Quality Technician

up to £30,000

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  • Salary: up to £30,000 (dependent on experience)
  • Based 5 days per week at Sunswap’s Leatherhead HQ 

About us

We are a clean-tech organisation who have created the world’s first purpose built battery and solar powered transport refrigeration unit (TRU). This is a fully electric system, is true zero-emission*, viable alternative to diesel power. Since being established in 2020 we have scaled a world-class team by 77% to accelerate innovation across all departments. We are looking for talent who want to join us on our mission, to decarbonise the global cold chain.

Last year we proudly announced partnerships with 8 customers including Samworth Brothers, Bannister Transport, DFDS and Staples Vegetables & secured investment from Barclays and Clean Growth Fund to fuel our mission to decarbonise the cold chain. This year we were announced the Winner of the 2024 Technological Breakthrough award from the Cold Chain Federation.

Primarily, our team and culture distinguish Sunswap as an exceptional workplace. Our collective commitment to decarbonising the global cold chain unites us, fostering mutual support in achieving our mission. We strive to cultivate an inclusive, forward-thinking, and engaging culture that embraces everyone.

Our benefits

  • 30 days of annual leave (includes a Wellbeing Day)
  • Sabbatical (after 3 years of working with Sunswap)
  • 5 free counselling sessions per year
  • Family leave ranging from 4 weeks to 4 months
  • Employee Share Options
  • Free Monthly Lunches & Quarterly Socials!
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free laptop & Sunswap merch

Job overview

Reporting to Sunswap’s Production Manager, the Quality Technician plays a key role in ensuring seamless and uninterrupted assembly of the deliverable product. The Quality Technician is pivotal for ensuring smooth assembly of products by conducting inspections, updating standards, and addressing build defects. Responsibilities include logging defects, implementing containment actions, supporting problem-solving, evaluating rejected parts, leading meetings for disposition decisions, and actively participating in production meetings. Suggestions for quality improvement are welcomed.

Key responsibilities

  • You will carry out in-process and end-of-line inspection of manufactured product, in accordance with inspection work standards;
  • Proactively create or update inspection work standards as necessary, to ensure build risks are minimised.
  • Work alongside the build technicians, the Quality Technician will log build defects, decide what (if any) containment actions are necessary, and ensure that these are carried out quickly and verified as effective in preventing further escapes.
  • Evaluate any parts rejected during build: if nonconforming, you will reject them and lead the regular MRB meeting to decide on disposition.
  • Attend and actively participate in the daily production meetings, to ensure that all build issues are contained.
  • Chair the Material Review Board meeting; decide on disposition of nonconforming parts.
  • Make suggestions for improvement in all areas relating to the quality of the manufactured product.
  • Lead and document containment activities, to prevent escalation of quality concerns.
  • To work safely and adhere to all regulations, policies and procedures for health, safety and environmental compliance.

Qualifications & experience

  • GCSEs/A-levels or equivalents
  • 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Practical understanding of Lean manufacturing.
  • Ability to understand Engineering drawings and bills of materials.
  • Practical experience of Global 8D problem solving.
  • Group facilitation experience.
  • Understanding of logistics storage & handling processes.

Advantageous

  • Lean Sigma Yellow Belt qualification.
  • Experience with a wide variety of hand tools, lift assists and production equipment.
  • Automotive sector experience.
  • Stacker and/or fork-lift licence.
  • Clean UK or EU driving licence.