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Quality Engineer

  • Job reference: 924186
  • Location: Inverness, Highlands
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing & Facilities, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 05/03/2019

Quality Engineer

Technical Competencies & Responsibilities

  • Provides Quality Engineering leadership and project management to all areas of the business
  • Minimizes risk to the customer through risk analysis and risk management throughout the product lifecycle
  • Leads reduction of the cost of quality and non-compliance to the business
  • Ensures adherence to Quality system in order to achieve highest levels of compliance and identifies improvements to the system.
  • Utilizing Process Excellence tools and methodologies, leads activities to lean out processes, improve products, raw materials and reduce customer complaints
  • Leads CAPAs to drive improvement
  • NCMR Investigation and implementation of corrective actions
  • Acts as Quality SME to the business
  • Trains others in Quality systems, tools and objectives
  • Works in partnership with Marketing and R&D to ensure customer Quality needs are met at product design and development phase and throughout product development lifecycle
  • In partnership with Manufacturing, leads reduction of non-conforming product and processes
  • Ability to analyze and identify emerging trends, to highlight preventative measure opportunities

Supports and deputises for Quality Manager as required

Global Leadership Principles

  • Results & Performance Driven
  • Sense of urgency
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Big Picture Orientation
  • Intellectual Curiosity
  • Prudent Risk Taking
  • Organization & Talent Development
  • Collaboration & Teaming
  • Self Awareness & Adaptability



  • Degree in Engineering, Life Sciences or related discipline or equivalent relevant experience
  • ASQ CQE certification or equivalent
  • Green Belt certified


  • Black Belt certified


  • Product Knowledge
  • Manufacturing knowledge
  • Knowledge of diabetes
  • Working knowledge of regulatory and compliance environment e. ISO 13485:2003; 21 CFR Part 820, ISO 14971 and ISO 15197
  • Statistics

Working knowledge of failure investigation


  • Quality Acumen
  • Project Management skills with ability to prioritise and effectively manage to defined timelines
  • Meeting Management
  • Financial Acumen
  • Data driven decision making
  • Time Management
  • Technical Specification Writing
  • Ability to train others
  • Proactive approach to issue identification and problem resolution
  • Verbal communications
  • Negotiation
  • Resilient and ability to work under pressure.

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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