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Quality Engineer - New Model Operations

Aston Martin

Gaydon, United Kingdom

JOB PURPOSE

The New Model Operations (NMO) Engineers are responsible for developing and delivering quality disciplines relating to vehicle and component design, development and launch for all future vehicles within Aston Martin and the supply base. This will also involve taking leadership of module areas and suppliers to achieve program targets.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS

  • Undergo training to become capable in performing static/dynamic vehicle evaluations, both on-road & the test track;
  • Manage the delivery of off-tool, off-process, 100% accurate parts & final part approval for responsible commodities;
  • Confirm supplier manufacturing capacity status & ensure no negative impact to supply & quality during new model launch;
  • Work closely with our supply base to define improvement plans;
  • Lead the development & implementation of quality principles internally & with suppliers;
  • Drive quality history reviews & campaign prevention related activities to ensure no repeat issues from previous models;
  • Agree the vehicle & parts quality requirement with PD/programme/manufacturing & suppliers to exceed customer expectations;
  • Practical Problem Solving at all stages of program development, including launch.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Educated to Degree level in a related Technical discipline or equivalent;
  • Proven experience of quality tools, including Supplier Part Approval Process (SPAP) & problem solving techniques;
  • Knowledge & experience of leading supplier quality improvement within NML or current vehicle environment;
  • Skills in reliability and robustness engineering;
  • Knowledge of Quality Tools and techniques for designs is advantageous;
  • High degree of numeracy and knowledge of statistical techniques is also an advantage;
  • Proven ability to lead cross functional team meetings and define clear improvement action plans;
  • Ability to self-manage & work under pressure to deliver quality, production an/d engineering requirements & thrive in a dynamic and changing environment;
  • Able to apply problem solving techniques to improve process capability & reliability at both AML & supplier sites;
  • Strong communication skills & a proven ability to develop good teamwork;
  • Positive & proactive approach, with ability to work well in a team to engage others in problem solving essential;
  • The candidate must be willing to travel to visit suppliers both in the UK, Europe and worldwide. A valid passport and driving licence is required;
  • Due to the nature of the role, flexibility on working hours required to ensure completion of activities. This may include working for extended periods of time at supplier manufacturing sites.

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