Quality Engineer

Job Title: Quality Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Peterlee, County Durham
Salary: £24 - £27 per hour + LTD Company
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1709-10_1505481874
Contact Name: Ashley Henson MIRP
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 15, 2017 14:24

Job Description

Sitec has an exciting opportunity for a Quality Engineer for our client Caterpillar, at their site in Peterlee. This is a contract role, for an estimated 12 months initially.

This role is fundamentally a reactive quality role responding to the daily quality issues found in the manufacturing facility. A sense of urgency is vital. From the initial concern the SQE will confirm the problem and determine a short-term action plan with the facility management and the supplier. The objective being to ensure the manufacturing operations can continue operations without a detrimental impact to the process from a quality perspective. In conclusion the job manages the Corrective Action Process on Supplier Related Quality Issues. Deliver Global Leverage with Local Service Excellence.

Major Role: - Reporting directly to the site based Platform Purchasing Manager this role is responsible and accountable for managing supplier related quality issues relating to Product Production, Pre-Service or V.E.H.R (0 Hour) and Warranty (Processing and component returns). This role will include initiating supplier driven containment activity (to ensure that production schedules are not prejudiced) reviewing and approving 8D Corrective Action Plans.

Customer: - Using 'site based' reporting systems (QSI, ISIR's, QCIR's, MRDR's, POU documentation) this position will communicate supplier corrective action details to ensure that the customer is totally confident in Containment and Final Corrective Action Plans.

Leadership: - This position has no direct reports. The incumbent must exhibit strong leadership qualities to ensure that suppliers agree to and deliver Containment Action and facilitate Program Timing and Final Corrective Action, in accordance with the 8D process. Maintain the highest ethical and professional standards within this diverse global organization.

Supplier Management: - Responsible for maintaining accountability with the suppliers to establish containment plans related to quality discrepancies. Will ensure the supplier is developing corrective action plans to enable operations to continue with minimum disruption.


The ideal candidate would need to be flexible as they are entering a really busy, diverse area in terms of their roles & responsibilities. They will be site & product facing to address reactive & proactive quality.

Key attributes would include:
* Individuals with around 2 - 7 years experience ideally. Client will develop them to function within the way we run as a business.
* Some experience in the following would be good : APQP PPAP RCCA (Root cause corrective action) 8D Process control (Control plans) PFMEA Issue analysis
* Good communication skills & self motivated
* Automotive background would be good
* Knowledge of shop operations and maintenance procedures is required.
* Solid ability to use and demonstrate statistical and problem solving tools is required.

Upto £27.00 p/hr LTD Company

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.