Quality Systems Engineer

Job title: Quality Systems Engineer

Reporting to: Quality Manager

Objective: Using own systems knowledge and experience, and working closely with members of other departments to ensure the Quality & Environmental systems are maintained and updated on a timely basis, so as to ensure that Alcon meets its customer’s, internal and legal requirements.


Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and keep updated all documentation and records of current Quality and Environmental (company) management systems documentation.
  • Seek continuous improvement with a view to integrate the company systems.
  • Prepare and carry out internal training sessions related to the company systems.
  • Prepare and run internal meetings with the relevant areas to address issues related to the company systems.
  • Prepare and run internal and external meetings in relation to the company systems. This including the external audits and the management review meetings.
  • Perform system audits, both internally and externally, including suppliers if necessary.
  • Contact customers and suppliers in relation to matters related to the company systems, including the waste management suppliers and external consultants.
  • Update and maintain Quality department KPI’s. Deploy them across the company.
  • Provide regular reports and support the management team in matters related to the company systems.
  • Maintain the company standards register.
  • Manage the internal audit schedule as well as track eventual non-conformities completion.
  • Maintain the waste carrier’s legal documentation and update relevant records.
  • Create new and maintain existing procedures, instructions, forms (documentation).
  • Ensure the accurate and timely completion of all relevant paperwork.


Additional Working Hours 

  • As and when required, in line with employment contract.

Key Competencies

  • Minimum three years Quality Systems Engineering (IATF16949 / ISO9001) experience within an automotive or precision manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum two years Environmental Systems (ISO14001) experience.
  • Certified Quality Internal Auditor for 1st and 2nd parties
  • Able to combine determination and resolve with diplomacy and tact in order to influence peers and non-reports to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Understanding and application of problem-solving techniques (8D or similar)
  • Able to flowchart processes, conduct process improvement analysis.
  • High level computer literate, MS Office on a daily basis.
  • High level of self-organisation and discipline, capable to influence others by example.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations to a wider group.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organisation.


Quality Engineer

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.