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Quality Engineer (APQP, PPAP)



Quality Assurance
Chelmsford, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Who are CloudNC?
CloudNC's mission is to make single-click manufacture a reality.
We build software that automates control of CNC machines - metal cutting robots that make >$1Trn of components every year, for anything from aircraft to iPhones to cars.
Worldwide over 100 million hours are spent painstakingly programming these incredible machines by hand every year, and we believe this is a colossal waste of human time and talent in an industry already facing an existential skills crisis. Our software, CAM Assist, brings one-click automation to CNC machining.
Our world-class team, with tier 1 financial backers including Atomico, Autodesk and Lockheed Martin, combines expertise in computer science and physical manufacturing, from our locations in London and Chelmsford.
We are scaling from Series B to C at pace and are fully funded for this growth.
What you will be doing…
● Managing and taking ownership of the APQP and PPAP processes and documentation
● Managing the Q_PULSE Quality Management System.
● Monitoring an entire production process and performing regular tests to identify potential problems and malfunctions in the initial stages.
● Ensure products adhere to company, customer and regulatory requirements.
● Implement systems to improve production processes and procedures.
● Using A3 and 8D methodology to identify the root cause of technical issues and perform containment, corrective and preventive action plans.
● Preparing reports and documentations on malfunctions and corrective measures.
● Reviewing product blueprints and quality documentations.
● Setting and tracking assurance goals.
● Coordinating with external Quality Assurance Auditors and Technicians to ensure legal compliance.
● Working with internal teams to improve the quality of products for enhancing customer satisfaction.
● Working with customers to build strong relationships and close out non-conformance issues.
● Tracking quality KPI’s looking for improvements.
● Implementing continuous improvement processes within manufacturing.
● Auditing quality systems
● Determining quality metrics for all manufacturing procedures.
● Implement a Lesson’s Learnt and Best Practice culture.
Your experience…
● Ability to take the initiative and make sound judgments in work methods and interpreting goals.
● Ability to work independently and in teams with infrequent supervision and reviewing.
● High attention to details to ensure accurate manufacturing, installation and operation of products.
● Good analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and the ability to conduct root cause analyses and devise suitable preventive action plans.
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate new processes clearly and document critical aspects of the job.
● Sincere work ethic for adhering to standards and managing potential harmful effects on timelines and budget, and the ability to operate under pressure.
● Excellent customer and supplier relationship tools.
● Excellent interpersonal and team-player skills.
● Good mathematical skills and proficiency with computer software including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
● Excellent understanding and use of all relevant company business systems.
What you will receive…
In return for your efforts supporting our mission, you will receive the following benefits & perks
● Competitive Salary
● Stock Options!
● Private Healthcare
● Pension
● 33 Days Annual Leave
● Enhanced primary, secondary and adoption parental pay & leave (maternity/paternity)
● Monthly Lunches
● Team Socials
● ThanksBen Benefit - £50 per month
Equal Opportunities Statement
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, valuing individuality and embracing all people. The success of CloudNC is a result of diversity of thought. We recognise this comes from people truly belonging. We encourage different perspectives and skills to collaborate towards our mission - disrupting the manufacturing industry. We celebrate diversity and continually improve our inclusivity efforts.