Quality Engineer

Quality Engineers are responsible for ensuring parts are made to the correct design, specification and quality standard stated.

Engineering is a challenging and rewarding career. From your mobile phone to the furniture you sit on, everything we see and touch around us is likely to have been engineered.

Day-to-day Tasks

  • monitoring manufacturing processes to ensure they're using the right materials and methods
  • establishing, maintaining, and implementing all quality standards
  • creating quality based training materials for staff
  • ensuring trainees are following current standards and up-to-date procedures
  • Identifying areas for improvement eg reducing the need for physical inspection of parts
  • creating documents and reports on quality controls and systems

Skills and Knowledge

 You’ll need:

  • advanced knowledge of engineering, science and technology
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • advanced maths knowledge
  • advanced problem-solving ability
  • analytical thinking skills
  • quality assurance knowledge/experience
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently, including product design software

Industry Qualifications

  • a degree in engineering (normally mechanical engineering)
  • a time served engineering apprentice with a number of years’ experience within the industry

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