Published 1 month ago
Full time
Northampton, - United Kingdom
Engineers, Inspector / Quality control
Required degree level: Bachelor
1-3 years experience is required


Location: Northampton   COUNTRY: UK

Cosworth is a global technology business that delivers high performance engine and electronics solutions for customers in the automotive, aerospace, marine and motorsport sectors.

Our motorsport heritage gives us a passion for innovation, performance and reliability. We are constantly seeking innovative ways to drive higher performances, while striving to deliver the reliability that customers expect

An exciting opportunity has arisen to support our Quality team as a Quality Engineer, based in Northampton.

To support the activities of the company’s Quality, Production and Engineering functions, whilst also being part of the customer interface.

To assume responsibility for quality aspects of new products throughout development and to product launch phase, and thereafter provide support for the resolution of internal and external concerns. To aid the company in continually improving quality standards and to ensure that all Customers’ quality requirements and company accreditation requirements are met.

If this role is for you, please apply below.


Ownership of internal quality issues and resolution of them with known Quality tools, in a timely fashion.

Data collection and collation as well as defining inspection criteria.

Lineside quality improvement activities such as defect disposition analysis, rework and damage reduction as well as general improvement projects.

Data driven improvement activities in response to internal quality gate findings including conducting root cause analysis, countermeasure implementation and auditing.

Management of internal quality KPIs and metrics.

Conducting internal quarantine and scrap reviews.

Assisting in external Quality activities where needed (significant overlap with customer impact issues).

Planning and Managing PPAP activities, including the PPAP tracker.

Customer Liaison on new/existing projects including management of product quality concerns.

Performing system, process and part audits in line with Cosworth’s accreditation and standards.

Contribute to the continuous improvement of processes and practices operated by the company.

Raising and management of concessions and the concession system.

Control and monitor of the PDI process including the data analysis and performance monitoring.

Process Auditing and improvement.

Consider the health and safety, environmental and energy impact of all activities.

Support the Company’s compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018, following policy and best practice.

Undertake any other duties or activities reasonably requested in order to meet departmental or company goals.


Experience in aluminium CNC machining.

Working knowledge of GD&T.

Basic knowledge of aluminium casting processes.

Strong Practical problem-solving skills.

Demonstrated experience in automotive PPAPs / APQP.

Experience of using Quality tools (8D, 5Why, Ishikawa, etc).

Working understanding of statistical analysis tools such as Gauge RnRs, capability analyses and comparison tests etc.

Experience in a customer facing role.

Some experience of Process Audits.

Experience in the use of handheld gauging equipment.

Experience of manufacturing metrology equipment including CMMs.

Knowledge of visual management techniques.

A high level of time management skills with an ability to plan and prioritise work is essential.

Good PC skills are required.

SAP experience preferred.


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