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Supplier Quality Engineer

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If you're looking to join a company with a dynamic vision for the future, set your sights on a challenging career with Nikon Metrology. We develop a wide range of measurement systems for dimensional quality control deployed worldwide in automotive, aerospace, and other manufacturing industries. Nikon Metrology has 10 offices and production sites in 8 countries.



The purpose of this role is to monitor and improve the supplier non-Conformity rate, by developing suppliers through feeding back non-conformances, new product introduction, first article inspection results and audits.



  • New Supplier Assessments/Re-Assessments
  • Supplier Performance & Improvement
  • Support purchasing with supplier performance reviews
  • Deployment of Inspection & Test Plans with suppliers
  • Conduct NPI with Key Suppliers
  • Carry out Supplier First Article Inspection Reports
  • Improve non-conformance rate by driving supplier improvements through Supplier Corrective and preventive actions
  • Identify and drive improvements through Engineering changes




  • Degree/HNC/HND Mechanical/Electrical/Production Engineering
  • Lead Auditor ISO9001 or equivalent



  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience within a Electro/Mechanical Environment
  • New product Introduction
  • ISO9001
  • ISO14001
  • Problem solving techniques – 5Why/8D/Fishbone
  • Experience of working to deliver a good quality product
  • Ability to prioritise and manage conflicting workloads
  • Ability to work independently and within a cross-functional team



Functional competencies

  • Ability to generate technical reports
  • Conduct internal and external audits including reporting
  • Demonstrate a base knowledge to understand complex drawings & schematics
  • Ability to understand problems and devise correction plans
  • A hands on approach to problem solving
  • Ability to co-ordinate projects
  • Strong relationship builder
  • Works with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Exhibit clear written and verbal communication skills
  • A proven track record of reduction in non-conformity rates through supplier improvement


Core competencies (all employees)

Be pro-active

  • Identifying and leading change with stakeholders based on supplier performance results

Seek new knowledge

  • Investigating problems and seeking and fostering new knowledge to overcome problems

Communicate well

  • Ability to communicate well with Peers, shop floor and present information to Senior Management to justify change
  • Communication with suppliers to solve problems for the benefit of Nikon Metrology

Display integrity

  • Working with accuracy and diligently to aid data supported decisions to be made

Embrace diversity

  • Foster input from cross-functional area and stakeholders to drive change



This is an office-based role, where time will be spent on the shop floor with occasional lifting requirements, investigating problems and visiting suppliers to resolve issues.


Why Nikon Metrology?

At Nikon Metrology, our success is achieved by our employees. Clearly defined common goals, objectives, and priorities, create a foundation to work with pride and confidence. Our employees highly value the supportive and collaborative working environment and we share our passion for technology and innovation. The global Nikon talent programme, will support you to fulfil your potential.

To apply for this position, please send a covering letter and your curriculum vitae to jane.tarren@nikon.com