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Quality Engineer

Location: Bolton, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 46056
Date Posted: Nov 9, 2020
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Automotive Systems UK Ltd
Profession (Job Category): Engineering
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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Job Title

Quality Engineer

Section / Location



Job Purpose

To ensure all Customer QA requirements are satisfied and that customer returns and Customer complaints are handled appropriately.

Scope of Job

Quality Issues

Primary interface to Customer on all Quality Issues.

Quality Returns

Control of Line and Warranty Returns in accordance with Customer requirements, ensuring adequate countermeasures are taken to prevent reoccurrence.

Quality KPI & Reporting

Monitor and report Quality KPI measures for their relevant section and use to drive improvements in QA performance.

Support QA Technicians

Supporting QA Technicians with product investigations and use of relevant equipment.

Quality & Work Instructions

Generation of detailed Quality and Test Stand Work Instructions, and support the Technicians in using them.


Control of External and Internal Concession requests, in conjunction with Lead Quality Engineer.

Supplier Quality

Conduct audits and manage Supplier quality issues as required.

Customer QA Requirements

Completion of all relevant documentation in support of Customer QA requirements (ANPQP/APQP/PPAP).

Process Capability

Analysis of process capability data /R&R study data, and working with Production Engineering to improve the production line accordingly. 

Customer and Hitachi Requirements

Understand and deploy Customer Specific Requirements and Hitachi standards for their products and ensure continual compliance.

Typical Knowledge & Skills

An in depth knowledge of automotive standards and quality techniques and their application, especially TS 16949 and APQP tools such as control plans, process flow, FMEA, SPC, R&R, internal audit, structured problem solving.



Typical Qualifications and Previous Experience

  • HNC / HND Electrical / Mechanical Engineering as a minimum.

  • PC Literate(Word/Excel)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Experience in a similar role, ideally gained within automotive. We would consider an electronics, high volume manufacturing assembly background.

  • Liaison with customers.

Dimensions; Organisational Level & Limits of Authority

Work in line with company procedures and develop same these as and when required.

Level of Customer Interface – Internal & External

Key Customer, Internal and Supplier interface for all quality related matters.

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