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Quality Engineer

  • Job reference: 923241
  • Location: Dunfermline, Fife
  • Salary: bonus + pension
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Manufacturing, Office & Commercial
  • Date posted: 07/01/2019


Quality Engineer


Salary £28,000 to £32,000 per annum + bonus

Location - Dalgety Bay, Fife

Our client a successful manufacturing business is seeking to appoint an experienced and capable Quality Engineer.

Position Overview

To assist the QHSE Manager as Quality Engineer and to take the lead role in further enhancing the client's Quality Management System ensuring provision of high quality products to their customers.

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Constantly promote all continuous improvement activities.
  • Play a lead role in the development and guide the continued execution of the Quality Management System
  • Facilitate Problem Solving activities using a recognized tool set
  • Analysis of quality data and identifying areas for improvement - Top 3
  • Final inspection of product prior to delivery to customer.
  • Ensure all customer non-conformance is appropriately managed with timely closure
  • Assist in the compliance of applicable laws and regulations
  • Effectively communicate conformance and improvements to ISO9001
  • Plan, execute and follow up on internal audits.
  • Coordination of Quality Inspectors duties
  • Participate and where appropriate take the lead in Lean activities.
  • Conduct 5S + Safety audits and assist with development programs to improve safety.
  • Using the Quality Management System data, target improvement activities for products and processes to improve customer satisfaction both internal and external.
  • Maintain calibration database and coordinate equipment calibration
  • Participate in and lead development of strong sustainable improvements to processes.
  • Assist in guiding the use of technology in Quality Management System.
  • Effective reporting of quality KPI's
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies e.g. ISO 9001, H&S etc.

Personal Attributes/Competencies:

Continual Improvement and Problem Resolution: Identifies and communicates suggestions for work improvements. Uses technical/analytical abilities to assure existing work practices are the most efficient and cost effective possible. Performs root-cause analysis and implements viable, permanent solutions to problems. Works with both internal and external customers to develop solutions which meet company-wide needs and objectives. Applies a sense of urgency to resolve problems or create opportunities that will increase productivity and create value. Shares best practices with other employees across the business.

Ethics & Work Standards: Maintain the highest ethical and work standards, while promoting the same attributes in contemporaries, business partners, and vendors. Ensure that all business activities - with both internal and external customers - be performed with a professional demeanor and that all participants be held accountable to this high standard.

Communication: Expresses thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing, using good grammar. Presents concise, well organized reports. Listens to, understands input, feedback and concerns. Provides complete information in an open, honest, and straight-forward manner. Responds promptly and positively to questions and requests.

Teamwork/Relationships: Works with other employees willingly and in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork. Supports cooperation. Demonstrates a commitment to the entire business and is supportive of all initiatives (company and departmental) to help grow the business. Cooperates fully with others to achieve organisational goals. Is tactful, courteous, and considerate. Embraces a positive outlook. Is respected and trusted by others.

Accountability: Accepts responsibility and accountability for both the strategic planning and the successful implementation of all projects/programs/duties as outlined in this job description. Advises appropriately of concerns, problems and progress of work in a timely manner. Demonstrates a sound balance between quality and quantity of work while maintaining a sense of urgency toward completion. That deadlines are met.

Relationships: Primary interaction with QHSE Manager, Quality Team members, Operations and other senior staff including Production Management, Team Leaders and entire manufacturing operations personnel.


Degree qualified in an Engineering Discipline, preferably Mechanical Engineering, appropriate level of experience combined with lessor or alternative qualifications may be sufficient.

Essential Skills and Experience

3 years' experience in a manufacturing/engineering environment with strong practical skills particularly in ISO 90001 / continuous improvement environment. Working knowledge of lean principals including root cause analysis.

Desirable but not essential:

Six Sigma Black or Green Belt

Lead Auditor accreditation

AutoCAD or other CAD software exposure

Microsoft Office


Works to and meets deadlines with minimum supervision while implementing clearly communicated corporate strategy and goals. Must work on own initiative and constantly support the company mission and effectively communicate to all, the requirements of the Quality Management System.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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