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Quality Control (QC) Co-ordinator


Location:

Thornliebank Industrial Estate/ WestWay, Glasgow G46 8JW

Salary:

£40,000-£45,000

Hours:

39 hours per week, Monday to Thursday 07.15am to 4.00pm and Friday 07.15am to 12.15pm.

About Star Refrigeration

Star Refrigeration is the UK’s largest independent industrial refrigeration engineering company, founded in 1970, working with customers from design to commissioning and maintenance, supported by a nationwide branch structure. The company is comprised of six business units and currently has around 400 employees throughout the group. We are an Investors in People Platinum accredited employer and recognise the important role our employees play in our success which is why they are at the heart of everything we do. We aim to support and encourage our employees to pursue their interests and provide development opportunities to ensure they have rewarding and fulfilling careers.

Production

The Production team is based across two manufacturing facilities both based in Glasgow. A 3,200m2 industrial unit in Westway and a 900m2 factory located at the company’s HQ in Thornliebank.  Operating a 5S workshop that is Health & Safety Accredited, the team maximise pre-installation package units manufactured by our multi-skilled workforce and delivered directly to the site supported by Management, QHSE and Admin team.

The Role

We are seeking a skilled Quality Control (QC) Co-ordinator to ensure the quality of factory built modular skids during the manufacture process. As a QC Inspector, you will play a crucial role in maintaining high quality standards, meeting specifications, and ensuring compliance with industry regulations. Your primary responsibility will be to conduct thorough inspections at various stages of the pre-fabricated pipework skids, steel structures and performing final inspections to identify any defects, deviations, or non-conformities. The successful candidate will report to the Production Manager.
Key Duties
  • Conduct inspections of package pipework skids, steelwork assemblies and components during the package manufacture process to ensure compliance with piping and welding industry standards, engineering drawings, specifications, and customer requirements.
  • Perform visual inspections, measurements, and functional tests to identify defects, deviations, and non-conformities.
  • Document inspection results, track non-conformities, and provide detailed reports to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the engineering and production teams to address quality issues, provide feedback, and support continuous improvement.
  • Participate in the resolution of quality-related problems and assist in implementing corrective and preventive actions.
  • Support internal and external audits by providing accurate and up-to-date quality records and documentation.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment, adhere to safety regulations, and follow best practices for quality control.
  • Responsible for conducting final inspections of completed products to verify that all quality requirements have been met before shipment.
  • Ensure all work performed adheres to ISO 9001:2015 quality framework.
  • Experience in implementing 5S principles in the workplace for maintaining lean manufacture, cleanliness, and efficiency.

Responsibilities

Key duties include a range of responsibilities, which include but are not limited to;
People and Processes
  • Maintain 5S standard in Production facilities
  • Implement quality assurance standards
  • Comply with company procedures and standards
  • Identify improvement opportunities in working practices and documentation
Customers
  • Perform visual inspections, measurements, and functional tests to identify defects, deviations, and non-conformities throughout the build
  • Participate in the resolution of quality-related problems and assist in implementing corrective and preventive actions.
  • Pre-dispatch check/final sign off of packages
  • Ensure completion and retention of quality related paperwork as required by the company or customers
  • Work within ISO 9001 & ISO 45001 framework and participate in audits and perform internal audits
  • Liaise with suppliers regarding any quality issue that may arise
  • Liaise with all departments to embed a collaborative lessons learned approach
Financial  
  • Minimise rework in manufacture by implementing preventive action/lesson’s learned
  • Reduce field reports, rework, snags and guarantee costs by adopting the PDCA process
  • Maintain component traceability in package and vessel assemblies
  • Carry out production audits and participate in external audits
  • Improve standards of documentation and record keeping
Technology
  • Implementing and lead 5S best working practices including conducting audits
  • Identify scope for improvement opportunities – PDCA
  • Report any process and procedure non-conformances
  • Schedule, implement and manage Production tasks for our ISO9001 Quality Management System

The Candidate

Qualifications and experience:

  • Previous experience as a QC Co-ordinator/Inspector or similar role in a manufacturing environment for factory built modular skids.
  • Knowledge of quality control processes, inspection techniques, and testing methods.
  • Preferably a vast knowledge in the pipework fabrication /welding industry.
  • Familiar with engineering drawings, specifications, and quality standards.
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical skills, and the ability to identify and resolve quality issues.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Experienced in the use of all Microsoft packages
Desirable: Certification in quality control or a related field

An excellent remuneration package is available including:

  • Annual leave: 35 days inclusive of bank holidays
  • Pension: 8% non-contributory pension with option to make additional voluntary contributions with company top up based on the level of AVC’s
  • Twice yearly salary reviews with reference to RPI
  • Professional Development: biannual reviews on development to encourage career growth
  • Private Medical insurance available after 6 months of employment with additional family option
  • Permanent Health Insurance: generous long term illness cover equal to 50% of salary with continuation of company pension contributions
  • Life Assurance: 6 x annual salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 phoneline offering practical support and access to counsellors
  • Star Share Ownership Plan: option to become a company shareholder through pre-tax saving scheme
  • Cycle to Work and Electric Vehicle Leasing salary sacrifice schemes
  • Annual company profitability bonus
  • Employee Milestone bonus, including increased holiday entitlement

Application process

  • Respond to this advert with a current CV and cover letter.
  • A selection of candidates will be shortlisted for interview where a suitable time and date will be organised.
  • We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge every application.
  • First stage interviews may be carried out remotely, via video call prior to a face to face interview.
  • The successful candidate will be notified and a start date agreed.

Contact email

hr@star-ref.co.uk

Closing date

14th June 2024