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APQP Engineer / Advanced Quality Engineer

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Job Overview

Advanced Quality EngineerAPQP Engineer

Hastings, East Sussex


TE Connectivity has a need for an Advanced Quality Engineer that will serve as a key member of the NPI Project Team within the Aerospace Defense & Marine business unit. This role is essential for the successful launch of new projects and will be responsible for overseeing that all quality-related tasks are understood by the project teams and incorporated as part of project plans.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced quality engineer from an Aerospace component or Automotive manufacturing background.
Manual and automatic assembly, molding, machining and electro plating experience is a significant plus. 



  • Lead AQE-initiatives to achieve the quality, cost and delivery goals of NPI Projects 
  • Evaluation of and adherence to customer quality requirements
  • Customer contact and quality representative during the APQP process and through successful launch of the process and product
  • Coordination with other core project functions by providing input for project analysis, feasibility studies, design reviews, as well providing quality APQP deliverables according to Lean PD process
  • Evaluation of quality related deviations during the APQP process, including escalation, definition, implementation and execution of corrective actions
  • Moderation of FMEA development to achieve implementation of both customer and TE requirements and standards through the evaluation of product and process related risks
  • Manage safe launch process for relevant projects
  • Support on time delivery of customer required documentation according to both customer and TE standards
  • Support development and implementation both general and quality related standards, procedures inside the TE organisation and training of these requirements
  • Support roll-out and execution of standard tools: APIS, Q-DAS, Lessons Learned Data 
  • Lead, manage, and motivate employees engaged in quality activities
  • Develop, manage and change quality control systems as needs dictate to deliver performance results.
  • Develop and manage internal and external quality performance data
  • Use data driven decisions for continuous improvement
  • Prepare and report out on NPI quality metrics to local site and corporate staff
  • Communicate quality control information to all relevant organizational departments
  • Devise methods, processes, and procedures to increase efficiency

What your background should look like:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or comparable
  • At least 5 years of Quality Engineering or closely related experience. Focus areas would include Engineering, Quality or Supply Chain
  • Strong working knowledge of FMEA, Process Flow, Control Plan, MSA, Gage R&R, GD&T
  • Expert in problem solving tools such as 8D, PPSR, 5 why, Pareto Principles and data analysis, Six Sigma Black Belt or Equivalent is a plus
  • Ability to prioritize issues, analyze situations and implement effective corrective actions
  • Ability to respond to changes in the work environment
  • Systematic and goal-oriented and independent working method 




  • Innovation Management: Ability to bring creative ideas of others to market; has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work; has a sense about managing the creative process of others; can facilitate effective brainstorming; can project how potential ideas may play out in the marketplace.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Managerial Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Managing through Systems: Can design practices, processes, and procedures which allow managing from a distance; is comfortable letting things manage themselves without intervening; can make things work through others without being there; can impact people and results remotely.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.


TE Connectivity is an equal opportunity's employer




State:  ESX
Country/Region:  GB
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  65137
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Quality

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