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Quality Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 23045

Our client, a global manufacturer of safety equipment, based in Galway are looking to hire a Quality Engineer for their site. This is a 4 day per week onsite role, working in a team of 5, the Quality Engineer will report directly into the Quality Manager but will have some corporate exposure on global quality projects that are being developed in the Galway site. The Quality Engineer will have a lot of trust and autonomy in this role to improves processes and develop the technologies.


  • Monitor compliance to workmanship practices and procedures, providing coaching & training as required. Conduct defect awareness training with Associates.
  • Implement reduced final inspections in manufacturing cells without increased Customer Complaints (OOB).
  • Identify and champion introduction of technology maintaining minimum OOB
  • Monitor in process scrap, report regularly and work with Engineering to reduce.
  • Manage MRB and make decisions related to disposition of non-conforming product
  • Conduct/lead PFMEA, 5Why root cause analysis.
  • Use knowledge of Six Sigma, Statistical Analysis and Lean principles to investigate and solve problems and improve quality.
  • Drive an effective internal audit system and schedule. Coordinate agency audits and ensure internal practices deliver high levels of compliance to product approval agency requirements, and customer requirements
  • Maintain KPIs.
  • Lead investigation & corrective action of Internal & External complaints / product concerns (IQOS)
  • Maintain and ensure the Quality Manual & Quality Policies of GMIL are cascaded through operations and agree QMS best practices with MSA.
  • Perform 1st article inspections on raw materials/components according to written procedures, specifications/drawings, and processes.
  • Participate directly in new product/technology transfer.
  • Continually seeks to drive improvements in product and process quality.


  • Minimum +3 years’ experience, ideally within a manufacturing environment
  • A Degree or equivalent
  • Demonstrated use of decision making based on judgement and data
  • SAP experience
  • Decision making ability coupled with the ability to work on one’s own initiative and with minimum supervision.
  • Good interpersonal skills and organisational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Use of problem-solving tools such as 8D, 5 Why and PFMEA.

For more information and a confidential discussion on the role please contact Michelle Mc Inerney.

091 706717