Quality Coordinator

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We’re seeking a quality coordinator to join the Operations team at our head office in Wellington, Somerset.  This is a newly created role, aimed to help ensure our products meet our high quality standards, complying with ISO9001 and customer requirements.  



MK Test Systems, based in Wellington, Somerset, designs and manufactures Automated Test Equipment (ATE) for the Aerospace, Rail and Oil & Gas industries. With over 30 years of experience in the testing field and systems deployed with the biggest manufacturers of aircraft and trains throughout the world, we have built a reputation for innovation and success.  We’ve won multiple awards for our products and software, and have recently been acquired by Halma Plc.

To learn more about life at MK Test Systems, visit our company page.

Location and hours of work

  • The role is based at our Wellington, Somerset head office.
  • This is a Monday to Friday role within our standard opening hours.
  • The role fits within our Operations team.


Purpose of the Quality Coordinator                                           

To ensure that the internal QMS processes and procedures comply with the requirements of business standard ISO9001 and our key customer requirements. Ensuring manufactured systems, sub-assemblies and repairs have been correctly processed through internal business functions to meet  our high standards of quality.


Main duties

  • Verify internal processes to ensure they meet the requirements of ISO9001 and business goals.
  • Monitoring and reporting on all activities, processes, and procedures.
  • Determining data-driven solutions and implementing quality improvement plans as required.
  • Develop the current QMS including document control to ensure business processes are accurate, followed and correctly revision controlled.
  • Performing regular production inspections and reviews to ensure employees adhere to quality requirements.
  • Support warehouse functions with the inspection of critical and prototype components.
  • Carry out supplier audits to verify conformity of requirements.
  • Manage internal audit schedule and audit team in carrying out internal process audits, making recommendations for improvement as required.
  • Represent the Company’s quality management during customer audits and customer facing project meetings.
  • Verify internal information used for manufacture whilst ensuring customer requirements are met before issuing Certificates of Conformity.
  • Lead the correct application of concessions
  • Lead control of NCR’s and customer complaints ensuring that responses are timely and robust.
  • Lead root-cause analysis investigations for quality incidents as directed.
  • Develop and report monthly KPI’s based on quality escapes.
  • Work with the Business Improvement Manager on the roll out and progress of ongoing continual improvement projects.


Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Knowledge and experience of Quality Management Systems including ISO9001 and ATEX requirement.
  • Good understanding of MS Office Suite: MS Word, MS Excel.
  • Experience of manufacturing and assembly processes.
  • Previous experience within quality control/inspection.
  • Root cause analysis procedures.
  • Previous experience of auditing.
  • Experience of working with ERP/MRP systems.
  • Formal Certificate in IPC-610/620 or experience desirable.

Desired personal attributes

  • Willingness to train, and develop.
  • Good customer/stakeholder relation skills.
  • Ability to multi task.
  • Forward thinker.
  • People person/interrelationship skills.

How to apply for the Quality Coordinator role

Please upload your CV and covering letter via the form on our careers page.