Principal Quality Engineer

Barrow-In-Furness | Engineering , Quality Control

Role description

  • The role of the Quality Engineer III is to support to the Quality Function in order to achieve a scope of work which ensures that the Business Unit remains compliant to the local Quality Business Management System
  • Competent Quality professional capable of managing own tasks, delivering results, escalating problem areas
  • Providing guidance to more junior members of the immediate team
  • Conducts specialist Quality activities in accordance with relevant processes and procedures
  • Domain areas include, but are not limited to: Quality Assurance, Supplier Quality Assurance, Supplier Improvements, Quality Improvements, Quality Engineering, Quality Reporting, Quality Systems, Quality Records, Strategic Manufacturing, Field Engineers, Receipt Inspection, Site Redevelopment Programme
  • Work as a fully contributory member of the Quality team
  • Responsible for demonstrating SHE and responsible business behaviours
  • Undertake routine Quality Assurance activities and tasks in their related area
  • Undertake non-routine and or complex Quality Assurance activities and tasks in their related area with minimal support
  • Manage own development
  • Able to access, have a clear understanding of and develop the local Management System documentation e.g. policies, procedures, workmanship standards, risk assessments and processes in their related area
  • Responsible for leading internal audits and supporting supplier audits
  • Support the management of non-conformance resolution and corrective actions with key stakeholders and process owners
  • Responsible for conducting Quality investigations
  • The ability to analyse data effectively resulting in themes and corrective actions
  • Contribute in working groups ensuring deliverables are achieved and Learning from Experience (LfE) is captured and applied
  • Support requirements relating to certification activities
  • Capable of leading and driving a scope of work
  • Use of Company computer systems and software as appropriate
  • The ability to articulate and deliver Quality objectives
  • Support departmental reviews and liaise with the customer when required
  • The ability to critique and tailor issues and ideas in written reports and presentations ensuring accuracy and clarity of meaning
  • Support the delivery of results via continuous improvement activities
  • Providing support to Early Careers on rotation through Quality roles

Experience / qualifications


  • Knowledge of ISO 9001/ EN9100 standards
  • Understanding of Business Management Systems, Operational Framework and Operational Assurance process
  • Knowledge of product safety
  • Understanding the importance of cross functional integration
  • Export requirements knowledge (for example International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)) (where applicable)


  • The ability to interpret specifications, procedures and contract requirements
  • Experience of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) methodologies; Fishbone, 5 Why, relationship diagrams, six sigma etc. gathering and analysing evidence cross functionally
  • Effective action management and verification
  • Effective stakeholder management (including with the customer)


  • HNC or degree qualified in an appropriate technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • Quality professional, lead auditor status or equivalent experience
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Expiry Date
07/12/2023 10:49:00
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