Nissan Sunderland

Quality Assurance Engineer Job Description



Our QA team is the driving force behind our exceptional quality standards

Working collaboratively with teams throughout the Nissan entity and across the global supply network, our QA team is the driving force behind our exceptional quality standards for Nissan products and manufacturing procedures.

Nissan has a strong culture of continuous improvement in everything we do. You will work daily to influence existing processes and manufacturing methods to meet our KPIs of Quality, Cost, Time and Delivery – delivering the data, insight and recommendations for selection of appropriate solutions.  At the same time, you will collaborate with the best in cross-department Nissan talent to identify, specify and install new equipment and processes that ensure our ongoing commitment to continuous quality enhancement.

You will enjoy responsibility for your zone from day one, tackling problems and tasks using your own unique approach.  As a conduit between multiple departments, you will operate in a highly diverse, fast-paced environment with daily challenges to solve across our in-house vehicle production operations.

You will get the chance to develop best practices and cost efficiencies both in your daily work and project involvement.  You will work at the forefront of new technology in the automotive sector including automation of inspection processes, high capability and innovative measurement techniques alongside regulatory conformity of production obligations.


International/Domestic Project Involvement

No two days will be the same here at Nissan, with involvement in projects and supplier initiatives meaning international travel may be a part of the role. Collaboration is entrenched within the Nissan culture, with everyone working to build solutions for the future, meeting and solving challenges together as one team in an open and transparent atmosphere.

Leading-edge programmes such as our EV36Zero electrification programme and transition to electrified power trains give daily possibilities to get involved in new developments and technology.  You will participate in new model projects all the way from concept development to identification of manufacturing processes to ensure optimum Quality, Cost, Time & Delivery.


Daily Working with the Latest in Global Technology

The introduction of our dedicated Digital Hyper-Competitiveness programme is taking the latest in world technological developments in hardware, automation, AI, R&D, wearable tech and AR/VR to improve our efficiency and competitive position on a global scale.  As a Nissan QA Engineer you will be exposed to using these technologies.  The future of Nissan is huge and embracing the very latest in tech is a focused part of our strategy to stay at the forefront of automotive innovation.


Be the Engineer you want to be at Nissan

We thrive on diversity here at Nissan – the power of our engineers lies in their differences and we are flexible around the engineer path you would like to take.  In return we offer a culture where your personality and engineering style can shine through, with real autonomy to drive changes in the business and the opportunity to develop breadth and depth of skills.

We have a training and development programme that is second-to-none, with formal programmes and daily mentoring schemes.  The only limit to your development will be where you want to take it.


Real Reward and Recognition

We believe in the challengers and the innovators.  You will be recognised and rewarded for pushing the limits in what is possible.  Our Nissan Way ethos sets out our values to “Always think of the Customer”, “Show Facts, Face Reality”, “Be Accountable, Act Proactively”, “Think Outside the Box” and “Respect Others, Respect Society” and you will see them in all you do here at Nissan.  Working life is excitingly challenging, where you can see tangible results and be proud of your efforts every day.


Who do you need to be?

As with all of our Engineers, you will have strong skills across data analysis, tech know-how, people management and schedule control as your base foundation, along with a relevant engineering degree or equivalent experience.

You will also be:

  • A natural quality guardian with a curious mind, looking to improve standards, components and processes using your analytical and problem-solving mindset
  • Comfortable working autonomously, managing your own workload and responsible for meeting your goals and challenges
  • Someone with specific experience in quality development and control of products
  • Happy to collaborate and communicate daily with peers and other departments at all levels and cross-functionally, able to present your ideas clearly and negotiate in a balanced but effective manner


What will you be doing?

You will be involved in:

  • Development, application, and maintenance of inspection/test procedures across all of our production departments
  • Providing quality evaluation (static and dynamic) between design specifications and final assemblies
  • Providing technical support to diverse production departments as part of a cross-functional team
  • Leading and arranging internal and external product and process compliance audits
  • Supplier part development and compliance
  • Capturing and feeding back the ‘voice of the customer’ (both externally and internally)


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