Quality Engineer (Machining manufacturing unit)

Job title: Quality Engineer (Machining manufacturing unit)
Reporting to: Quality Manager
Objective: Using own quality engineering skills, and through close team working with members of other Departments, to assure the quality of Alcon’s product output on a timely basis, to ensure that Alcon meets its customers’ requirements, and enhances its profitability.

Key Responsibilities: 

• Engineering support.
To work closely with Engineering and Manufacturing functions to understand customer and product requirements, using Quality Tools and resources to validate new or improved processes. Follow up engineering changes and new product plans. To perform process capability studies. Prepare marked up drawings.
Act on these subjects: PFMEA analysis, process capability, inspection frequencies, engineering changes, new products, control plans.

• Manufacturing support
To liaise with Production to ensure product manufactured internally meets engineering specification and drive the resolution of quality problems that arise during machining or assembly using appropriate problem-solving methodology.
Act on these subjects: process control support, In Process Quality Checks, Problem-solving methodology

• Not right first time
If inspection or manufacturing activity identifies a non-conformance, take rapid steps to initiate corrective action and prevent recurrence. Use corrective action format to identify the required actions. To track, log and deal with supplier returns.
Act on these subjects: non-conforming parts analysis, internal containment, concession process, scrap trend monitoring & analysis, scrap resolution proposals, supplier Nok returns, quarantine area, quality care points, improvement activities

• Internal audit
Perform process audits and prepare reports

Key Competencies

• Formal education / Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering or related area.
• Experience in metrology (reading technical drawings and interpreting geometric features/tolerances) within a precision engineering environment.
• Computer literate, comfortable using ERP software and MS Office daily.
• Ability to communicate and report effectively at all levels of the organisation.
• Fully conversant with Quality tools such as Control Plans, ISIR, 8D reporting, QOS KPI’s, MSA.
• High level of discipline and organisation.
• Minimum 3 years experience in machining processes and 5 years in quality function.
• IATF16949 certified internal auditor.

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Our values

The Alcon spirit is tantamount to believing in the Group’s five founding values – teamwork, performance, quality, communication and innovation – which we have honed throughout our history and tailored to our specific areas of expertise. Our people bring these values to life wherever they come from and whatever business line they work in.

Our people

We’re committed to creating a working environment where our people are able to be at their best. We believe that everyone within our team should have the chance to grow – academically, professionally and socially. Our relationship with our employees is built upon shared values of respect, trust and dialogue.