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Cummins Inc. Senior Quality Engineer in Darlington, United Kingdom

Senior Quality Engineer


Within this role you will create value by supporting the assigned site with continuous improvement towards defect-free processes that satisfy customer needs and achieve business results. You will be responsible for applicable systems related to plant customer issues such as corrective requests.

Drive your career forward in this visible role and power your potential:

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Responsible for applicable systems related to plant customer issues such as corrective requests.

  • Ensures products and processes meet initial and long-term quality standards (Examples: IATF, customer specific requirements, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Product Parts Approval Process (PPAP) documentation submittal etc.).

  • Supports change management activities for current product and Value Package Introduction (VPI) by supporting verification of products and processes to ensure key measures are met and analyzing data for decision support.

  • Supports and or leads quality audits.

  • Serves as a Quality technical resource to other functional areas.

  • Leads the prioritization of continuous improvement with cross functional key business partners by utilizing industry proven methodology (Example: lean manufacturing, 7 step problem solving, Intelligent Quality Tools and Methods (IQTM), etc.).

  • Basic understanding and application to Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) core tools. Leads and/or supports Safe Launch initiatives through VPI.

This is an on-site role to be based in Darlington, UK


To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • Intermediate level of experience required. Preferably 3-5 years’ experience in Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering or Program Management role in the automotive industry or a similarly regulated industry. Minimum of 2 years of related manufacturing or quality experience required.

  • Lead and complete inter-plant PPAP work.

  • Support development of Plant Quality Engineers and Technicians.

  • Communicate with Plant Leadership on emerging issues and resolutions.

  • Act as liaison between Plant& SQE on PPAP progression.

  • Coordinate supplier related containments within the plant.

  • Lead and development measurement team/ strategy.

  • Advanced Product Quality Planning to ensure customer satisfaction through structured and measurable processes.

  • Problem solving

  • Coordinate component returns to suppliers and subsequent Corrective Action Requests.

  • Good communication skills Developing and delivering multi-mode communications.

You will be rewarded with:

  • £39,280 – £49,100 - Depending on experience

  • Defined contribution pension scheme - company contributions up to 9%

  • Annual bonus plan - target 8% (based upon company performance)

  • Private medical insurance (Optional, taxable benefit)

  • Health cash plan – reimbursement support towards medical, optical and dental costs

  • Health Screening

  • Life assurance

  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays

  • Employee discount scheme - covering 100's of retailers.

  • Family friendly policies

  • Cycle to work scheme


Primary Location United Kingdom-England-Darlington-UK, Darlington, Cummins Engine Co Ltd

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Feb 6, 2024, 11:05:14 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Engine Business

Role Category Onsite

Relocation Package Ineligible

Req ID: 240000P9