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Job Description

Job title:Lead Quality Assurance
Salary: 40,000 p.a.

We are currently recruiting for a Lead Quality Assurance on behalf of a well-established manufacturer based in Worcestershire. This role will work alongside the QA Manager. Demonstrate leadership qualities within QA and across the business to drive improvement in quality metrics. The role requires a committed quality professional prepared to go the extra distance to inspire and lead quality improvement in a dynamic growing company.

Day to day duties will include the following:

_Strengthen QA team involvement to improve operator performance through coaching and training.
_Identify opportunities for process improvement, incorporating them into business practices.
_Confirm internal process compliance through internal audit and corrective action.
_Improve and develop supplier and subcontractor quality performance in conjunction with Purchasing department.
_Participate and progress personal and team objectives to aid continuous improvement throughout the business.
_Verify sustainability of corrective actions resulting from audit or improvement activity.
_Lead Special Process Engineering input into methods, data cards and processes.
_Participate in the evolution of the Business Management Systems to meet current and future aerospace standards.
_Provide accurate feedback to all areas of the business of internal/external audit findings.
_Liaise with special process, Laboratory and conformance to deliver cost effective methods of manufacture.
_Where prior customer approval is required provide first point of contact for change with customer.
_Adhering to AS9100 at all times.

As a person you will need the following qualities and experience:

_Degree/HN qualified Materials or process related Engineering (Advantageous)
_Experience in Heat Treatment and Forging (Advantageous)
_Proven experience in an Aerospace Senior Quality related role (Advantageous)
_In depth knowledge of AS9100, Nadcap special process programmes (Essential)
_Proven track record of Aerospace prime quality and supplier management systems (SABRE 2/3, GRAMS etc.) (Advantageous)
_Metal hot forming process knowledge (Advantageous)
_Experience Quality system auditor (Essential)
_In depth appreciation of Aerospace material and processing specifications (Essential)
_Extensive problem-solving skills (Essential)

Manufacturing Workforce are responsible for placing skilled and in demand people on both a permanent and contract basis into the Engineering, Technical and Manufacturing sectors, from skilled Shop Floor Personnel and Specialist Engineers to Supervisory and Management positions. We operate from several prime locations throughout Central England and our Specialist Consultants will have an in-depth understanding of your skills and offer best advice on your next step!! We are always searching for the best talent, so if you know anyone, why not recommend someone to one of our professional team who will be more than happy to help.