Quality Control & Planning Engineering

Quality control and planning engineers plan production schedules, work sequences, and manufacturing and processing procedures to ensure accuracy, quality and reliability.

Common tasks in this job:

  • devises inspection, testing and evaluation methods for bought-in materials, components, semi-finished and finished products
  • ensures accuracy of machines, jigs, fixtures, gauges and other manufacturing and testing equipment
  • prepares work flow charts for individual departments and compiles detailed instructions on processes, work methods and quality and safety standards for workers
  • analyses plans, drawings, specifications and safety, quality, accuracy, reliability and contractual requirements
  • prepares plan of sequence of operations and completion dates for each phase of production or processing
  • oversees effective implementation of adopted processes, schedules and procedures.

What qualifications do I need?

Quality control and planning engineers usually possess an accredited university degree. After qualifying, periods of appropriate training and experience are required before membership of a chartered engineering institution is achieved. Incorporated engineers possess an accredited university degree, BTEC/SQA award or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 4. All routes are followed by periods of appropriate training and relevant experience.

Quality Control & Planning Engineering Courses

  • BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering Level 6 Bachelors Degree
  • BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering Level 6 Bachelors Degree
  • BEng (Hons) Professional Engineering Level 6 Bachelors Degree
  • Foundation Degree Manufacturing Engineering Level 5 Foundation Degree
  • HNC Diploma Automotive Engineering Level 4 HNC Diploma
  • HNC Diploma in General Engineering Level 4 HNC Diploma
  • HNC Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering Level 4 HNC Diploma
  • Manufacturing Engineer Level 6 Bachelors Degree

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