Quality Engineer

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent part-time, Trainee

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 1 day ago

Reference 1360622

 Job Description

Quality Engineer

The Company:

Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK) Ltd is an innovative, world class supplier of high quality, technically complex automotive components.

Based in Carrickfergus, Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK) Ltd is a proud member of the Ryobi Group.  With the help of our Japanese parent company we can bring the latest technological advances to our European Customers.

Ryobi’s vision is to maintain a sustainable business by achieving the best results for our customers, maximising the potential of every employee through mutual respect, trust and teamwork.

Our mission is to be the Number 1 Die Casting Company in Europe, to build upon our current customer base and increase market share, and to satisfy customer and shareholder requirements.


The role:

  • To support the QA team in the achievement of departmental goals and objectives.

Principle duties:

  • Ensure that all products and processes achieve the desired quality, safety, efficiency and reliability levels
  • External and internal defect review, analysis, reporting and improvement
  • Maintain customer relationship via ongoing liaison, support and complaint resolution
  • Facilitate timely response to open customer issues, ensure internal and external documentation is produced and maintained in response
  • Perform follow up work on corrective actions, including documentation of corrective procedures
  • Support continuous improvement activities e.g. 8D reviews, corrective action plans, Kaizen event
  • Provide technical and problem solving advice regarding materials and production systems
  • Supplier/sub-contractor management (certification, audits, performance management)
  • Works closely with QA team and internal customers to maintain ISO compliance standards
  • Preparation of inspection plans, quality standards and creation of CMM programs
  • Statistical analysis of product characteristics
  • Keep management informed of customer / subcontractor requirements and expectations
  • Support new product launches, including preparation of PPAP documentationTravel to customer and subcontractor facilities as required
  • Ensure compliance with the Company health, safety and environmental policies and management systems


Essential Criteria:

  • Third level qualification in an engineering/technical discipline
  • Candidates with a lesser qualification, significant relevant experience and a demonstrated commitment to personal development will also be considered
  • Computer literate, proficient in the use of MS Excel


Key competencies:

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent presentation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to work effectively on own initiative and effectively contribute within a team environment
  • Ability to see activities through to completion


Desirable Criteria:

  • Knowledge of quality management systems
  • Knowledge of PFMEA, control plans and measurement system analysis
  • Experience of statistical process control
  • Experience in the application of problem solving techniques
  • Experience within a manufacturing and/or customer-facing environment


Company Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous employer pension contributions
  • A health cash plan
  • Discount scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Service-related holidays
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free car parking
  • Learning and Development opportunities and support.
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Service awards