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Quality Engineer

Quality Cwmbran , Wales , United Kingdom Permanent Full-time

Job Description

For more than 80 years, Safran Seats has been a premium manufacturer of First and Business Class seating systems for passenger airlines.
With the largest seats portfolio of all seats suppliers, we pride ourselves on innovation, customization, quality and industrial design.
Safran Seats GB, based in Cwmbran, South Wales is a 100% owned subsidiary of Safran Seats and we currently have 800+ employees (across 3 sites in the UK- Cwmbran, Newport and Brackley).
Seats GB offers:

• Unique and High-end Quality products
• Market leader in Bespoke aircraft seating
• Passenger Experience Expertise
• In-house design studio and group Synergies
• Dedicated production line and Industrialisation facilities
• Bespoke capabilities
• Co-creation abilities

The purpose of this role is to assure the quality of products, throughout the product lifecycle with Safran Seats GB. These individuals will support the product lifecycle quality assurance, through the complete manufacturing process, and take responsibility for ensuring that processes and procedures are in place and adhered to in relation to product quality.
The purpose of this Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer role is to support the roll-out of new programmes as well as develop and implement product standards for use between internal quality and external supply chain.
• Support Material Review Board with internal Functions to ensure all non-conforming reports are completed fully and accurately for the supplier
• Drive Supplier Corrective Actions / 8D Reports through to closure.
• Ensure effectiveness of the Supplier Corrective Actions / 8D Reports.
• Develop Product Control Plans in line with our Quality Requirements (PQS)
• Complete the ‘Supplier Liability' NCR's with the agreed disposition and action as required.
• Carry out External Supplier Evaluation for Production Product Verification (PPV).
• Protect customers from non-quality, by ensuring that products and practices comply with regulations, customer requirements and Safran standards and promoting a culture of prevention and anticipation
• Drive continuous improvement, by capitalizing on factual data and feedback and providing the necessary support for all company functions
• Manage Action Trackers to ensure issues are closed through the PPV / Product Buy Off Phase.
• Take responsibility for Procurement / Product Support (Supplier Technical Issues).
• Manage filing system of supplier information in line with Quality System requirements.
• Generate supplier quality performance reports and actions to reduce PPM measure.

Job Requirements

Auditor trained to AS9100

Lean / 6 Sigma knowledge and general improvement tools

Mechanical / Electrical Engineering knowledge

8 D report writing
Internal Auditor AS9100 trained

Do you want to join our team?
Our employees are at the heart of our success; we offer a range of competitive benefits, career progression and training opportunities helping to ensure we build the future.
Company Benefits
At Safran Seats GB, we continue to support our employees and their contribution by providing a range of benefits.
• 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays
• Working Hours (unless specified) are 37.5 hours per week; Mon-Thurs (8am-4:30pm), Friday (8am-1:30pm)
• ‘On Board Benefits' Programme, providing a number of schemes such as cycle to work, technology savings, retail discounts and access to private healthcare
• Fulfilling your potential with Career Progressions opportunities such as company sponsorship and further training courses
• Family friendly policies including maternity, paternity, adoptive parents, shared parental leave, parental leave and flexible working
• Equality & Diversity initiatives with internal groups for workplace engagement and involvement
• STEM engagement with schools, colleges and universities and Charitable activities for all
• Free parking onsite
• With a focus on employee health and wellbeing, we have a large, canteen/break area with indoor and outdoor seating, bicycle storage and shower/changing facilities.

Specificity of the job


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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.

Safran was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.

Safran Seats is a world leader in aircraft passenger and crew seats. One million seats made by the company are now in service worldwide.

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