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Manufacturing Quality Engineer

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Job Description and Qualification:

  • Work for a world-leading semiconductor manufacturing company
  • Earn competitive pay
  • Experience life in the UK

We are recruiting for II-VI in Newton Acycliffe, Durham in the United Kingdom!

II-VI Incorporated, a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components, is a vertically integrated manufacturing company that develops innovative products for diversified applications in communications, industrial, aerospace & defense, semiconductor capital equipment, life sciences, consumer electronics, and automotive markets. The Company has research and development, manufacturing, sales, service, and distribution facilities worldwide. The Company produces a wide variety of application-specific photonic and electronic materials and components, and deploys them in various forms, including integrated with advanced software to support our customers.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: (including financial and people responsibilities)

· Assess effectiveness of Quality and manufacturing systems to meet customer and business requirements

· Lead and support corrective, preventive and improvement activities in-line with business demands

· Quality, manufacturing and business system development


· Provide timely and consistent Quality and manufacturing systems appraisals, identifying and rectifying weaknesses where necessary.

· Generate appropriate data and reports to measure manufacturing process conformance – identifying gaps between actual and required. Coordinate and drive the identification and implementation of countermeasures to improve

· Coordinate corrective and preventive actions relating to non-conforming products, processes and systems.

· Review of existing procedures, work instructions, control plans for clarity of purpose, scope and desired result, ease of interpretation and applicability with the objective of eliminating error – fool proofing and minimizing inconsistencies.

· Periodic Audit of systems and processes at a manufacturing unit and process stage level.

· Promote and be a resource for Continuous Improvement and poke yoke methodologies within the business

· Constantly seek ways and means of improving methods and techniques currently employed within the company. To actively support and participate in improvement activities which are not directly related to key functions.

· Evaluate the cost of rework/production problems/customer problems in key areas and feedback the relevant data. Assist in the identification of countermeasures to rectify.

· Identify safety hazards in working practices and equipment, implementing improvements wherever possible and reporting such hazards where applicable.


- 5 years experience in a mass production environment operating within ISO-9000 and Continuous Improvement requirements. - Sound knowledge of quality and documentation systems, from both an improvement and implementation perspective. - Customer focused with a good level of appreciation of business requirements - Experienced with a Continuous Improvement role – Six sigma experience - QS-9000 experience - Six sigma black belt - Experience of manufacturing and business excellence models


- Good understanding of quality tools ( Design of Experiments, SPC, cause & effect, FMEA ) . - Strong problem solving skills. - Facilitator - Data mining skills - Quality costing background - Project Management skills.


- Positive attitude, creating a good impression on others - Good interpersonal skills - Enthusiastic - Ability to actively participate and lead in a variety of teams, support the team objective. - Pro-active, constantly seeking to improve. - Persistent in the pursuit of excellence


HND in Engineering discipline

Degree qualified in an engineering discipline.

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