At ilke, we are pioneering the future of house building. Bringing people beautiful, sustainable and precision-built homes. Fundamental to our success, the Quality Team are working to ensure we consistently deliver on this element of our mission. The Product Quality team, consisting of Quality Engineers, Technicians and Inspectors are an essential part of delivering this.
The Quality Engineer will take ownership of the quality of schemes from the pre-project phase, through the manufacturing lifecycle, site delivery and installation up to the point of handover to the customer.
The post holder will  actively participate in the resolution of non-conformances, using information collected from Operational teams and conducting problem-solving using statistical and analytical techniques to develop robust solutions and prevent recurrence
Demonstrating a passion and enthusiasm for product and process quality, the Quality Engineer will drive quality compliance and improvement by defining the methods used to measure products and process key quality characteristics.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Work with Operational teams to identify, investigate and resolve non-conformances
  • Act with authority holding the business accountable to quality requirements and verify requirements are being met
  • Coach, inspire and engage employees for growth and high performance to produce the highest level of quality
  • Support the achievement and maintenance of external accreditation & certification
  • Ensure that identified improvements are executed in accordance with the control process
  • Tasked with the provision of data to feed quality metrics and, in collaboration with other stakeholders, drive continuous improvement processes
  • Participate in the adoption of Advanced Quality Planning (APQP) techniques, including risk-assessment, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Standard work and Process Control Plans (PCP) including inspections
  • Undertake site visits to review issues encountered in the delivery and installation phases
  • Assure quality readiness through the development cycle of new products, their launch, production process and installation. This will include defining Quality Standards and Records
  • Support the adoption of digital solutions to improve efficiency within the organisation
  • Work closely with warranty providers to ensure continued compliance with our System Manual
  • Define and assure inspection checks for each element to assure that standard work to the design is being met
Personal Specifications:
Qualifications & Training:
  • Engineering or technical degree preferred.
  • Presentation skills
  • Training skills
  • Statistical data analysis
  • Additional Preferred skills include: ISO and auditing experience, knowledge of quality planning tools & methodologies including Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Problem solving skills, Six sigma or statistical process control techniques, capability analysis and lean manufacturing philosophies, project management
  • Driving licence
  • Background in quality engineering / quality management
  • Experience in manufacturing, engineering or construction environment
  • Auditing to standards
  • Experience within a start-up or rapidly expanding business is an advantage
Qualities & Attitude:
  • Highly Customer focused
  • Passion for Quality
  • Integrity to do the right thing, speaks up
  • Enthusiastic, positive, inspiring
  • Takes ownership/accountable
  • Proactive, engaged, hands-on
  • Excellent communicator/collaborator
  • Leads by example
  • Makes data driven decisions
  • Thorough & professional
  • Team player

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