olympus global manufacturing community, Olympus KeyMed's 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:

  • Work in a team environment with suppliers to develop and implement best practices that emphasise defect prevention, reduction in variation and waste and provide for continuous improvements in meeting all customer requirements.
  • Collect root cause analysis and provide corrective feedback to prevent line stops due to supply issues.
  • Manage the customer specific requirements and offer technical support to suppliers. - Responsible for ensuring that the products produced meet quality standards required to minimise quality costs and maximise customer satisfaction whilst ensuring that procedures and processes are adhered to.
  • Maintain the robustness of product builds following new product introductions to ensure continuity and improvement in supplier capability.
  • Manage the customer specific requirements and offer technical support.
  • Work on multiple phases or sub-tasks of projects or entire projects of high complexity, with results impacting on project completion.
  • Work with suppliers to ensure supplied parts and materials meet Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery requirements.
  • Lead and manage cross functional project teams to resolve complex quality problems, which may have significant impact to the business e.g. product recalls, production downtime, patient safety, external regulatory action.

Your Qualifications:

  • Degree, in an Engineering or Science Discipline, or demonstrated equivalent.
  • Five years’ experience in a Quality Engineering role within an Electro-Mechanical, Electronics or sterile product manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of working in Quality Assurance
  • Good level of problem solving skills
  • Experience of Supplier quality development
  • Experience of dealing with customers and suppliers