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Supplier Quality Engineer

KONGSBERG is a leading global technology group. Throughout our proud two hundred year history, we have continuously advanced, applying innovative solutions to the needs of our customers, partners and society at large. We believe diversity is our strength. By fostering an inclusive and diverse culture we nurture and ensure space for different perspectives and ideas. We work determined to mature and improve our ability to utilize our diversity and culture of differences to create positive business results.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Commercial Marine business for the key role of Supplier Quality Engineer based at our Dalgety Bay site in Dunfermline.  On site we manufacture stabiliser and steering gear systems for both commercial and naval customers as well as having the capability to service all commercial marine equipment in the UK.

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering manufacturing engineering, quality and supplier development activities in the external supply chain in support of the Business objectives.  This is to be achieved by ensuring the quality of the supplied product or service meets contractual and customer requirements through product verification, containment, problem resolution and improvement activities with the supplier.

The role holder will also work closely with the Procurement / Quality Teams to drive continuous improvement within the organisation.

Responsibilities

  • Support suppliers in the development, implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of manufacturing processes which are capable of meeting requirements for quality, cost, delivery and lead-time.
  • Maintain and/or govern elements of the Technical Package of the product which clearly define the manufacturing process and control it effectively, culminating in product validation via the First Article Inspection process
  • Work with interfacing teams (Engineering, Product Management, Site ME/Quality, etc) and suppliers to ensure technical requirements are understood and accounted for, specifically including Source and Method Change and New Product Introduction.
  • Facilitate pre-production meetings with suppliers to ensure KM expectations are clear and fully understood.
  • Facilitate technical problems / enquiries related to the product.
  • Identify and share best practice; capture and utilise lessons learned
  • Support site quality teams in the implementation and management of containment activities in the affected suppliers
  • Manage supplier non-conformance ensuring robust problem resolution, including root cause and corrective action through 8D as appropriate
  • Support site quality teams in the implementation and management of containment activities at the affected suppliers.
  • Analyse supplier performance data to identify escalation requirements and improvement opportunities.  Coordinate and drive Escalation process (Red Flag) as required
  • Train and coach suppliers to improve aspects of their business performance eg Supplier Requirements compliance
  • Provide monthly management reports on supplier performance and trends
  • Support Category Managers and local Purchasing team with the supplier approval process
  • Conduct supplier audits using the risk based approach in line with ISO9001, 14001, 45001 & ESG
  • Approve new suppliers / Verify supplier compliance via suitable audit and process assessments (when within personal authorisation)
  • Capture supplier rework costs and support the business to recover costs associated with supplier non-conformance
  • Identify any manufacturing processes that may be in breach of relevant legal requirements (regulatory, HS&E, etc) & customer requirements

Qualifications and experience

  • Professionally Qualified Engineer for more than 5 years (Degree or other national equivalent)
    Major understanding of Manufacturing processes relevant to the business
  • General awareness of Manufacturing Systems relevant to the business
    Knowledge of LEAN, Six Sigma philosophy and tools
  • Knowledge of ISO9001, 14001 & 45001
    Knowledge of Problem Solving Resolution tools and techniques (8D, root cause analysis, containment activities)
  • Understanding of Manufacturing Engineering processes relevant to their role in the product lifecycle
  • Auditor skills
  • Fluent English

You are able to

  • Act on own initiative, make things happen and accept responsibility for the results
  • Comply to company rules and procedures and execute plans with commitment and determination
  • Demonstrate specialist knowledge and expertise in own area
  • Communicate in a clear, precise and structured way
  • Co-operate well with others, share knowledge, experience, information and support others in the pursuit of team goals

What we can offer

  • An exciting and important position working for the world-leading supplier of maritime solutions
  • An inspiring and safe work environment
  • Professional development and career opportunities
  • Competitive terms including attractive insurance policies and pension schemes

Work location

Dalgety Bay, Dunfermline

Point of contact
Garry Farmer, QHSE Manager

Kongsberg Maritime is a technology pioneer, enabling a more sustainable future for our oceans. Our zero-emission integrated technologies advance the maritime industry and solve our customers' toughest problems. With unmatched competence, domain knowledge, innovation, and market reach, we are the trusted maritime partner. Headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway, the company has manufacturing, sales and service facilities in 35 countries.

Our Propulsion and Handling division delivers world class products for propulsion, handling systems, motion control and waterjet for all marine industry sectors including merchant, offshore and naval. Our products enhance operational efficiency and deliver safe, secure, reliable and sustainable products to our valued customers.

KONGSBERG is a leading global technology group. Throughout our proud two hundred year history, we have continuously advanced, applying innovative solutions to the needs of our customers, partners and society at large. We believe diversity is our strength. By fostering an inclusive and diverse culture we nurture and ensure space for different perspectives and ideas. We work determined to mature and improve our ability to utilize our diversity and culture of differences to create positive business results.

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