Job Title Supplier Quality Engineer
Line Manager Head of Quality
Location Shoreham-by-Sea
Salary Range £ dependent on Experience
Benefits 20 days paid leave per annum rising to 25 after two years (plus Bank Holidays), pension, health scheme

Job Function

As SQA Engineer at Cox Powertrain, the successful candidate will be responsible for assuring the quality of component suppliers into Cox Powertrain as well as working with the supply base to improve component delivery. They will also provide progress reporting to the internal stakeholders. Additionally;

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain the PPAP database and ensure that the PPAPs are being reviewed and validated in a timely manner
  •  Organise internal/external measurements necessary to validate the PPAP
  • Analyse the PPAP documentation and highlight if there is any information missing
  • Help suppliers developing Component Quality Plans and ensure the Component Quality Plans are updated when required
  • Maintain the Component Quality Plan Database
  •  Raise Reject Notes and request 8D reports from the supplier
  • Work directly with the supplier to facilitate root cause analysis and corrective actions of supplier quality issues
  •  Perform on-site supplier visits for root cause analysis and verification of correction actions of supplier quality issues
  • Collate and evaluate supplier quality data to identify process improvement opportunities within the supply chain
  • Support process improvement activities at the supplier
  • Support the Internal Quality team to monitor and report on supplier product quality and performance
  • Liaise and communicate with other departments, suppliers and other service providers
  •  Contribute to continuous improvement activities
  •  Undertake special projects as required


  • A highly organised, self-starter and logical thinker
  • Clear positive work ethic with a desire to get the job done
  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to deal effectively and considerately with a wide variety of individuals.
  • An enthusiastic, positive, calm and accommodating approach to work and changing priorities in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
  • A high level of attention to detail, with an aspiration to deliver technical excellence
  • Commitment to achieving the company’s long-term business objectives and succeeding as a team
  • Willingness to travel in UK and internationally

Skills and Experience:


  • Experience within a Supplier Quality Engineering/Quality Engineer role in the automotive sector or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Metrology, Inspection Methods and Equipment
  • Understanding and interpretation of engineering drawings
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Understanding manufacturing processes
  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Planning and prioritising activities and an ability to operate with a level of autonomy
  • Good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate efficiently throughout the shop floor and with internal management.
  • Excellent listening and team working skills.
  • Ability to present data accurately and effectively
  • Degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent and/or recognised
  • Quality Management qualification


  • Knowledge of ISO45001/OHSAS18001
  • Understanding of ISO14001
  • Knowledge of TS16949 and ISO 9001 is preferred
  • Knowledge of measurement techniques
  • Problem-solving skills

About Cox

Cox Powertrain is a privately owned, well-funded company. It has taken a clean sheet approach to developing a marine diesel outboard product which is the first of its kind. The CXO300 programme combines innovation with best engineering practice to develop patented technologies, unlocking new levels of power density which have historically limited uptake of diesel-powered outboards in the industry.
The company offers an exciting and fast-paced environment where innovative and unusual ideas are actively encouraged. The business is rapidly growing and as such is the ideal environment for a candidate looking for career progression and involvement in an industry-changing product from an early stage.


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