Supplier Quality Engineer

Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Description

  • Contract
  • Prestwick, UK
  • Up to £33 per hour UK / Hour

We are looking for 2 X experienced Supplier Quality Engineers for our Aerospace Customer.

This is a 5 month contract role in Prestwick which will be working entirely on-site, with no working from home.

37 hours per week, over 5 days with an early finish on a Friday.

The role is outside IR35 so can be worked either through a limited company or an Umbrella Company.


  • Responsible for the maintenance, control and quality performance of all Suppliers from a quality perspective, through the deployment of supplier reviews, regular recorded communications and surveillance activities.
  • Ensure that all supplier non-conformities are reviewed and where necessary, escalated using the appropriate Spirit processes to drive robust RCCA and get-well / improvement plans.
  • Ensure that the Prestwick Programs are adequately supported in terms of management of supplier quality issues, including clear communication of all issues.
  • Drive towards improved supplier quality performance through the creation of metrics for key processes and agreed targets, driving the use of APQP methodology in line with recognised industry requirements.
  • Report on supplier performance through regular internal KPI reviews.
  • To actively review and develop suppliers manufacturing processes, ensuring they are maintained within ‘control’ limits and product Quality is achieved.
  • Provide specialist supplier quality support to IPTs and other Functions (including investigation support).
  • Manage and support the supplier quality interface and ensure that all supplier quality issues and non-conformances are managed to an agreed timescale.
  • Report regularly on the quality performance of the supply chain,
  • Co-ordinate the generation and deployment of Metrics to support business requirements
  • Assist in the deployment of the Material Review Board (MRB) process.
  • First Article Inspection/Verification (FAI/V) support to any major modifications or supplier transfer activities if required.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Preferably be qualified to HNC / HND level in Quality or related Engineering discipline and/or have relevant experience in Quality Management and working to deadlines
  • Experience of auditing is preferred.
  • Have 5 years minimum relevant engineering experience, within a Quality or Manufacturing Engineering Aerospace environment.
  • Should also ideally possess knowledge of AS 9100 as well as regulatory authority approval, and certification requirements..
  • Good communication skills – with the ability to interface at all levels within Spirit and suppliers.
  • Preferably experience of Airbus and Boeing products, engineering drawings and specification requirements. would be preferable.
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Packages – Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Power BI, Smartsheet and Access.
  • Experience in various manufacturing processes, able to walk the processes and effectively verify all key process parameters. (Metallic Machining, Detail Fabrication and Composite manufacturing experience)
  • Experience with practical problem solving, continuous improvement, root cause analysis and corrective action tool sets.
  • Experience with first article inspection to AS9102 requirements.


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