Quality Engineer – GA Engineering Scotland

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Quality Engineer – GA Engineering Scotland

Quality Engineer position

Job posting date: 29.05.24
Closing date:29.06.24
Job Title: Quality Engineer – GA Engineering Scotland
Manager / Supervisor:: HSE Manager
Location: 11 Tom Johnston Road, West Pitkerro Industrial Estate, Dundee, DD4 8XD
Working Hours: Mon-Thurs (07:30 – 16:15) – Friday (07:30-13:30) – 30 Hours Per week
Post Status: Full-Time, Permanent Contract
Salary: Dependent on Experience


Job Title: Quality Engineer – GA Engineering Scotland
Department: Quality
Responsible to: QHSE Manager
Responsible for: Quality Assurance

Job Purpose

Due to the continued growth of GA Engineering Scotland, are looking to employ a Quality Engineer at our Dundee base. The successful applicant will required to manage, drive and develop the Quality department. Drive and accelerate the Company’s quality objectives and improve both internal and external quality. Develop, implement and maintain processes for the Quality Management System (QMS).

Main Duties

  1. Assist the Quality and HSE Manager to maintain the Quality Management System
  2. Ensure the business Quality Management System is managed and maintained to compliance and customer quality requirements
  3. An authority on all quality-related matters
  4. Ensure integrity of products, materials and processes to satisfy business, customer and regulatory requirements
  5. Interface and communicate with all functional areas to support the goals of the business
  6. Interact with all employees at all levels within the business
  7. Drive continuous improvement through the business
  8. Conduct quality audits internal (Product, Process) external (Supplier)
  9. Support and on occasion, host accreditation and customer audits
  10. Facilitate and support actions received from audit non-conformances (internal and external), and customer complaints through internal NCR process.
  11. Management of NCRs and root cause corrective actions ensuring timely and effective closure
  12. Defect investigation to identify and address root cause providing corrective action and preventative solutions
  13. Maintain quality records, documents, and procedures through document control and control of records
  14. Monitor and maintain quality metrics through Process Effectiveness Assessment Reports (PEARs)
  15. Continued awareness of external standards and regulatory requirements
  16. Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Process mapping, Quality Control Plans (QCP) and Process Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (PFMEA)
  17. Undertake training and development as required
  18. Create First Article Inspection Reports (FAIRs), Supplier Quality defect reports, Concessions, Deviations etc
  19. Manage Calibration of all Precision Measuring Equipment

Other Duties

This job description is a broad picture of the post at the date of preparation. It is not an exhaustive list of all possible duties and it is recognised that jobs change and evolve over time. Consequently, this is not a contractual document and the postholder will be required to carry out any other duties to the equivalent level that are necessary to fulfil the purpose of the job.


Professional /Educational Qualifications (Method of Assessment: Application)

  1. HNC/HND Engineering and/or relevant experience [ ]

Relevant Work / Other Experience (Method of Assessment: Application/Interview)

  1. 3 years working in Precision engineering and/or Quality background [ ◉ ]
  2. Ability to use various handheld inspection measuring tools and equipment such as calipers, micrometers, height gauges, shadowgraphs etc [ ◉ ]
  3. Understanding of modern CNC machining manufacturing processes and familiarity with process tooling and fixtures [ ◉ ]
  4. Working knowledge of CMM’s would be desirable [ ]
  5. Perform Root Cause Analysis and obtain Corrective Action closure on internal and customer quality concerns, reviewing trends, implementing improvement plans and identification of risks [ ]
  6. Experience with Part and Process evaluation, qualification, control and capability (APQP, PPAP, Control Plans) [ ]

Particular Skills / Abilities (Method of Assessment: Application/Interview)

  1. Accurate in both word processing and data inputting [ ◉ ]
  2. Organisational Skills [ ◉ ]
  3. Ability to work as a member of a team [ ◉ ]
  4. Excellent Communicator – Oral & Written [ ◉ ]
  5. Use of appropriate quality tools – Six-Sigma, 5Ys, 8D, 5s and Continuous Improvement [ ]
  6. Good experience in Quality / Manufacturing / Industrial / Supply Chain [ ]

Personal Qualities (Method of Assessment: Application/Interview)

  1. Self-motivated and able to work without constant supervision [ ◉ ]
  2. Ability to take initiative [ ◉ ]
  3. Problem-Solving Skills [ ◉ ]
  4. Able to work to strict deadlines and calm under pressure [ ◉ ]
  5. Polite and Professional Manner [ ◉ ]

Any Additional Job Relates Requirements (Method of Assessment: Application/Interview)

  1. Willing to keep up to date and undertake training as required [ ◉ ]

Job Description Pack

Pay Method: You will be paid by the last working day of the month by BACS (electronic funds transfer).

Holidays: 33 days leaver per annum. For part-time employees this will be based on a pro-rata basis

Sick Pay: Statutory Sick Pay is payable in the event of sickness from work.

Pension: The company has an Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme where all employees qualify after 3 months service if they: (A) Are above age of 21 (B)Earn enough. The company will match the employees contributions up to 3%.

Employee Benefits:

  1. 33 days Holiday
  2. Health Surveillance
  3. Pension Scheme
  4. Annual Appraisals
  5. Simply Health Insurance
  6. Use of Company Gym
  7. Death in Service Benefit

Employee Benefits: We will provide Equal Opportunities and will not tolerate discrimination on grounds of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religious belief, political opinion or affiliation, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age or disability.


  1. Essential requirement that must be met before a candidate is appointed unless approved by the QHSE Manager [ ◉ ]
  2. Desirable requirement. Candidate may be appointed, with discretion, without full achievement of criterion but the indicated competence should be developed.  [ ]

Disclaimer: Please note the list of duties is not exhaustive in any way and may be changed at any time during the contract of employment.

If you have significant Quality Engineering experience in the energy sector then we would like to hear from you! If interested, then click ‘apply now’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV:

Your Application

Due to the anticipated high volume of applicants, we may be unable to personally respond to all applicants unless you are selected to progress in the recruitment process.

We would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in this vacancy.