Quality Engineer Job at Caterpillar – Peterlee

Career Area:
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:
Job Title: Quality Engineer

Salary: £36,612 – £45,754 depending on experience

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, 10% Bonus, Share Scheme (50% Company Matched), Contributory Pension Scheme (Contribution double by Company up to 10%), Free Car Parking, Caterpillar Advantage website

Location: Peterlee, County Durham

Hours: Full Time – 36.50

Travel: up to 10% within the UK

Relocation/Sponsorship: Not supported with this role

Closing Date: Thursday 23rd June

Job Reference: R0000134066

Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.

Caterpillar Peterlee is the worldwide source of Cat® Articulated Trucks, currently producing an 8-model range used in many industries including mining, construction and aggregates. The facility’s manufacturing activities use the latest computer analysis techniques, robotic technology and a state-of-the-art paint plant. Machines from the site are shipped to customers around the world.

As a Quality Engineer within Articulated Trucks, you will perform a critical function in the continuous efforts to drive down defects and improve product and process quality within the operational areas of the business. This will include ensuring robust process controls as defined within the CQMS are in place to minimise process variation and drive consistency. A key part of this is working with the area management, manufacturing engineering, supplier quality and process partners to ensure a proactive quality culture is instilled.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Collect/analyse quality data and investigate non-conformances to determine permanent resolution

Execute global quality processes as defined in the Caterpillar QMS

Provide both reactive and proactive support to value streams within a quality function

Provide support for the validation and development of NPI products through value streams prior to and post launch

Support the value stream in achieving its agreed quality objectives, administer metrics and provide guidance on improving performance

Identify, analyse, and resolve product and process non-conformances

Lead/support long-term/complex investigations as required using proven problem-solving techniques

Provide feedback and reports on quality related issues to supervision/management

Ensure process controls including documentation are updated, communicated, and trained out as required

Local process owner for Caterpillar customer acceptance validation (CAV) elements

Support quality investigations by carrying out specialist testing and validation

Support second- and third-party audits on-site

Support investigations initiated from field issues and liaise with key stakeholders

Management of onsite inspection equipment

NB. The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.

Skills, experience & qualifications you will have:
Knowledge of various quality, engineering, manufacturing and/or maintenance standards and practices

Thorough understanding of engineering drawings and standards.

Strong problem solving and defect resolution skills

Strong analytical skills

Sound knowledge of CPS/Lean principles

Personal computer skills and familiarity with various software packages

Previous experience in quality investigations and determining root cause and corrective actions to engineering related issues

Apprenticeship or equivalent within an engineering discipline

Experience in auditing manufacturing processes and their associated systems

Good human relations skills including communication and the ability to work as part of a team

Support investigations initiated from field issues and liaise with key stakeholders

Skills, experience & qualifications you may have:
Previous job-related experience

HNC or above within an engineering discipline or equivalent practical experience

CPI/NPI knowledge and experience

Knowledge of fabrication processes would be beneficial

Previous 6 sigma/DMAIC or project experience

Experience of auditing processes against standards

Previous experience of CPI (continuous product improvement) work or quality improvement projects related to customer found issues

Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.

To apply for this position please visit Caterpillar Careers (http://www.caterpillar.com/en/careers) > Apply now > paste the job number from then advert into the search box and then follow the application process.

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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