Job Title:Manufacturing Quality (MQA) Team Leader – Grade D
Employment Status:Permanent
Line Manager:Manufacturing Quality Engineer
Standard Working Hours:40 hours per week
Holiday:25 days + bank holidays
Salary and Benefits:£14.50 per hour, anti-social shift premium Company Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme



    • Create and develop a motivated, driven and enthusiastic team.
    • Line management of the MQA team, supporting HR and recruitment processes.
    • Responsible for the shift-output of the MQA team, ensuring the support in production is available to achieve and maintain delivery schedule.
    • Responsible for daily reporting as required by the Manufacturing Quality Engineer
    • Responsible for training and development of the PDI team to the highest standard.
    • Support discussion at the Production (Tier 1 + Tier 2) meetings to drive improvements.
    • Expert understanding of the product and PDI-process, with the ability to impart expert knowledge onto other members of the team.
    • The unsupervised completion of checks and inspections, maintaining throughput, safety, and quality standards across the shift.
    • To support the Manufacturing Quality Engineer in management duties (if required).
    • Responsible for the MQA team’s daily completion of TPM, 5S & Visual Management activities.
    • Responsible for ensuring the MQA team operate safely and adhere to all regulations, policies and procedures for health, safety and environmental compliance.
    • Responsible for ensuring the MRB/Quarantine environments are kept clean and safe.
    • Responsible for ensuring the MQA team is punctual and ready for the start of shift.
    • To promptly escalate issues to the Manufacturing Quality Engineer when unable to resolve independently.
    • Rapid evaluation and disposition of non-conformances, utilising expert knowledge of the product and PDI process.



    • GCSEs/A-levels or equivalents.
    • Energetic, driven and enthusiastic.
    • 5+ years of experience in general assembly work.
    • 2+ years of experience in a team leadership role.
    • Automotive experience a plus but not essential.
    • Able to make informed and considered decisions.
    • Strong problem-solving abilities.
    • Ability to understand Engineering drawings and bills of materials.
    • Extensive experience and understanding of best assembly practices.
    • Ability to commit to a flexible schedule.
    • Experience with a wide variety of hand tools, lift assists and production equipment.
    • Excellent reading, computer and communication skills required.
    • Strong attention to detail and an ability to complete work accurately and thoroughly.
    • Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, organizational, and collaborative skills.
    • Able to motivate, influence and encourage others to achieve high standards of work.
    • Lean Sigma Yellow Belt is an advantage.



    • 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.




Cox Powertrain is a privately owned engineering company based in Shoreham by Sea. Cox have spent the past decade developing a ground-breaking new engine, supported by £90m of private investment, for marine industry which is disrupting the global marine market. Cox Powertrain have over 120 permanent employees, with strong connections with the automotive industry.

The core engine module is a V8, 8 piston, 4-stroke turbo charged diesel with a capacity of 4.4ltr litres that delivers up to 300 hp (261 kW) per module.  Principal benefits are increased responsiveness combined with reduced size, mass and parts count when compared with conventional diesels of similar power output and improved fuel efficiency and storage safety compared to gasoline engines of similar power output.