John Crane is seeking to recruit a Global Quality Engineer to join the company on a permanent basis.
This role provides dedicated Global Quality support with a focus on supporting service quality and the achievement of sales and growth plans.
Reporting to the Director of Global Quality and operating as a strategic partner to the business, the Global Quality Engineer will collaborate with the global commercial and operational management teams to understand the operating business and the opportunities and issues it faces.
Working directly with the regions, global QHSES resources and resources in the business at large, the Global Quality Engineer will support the business in helping it to solve real-world problems to create value through Business Process, Production Process and Product Quality Excellence.
This is a great opportunity to join John Crane - a global leader in the industry with a good reputation – in a fast-paced and challenging role, with a high level of responsibility and chance for career progression.
Duties and Responsibilities
A strategic partner to the business and their teams providing leadership, expertise, principles and best practice, training and problem solving to realize agreed opportunities to grow the sales and profitability of the business.
Works relentlessly to add value as both an individual contributor, and as a part of cross-functional teams as required.
Cultivates and fosters a culture of awareness, curiosity & relentlessness around process and product quality improvement, by the creation of flow, elimination of waste, safety, security, health and environment – through leadership, example and training.
Provides recommendations for improvements, shares best practices, influences performance across the globe and ensures implementation of shared enhancements where appropriate.
Collaborates closely with the regional and local Quality and Continuous Improvement teams, and all other functions as appropriate to ensure a united and efficient function and standards are maintained.
Fosters and supports career pathways for Quality professionals and for others to work in developmental roles in the QHSES organization.
Supports ad-hoc John Crane initiatives, strategic project development and deployments, M&A activities and information requests as directed.
A member of the Global QHSES function working collaboratively with all members of the team
Must be willing up to travel 25% of the time.
Required Skills and Experience
Must have a proven track record of success in progressively more senior Quality & Continuous Improvement roles preferably including commercial and operations environments. Previous experience of working with a high-performing team in a multi-site, multi-cultural business is preferred. The following experience, skills and personal attributes are key:
Minimum BSc Degree in Quality or an Engineering Discipline
Proven relevant professional experience preferably in a large multi-location business.
Demonstrated ability to influence and build strong and trusted working relationships with internal and external business customers at all levels.
Demonstrated ability to persistently pursue and achieve results. Uses data / analytics to proactively monitor and review plans to hit or exceed targets and drives continuous improvement.
Ability to make good judgments in an increasingly complex global business by effectively sourcing and analyzing critical information and making effective, timely recommendations whilst taking into account the needs and impacts on business stakeholders.
Self-starter with flexibility and willingness to balance multiple, changing priorities and work independently under tight deadlines.
Experience and knowledge of Quality Management Systems and audit processes. Certification as QMS Lead Auditor preferred.
Demonstrated experience in the application of Lean and Six Sigma (or other Advanced Problem Solving methodology.)
Demonstrated experience to apply and train others in Quality and CI tools (VOC, VSM, capability studies, MSA, SPC, Control Plans, Kaizen, 5S, 7 wastes, SMED, RCA tools, CAPA Systems, BIQ, Poke Yoke, DFX, FMEA, IPPAP, QFD)
Effective written, verbal and presentation skills.
John Crane (www.johncrane.com) is a global leader in rotating equipment solutions, supplying engineered technologies and services to process industries. The company designs and manufactures a variety of products including mechanical seals and systems, couplings, bearings, filtration systems and predictive digital monitoring technologies. John Crane customer service is accessed through a global network of more than 200 sales and service facilities in over 50 countries. Fiscal year 2016 revenue was greater than 1 Billion USD (£830m). John Crane is part of Smiths Group (www.smiths.com), a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications, and engineered components
Diversity & Inclusion
We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.