Senior QA Engineer

Posted 24 August 2023
LocationCounty Galway
Job type Permanent
Contact NameOliver Hayes

Job description

What you need to know

A globally renowned industrial manufacturing company that produces high-quality products for some of the world’s most reputable automotive brands is currently seeking a committed and diligent Senior QA Engineer to join its team at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Galway City.

As a Senior QA Engineer, you will report directly to the Quality Manager on-site and work with your colleagues collaboratively to ensure that quality standards are met and enhanced. You will take a lead role in managing process design assurance and ensuring that industry quality standards are complied with so that customers' requirements are successfully delivered.

This is a permanent role with an excellent salary and package.

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Key duties & responsibilities include:

  • Support Sales and applications teams in ensuring that customer requirements are captured effectively and understood.

  • Lead projects to implement Customer Specific Requirements in the relevant business areas where required.

  • Monitor and ensure compliance with IATF-16949 regulations.

  • Handle customer complaints with automotive, and other high-value customers, using the 8D process.

  • Provide customer-facing support in the event of a complaint/quality issue.

  • Provide leadership to all teams on best practices in relation to all quality matters.

  • Review and complete customer quality documentation accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Lead continuous improvement projects with cross-functional teams to continually improve the company's QMS.

  • Take responsibility for the PPAP process and calibration process on-site.

  • Support Customer and APQP and Product Development processes.

  • Support the company in preparing for audits from regulatory bodies and customers.

  • Lead QC/QA technicians ensuring high levels of quality support are delivered.

  • Analyse data and provide quality information to all relevant departments.

  • Provide leadership and technical knowledge to your assigned areas.

  • Support risk analysis activities while always considering customers’ needs.

  • Maintain and report appropriate customer quality performance metrics on a Daily/Weekly/Monthly basis.

What are we looking for?

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Quality or another technical discipline.

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a QA function, ideally in a high-volume manufacturing environment.

  • Strong IT skills, particularly the ability to use spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software (i.e., MS PowerPoint)

  • Ability to work on projects with personnel at all levels of the organisation.

  • Capable of leading personnel on other projects as required.

  • Experience of effectively managing personnel is essential.

  • Lean Sigma Qualification to Black Belt level is a distinct advantage.

  • AIAG Core Tools and IATF16949 Internal Auditor qualification would be an advantage.

  • Ability to learn new processes and methodologies quickly and explain them to colleagues concisely.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with distribution partners and customers, resulting in positive relationships being built.

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