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Senior Audit Engineer

Apply now Job no: 511052
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: St. Athan, South Wales
Categories: Quality

For over 110 years Aston Martin has made the most exquisitely addictive performance sports cars.

But no one builds an Aston Martin on their own. Behind these legends and landmarks are hundreds of dreamers, darers and doers who make extraordinary happen, every single day. That is why the name of everyone who has ever worn our famous wings is inscribed on the wall of our factory.

As we embark on an exciting new era for the business, we need the very best people to write their own chapter on our journey to become the world’s most desirable ultra-luxury British performance brand.

Join us.

JOB PURPOSE:

The plant quality department plays a key role in identifying and rectifying quality issues and opportunities in a timely manner so that it does not impact the customer.

You will work to continuously improve complete vehicle auditing within Aston Martin in controlling management of systems and standards in respect to six direct reports in AMCPA area, leading to a zero repeat issue culture.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Continuously improve all areas of operations including quality, inspection, standardised work, cost, and people development.
  • Run an efficient complete vehicle audit process (static and dynamic) holding problem owners to account for the robust closure of issues found to ensure zero repeat issues.
  • Manage Audit feedback sessions with all responsible areas of the business, agreeing both allocation of faults and rework requirements.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with both Production areas and Inspection Operations within Paint, Body Construction and CAL (Customer Acceptance Line).
  • Support the emissions and CoP (Conformity of Production) activities to maintain monthly requirements and ensure that all emissions targets are achieved.
  • Prepare and implement any new model changes in readiness for SOP (Start of Production) as required.
  • Ensure flexibility in the audit and compliance processes to stop issues shipped from Plant based on feedback from: PDI, 0MIS, EPDR, etc.
  • Report out in PQR (Plant Quality Review) and Quality Committee to Senior levels up to CEO within the business against challenging targets.
  • Monitor, control, and maintain the quality level within the areas of responsibility to the company quality standards ensuring that the customer (internal and external) is protected.
  • Ensure that the departmental area of responsibility can function always in terms of labour, consumable materials and maintained equipment in order to achieve the required quality levels and support plant volume requirements.
  • Motivate, support, and lead the team of six direct reports through coaching and mentoring.
  • Maintain housekeeping, waste management, and compliance to safety and environmental legislation.
  • Plan labour requirements and where necessary ensure procedures are followed to recruit labour.
  • Maintain an effective level of communication always across all areas and levels of the business escalating issues as required.
  • Assist and facilitate training to develop team members and minimise impact of labour shortages.
  • Ensure data collection is up to date and accurate.
  • Monitor team local budgetary spend on overtime, tooling, and other consumable type items.

QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in the Automotive Industry and Vehicle Assembly/Construction.
  • Proven experience in a supervisory/leadership role within a production/manufacturing environment.
  • Proven experience in defining and delivering new procedures and processes.
  • In-line and final vehicle Audit experience essential (CAL/AMCPA)
  • General knowledge of ISO9001
  • Experience in gap & flush, paint and general automotive inspection tools and techniques.
  • Familiar with general automotive quality standards, such as AML VIS (Visual Inspection Standards) or equivalent.
  • Carry out base measurement on vehicles using appropriate tools and gauges.
  • Able to physically investigate vehicle issues, including some assembly/dis-assembly if required.
  • Proven ability of team development and team motivation, ability to work effectively within a team and can lead with a can-do attitude.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to influence others. Enthusiastic and determined, highly self-motivated.
  • High degree of numeracy and literacy.
  • The ability to self-manage and work under pressure to deliver and thrive in an ever changing and dynamic environment.
  • The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
  • The post holder will be required to comply with all policies and procedures issued by and on behalf of Aston Martin Lagonda ltd.

Belong at Aston Martin!

We understand that the incredible beauty, craft, and art that defines an Aston Martin comes from the inclusion of our amazing people.

We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs. We celebrate diversity and are seeking applicants who can bring something different. Please speak to us if there is anything you need to support making an application with us.

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