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Quality Management Systems Engineer

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Mission & Main Objectives:

AESC is a Japanese headquartered business that operates a 28,000 m2 Electric Vehicle Gigafactory in Sunderland.  A second 151,000 m2 Gigafactory – the size of 23 football pitches - is under construction at the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP), and a planning application has been submitted for a third gigafactory as part of a feasibility study into future UK expansion.

  • Further develop and benchmark AESC UK Quality Management System which is independently certificated to IATF16949:2016.
  • Develop a program of audits to ensure compliance with relevant standards and customer requirements.
  • Conduct Internal QMS audits to plan.
  • Facilitate Quality Management System standardisation in the UK and with other global regions.


Outline and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain and further develop the existing Quality Management System to ensure it satisfies the needs of the business.
  • Work with Corporate QMS teams to develop group level processes and documentation aligned to certificated standards and industry best practice.
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate customer audit and third-party audits (such as certification and surveillance audits).
  • Internal audit schedule planning - system/process/product audits across multiple production sites.
  • Carry out internal system/process/product audits across multiple production sites.
  • Monitor NCR and OFI status including supporting auditee with corrective action/improvement plans.
  • Supervise QMS technicians.
  • Mentoring and delivery of Quality Management System training as required.
Experience and Qualifications Required:
  • HNC or equivalent in related Quality Assurance/Systems/engineering or science subject.
  • Lead Auditor certification and experience preferred – IATF16949 / VDA6.3 or other certificated/regulated standards
  • Extensive experience of Quality Management System - IATF 16949:2016 / ISO9001:2015 / VDA6.3:2023 or other certificated management systems - system implementation, development and maintenance experience
  • Experience of third-party audit / customer audit.
  • Internal systems audit – experience of planning, conducting, monitoring.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Microsoft Office experience

Other requirements:

  • Driving licence and vehicle
  • Flexible for UK and occasional overseas travel
  • Flexible working (may be requirement for overtime or adjustment of the working day/week during busy periods)

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Our Benefits.

Enhanced Pension Scheme
Enhanced Life Assurance
Cycle to Work
Dental Care
Flexible Working *office
Discounted Gym Membership
26 Days Leave Plus Bank Holidays
Employees Referral Scheme

Merit based Appraisal


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You will need to have the right to work in the UK in order to join us at AESC.

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