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Inspection Manager

Location: Multimatic Niche Vehicles Europe, Coventry , United Kingdom

Posted: February 15th, 2021

Job Description – Inspection Manager

Location:              Multimatic Niche Vehicles Europe

                             Coventry

Definition:

If you are a skilled Quality and Inspection professional with a desire to lead and develop a team, we are looking for you to join our Operations team as the Inspection Manager. Reporting directly into the Operations Manager, your role will involve management of a growing team covering all aspects of Inspection, from component level and whole vehicle measurement to final paint audit and buy-off. You’ll have the opportunity to use and enhance your excellent communication skills and extensive knowledge of measurement processes and equipment whilst acting as the main quality gateway for both incoming and outgoing product.

You’ll never have a boring day, as you work on delivering some of the world’s most exciting automotive programmes.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall leadership of all Inspection facilities and processes, including but not limited to:
    • Incoming and outgoing component inspection (measurement, visual and functional)
    • Vehicle measurement during prototype and production builds
    • Paint inspection at both primer and final paint stages
    • Final pre-delivery inspection including build issue and fit/function checks
  • Work with the Quality, Operations and Programme Management teams to define measurement plans for each component, vehicle and build phase
  • Work with the Quality and Operations team to collaboratively achieve customer standards
  • Ensure the Inspection team are always available to support the schedule requirements and demands of the customer
  • Provide support to the wider team in investigating chronic and complex build or component issues
  • Lead the continuous improvement of Multimatic’s Inspection capabilities through identification and implementation of new facilities, equipment, processes or training
  • Monitor key Inspection metrics, and regularly feed these out to the wider team and to senior management
  • Manage current and future resource requirements to ensure labour requirements are met as efficiently as possible, including management of shift patterns
  • Plan basic production hours and overtime requirements and ensure standard workload and peaks can be contained
  • Work with Manufacturing Engineering and Operations to plan new vehicle builds and identify requirements for any new tooling, equipment or process documentation
  • Liaise with the Facilities team to ensure all production equipment is fully maintained and any downtime is minimized
  • Work with the Production Engineering team to identify key quality gateways within each build, and act as the point of sign off between each phase
  • Lead the delivery of feedback to customers in regular programme reviews
  • Fulfill administrative duties, including completing KPI reports, time sheets and conducting ongoing personal development reviews
  • Present information to senior management where required, including suggestions for potential improvement and strategies for implementing these suggestions
  • Contribute to the hiring process, making recommendations for which candidates are the most capable
  • Maintain a Skills Matrix for the Inspection teams to ensure our current and future skills requirements can be met
  • Ensure all employees follow Health & Safety regulations, the Company Handbook, Quality and Environmental standards, and all other Company policies and procedures
  • Ensure production facility cleanliness standards are maintained at all times
  • Provide motivation, support and guidance to all employees
  • Act as the driving force behind Multimatic Niche Vehicles Inspection Operations

Skills:

  • Detailed understanding of a variety of measurement and inspection processes, methodologies and equipment (Faro, CMM)
  • Knowledge of paint quality standards, inspection methods and equipment
  • Ability to use interpret 3D CAD models and drawings
  • Understanding of Health and Safety practices
  • Strong IT skills and ability to present data effectively
  • Previous experience with Polyworks and JT2Go software packages would be beneficial

Personal Attributes:

  • Ability to work in a diverse, dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Excellent team player, with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Problem-solving mentality
  • Ability to sustain and develop team working and team based problem solving

Experience Levels:

  • Substantial experience in a low volume manufacturing environment, preferably automotive
  • 5 years’ experience within a Quality or Inspection related role
  • Experience of dealing with customers and suppliers

Closing date for applications is May 28th 2021

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.
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