NPI Quality Engineer

Role Type: Permanent

Location: Shropshire, Telford,

Salary From: £40000

Salary To: £40000

Contact Name: Laura Hickling

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NPI Quality Engineer

Are you an experienced NPI Quality Engineer? Do you have experience in the automotive industry?

Major Recruitment, in partnership with Polytec Group, are looking to recruit a NPI Quality Engineer on a permanent basis to join the team based in Telford.

As a NPI Quality Engineer you will be responsible for the delivery of new product designs, from the concept stage through to finished products ready for manufacture.


  • Assist (as required) with quality-related issues within the manufacturing team (e.g. internal, supplier, customer and customer warranty)
  • Identify root cause and instigate permanent corrective actions for product quality issues
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to resolve quality issues that arise as quickly and efficiently as possible to prevent compromising quality and safety standards
  • Carry out product and process auditing
  • Ensure control plans and associated documentation are implemented effectively and maintained
  • Stop production in the event of manufacture of unacceptable goods/processes
  • Ensure compliance and assist with adherence to the Quality Management system (IATF16949/ISO9001)
  • Write product test procedures
  • Undertake special projects as required
  • Assist with training of quality awareness
  • Report on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in order to adhere to process and prevent occurrence of any non-conformity relating to product, process or system
  • Assist with first off sample approvals
  • Promote the use of customer preferred techniques for continuous improvement such as Six-Sigma, Poka-Yoke (Error Proofing), and Measurement System Analysis
  • Participate in cross-functional teams in the development of new products or changes related to current products in meeting customer requirements
  • Participate in the development and refinement of Design and Process FMEA’s (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)
  • Lead quality audits
  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities
  • Quality control of work by appropriate reviews (customer concern effectiveness audits)
  • Support and lead process improvement activities
  • Write reports and present progress at project meetings and to customer base
  • Plan projects or subtasks so they may be tracked and presented
  • Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions


  • DipQ or HNC an advantage but not essential
  • Proven experience in tier 1 or OEM automotive quality, preferably with at least two years at Quality engineer / senior quality engineer level.
  • Experience of multiple OEM’s beneficial – inclusive of JLR and VW Group.
  • Extensive audit experience, good working knowledge of IATF16949 and VDA standards. Lead Auditor status preferred
  • Previous experience of working within mould, assembly and aesthetic paint is an advantage
  • Extensive knowledge of core tools and GD&T principles is essential.
  • Strong knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP / Note Submission), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)

Major Recruitment are an employment agency working on behalf of our client. Should you be seeking a new permanent position, temporary assignment, or contract you will find our staff professional and courteous and our interview process straight forward.


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