Supplier Quality Engineer


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Wolverhampton, WV

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United Kingdom


Goodrich Actuation Systems Limited, Stafford Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 7EH

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Job Title: Supplier Quality Engineer

Functional Area: Quality

Work Location: Either Wolverhampton or Banbury

Collins Aerospace Systems, part of Raytheon Technologies, is on the lookout for two Supplier Quality Engineers. One for the Wolverhampton site and one for the Banbury site.

Job Description Summary:

As an established quality professional you will drive supplier performance to reduce PPM and escape events. Working along side the internal value stream to ensure compliance and reduce impact to production.

Works as an individual contributor to achieve objectives that have a significant impact on the supply chain. Uses experience and knowledge to influence the development and application of improvement tools and process control.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for quality performance across a portfolio of suppliers, generate and lead improvement initiatives relating to the supplier
  • Implement the Collins Zero Defect Plan with focus suppliers to reduce Supplier PPM and escape events
  • Ensure containment for Quality issues arising from the portfolio of suppliers.
  • Drive root cause, permanent corrective actions and read across for verified quality issues.
  • Audit suppliers to the site audit schedule (Compliance to AS9100 & Collins flow down requirements)
  • Influence and Engage key Stakeholders to resolve complex supplier related issues and improvement opportunities.
  • Remote and onsite visits with suppliers to build relationships, identify root cause and verify corrective actions.
  • Ensure reject notes and investigation reports are actioned in a compliant and timely manner.
  • Ensure compliance and Quality improvement of Suppliers Products and Processes
  • Support the Collins Quality Clinics as issues arise
  • Drive resolution to Supplier escapes and prevent re-occurrence
  • Support the Quality Management System to ensure compliance to all applicable requirements e.g. AS9100, & Customer.
  • Providing reports and corrective action status for management reviews.
  • Ensure critical Non-conformances are actioned through 8D’s and other problem solving tools.

Key Competencies:

  • Clear open two-way communication skills
  • Highly motivated, with a keen ability to use own initiative
  • Develop positive relationships through effective communications. Enable and empower others within the business to be successful
  • Customer focused with a broad experience of managing a variety of Quality activities with multiple supplier interfaces
  • A good understanding of problem solving techniques and their application to resolve production quality issues
  • Influence others regarding policies, practices and procedures.
  • Passionate about continuous learning and self-development.

Qualification and experience

  • Requires a degree (or equivalent), significant or specialist experience and a thorough understanding of the standards, processes, procedures, tools and techniques used in Quality.
  • AS9100 Lead Auditor Training or Industry equivalent.
  • Understanding of Supplier Quality requirements and contractual flow downs
  • Has a thorough understanding of AS9100/ ISO9001 requirements and how they may be achieved through the Quality Management System.
  • Ideally holds CQI accreditation
  • Working Knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning implementation
  • Problem resolution techniques (8B, Six Sigma, Red-X, etc)


  • Reports into the UK Supplier Quality Manager.

Key EH&S requirements:

  • Adheres to Collins Cardinal rules and relevant site specific safety requirements
  • Take responsibility for the Health and Safety of themselves and that of their colleagues, raising hazards and issues to supervision where appropriate
  • Proactively seeks to introduce inherently safe processes and progressively eliminate health and ergonomic risks from the manufacturing process

From time to time the successful candidate may be required by the Company to perform other tasks, which are not included in the above description, but are within the capabilities of the individual and where necessary training will be given.

About Us:

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest problems and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

You could be a great fit for our Quality organization if:

• You take immense satisfaction and pride in the quality of your work.

• You’re the first to point out opportunities for continuous improvement (even outside of work…not at all to the annoyance of your friends and family).

• You understand the absolute importance of adhering to compliance…all while making your customers proud by achieving a zero-defect quality delivery plan.

OK. We got it. You live and breathe Quality. So do we! For us at Collins Aerospace, quality is personal. People’s lives and safety depend on the quality of our products. From the child flying for the first time, to the men and women who save lives, to the astronaut exploring outer space – what we do matters, every day. If you checked the boxes above, we invite you to join the Quality organization as we work to be the best aerospace company for the world by delighting our customers with 100 percent on-time delivery and zero defect parts.

Our benefits package includes a competitive base as well as 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, as well as private dental & healthcare. In addition, there is an Employee Assistance Programme, ability to buy and sell holidays, cycle to work scheme, employee discounts and a fantastic pension scheme.

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. Collins Aerospace is committed to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion because we believe that acknowledging and learning from people from many different backgrounds and interests creates an environment where everyone can be their best, ensuring that Collins can be its best. All welcome. All equal. All in.

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

Please note that potential candidates will be subject to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) and background checks and that project access restrictions may apply to some nationalities.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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