Quality Engineering Lead

Department: Ramsay Motor components
Type:
Permanent

Ramsay motor components would like to offer the opportunity to all employees who meet the requirements for the position that is available to apply.

 

 

Main purpose:

Support new projects with quality engineering / assurance processes and activities and ensure all new parts are securely delivered in line with Ramsay Group, Customer regulatory standards.

Job Requirements and Experience

  • 5 years Managerial Experience (Critical)
  • 5 to 10 years Quality Assurance Experience (Critical)
  • Experience in Management of Personnel
  • Experience in a Production Engineering Environment
  • Supervisory experience
  • Improvement Management

Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 (Critical)
  • Mechanical Engineering Diploma or equivalent (Critical)

Technical skills and specialist knowledge:

  • Quality lab and testing Exposure
  • Quality Control Systems within the Automotive Industry (Critical)
  • Understanding of ISO 9001; IATF 16949
  • Core Tools (Critical)
  • Metal pressing/ Welding/ Metal Finishing / Coating experience/ Moulding/ Trim/ Assemblies
  • Use of Measuring Equipment
  • Good Computer Skills
  • Knowledge of the Ramsay Manufacturing Excellence system (Advantageous)

Other:

  • Managing Change & Uncertainty
  • Team Worker
  • Strong Leadership Skills
  • Understanding of production processes
  • Problem Solving
  • Work accurately
  • High resolve

 Duties & Responsibilities:

New project support

  • Develop, implement and maintain all quality assurance standards (Control plans, FMEA, PESS, PIS/ SDS, Inspection plans and audit requirements). Ensuring that all customer requirements are met, and the relevant customer approvals submitted and approved.
  • Establish boundary samples and visual aid for Quality Control and Production.
  • Complete checking fixture buy offs and checking fixture concept approvals in line with quality requirements, ensuring that all significant characteristics of the product are checked.
  • Ensure that all new measuring instruments and gauges produce accurate measurements by means of MSA studies.
  • Ensure that all customer requirements and milestones are met in line with the customer standards, taking into consideration of lessons learn from previous projects.
  • Develop the standards for all supplied product in line with the customer requirements and company standards (ensuring that the PPAP documentation is developed, agreed and signed off with the suppliers) and ensure continues quality audits are conducted at suppliers.
  • Engage with the Commercial and Engineering teams during team feasibility meetings at quotation stage to ensure that all customer specific requirements relating to quality are known and adhered to during supplier selection audits.
  • Support Purchasing and Commercial team with Supplier selection activities.

Quality Engineering

  • Manage customer concerns with assistance from quality control to identify the root cause and ensure that robust corrective actions are implemented (Using the A3 Problem Solving methodology and FRP process)
  • Ensure all PPAP documentation from all manufacturing suppliers are approved (according to customer specific requirements), easily accessible and legible.
  • Ensure that all Customer Approval packs are approved (according to customer specific requirements), easily accessible and legible.
  • Evaluate supplier performance and report to the GM monthly. Determine development and/or audit requirements based on performance. Prepare action and/or development plans with the Purchasing team and ensure the supplier complies and meets agreed actions. Establish open supplier relationships through periodic visits and ensure concerns requiring further action are revisited and escalated to Senior Management.
  • Evaluate customer performance and report to the GM monthly. Determine development and/or audit requirements based on performance. Prepare action plans with the Quality Control team. Establish open customer relationships through periodic visits and ensure concerns requiring further action are revisited and escalated to Senior Management.
  • Coordinate and conduct annual and/or routine supplier audits in accordance with customer specific requirements with support from relevant Purchasing and Engineering teams. Compile audit reports with corrective and/or mitigating actions identified for high-risk processes. Support Suppliers with root cause investigations, corrective action implementation and monitoring of effectiveness: objective of attaining a minimum “B” rating.
  • Verify the requalification of parts (in accordance with customer specific requirements) routinely and/ or in the event of an engineering or process change with the support of the Engineering and Purchasing teams.
  • Manage warranty claims and field failures with the assistance of the Quality Control team to identify the root cause and ensure that robust corrective actions are implemented. (Using the A3 Problem Solving methodology)

Continuous Improvement

  • TQM Data Analysis (Analyse quality data to identify areas of waste and use information to initiate improvement programmes).
  • Kaizen Initiatives (Ensure A3 problem solving activities are carried out to eliminate waste & improve production within areas of control)
  • Improvement Targets to Budgets are met. (Budgeted improvements in Materials, Labour and OT agreed to costs are planned, measured, and met).
  • Customer Returns and Warranty Claims (Track and evaluate trends and improvement in claim types).

Health, Safety and Environment

  • Correct PPE Usage (Ensure all employees within area of responsibility are using appropriate PPE for the job that they are doing).
  • SHEMS (Safety, health, environmental management system) (Follow SHEMS Procedures and promote a safety and environmental responsibility culture within your subordinates).
  • Incident Reporting (All incidents need to be reported within the first hour of incident and within the same shift).
  • Safety Mind Set (Perform all activities in a safe manner. Report any issues immediately).

People Development

  • Responsible for own personal development in line with company strategy
  • Adhere to HR policies & procedures (Performance Management, Talent management, Skills development, Development planning).
  • Performance Management (Performance manage your team to ensure they meet their KPI’s/ deliverables)
  • Skills Development (Ensure that the key resources in your area of control have an IDP in place)

Internal Matrix Customer     

  • All Ramsay Motor Components members and management

External Customer

  • Toyota

Internal Customer

  • Production
  • Support Structures

                                                                                                                  

Preference will be given to employees from the designated groups in line with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act, No 55 of 1998 and any amendments thereto, Ramsay Motor Components Internal Recruitment Policy as well as the Employment Equity Plan.

NB: If applicants have not received a response two weeks after the closing date, please accept that your applications have not been successful.

 

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