Quality Engineer


Job Location:

Leatherhead, UK

Type of Job:

Full time

up to £50,000



The role

The Quality Engineer will work with our engineering team and partners to ensure the production units of the Sunswap TRU meet the required quality standards. This role will be directly responsible for the functionality and quality of the products that are delivered into our customers hands. This is a great opportunity to be part of building an early-stage business. You will play a key role in the development of the Sunswap product range.

You will:

  • Lead the development and creation of product quality standards, processes and documentation.

  • Take ownership of the development and refinement of the company's quality management processes and ensure that all processes and products adhere to ISO 9001 standards.

  • Manage quality-related issues within the manufacturing team, resolving them to ensure there is no impact to the customer.

  • Conduct inspection of inbound components for design verification builds.

  • Work with engineering (Design & Manufacturing Engineers) to define process parameters and criteria to ensure supplier process capability is effective.

  • Carry out supplier validation audits, with supplier support and supplier advanced product quality planning (APQP)

  • Assist in the supplier approval process by assessing quality systems, manufacturing / technology capabilities and Health & Safety risks

  • Assist in new product launches and ensure supplier parts meets specifications and standards

  • Actively promote the use of continuous improvement techniques such as lean, six-sigma, Poka-Yoke , measurement system analysis and PFMEA

  • Collate and evaluate supplier quality data to identify process improvements within the supply chain.

You are:

  • A creative problem solver – you find enjoyment in finding solutions to complex issues.

  • Not dependent on process – you are comfortable with doing things differently and ready to challenge us to do the same.

  • A team player - work collaboratively within the team to achieve targets.

  • Comfortable working autonomously – juggling multiple projects and activities at once.

  • An effective communicator – keen to share your opinions and ideas whilst building on others’.

  • Customer centric – you see the bigger picture of what we are trying to achieve.

  • A pragmatist – you understand the trade-offs between engineering design choices and make decisions that work best for the team and wider business.

  • Not afraid to roll your sleeves up and participate in hands-on work when required and enjoy the practical element of the engineering process.

You have:

  • A degree in mechanical, automotive, aerospace engineering or equivalent industry experience in a production environment.

  • Demonstrable experience of creating quality systems, processes and audit documentation.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Previous experience in Quality Management using APQP / PPAP Methodologies in a related industry.

  • The ability to lead the implementation of quality management systems (ISO-9001).

  • Competent in reading engineering drawings or CAD Models as well as interpreting component specifications.

  • Strong practical experience in low and medium volume production processes.

Why you’ll want to work at Sunswap

  • We are developing first of a kind technology that will change the world.

  • You’ll have exposure to all areas of business with ownership, growth and learning opportunities.

  • Clear and defined development opportunities throughout the company. We want to help you grow with us.

  • A supportive test and learn mentality.

  • You’ll contribute directly to the future of sustainable transportation.

  • You’ll be part of an inspiring work environment with short lines of communication, flat structures and a great team spirit.

  • Create new things, start projects from scratch.

  • 5% employer matched pension contribution.

  • 25 days + bank holidays.

  • Regular company socials. Work hard, play hard.

  • Sunswap swag.

  • Your choice of laptop, Phone and WFH equipment.

At Sunswap we want all our employees to feel comfortable bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, as we truly believe that diversity drives innovation. For us, the right attitude and a desire to learn is essential so we would love to hear from you - even if you don’t meet all of the above.

Join us on our mission to decarbonise the supply chain.