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​​MPI have a requirement for a permanent Supplier Quality Engineer to work in a permanent position in Pyestock, Farnborough

Rate of pay is available on application and is dependant on experience

Key Responsibilities:

The main responsibilities of the Supplier Quality Engineer will include developing and maintaining the quality performance of suppliers, driving quality management according to company procedures and relevant regulatory standards, generating and reporting supplier KPI's, driving improvement plans with suppliers and analysing and reporting non conformities.

Undertake planned assurance/compliance activities including the performance process, product and compliance audits on suppliers.

The candidate for the Supplier Quality Engineer will ideally have a background in Supplier Quality Assurance in an Aerospace organisation (although other industries will be considered), good technical knowledge and proven experience in a previous supplier quality role. The candidate should also be an AS9100 and/or ISO9001 fully qualified lead auditor.

Secondary roles responsibilities of the Supplier Quality Engineer will be as follows:

  • Perform proactive and regular operational activity surveillance promoting best practice as well as highlighting areas for improvement with a view to minimising the likelihood of quality escapes.

  • Assist the Operations, Engineering and all Support functions regarding the Quality Management System (QMS) and product investigation cycle as deemed necessary by Quality Management with the ultimate aim to minimise the possibility of faulty products reaching the customer, and improving in-house quality measures.

  • Ensure that any planned corrective / preventative actions are implemented within the desired timeframe and they are suitably robust to prevent recurrence of future similar and related quality escapes.

  • Compilation of contract specific Quality Assurance documentation, Quality Management Plans and Procedures, ensuring such comply with Regulatory Authorities, Customer and Third Party requirements.

  • Assist in the management of the Company Non-Conformance Reporting System (Q-Pulse).

  • Developing and reviewing Quality Assurance procedures ensuring compliance with regulations and standards, and reviewing and publishing Business Management System procedures.

  • Support Company process / efficiency improvement events.

  • Influence and support all areas of the business in delivering Customer satisfaction To maintain a competent and independent Quality function that delivers the correct level of quality assurance across the business, and ensuring that audits are conducted by suitably qualified, competent and independent personnel.

  • Able to travel to other locations to assist in regulatory/certification audits when required.

  • To provide statistical analysis on Supplier Quality performance, and report on the effectiveness of the Quality Management System, to the Quality Manager.

  • To manage and maintain a Continued Professional Development plan to ensure personally remaining competent and up to date with regulatory changes.

  • To bring to the attention of the Quality Manager, any situation that could expose employees, customers, suppliers, or members of the public, to risk of harm. and that the respective BU Directors are ensuring appropriate action is being taken to address them.

  • To bring to the attention of the Quality Manager, any situation that expose the company to Quality related financial risks, and providing support to the respective BU Directors in ensuring appropriate action is being taken to address them.

  • To bring to the attention of the Quality Manager, any situation that could seriously effect product conformity, Air Safety or continued regulatory approvals, and providing support to the respective BU Directors in ensuring appropriate action is being taken to address them.

  • To ensure an assessment of all suppliers is conducted to satisfy the needs of the organisation, and any associated risks are identified, and providing support to ensure they are managed effectively by the relevant BU.

  • Undertaking activities necessary to provide assurance that all Company Certifying and Support Staff are competent and appropriately authorised.

  • This role will be expected to support onsite at the Almondbank and Pyestock facilities when required.


  • The Supplier Quality Engineer is authorised to:

  • To liaise with and correspond with all suppliers and staff on all Quality matters.

Job Requirements:

Education and Training:

HNC or equivalent  in an engineering discipline (preferably aerospace based).

Formal military and civil regulatory training (MAOS, DAOS, CFAOS, EASA/CAA Part-145, EASA/CAA Part CAMO, MilCAMO..

Lead Auditor trained and a comprehensive track record in successful delivery.

Chartered Quality Professional status.

Technical Requirements:

Knowledge of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul processes.

Good interpersonal skills, IT skills, good overall business knowledge.

Able to deliver results vital to business success whilst being fully supportive to other team members.

Understanding of military and civil aviation practices, Continuing Airworthiness Management.

Understanding of the application of AS9100 or AS9110.

Understanding of Defence Standards and Allied Quality Assurance Procedures.

Understanding of statistical analysis.

Managerial Experience:

Few years previous experience in providing Quality Assurance across varied client groups.

Demonstrable ability to influence decision making process across all levels.

Demonstrable ability to build positive relationships with military and civil regulatory authorities.

Demonstrable ability to influence cultural behaviours.