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head of quality - precision engineering

  • Engineering
  • Alton
  • £40000 - £60000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • 898686
  • 04 May 2018
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Position : Quality Manager, Head of Quality, Lead Quality Engineer, Head of Quality - Precision Engineering

Location : Lichfield, Staffordshire, Birmingham, Midlands, Leicester, Loughborough, Nuneaton, Hickley, Burton on Trent, Cannock, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Nuneaton, Coventry, Solihull, Stafford, Rugeley, Uttoxeter, Midlands, East Midlands

Sector : Precision engineering is essential - Manual and CNC, Turning, Milling, Grinding, manufacturing and production

Salary : Negotiable according to experience but likely to be in the £40-60,000 bracket

Team Size : 8 people in quality team



This is a big fish in a small(ish) pond role, being one of a Senior Management team of 6 people running a £6 million SME sub contract precision engineering manufacturer in the Lichfield area.



Focus :

1. People Management - are the right people in the team, do they people have the right skills, what is the correct structure of the team, how do you ensure the quality team can meet future demands

2. Process - is the quality team operating to the correct and best processes, what processes need to be changed / introduced,

3. Suppliers - are suppliers delivering the best quality at all times, are the correct suppliers being used for the correct products

4. Customers - are customers getting the quality that they need, are non-conformances truly unacceptable or is there a concession to be made,how do you get the message across to customers that quality is engineered into products and not just a checking fucntion at the end of production

5. Systems - are all quality systems up to date and open to audit (ISO 9000 and ISO 17025), are they new quality standards that could / should be introduced,

6. Equipment - do you have all the necessary tools to maintain quality, is all the equipment calibrated correctly



About You

* Currently working as a Quality Manager or Senior Quality Engineer (and looking for a step up)
* People management skills
* ISO 9000 experience essential ; ISO 17025 preferable
* Able to delegate but NOT wanting to sit in an ivory tower
* Precision engineering experience essential - CNC and manual turning, miling, grinding,
* Customer facing
* Happy working in a SME environment with the flexibility that requires
* Strategic yet hands on
* CMM experience



If you are interested in the Head of Quality - Precision Engineering role, please apply as soon as possible as interviews are due to take place within the coming weeks. If you have any questions at all, please contact Danny Faulkner of Nicholas Associates 0114 384 0124.

Nicholas Associates Professional is a highly respected industry leading professional recruitment agency specialising exclusively in Executive Search and Selection, Construction, Engineering and Technical, and Finance and Accountancy roles across the UK and internationally. Working with many of the UK's most well-known client brands, we are passionate about matching the best talent to the best roles.

Nicholas Associates Professional is part of Nicholas Associates Group, a market leading partner of choice for talent management solutions, from Apprentice to Boardroom. For us, it's all about enabling people to be their best.

To find out more about us please visit nicholasassociates.co.uk

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