Production Quality Technician

Employer Information



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The Company:
Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK) Ltd is an innovative, world class supplier of high quality, technically complex automotive components. Based in Carrickfergus, Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK) Ltd is a proud member of the Ryobi Group.  With the help of our Japanese parent company we can bring the latest technological advances to our European Customers.

Ryobi’s vision is to maintain a sustainable business by achieving the best results for our customers, maximising the potential of every employee through mutual respect, trust and teamwork. Our mission is to be the Number 1 Die Casting Company in Europe, to build upon our current customer base and increase market share, and to satisfy customer and shareholder requirements.

The role:
Principal Duties:

  1. Conduct Routine quality audits within the Machining department.(blue rack checks, 5S audits, Poke Yoke audit).  
  2. Follow, organize and control the NCMR process within the machine shop. (Dimensional, tooling issues, assembly failures). Manage containment process for non-conforming product  
  3. Ensure open NCMR’s are actioned and closed out. Control rework process when required  
  4. Ensure MSDTI process is followed correctly. Paperwork and database entries are correct and first and last off parts are sent to the QA laboratory within the correct time frames.  
  5. Follow the PTQ Audit process and sign off on hexboards when complete.   
  6. Assist in the development and implementation of new products and the training of new operators carrying out final inspection duties.  
  7. Creation and updating of SOP’s.  
  8. To report and analyze rejects caused by machining, assembly process within the department and feedback information to the engineering department or support departments. Reclaim where possible.  
  9. Perform final quality sign off of product to ensure all in process quality checks have been completed prior to customer shipment.  
  10. Raise internal quality alerts and communicate all live issues to operations personnel.  
  11. Maintain required records to ensure conformance to customer Quality requirements.  
  12. Assist to create plans for the training of all employees in the use and theory of Quality techniques and Continuous Improvement.    ​​​​

Please see job description for more duties

Essential Criteria:

  • NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) in relevant subject 
  • Experience in Quality Control role
  • Experience and knowledge of one or more of the following: SPC, CMM (using PCDMIS software)
  • Experience of using inspection equipment e.g. hard gauge, digital caliper
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical and problem solving skills
  • A well-organised and methodical approach to work
  • Computer literate
  • Diligent, an eye for detail
  • Strong customer focus
  • Strong team player

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience within an engineering manufacturing environment, preferably die casting
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement tools/techniques

Company Benefits:​​

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous employer pension contributions
  • A health cash plan
  • Discount scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Service-related holidays
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free car parking
  • Learning and Development opportunities and support
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Service awards

Shortlisting and Interviews:

  • Shortlisting: 6th December 2023 
  • Interviews: 11th December 2023

If you have previously applied for this role in the last 6 months, we will not be considering your application at this time.

  • Permanent
  • Kilroot
  • Closing date: Tuesday 05 Dec 2023
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