Quality Engineer

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Our Quality department is currently looking for candidates to fill the position of Quality Engineer.


  Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5.00pm
£ 28,000-£35,000 per year
Training, development and progression available


As a Quality Engineer, you would be joining a purpose-driven company and an employer of choice, where we continuously strive to build on our World-Class technical textiles business within a sustainable manufacturing environment.

Our market-leading engineered textiles keep emergency services crews safe, help renewable energy industries combat climate change, protect our armed forces, safeguard the environment, enhance the lifespan and efficiency of road, rail and air transport, and even safely deliver a soft landing on distant planets.

Heathcoat Fabrics are proud winners of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation and as part of the team, you will contribute to some of the most innovative technical fabric-making projects in the world. We are committed to ensuring our people have the skills and confidence to excel in their field, therefore we provide ongoing development opportunities for individuals to progress at all levels.

About the department and role

Our Quality Engineers provide detailed data analysis, system guidance and support to our production areas on all aspects of quality activities during the production lifecycle to ensure we are able to meet our customer demands, as well as the requirements of ISO9001. As we develop our processes to meet our target of achieving IATF16949 the role will start to encompass these requirements. Necessary training will be given alongside experience gained by working on the transition project.

This is a great opportunity to support our innovative manufacturing processes by delivering continual improvement of efficiencies, reliability, and performance as part of a cross-functional team. You will be responsible for facilitating appropriate actions and methodologies are taken to address quality issues by supporting investigations into internal deviations and improvement activities.

The ideal candidate will be self-driven, adaptable, a great team worker and can communicate on multiple levels verbally, through presentations and reports. The role allows the holder to work as part of a team driven to make improvements to our business processes and efficiencies and will have the opportunity to take the lead on improvement projects. The role will work alongside the Quality team and be the champion of Quality within the selected manufacturing area.

Skills, knowledge and experience required:

  • Relevant qualification or experience in a similar field and/or role
  • Ability to statistically analyse data for trends and patterns
  • Ability to problem solve and utilise core quality tools such as 8D, 5 Why, FMEA, SPC
  • Experience or qualifications using tools such as 5S, Value Stream Mapping and standard work
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and through written reports
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.


  • Awareness of Six Sigma principles and their application
  • Experience or qualification in internal auditing
  • Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to use statistical software, such as SPC XL / Minitab.

Apply today and be part of our vision.

What you can expect from us

  • Engaging work culture
  • Environmentally conscious company
  • Company profit share scheme
  • Company contribution pension plan
  • Personal learning and development
  • Leadership development and mentoring programmes
  • 34 days holiday per year
  • Canteen
  • On-site car and cycle parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Enhanced maternity benefits
  • Health & dental plans
  • Company sick pay and life assurance
  • Tech and Cycle Schemes
  • Discounts with participating local shops and businesses
  • Contribute to high-profile textile projects
  • Privately owned, debt-free company

For further information on this vacancy please contact:

Human Resources Team
Heathcoat Fabrics Limited,
Westexe, Tiverton EX16 5LL UK