Supplier Quality Engineer

  • Job Reference: N6030-739S
  • Date Posted: 13 July 2018
  • Location: Luton
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Sue Allen
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Supplier Quality Engineer


Our client is looking for a home-based Supplier Quality Engineer to be responsibility for establishing supplier approval system, conducting audits, and improving Supplier Quality performance whilst ensuring adherence to Quality Management System requirements. You will also drive root cause analysis and the on-going development of increased supplier capability whilst establishing quality standards for suppliers who are providing materials per specifications.

The successful candidate should be located near to Stansted / Luton.  This role offers a competitive salary with car allowance and excellent benefits.


As a Supplier Quality Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Experience working in a supply chain organisation - preferred

Previous experience as a supplier quality engineer or supplier developer within a technology company (ideally mechanical/aerospace) – Preferred

Proven experience of driving root cause with Suppliers

Proven background in Quality Assurance and thorough understanding of Quality tools and techniques

Understanding of key aerospace Quality Standards such as AS/EN 9100 and NADCAP

Good technical engineering knowledge and ability to read engineering drawings

Supplier Relationship management


As a Supplier Quality Engineer your main responsibilities will involve:

Manage supplier approval processes, identifying, certifying, and auditing suppliers,

Drive supplier quality management in line with company control procedures, and relevant regulatory standards e.g., AS/EN 9100

Drive prioritized supplier nonconformance management and root cause analysis

Ensure Quality Assurance for new and existing suppliers including audits, source inspections, First Article Inspection sign-off and change control process management

Ensure accurate flow down of Quality requirements to suppliers throughout Product Lifecycle

Improve supplier Quality Metrics by driving improvement plans with suppliers

Ensure best practice is adopted within the supply chain to ensure highest levels of product integrity

Development of supplier capability via strategic and tactical improvement activities.

Develops, applies, revises and maintains supplier quality standards.

Visits supplier sites to observe quality systems and material manufacture processes.

Analyses, tracks and reports discrepancies and corrective actions taken when vendor products are rejected/returned on receipt or fail post acceptance.

Prepares documentation for inspection/testing procedures.

Participates in First Article Inspections at suppliers

Participates in Continuous Improvement Projects


Supplier Quality Engineer

Home based role covering South East, based Luton/Stansted area

Salary:  Competitive with car allowance and excellent benefits