Mould Operations Quality Manager

01 Mar 2017
29 Mar 2017
Stephanie Butterworth
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:
is a market leading global supplier of exterior products and systems

The Role:
Main purpose of job:

To co-ordinate quality activities within the Mould Shop. Mould Shop has 230 employees working various shifts 7 days a week.

Main duties and Responsibilities:

• Managing 1 X Quality Engineer and a number of Quality Technicians.
• Maintain communication between customer quality engineers and Mould.
• Conduct onsite inspection of parts on customer site.
• Track internal data & identify areas of risk and support improvement efforts.
• Implementation of corrective (route cause) actions.
• Customer visits for both quality issues and general communication.
• Audit systems and processes.
• Provide updates on quality information for the mould shop.
• Assist production to drive improved processes and reduce non-conformance costs.
• Support new production launches.
• Facilitate timely responses to customer concerns. Ensure internal and external documentation is produced and maintained.
• Prepare and present pertinent data to management at quality reviews.
• Ensure product and process audits are performed regularly and any noncompliance is addressed.
• Support ISO/TS quality system requirements as per the quality manual.
• To develop the Quality System and quality structure within Mould Operations.
• To ensure the department achieves its quality KPI targets.
• To ensure the department complies with TS16949 quality system requirements.
• To drive continuous improvement within Mould Operations quality.
• To ensure newly launched projects are launched in a systematic manner and optimised ready for production.
• Train operators to required Quality standards.
• Manage Quality Inspection team.
• Ensure first off master Sample Area is maintained and managed.
• Knowledge of quality standards, including TS16949 and customer requirements.
• To project a professional image of the company to customers and visitors.
• To use the escalation procedure for any issues/concerns e.g. quality/downtime.
• Audit processes and carry out detailed part inspection.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Previous experience as an Injection Mould Shop Quality Manager or minimum of 5 years in a Quality Engineer role
• Automotive experience
• Tooling experience
• High level of experience in process control and process improvement within Injection Moulding
• Knowledge of quality standards including TS 16949 and customer requirements
• Ability to develop a full quality system within Mould operations
• Use of continuous improvement tools (i.e. six sigma)
• Analytical and data driven with strong attention span and a good eye for detail
• Good negotiation skills

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft’s services.

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