Quality Engineer

Employer Information


E: recruitment@ryobi.co.uk

T: +44 (0) 28 9335 1043

W: https://www.ryobi.co.uk

The Company:
Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK) Ltd is an innovative, world class supplier of high quality, technically complex automotive components.

Based in Carrickfergus, Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK) Ltd is a proud member of the Ryobi Group.  With the help of our Japanese parent company we can bring the latest technological advances to our European Customers.


  1. Ensure that all products and processes achieve the desired quality, safety, efficiency and reliability levels 
  2. External and internal defect review, analysis, reporting and improvement 
  3. Lead reject reduction both internal / external to achieve business targets by coordinating improvement actions and target completion dates with cross functional teams 
  4. Lead and develop improvement plans to reduce non-conforming (NCMR) product within production to achieve business targets 
  5. Perform routine internal quality audits to ensure process adherence to control plans and lead close out of all non-conformances 
  6. Control and manage 3rd party reworks at customers, with goal of leading and eliminating the defect at source (RAC UK) within shortest possible timeframe and agreeing lowest cost per part for the rework 
  7. Maintain customer relationship via ongoing liaison, support and complaint resolution 
  8. Facilitate timely response to open customer issues, ensure internal and external documentation is produced and maintained in response 
  9. Perform follow up work on corrective actions, including documentation of corrective procedures 
  10. Support continuous improvement activities e.g. 8D reviews, corrective action plans, Kaizen events 
  11. Provide technical and problem solving advice regarding materials and production systems 
  12. Supplier/sub-contractor management (certification, audits, performance management) 
  13. Works closely with QA team and internal customers to maintain ISO compliance standards 
  14. Preparation of inspection plans, quality standards and creation of CMM programs 
  15. Statistical analysis of product characteristics 
  16. Keep management informed of customer / subcontractor requirements and expectations 
  17. Support new product launches, including preparation of PPAP documentation 

Please see job description for more duites

Essential Criteria:

  • Third level qualification in an engineering/ technical discipline (Candidates with a lesser qualification, significant relevant experience and a demonstrated commitment to personal development will also be considered )
  • IT literate, and proficient in the use of MS Excel 
  • Experience in the application of problem solving techniques  
  • Experience within a manufacturing and/or customer-facing environment 
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written 
  • Excellent presentation and negotiation skills 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy   
  • Ability to work effectively on own initiative and effectively contribute within a team environment 
  • Ability to see activities through to completion  

Desirable Criteria:

  • Knowledge of quality management systems
  • Knowledge of PFMEA, control plans and measurement system analysis
  • Experience of statistical process control
  • Experience of automotive manufacturing processes
  • Second European language

Company Benefits:

  • Generous employer pension contributions
  • A health cash plan
  • Discount scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Service-related holidays & Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free car parking
  • Learning and Development opportunities and support
  • Service awards


  • Shortlisting – 8th May 2024
  • Interviews – 13th May 2024

If you have previously applied for this role in the last 6 months, we will not be considering your application at this time.

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