STA Engineer

Job ID: #32280

STA Engineer

£47,000 -£55,000 


The Recruitment Bunker are recruiting exclusively for a STA Engineer for a leading group of companies based in Coventry.

The primary objective of the role is to be responsible for ensuring the seamless integration of automotive components into the supply chain, by managing, enhancing, and improving supplier performance related to quality, costs, and delivery. This role plays a vital part in guaranteeing the overall quality and reliability of automotive products.

Overview of the Role

  • STA Engineer
  • Salary – £47,000-£55,000
  • Holidays: 25 days plus 8 Bank Holidays
  • Pension
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Healthcare/Life Insurance
  • Location: Coventry

Company Overview

The DRVN Automotive Group are a sector leading automotive group, specialising in the design, manufacture, and distribution of luxury automotive brands, recognised globally for our commitment to innovation, quality, and engineering, centred around a world-class customer experience.


  • Manging and supporting suppliers for successful Supplier Launch readiness for all new model activities
  • Implement and managing advanced product quality planning (APQP) methodologies to anticipate and prevent potential quality issues and support project milestones that result in on time Quality submissions
  • Develop PPAP activity plan in conjunction with stakeholders
  • Use of quality tools APQP, PPAP,8D, FMEA control plans, process mapping and problem-solving skills
  • Collaborate with suppliers to establish and maintain robust quality assurance processes for automotive components
  • Act as a liaison between the supplier, Design, Engineering, Programmes, Purchasing and Quality Departments
  • Conduct supplier assessments and audits to ensure compliance with industry standards and specifications
  • Analyse and resolve supplier-related quality concerns, working closely with cross-functional teams
  • Manage the supplier development process, fostering long-term relationships to enhance overall product quality
  • Lead and participate in root cause analysis and corrective action processes to address quality deviations
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives within the supply chain, optimising efficiency and reducing defects
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies to implement best practices in supplier quality management
  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop and maintain key performance indicators (KPIs) for supplier quality
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to suppliers to ensure adherence to quality standards
  • Work in compliance and conform to IATF16949 and ISO9001 standards

Essential Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, or a related and equivalent discipline
  • Proven experience in an STA role working on Supplier Quality Assurance within the automotive industry within an OEM or 1st Tier Supplier
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge and understanding of working ISO9001/IATF16949 and other relevant quality management systems
  • Thorough knowledge of industry standards and quality requirements for automotive components
  • Ability to carry out audits and monitor and report on Supplier performance
  • Strong understanding of APQP, PPAP, FMEA, and other quality management tools
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a focus on root cause analysis
  • Effective communication and negotiation skills to liaise with suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Project management skills to lead initiatives and drive improvements
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional environment
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to delivering high-quality results.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and communication skills both verbal and written
  • IT literate – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Clean drivers’ licence
  • Must have IDLR/ Full right to work in UK- Sponsorship will not be provided.

 Please note we do not provide sponsorships to those who require it and will only accept applications from those who have full rights to work in the UK with no restrictions and IDLR/Full Settlement status. Please provide status on applications.

Our inclusive workplace welcomes and values all candidates from all backgrounds, we believe that diversity enhances our ability to innovate and serve our customers effectively. We are an equal opportunity employer and strive to create an environment where everyone feels respected, supported, and able to bring their authentic selves to work. If you require any reasonable adjustments to participate in the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

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