SQA Engineer

Supply Chain · Bicester, Oxfordshire
Department Supply Chain
Employment Type Full-Time

Evolito was spun out by YASA Limited to exclusively industrialise the next-generation electric motor technology and IP for the rapidly-growing aerospace market.

By accelerating the adoption of electric propulsion, we will help revolutionise personal mobility and transform our towns and cities with clean, noise-free electric air transportation.

As part of our current high-growth phase, we are looking for an SQA Engineer to join the team to improve and maintain the end-to-end supply chain performance of product and service suppliers. Reporting to our Director of Operations and working closely with our Quality Team, you will be responsible for developing supply chain-related procedures and processes, as well as managing supplier assessment and supplier concerns.

Key responsibilities will include:


  • Carrying out supplier audits to support approvals, both UK and internationally
  • Preparing and ensuring compliance to Supplier Quality Plans
  • Reviewing and approving supplier APQP, PPAP and FAIR / LAIR submissions
  • Communication and implementation of supplier quality requirements
  • Leading the implementation of supplier development activities with the aim of delivering year-on-year supplier QCD improvements
  • Leading the implementation of robust processes for supplier management and development
  • Establishing supplier scorecards monitoring quality, delivery and commercial performance
  • Work closely with Purchasing, Engineering, Manufacturing and Programme Management on supplier selection for new products and services
  • Managing supplier audit corrective action requests
  • Managing supplier product non-conformance actions, including containment, root cause analysis, corrective and preventative actions in a timely manner
  • Acting as primary point of contact for supplier deviation requests
  • Supporting work transfer activities
  • Supporting management of supplier risk
  • Supporting the implementation and subsequent maintenance of systems and processes to ensure compliance with the Evolito Business Management Systems.

Skills and experience required:


  • Previous proven experience in a similar role within an aerospace or highly regulated automotive supply chain quality environment
  • Familiar with CAA regulations Part21G and Part21J
  • Experience with Quality Improvement Programmes, Pareto, PFMEA, 5s, 6 Sigma or similar continuous improvement tools
  • Experience with external audits
  • Experienced in the use of APQP tools and techniques, familiarity with AS9145 preferred
  • Experienced in the use of statistical analysis, process capability and problem resolution tools (8D, 5 Why, 6 Sigma etc.) and techniques
  •  A team player with the ability to work under own initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure while managing conflicting demands against tight deadlines
  • Ability to influence others
  • A positive “can-do” attitude
  • A flexible approach to work
  • Ability to work at pace in a multi-project environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Full UK driver’s license and ability to travel worldwide.


  • Experience of working within a Prime or Tier 1 environment 
  • Knowledge of AS9100 and Process Auditing, AS9100 Lead audit 

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  • Location
    Bicester, Oxfordshire
  • Department
    Supply Chain
  • Employment Type