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Quality Manager

Aerospace, shipbuilding, other transport equipment, Engineering, Manufacturing, Metals (basic & fabricated)
Yorkshire and Humber
CQI, MSP, Six Sigma
Contract type:
Full time
Salary description:
£40 - £47kpa
Machinery & equipment
Specialist areas:
Quality assurance (main)
Start Date:
Niftylift Ltfd
Job Ref:

Quality Assurance Manager (Fabrication Manufacturing - OEM) - Hoyland

Niftylift Limited - Hoyland (Barnsley, South Yorkshire)

£40 - £47k + benefits.

Key management team member, to develop, implement and manage the Quality Assurance structure and team within a world class mobile elevated work platform manufacturing / fabrication company.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Quality Assurance Manager to join one of the world's leading manufacturers of mobile elevated work platforms based in Hoyland. In return, we offer competitive pay rates, 25 days holiday which increases with service, plus bank holidays, healthcare cover scheme, 4% contributory pension, life insurance and profit related bonus scheme.

Niftylift Limited is a private UK company, which was founded in 1985 and has achieved sustained sales growth year on year to become one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of mobile elevated work platforms. We have a vast sales and dealer export network across over 40 countries worldwide, supported by 400 employees in the UK, based across three centres of excellence manufacturing sites. Please see our website:

The Quality Assurance Management role is to effectively manage and develop the quality team / people and associated resources, including quality management systems, structure, procedures, documentation, standards adherence, equipment and facilities, to achieve both effective and efficient right first time / no fault forwards quality requirements.

Main Tasks of Role:

To develop, maintain and support the company's quality management system through Quality Engineering, Quality Systems, Product & Process Quality, and Supplier Management. To structure, manage, coach and audit the quality team through the application of quality engineering / management principles, to address part and process issues.

Application of standardised problem resolution tools, concern note avoidance and structured quality management of new parts and new issue levels in to production. Structured standardised problem-solving skills in a team environment, including 8D methodology. Implement and sustain Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).

Robust close out facilitation of external / internal quality complaint investigations and root cause analysis, for effective containment, followed by prevention. Internal / External compliance with defined industry and business related quality standards.

Team Management:
To manage, mentor and coach the Quality Technicians and Quality Engineering team, through structured, defined and agreed standards / procedures.
Efficient, safe organisation and utilisation of staff to maintain quality support / output.
Use of 8D problem solving and statistical analysis skills using effective quality engineering tools.
Application of statistical theory and sampling plans. Ability to define problem, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Develop a no fault forward culture and systems, within each step of the internal (R&D and Production) and external (supply base) supply chain.
Measuring, reporting and managing key performance indicators.
Internal Systems:
Structured process, final and supported inspection documentation and clear standards work instructions.
8D working and Practical Problem Solving.
Develop build quality from within the design and processes employed.
Audit, maintain and develop BS EN ISO9001 manual and procedures.
Internal quality note system, to be used between all internal functions of the business, with robust prevention on all before closing.
Inspection equipment selection / calibration and Jig / fixture / component inspection / management control.
Management and reporting of primary quality performance measures / indicators.
Support stakeholder meetings on a daily basis.
Suppliers (supply chain):
Supplier Quality Assurance auditing and development program.
Ensure that purchased material supplies meet internal and customer expectations against objective and defined quality expectations.
Support development of quality standard specifications for Suppliers and coordinate / track / approve application of efficient root cause analysis techniques.
New product / part introduction. APQP processes and the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), for new product introduction.
Customers (supply chain):
Quality parts, correct to specification shipment only. Importance of avoidance and where not avoided, containment, then prevention from reoccurrence.
Robust prevention culture and systems. Containment and approved (by customer site) prevention required by the internal customer site.
Education / Experience:
Demonstrable experience, knowledge and understanding of fabrication / welding / machining manufacturing / engineering practices.
Experience, skills and knowledge of Quality Management within MAG welding, including EN ISO 3834; and associated standards / procedures.
Engineering or an equivalent level of qualification in a technical discipline, to level 4 or above.
Leadership experience in quality management within an Automotive / Aerospace type engineering environment.
Excellent capability with Kaizen/LEAN/Six Sigma problem resolution techniques;
Excellent understanding of development techniques for parts and processes e.g.: Design Failure Mode Effect Analysis (DFMEA) and Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis (PFMEA);
Understanding of Six Sigma and the related DMAIC approach would be beneficial;
Understanding of MRP / Manufacturing Systems and QM Modules and/or willingness to undertake specific training and development in this area.
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, including a good level of presentation skills (verbal & written), but focussed and summarised on a need to know basis where relevant.
Maintain a professional direct and indirect approach with all members of the company. Credibility at all levels within the operations business. Focussed on the management of quality within each sector.
Excellent man management skills, including the ability to act as a coach to the team and provide encouragement and support.
Decision making based on overall business requirements and best practice. Able to work to tight timescales and under pressure, whilst maintain a calm, prioritised and structured approach to all tasks / issues.
Self-motivated and task orientated.

The above role offers a competitive wage, health cover, contributory pension, life insurance, and holiday allowance.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Niftylift Ltfd
Tel: 01226 350600
Contact: Diane Scriven

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