Quality Assurance Manager

Location: Cambridge, UK
Contract: Full-time

About CML

Cambridge Mechatronics Limited (CML) is a multi-disciplinary company, developing camera module solutions utilising our cutting-edge shape memory alloy (SMA) technology. Our technology is shipping in top tier flagship smartphones, as well as inside drones, wearable devices, and other consumer products.

We have approximately 650 granted and pending patents based around our platform technology, which allows the control, positioning and movement of smart materials with high precision. CML is proud to rank in the top 25 applicants in terms of yearly UK patent filings, on par with larger technology licensing companies such as Arm, Imagination Technologies and Rolls Royce.      

CML’s SMA wire is thinner than the width of a human hair and can be positioned with the accuracy of the wavelength of light. CML is the only company in the world to master and control these materials with such exceptional accuracy.

The work environment at CML is both stimulating and exciting, as we are involved throughout the entire product development process from inception through to mass production, which provides a real sense of achievement for our employees.

The Person

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Quality Assurance Manager to join our team. This is a challenging role for someone who can engage people as well as drive improvements in quality standards and enjoys being hands on. Primarily the role will focus on our fabless semiconductor business whilst also driving quality processes and standards for the remaining areas of the business.

We are looking for a strong and confident professional, who will push forward and challenge the status quo, deliver the very best performance, and achieve results at pace whilst working under pressure. With a proactive approach to work, you will have a proven track record in QA and preferably semiconductors, working to high standards. You also must be well organised, self-motivated and have great drive to getting the job done.

In this customer facing role, reporting to the Head of Operations, you will have full responsibility for developing, implementing and maintaining all aspects of quality assurance through our Quality Management Systems. Key functions entail coordinating corrective action issues and driving resolutions; ensuring continuous improvement of processes and systems that align with company objectives and execution of departmental tasks with a focus on providing exceptional service to our customers. Flexibility to travel for international customer meetings, specifically China and North America is a must.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Several years’ experience of working as a QA Manager in a semiconductor supply chain environment
  • A BSc / Master’s degree in engineering, physics or equivalent
  • A thorough knowledge of current Quality Management Systems, Quality Specifications and Quality Standards including but not limited to ISO9001, TS16949 along with other microelectronics standards
  • Experience of bringing up a company to ISO9001 quality standards
  • Experience of managing and co-ordinating BSI / ISO audits and customer audits
  • Experience in leading and implementing automotive industry related quality tools, such as APQP, FMEA, Control Plan, etc. beneficial
  • Extremely strong communication, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience of conducting internal Quality Assurance Audits and preparing for external audits
  • Use of Cognidox as a Document Management System
  • Strong record in quality management, process specification and implementation for semiconductor supply chains
  • Reliability and robustness management, gap analysis of existing systems
  • Failure analysis and 8D corrective action
  • Strong knowledge of JEDEC reliability standards and environmental certification for IC qualification
  • Good track record in advancing ISO9001/14001 compliance

Personal Skills

You must be able to demonstrate you are a strong team player, and that you can effectively interact and work with other technical teams. Strong analytical skills and a passion for technology are also expected.

You must also be self-motivated, able to prioritise activities and have excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills.

CML Offers

We have roles that you can help define and mould to your skills and ambitions within a multi-disciplinary team. We are happy to accommodate individuals with different skill sets and you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution to a dynamic and fast growing company with a global reach. Your salary package will be very competitive and dependent upon relevant academic and industrial experience.

  • Competitive salary
  • Travel opportunities
  • Free breakfast cereals, fresh fruit, tea & freshly ground coffee, daily
  • Lunchtime leisure activities (tennis/table tennis/gaming)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Regular social and team events
  • Shower facilities
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 25 holidays plus public holidays (total of 33 days a year)
  • Training by world leading experts

Please send your CV and covering letter to our Human Resources team at [email protected]

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