Supplier Quality Engineer

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

We have paused some of our recruitment activity at Mettler Toledo given the circumstances about the COVID-19. It is complex time for us all and as a result, this will pose difficulties in onboarding new colleagues into the organisation.

However, we will continue working in the background and we are always looking for talented individuals to join our team. We are looking forward to receiving applications from any of you interested in joining our team in the future, once we are back to normal. See below for the finer details around the role/responsibilities etc., read carefully and apply where appropriate. This may be a good time to get in touch.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Supplier Quality Engineer to join our SAFELINE X-RAY team in Royston. The Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible for ensuring that our suppliers are providing us with the best parts and they are continuously developing their processes and activities to enhance the quality of our products. You will monitor these processes effectively and ensure that they are always in line with our requirements. 

This is an exciting new position that will be instrumental in improving our business processes, supporting supplier selection and leading the assessment of supplier readiness for the launch of new programmes. You will play a key part in managing our internal stakeholders and leading on the resolution of any major quality concerns, but also having the desire to get involved with problems and provide hands on support to fix any problems where required. 

Key responsibilities include: 

• Working closely with Procurement to ensure supplier performance is monitored and reported in a timely manner, ensuring any corrective actions are implemented promptly. 
• Plan, maintain and update critical supplier audit system, schedule and approved supplier list. 
• Conduct supplier audits to drive process standardisation, waste elimination, and continuous improvement. 
• Champion problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers to eliminate recurrence of non‐conformances. 
• Strategically lead on performance improvement projects in an effort to increase the supplier capability of consistently meeting Mettler Toledo SAFELINE X-RAY requirements. Duties may include process analysis, process capability, problem solving with the supplier, 5S and Kaizen events. 
• Drive *Zero Defect- mentality within the supply base.

What You Need to Succeed

You will already have significant experience working as a Quality Engineer, have a passion for improving processes, and not be afraid to challenge where appropriate to get the best for the business. You will be extremely product and customer focused in the management of suppliers, particularly during new product/project stages and have the desire to follow all projects through to completion. 

Ideally, you will already have a good knowledge of various quality tools such as, 5 Why’s, Pareto Analysis, 8-D and any previous knowledge of DFMEA, PFEMA, PPAP would advantageous. You will have excellent written and verbal communications skills and you must be able to work well with diverse groups of people. Strong problem solving and organisational skills will be essential to this role. 

You must be prepared to do some UK and abroad travel, however this is not excessive and adequate notice will be given when this is required. You must have a valid driver’s license that is in good standing and use of your own car.

Our Offer to You

•Competitive salary

•Employee Bonus Scheme


•Life Assurance x4

•Holidays 25 + statutory

About Mettler Toledo

METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services. We are recognized as an innovation leader and our solutions are critical in key R&D, quality control, and manufacturing processes for customers in a wide range of industries including life sciences, food, and chemicals. We operate throughout the world with a culture shaped by innovation and international flair.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We promote equal opportunity worldwide and value diversity in our teams in terms of business background, area of expertise, gender and ethnicity. For more information on our commitment to Sustainability, Diversity and Equal Opportunity please visit us here

For those who prioritize precision, Mettler Toledo is precisely where you belong.

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