ALL.SPACE is hiring a

Supplier Quality Engineer - ID: 9031

Reading, United Kingdom

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ALL.SPACE, formerly Isotropic Systems, has developed the 5th generation smart terminal, capable of linking with all satellites, all networks, in all orbits, all at once. Our ground-breaking software-defined service enablement platform integrates intelligent routing, edge computing and on-demand services to deliver unprecedented network resilience and application performance. Whether you're on land, sea or air, we ensure that you stay connected.

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Requirements

ALL.SPACE is seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer to join the Quality Team.

This is a great opportunity to join the business at a key point in its development and to become a key contributor in the implementation of supplier quality management and assurance systems.

The candidate is expected to have experience and knowledge of supplier quality evaluation and assurance processes and must have worked in a complex electronics / electromechanical environment. Demonstrated in-field experience of supplier quality management with electronics (inc. PCBA), mechanical parts and contract manufacturing is essential for this role.

The candidate will be responsible for working with the ALL.SPACE key suppliers and the implementation of defined and agreed quality management approaches such as ISO, AS, APQP and PPAP.

The candidate shall support the business in achieving its quality targets and goals using proven quality tools, techniques, and training / facilitation support; and will assist in the setup of the systems and processes necessary to support the business to achieve compliance to ISO standards.

Job duties and responsibilities

  • Conduct supplier capability assessments (SCA) in support of an informed approach to supplier selection
  • Provide quality oversight and input to negotiations and contracts reviews with key suppliers and contract manufacturers
  • Drives supplier quality input to ‘made to specification’ design reviews and works with the stakeholders to ensure the supplier quality risks across the programme are understood and in control
  • Establish good relations with the supplier’s quality representatives and lead / support audits/assessments where required
  • Communicates supplier feedback and progress to relevant internal stakeholders, escalating issues as appropriate
  • Support the Supply Chain team to establish and develop quality procedures and documentation to ensure compliance, accuracy, efficiency, and clarity of requirements with suppliers
  • Supports in the development of, and management of the non-conforming material, and associated supplier RCA investigation processes to ensure effective data analysis and reporting is provided to the engineering teams
  • Ensures supplier’s adherence to all relevant regulatory legislation and provides approval of all supplier quality documentation
  • Drive and support suppliers in continuously improving quality and performance
  • Analyses internal and external quality data, documents, and acts on opportunities for improving reliability and quality
  • Identifies ways of eliminating unsatisfactory performance, doing things better, cheaper, and/or faster whilst maintaining reliability and quality

Essential skills and experience needed

  • 5+ years’ experience, as a Supplier Quality Engineer
  • 5+ years’ experience working in a complex electronics quality role
  • Strong supplier engagement and management skills
  • Lead auditor / auditing qualification to ISO9001 and / or AS9100
  • Experience of managing projects through use of APQP
  • Capability to generate, manage and review PPAP and FAI documentation
  • Ability to facilitate Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis meetings
  • Familiar with problem solving techniques (5Y, 8D, Ishikawa etc.)
  • Demonstrated in field experience of supplier evaluation, auditing, development, and management of performance metrics
  • Strong process and continual improvement skills
  • Must be detail focused but with the ability to multitask, and to manage deliverables and handle multiple projects at the same time
  • Confident with working across multifunctional teams and excellent communicator to colleagues both verbally and in writing
  • Experienced user of Microsoft office, must be able to manipulate and analyse data within excel
  • Must have high integrity, be a team player and have good interpersonal / facilitation skills to drive resolution of issues with suppliers
  • Ability to travel on request to support supplier quality assurance activities (Estimated 30%+)

Desirable

  • Degree or equivalent professional training in Quality Management / Engineering discipline/s
  • Qualification in Six Sigma / Total Quality Management tools
  • IPC A-610 qualification or experience in quality assurance of electronic assemblies
  • QA experience in development of high frequency / telecommunication products
  • Knowledge of RoHS & REACH directives

Benefits

  • Generous stock options
  • Annual bonus
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Public holidays
  • Travel to work schemes
  • Fruit, snacks & drinks
  • Discounts platform
  • Well-being centre

ALL.SPACE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying disability, or any other basis covered by applicable laws. We base all hiring decisions on candidate qualifications and business needs.

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