Careers with Lontra

External Quality Engineer

Salary: Dependant on experience

Job Type: Full-time Day Shift, Permanent

Location: Doncaster (DN9), South Yorkshire

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Role Overview

The main aspect of this role is to support the company’s supply chain for the launch of a new manufacturing facility whilst creating a culture of quality from the outset.

The successful candidate will be capable of working as a core member of the manufacturing team whilst ensuring the supplier product and process’s quality requirements are met.

The ideal candidate will have experience in supplier quality, preferably in both ferrous and aluminium castings, fabrications and machining.

The role offers an exciting opportunity to develop skills and progress as Lontra’s manufacturing expands to become a world-class facility.


  • Develop a culture of Quality across the business 
  • Lead ISO accreditation requirements
  • Manage an NCR process for all external suppliers and processes 
  • Develop and maintain special process validation and maintenance there of (including sub contract services)
  • Assist in supplier nomination and approval activities
  • Conduct supplier audits and police improvement actions / follow ups 
  • Audit materials and documentation provided by suppliers to assure quality before incorporation into the product 
  • Maintain compliance with current and proposed external standards 
  • Ongoing development of the QMS
  • Work together with project leaders to discuss solutions to quality issues CAPAs
  • Compose reports and deliver presentations on quality issues and activities, ensuring that all supplier quality documents are maintained, up-to-date and available
  • Implement and monitor goods inwards Quality Control checks
  • Identify training needs and reporting requirements to department heads
  • Investigate root causes of supplier quality problems and propose solutions
  • Process purchase specification Change Control
  • Satisfy customer expectations about the product’s quality
  • Monitor and review supplier environmental standards/procedures in line with legislation and company expectations and guidelines 
  • Ensure that all supplier quality documents are maintained up-to-date and available
  • Identify and support implementation of goods inwards and supplier process improvements.

In a Nutshell

We are looking for a multi skilled quality engineer to join into our team and help us develop our supply chain to ensure quality from the off, the intention is for this individual to help support our suppliers from the early stages, so quality becomes a way of life rather than an afterthought.

Skills & Experience

  • Practical experience of implementing supplier quality in a manufacturing environment 
  • Experience ISO9001:2015 & auditing
  • Understanding of quality methodologies and current industry standards and best practices 
  • Experienced in quality investigations to properly isolate route cause and police corrective actions
  • An industrious and enquiring individual able to work alone or as part of a team without direct supervision.
  • An effective verbal and written communicator all levels of the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to ensure strong cooperating between departments and suppliers
  • Understand and interpret requirements accurately by effective questioning, listening, while clarifying and implementing information.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and scheduling software.

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