Product Quality Inspector

Location: Coleraine

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 05 December 2022

Salary: Competitive

Product Quality Inspector

ABOUT THE ROLE

Reporting to the Quality Manager through the Lead Quality Inspector this person will work within the Quality Department to ensure product quality standards are maintained across the different production areas and target levels of inspection are met. They will demonstrate ability in the training of operators and ensuring assembly techniques are adhered to.

Shift Pattern:

Days – Mon–Fri 8am – 4pm

Evening – Mon-Fri 4pm to 12am (Midnight)

Nights – Sun night at 12am (Midnight) finishing Friday 8am.

KEY ACTIVITIES

Quality Control

  • Ensure product quality standards are met by implementing inspection and testing protocols on products within all production and warehousing areas
  • Demonstrate best production assembly techniques and hygiene practices and be able to lead and train production operatives by example
  • Ensure inspections are performed in compliance with QMS documentation and that the inspections are being recorded accurately
  • Develop a high level of understanding of the safety and functional aspects of each product type
  • Be able to clearly define pass/fail criteria to Production staff, providing guidance on Quality issues without impacting negatively on the work efficiency of staff
  • Assist the Quality Manager to review the effectiveness of preventive actions taken in response to product quality issues raised
  • Report all Quality related issues to the Quality Manager
  • Comply with QMS requirements for wearing the correct protective clothing as outlined in the relevant QMS documentation
  • Carry out product segregation and quarantine actions when necessary.
  • Assist with product or process validation tasks, as
  • Assist with performing and recording internal auditing

Administration Support

  • Ensure testing requirements are met at all stages of the production process and that appropriate documentation is maintained
  • Ensure accurate records of any inspection and test activity are completed and forwarded to the Quality Manager for review against specified targets
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of the Operating Procedures, Work Instructions and Quality Forms relevant to the various Production areas
  • Assist the Quality department with Quality System/Product development administration tasks as required
  • Provide accurate data relating to inspection levels for analysis by the Quality Manager

Other

  • To adhere to the company’s Equal Opportunities policy and Dignity at work policy in all activities and to actively promote equality of opportunity wherever possible.
  • To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, in accordance with the company’s’ Health and Safety policy.
  • To adhere to the company’s Quality policy and Environmental policy.
  • To undertake other duties as may be reasonably required.

KEY SKILLS

Essential

  • Previous experience within a regulated manufacturing environment
  • Meticulous with high levels of attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills

Desirable

  • Previous experience in a quality role
  • Experience in the respiratory product area
  • Previous experience in medical device manufacturing

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Internal

  • QARA Team
  • Wider Operations team

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Ability/willingness to travel to other Eakin Healthcare Group sites if required

COMPETENCIES

Resilience – Can work under pressure, remains calm, thinks clearly and manages emotion under pressure. Addresses issues without being aggressive or controlling and can easily bounce back from setbacks. Is open to feedback and doesn’t dwell on past events.

Team Working – Enjoys participating in group activities and likes to work in close proximity with other people.  Is ready to collaborate with and support others and is willing to co-operate and compromise for the overall good.

Following Directions – Is motivated to accept and comply with standards and instructions and has a strong conscience about delivering what is promised or expected.  Doesn’t like letting people down and works productively in cooperation with, and support of others.

Analytical – Enjoys analysing qualitative data but also considers quantitative and seeks to identify and explore they key elements in information before making commitments.  Tends to like to use facts and figures when planning and reporting and is concerned about accuracy and detail

Oral Communication – Talks readily and confidently to people, expressing themselves with obvious ease.  Speak out and makes themselves heard, often playing a leading and influential role in debate and discussion. 

Planning and Organising – Thinks things through well in advance and maps out future activities, taking the key stages and requirements into account.  Likes to monitor to ensure that things are implemented and delivered effectively

Quality Orientation – Is precise, pays attention to details, checks things and ties up ‘loose ends’.  Has a strong conscience about getting things right and seeks to ensure that decisions and solutions do not involve undue risk, adheres to policy and standards.

Interpersonal / Influencing – Deals with other in a convincing way that leads to gaining agreement without relying on hierarchy and shows sensitivity to working relationships.  Doesn’t give up easily in the face of opinions that differ from their own.  Influences others to reach conclusions and gain agreements.

Technical expert –full breadth of technical knowledge and can operate as a technical advisor, influencing others to achieve goals without relying on hierarchy. Keeps up to date on changes within their field and implements plans to ensure organisation is in a state of readiness.  Participates in industry and professional associations

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