Reporting to Head of Quality
Department Quality
Standard Working Hours Monday to Friday – 37.5 hours per week
Location Shoreham-by-Sea
Holiday Entitlement 20 days, rising to 25 days after 2 years’ service

Cox Powertrain are a leading design Engineering Company based on the South Coast. The Company has an opening for an enthusiastic Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer to work in our new offices located on the south coast

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Maintain the PPAP database and ensure that the PPAPs are being reviewed and validated in a timely manner
  • Organize 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 report from the supplier
  • 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
  • Work with the supplier directly, create correction action plans to address process failures
  • 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
  • Willingness to travel in UK and internationally

Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will:

Necessary knowledge and experience:

  • Experience within a Supplier Quality Engineering / Quality Engineer role in the automotive sector
  • Knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is preferred
  • 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
  • Good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate efficiently throughout the shop floor and with own management
  • Listening skills
  • Ability to present data accurately and effectively
  • Team working skills

Desirable Skills:

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


  • Degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent and/or a recognized Quality Management qualification

If you wish to apply for this role, please click on the apply button, or email, and include: Your current CV, covering letter including salary expectations and any notice period.

About Cox Powertrain

Cox Powertrain is a privately owned, well-funded, company. It has taken a clean sheet approach through its development programme to deliver diesel engine designs that combine innovation, with best engineering practice to develop patented technologies to unlock new levels of power density.

The company is an exciting place to work, where innovative and unusual ideas are actively encouraged. The business is rapidly growing, and as such – is the ideal environment for a candidate wishing to work in a business with opportunity for career progression, and to be involved in an industry-changing development from relatively early on.


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  • Your current CV
  • Covering letter including salary expectation and any notice period

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