As QA / QC Engineer you will be responsible for providing assurance to the business and its clients that process and product meet the intended requirements.

The QA / QC Engineer’s main responsibilities will include:

  1. Contribute to meeting the quality objectives
  2. Act independently on behalf of the customer and the business
  3. Schedule & perform planned manufacturing process audits (QA) to verify compliance to the instructions / processes, they are fit for purpose and any opportunities to improve are identified
  4. Use controlled drawings and designs to identify conformity or deviation from desired specifications and documents results
  5. Generate inspection & Test Plans (ITP) based on manufacturing / product risks & criticality
  6. Work closely with the production team at all levels to ensure engagement and key risk / controls are implemented and effective
  7. Use inspection tools to verify conformity (i.e Vernier’s)
  8. Perform all aspects of non-conformity management
  9. Ensure containment, correction and corrective action is performed to prevent reoccurrences and / or prevent escape to the customer
  10. Report finding to management in an accurate and timely manner
  11. Analyse failure trends
  12. Act as a bridge between production and quality assurance
  13. Provide regular feedback to the Head of Operations, who will use the information to adjust and regulate the process for maximum efficiency, safety and quality of the finished goods
  14. Control documents and records according to the requirement of the QMS
  15. Perform training of operation personnel in aspects of conformity and control
  16. Ensure all customer / technical / company standards are met
  17. Ensure the requirements for equipment calibration are identified, documented and performed. Act where found outside the requirements
  18. Escalate problems or concerns to senior management where high risk or extra support required

Personal Qualities

  1. Team Player
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a high attention to detail, accuracy and reconciliations
  3. Good I.T skills
  4. Is not knocked off balance by ambiguity uncertainty and change
  5. Ability to demonstrate TopHat values.

Functional Skills and Experiences

  1. Lead / Internal Auditor qualification
  2. Understanding of ISO9001
  3. Understanding of controlling critical manufacturing activities
  4. Interpretation of technical drawings and specifications
  5. Performing inspections
  6. Use of measuring equipment
  7. Understanding of managing non-conformity

Acting independently for the good of the business and its clients

Applying for a Position

This is a full-time position and is based at TopHat, Park Avenue, Dove Valley Park, Foston, Derby, DE65 5BT.

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