Quality Engineer - Sunbury (UK)

Quality Engineer - Sunbury (UK) Sunbury, England

FT Technologies
Full Time Sunbury, England 45581 - 50876 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Quality is at the heart of everything we do.

FT Technologies is a market-leading SME based in Surrey and Madrid, specialising in designing and manufacturing ultrasonic wind sensors – also known as anemometers or air-flow sensors. What makes FT ultrasonic wind sensors unique is our use of acoustic resonance for measuring wind speed, direction, and temperature using an acoustic wave which is resonated inside a small cavity.

The wind energy industry is growing, and FT is growing with it; this is your place if you care about sustainability and the green revolution. In the last decade, we have tripled in size. We employ around 120 brilliant minds who contribute to our mission; to engineer invention through curiosity and creativity using our core technology.

The development of our current technology will enable us to serve our existing customers in wind energy better. The invention of new products and manufacturing technology, with significant company investment and growth, will offer our wind sensors’ unique strengths to meteorology, marine and defence customers.

  • Responsible to the Head of Quality
  • Key contacts include Production, Test, Procurement, Engineering, Design, Automation, Sales, key suppliers & external auditors
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames (Hybrid optional)
  • 40 hours per week (Flexi-time)

Main tasks and responsibilities
As part of the Quality Team, your responsibilities will include:

Product Quality Improvement

  • Lead cross-functional teams to improve process yields using pFMEA / structured problem-solving.
  • Manage the reject process. Ensure all quality issues are correctly logged, monitored and escalated where appropriate. Assist in identifying root causes and support Production to overcome problems.
  • Support production & test processes with product quality and efficiency improvements, e.g. identify areas for improvement, expansion of process controls, and development of working instructions & set up/review of relevant process KPIs, Lean/Sigma methodologies, process simplification, 5S configured areas, waste removal.
  • Play a leading role in developing a Continuous Improvement Programme, including Gemba.
  • Play a leading role in manufacturing process design & development using the company’s new product development process; help define and execute validation programmes for new automated processes.
  • Evaluate customer quality issues and ensure effective feedback into design & manufacturing.
  • Alongside Engineering & Automation, manage production and design changes and ensure agreement by appropriate authority levels.
  • Support the training and qualification of Assembly, Test and Calibration operatives.

Quality Systems, Frameworks and Processes – including Audits

  • Drive APQP rollout from design through to manufacturing.
  • Customer requirements – support as required with customer audits, documentation Approvals - develop PPAP / FAI approvals for new products.
  • Help to develop the Integrated Management System in line with ISO9001 accreditation.
  • Ensure process compliance using internal audits.
  • Adhere to all health and safety procedures, including reporting accidents or near misses, to help ensure the workplace remains safe.

Skills, Ability and Experience (Essential)

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in technical/ engineering subjects.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green belt with good working knowledge of SPC.
  • Trained auditor.
  • Quality / Manufacturing Engineering background working in a high-volume manufacturing environment, e.g. automotive.
  • Practical experience with APQP, PFMEAs, PPAPS, SOPs, 5S and Visual Management.
  • Experience delivering improvements using the tools (RCA/Fishbone/FMEA).
  • KPI-driven with good analytical skills.
  • Strong background in Continuous improvement, including Rapid Improvement Workshops.
  • Cost/Benefit analysis in the CI context.
  • Use VA (value add) / Non-VA studies to support Productivity improvement.
  • Excellent communication skills, leadership ability with good influencing skills.
  • Able to create simple SOPs & audit instructions.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office – especially Excel.
  • Strong problem-solving skills & resilience.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to communicate and influence at all levels in the organisation, both verbally and in writing.
  • Team player, flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Methodical and well-organised approach.

Why work with us?
We have curated an extensive benefits and rewards package, including:

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • Optional hybrid working pattern of one day per week from home OR 3 additional days holiday per annum*
  • 24/27* days holiday per annum, increasing to 25/28* days after one year’s service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Flexitime for days worked in the office*
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day
  • Monthly lunches
  • Employee recognition scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Personal development plans
  • Sponsored professional study support

FT offers a hybrid working scheme of one day from home per week OR increased annual leave, based on your role. IF working remotely is possible in your role, you will be able to work from home one day per week. If you choose not to work from home but commit to working full-time in the office, you will benefit from an extra three days per year of annual leave. If working remotely is not possible in your role, you will automatically be given three additional days of holiday per year.

How to Apply
Please apply via LinkedIn, Indeed or our careers page. Your application will be reviewed by our team but processed through an ATS system.

FT Technologies is an equal-opportunity employer; we highly value diversity in our workforce and believe this is at the heart of our many successes. We conduct a fair and inclusive recruitment process based on experience. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. We welcome applications from non-UK nationals. Your application will be processed in line with GDPR; we may keep this on record for future opportunities. For more information, please read our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Flexitime


  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Sunbury

Quality Engineer - Sunbury (UK)
FT Technologies

Sunbury-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Dr Savvas Kapartis
Unknown / Non-Applicable
51 to 200 Employees
Company - Private
Electronics Manufacturing
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