BFC Quality Engineer x 1 – Stokenchurch

We are currently looking to recruit a BFC Quality Engineer to be based in Stokenchurch.  This position will report directly to the Group Engineering Manager.

The Company:

Tibbetts Group is a family-owned business established 40 years ago, with approximately 140 employees across four locations. The business has a global customer base with revenues exceeding £60m.

Role Overview:

To manage the BFC Engineering function and team – responsible for the process of development, testing, inspection and approval of all products sourced by BFC.  Maintaining both strong customer and supplier relations, the Quality Engineer will work closely with the Sales and Purchasing departments to ensure the integrity of product quality.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead and manage the Inspection/Engineering team to ensure the product approval process remains in line with the business requirements of range and cost
  • Lead the Engineering team to provide product assurance through the GRN inspection process ensuring conformity to specification
  • Improve quality of purchased parts through liaison with Sales and Purchasing
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure agreed quality requirements are met
  • Actioning of 8D investigations, customer complaints and resolution of them
  • Raising product specification issues/claims with suppliers and holding them responsible where appropriate
  • Responsible for part number creation for BFC, and ensuring the correct paperwork requirements, technical drawings etc are set up
  • Support the SQA and Compliance Manager with commodity code process
  • Final inspection of deliveries prior to despatch/where required
  • Ownership of PPAP and FAI reporting process
  • Maintenance of product sampling and gauge calibration programme
  • Responsible for all engineering non-saleable stock locations, conducting internal quarantine and scrap reviews
  • Support colleagues on product quality matters
  • Management of internal quality KPIs and metrics

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Ideally the candidate will have experience in the fastener and fixing industry
  • Expected to have an HNC/HND or above qualification in Mechanical Engineering or similar
  • Previous experience in reporting, investigating and closing out quality issues, practical problem-solving skills
  • Has led or supervised a small team
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings
  • Proven experience in customer/supplier facing role
  • Intermediate level of Microsoft Office, mainly Excel
  • Expected to be familiar with mechanical measuring techniques and be able to use electrical and mechanical measuring equipment

The Benefits:

  • 23 days holiday (plus UK bank holiday, rising to 25 days holiday after five years’ service)
  • Holiday Buying Scheme (giving you the opportunity to buy an additional five days’ holiday) – after probationary period
  • Life Insurance
  • Annual bonus (should the business hit agreed targets) – after probationary period
  • Health Cash Plan Scheme (after one years’ service) including:
    • Dental
    • Optical
    • Health and Wellbeing and health screening
    • Combined Physiotherapy
    • Chiropody
    • Employee Perks Portal
    • Optional cover for family
  • On-site training
  • Excellent career progression opportunities
  • Modern facilities
  • Ad-hoc employee functions including annual Summer Social (usually held in June each year)
  • Charitable fundraising opportunities
  • Free car parking

Additional job details:

  • Application deadline 12:00 noon, 28th September 2023 – CVs will be reviewed w/c 2nd October 2023
  • Testing will be part of the interview process where we are likely to have two interviews – Teams and face-to-face
  • Hours – 38.5 hours per week
  • Location – Stokenchurch, just one minute from junction 5, M40
  • CVs should be sent to
  • Company website –
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