South Wales - Merthyr Tydfil
Description of Program
General Dynamics Land Systems is a global leader in providing products and support across the full spectrum of combat vehicles. Our global team has more than 6,000 employees working towards creating a diverse product portfolio delivering best-in-class capability to Armed Forces communities worldwide. In the UK, we employee more than 650 people and are leading the way in Armoured Fighting Vehicles and sustainment services. Our vision is documented and embedded into our culture, so all employees understand the Company’s direction and their role in achieving it. We are currently delivering the AJAX programme, providing 589 Armoured Fighting Vehicles in six variants to the British Army and have also developed and delivered 400 Foxhound vehicles - a highly-protected and mobile 4x4 platform with high-deployment availability.
Purpose of Position
GDUK Land Systems is currently executing the AJAX Production programme. The position is for a Production Quality Engineer to audit and support the design, development, qualification production, integration and testing of activities at the GDUK Merthyr facility with a key focus on conducting non-conformity analysis and driving to root cause then developing corrective actions. The role will require close liaison and co-operation with the Engineering and Manufacturing teams
Responsible for the approval and generation of Programme Quality Plans which define the Operational Quality Assurance activities in relation to the programme.
Supporting the tailoring of the company Processes to suit the programme and contractual needs.
Liaison and work with managers and peers in other support functions as appropriate to the Operational Quality Activity area.
Plan and execute programme quality tasks within the allocated budget, providing up to date estimates to complete as required.
Performing programme audits at agreed points in the project lifecycle. Including audits at sub contractors to ensure that the appropriate systems are in place and interfaces are defined.
Attendance at selected key reviews in accordance with agreed plans, including reviews at sub contractors. (Depending on size of development and risk etc.).
Review of key programme plans and documents including sub contractor produced documents.
Ensure that sub contracted activities such as design and development and production are undertaken in accordance with the sub contracted requirements.
Plan and conduct Quality Assurance activities for defined products to allow for and undertake the signing and stamping of Certificates of Conformity on behalf of the Company including PPAP and End Item Data Pack approval.
Ensure that Non-conforming products, services and processes are investigated and effective corrective and preventive actions are implemented.
Independent review of, subcontractor Production Testing activities and results to company guidelines.
Customer liaison and representing the department, the presentation of data, on site and at customer sites
Promote quality awareness within programmes.
Prepare quality reports, for internal and external purposes.
Undertake analysis of non-conformances to establish trends and root cause analysis.
Represent GD Quality Assurance at Customer/Supplier meetings as required. To carry out surveillance of subcontractor QA activities.
To ensure that problems are addressed and appropriate corrective action taken
ONC/HNC in an Engineering/Quality Discipline with Quality Engineering Experience.
Internal Auditor qualified.
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Salary: Up to £39,200 (Depending on Skills and Experience) + Bonus + Benefits