Title:  Senior STA Quality Engineer


Hethel, NFK, GB

Date:  16 Jul 2024

STA Senior Engineer




About the role 

This role will be assisting in managing supplier’s quality activities within the supplier base to ensure day to day production targets are achieved. This will involve defect prevention and timely problem resolution. This role offers the opportunity to demonstrate business improvement and measurable change throughout the Lotus production supply chain thereby improving product quality and customer satisfaction. This role will be focused on site supplier quality related activities as part of a larger Quality team that will deliver visible and measurable improvement of the production supplier base worldwide by implementing best practice automotive quality and supply chain strategies.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Manage production related PPAP and concern resolution activities for current production series and new projects
  • Produce regular reports including action plans for management, supplier development plans and CCARs.
  • Manage, plan and carryout supplier manufacturing site assessments to support current production and new programmes.
  • Develop and agree supplier development activity plan with internal stakeholders ensuring the team meets the plan and PPM/Quality improvements are achieved.
  • New Part Introduction and/or new supply source, develop PPAP activity plan in conjunction with key stakeholders 
  • Ensure all supplier visits are completed to process and any actions raised are taken to closure.
  • Report part approval status.
  • Current Production Support, interface with Resident SQ team to ensure issues are prioritised and addressed in a timely manner to minimize any effect on production and quality targets.
  • Experience of using various quality tools such APQP, PPAP, 8D, FMEA, Control plans, MSA, SPC, process Mapping, problem solving skills. Be able to demonstrate experience of using SQA/Quality core tools.
  • Support STA Manager and Lead engineers to meet supplier quality targets and Lotus business requirements.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience



  • HND/HNC or Degree level in Engineering or similar related discipline
  • Broad understanding of manufacturing processes related to automotive production
  • Technically aware and capable of interpreting manufacturing processes
  • Automotive OEM or 1st Tier supplier experience in a supplier quality role.
  • Automotive supplier in a supplier quality engineering role
  • Effective communication skills with the drive to resolve supplier related quality and production problems
  • Analytical with an attention to detail 
  • Demonstrate a quality mind set and can-do approach to problem solving
  • Results focused
  • Full driving license
  • A willingness to travel worldwide at short notice, working at suppliers’ sites to resolve problems 

What we offer you

In addition to a competitive salary, you will have access to the following benefits:

  • 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
  • Hybrid working
  • Half day finish on a Friday
  • 6% pension contribution 
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme, based on your contribution and the performance of the company
  • Private Healthcare
  • Group income protection based on length of service
  • Paid time off for medical appointments
  • Family Friendly policies
  • Exclusive Employee discount, wellbeing and recognition platform #ForUSLOT