Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: Up to £27622 per annum + plus OTE and benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Technical
Contact Name: Russ Malin

Quality Technician

Job Description

Quality Technician

Milton Keynes

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Quality Technician to join a reputable and successful manufacturer of specialist equipment to several sectors including construction, logistics and distribution. Through investment in staff, manufacturing equipment and technology they maintain an ongoing commitment to produce high-quality innovative products.

The primary duty will be to provide Quality Control support to Manufacturing areas, conduct inspection to control, monitor and ensure build integrity. Collect and process measurement data. Develop / maintain quality control documentation. Facilitate root cause analysis and structured implementation of preventative solutions to quality concerns affecting the production cells, through external supply, internal build, finished product standards adherence and customer issues / support. Responsible for Quality KPI' s and reporting at Stakeholder meetings.

Although some flexibility will be required the working hours for this position are 08:00 - 16:30 Monday to Friday.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide support to assigned Production areas to control in-process quality, identify and report non-conforming product. Promoting a culture of No Fault Forward
  • Determine the root cause of defects and action preventative improvement tasks to support stakeholder actions, including the utilisation of practical problem solving / 8D methods;
  • Monitor & audit in-process quality control systems to ensure accuracy of data collection and early response to process deviation from AQL's (Acceptable Quality Limits)
  • Assist in the development of Quality Control Procedures; SPC, X-Bar/R charts and Quality Control Plans, monitor and audit accuracy of data and completed documents, reporting any issues to the Team Leader
  • Conduct inspection of ISIR and product parts to drawing specification to ensure effective containment of non-conforming parts; Including Faro arm, digital imaging, and NDT weld testing inspection equipment / methods
  • Provide support in calibration of production tooling
  • Updating and maintenance of Quality information to support the reporting of accurate KPI's
  • Provide support to assigned Production areas to control in-process quality, identify and report non-conforming product and assist in the repair/rework process. Promotion of a culture of 'No Fault Forward'. Support representatives from appropriate departments to ensure machine build quality is maintained.
  • Arrange through the relevant area for any necessary supplier technical resource to rectify Access Platforms / items on site, ensuring all necessary preparations are made, to allow for speedy & effective return of the product to the progress. The Quality Technician will be responsible for the co-ordination of supplier rework, including identification of agreed preventative actions.
  • Attend and report in the relevant stakeholder meetings. Ownership and responsibility for Quality KPI performance for allocated lines. Responsible for providing secure preventative actions to external and internal quality related concerns.
  • Responsible for supporting Supplier Development activities. Allowing the supply base to achieve the expected quality of supply and improve their performance.
  • Working with internal suppliers to provide support for the elimination of secondary inspection, drive improvements with the team and reduce NVA costs.
  • Provide measurement data for New Products to support the accurate validation of process capability.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Experience in engineering / manufacturing practices; Mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and structural fabrication / welding.
  • Accredited inspector qualification, e.g., PCN level 1 for welding inspection
  • Ability to use measuring equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Computer literate - with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint also Access but not essential.
  • Experience, knowledge of the assembly of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms
  • ONC or equivalent qualification
  • Ability to work within a team structure
  • Good Organisation Skills.
  • Working knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2008/ 2015)
  • Experience of a production manufacturing system (SAP, Visual).
  • Knowledge and ability to carry out machine weight test and PDI (Pre delivery inspection of machines) would be an advantage


  • £27,622 basic salary per annum
  • OTE's of £37,000 per annum when including average bonus payments and average overtime rates
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holiday (holiday entitlement increases with service)
  • Annual bonus (on average £500 per annum)
  • 5% Contributory Pension scheme
  • Healthcare Scheme
  • Death in Service Life Insurance Scheme
  • Free Company Lunches
  • Free Company Family Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Referral Scheme

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