STA Engineer

We have a great opportunity to work as a supplier technical assistant at one of our clients based in the Midlands who focus heavily in the production of automotive components.

Role - STA (supplier Technical assistant)

Location – Banbury

Rate - £competitive hourly rate

Contract – 6 Months

Job Purpose

  • Responsibility for the capacity, technical and quality performance of all new product and current vehicle suppliers. This role involves planning, monitoring and controlling supplier manufacturing

Key Responsibilities

  • To improve the technical and commercial performance of suppliers within the Company's downstream supply chain.
  • To evaluate existing processes and, in conjunction with design authorities and suppliers, implement new procedures to positively affect all KPIs relating to quality, cost and delivery.
  • Work in a methodical, organised and timely manner to ensure that the performance of suppliers is adequately monitored, reported and reviewed on a regular basis with suppliers with a view to introducing and implementing improvements that will have an effect on QCD performance.
  • Report performance to suppliers from data collected within the business.
  • Establish a structured programme of supplier reviews.
  • Carry out reviews (where relevant in conjunction with team members from other functional disciplines).
  • Report on reviews, develop action plans and monitor progress against all items identified on such plans.
  • In conjunction with suppliers (and where appropriate customers) seek to identify improvements in the processes employed with suppliers businesses or interface between the company and supplier.
  • Follow up on an issues relating to supplier quality and process as they arise.
  • Participate where necessary with suppliers and liaise in a co-ordinated way with our in house APQP activity /resource.
  • Review output and manage any performance issues within your team.
  • To recommend and implement improvements to meet the overall business standards for processes and systems.
  • Promote a continuous improvement ethos with suppliers.
  • Drive and support the requirements to up hold accreditations (eg. TS16949)
  • Manage attendance and timekeeping for your direct reports, including back to work meetings and address any issues appropriately and in line with Company Policy. Ensure the Training records are kept up to date and that your direct reports arc trained using the Standard Operating Procedures
  • Hold constructive monthly 1:1 meetings with your direct reports.
  • Carry out fair and reasonable investigations where alleged breaches of Company Policy or Procedure may have occurred.
  • Be professional in your attitude to the job and in the manner with which you conduct your duties, Always present a professional image when communicating internally and externally,
  • Work with the Programme Management function to develop strategic relationships with key suppliers.
  • Be committed to your department and continually strive to achieve an excellent working relationship as a supportive team member.
  • Maintain professional and effective relationships with other functions. Attend a monthly one to one with your line manager.
  • Discuss and agree an annual training needs analysis for your personal development. Ensure all annual personal objectives arc set for your direct reports and submitted on time to the Training & Development Co-ordinator and that these are reviewed and monitored regularly.


  • Supplier Quality PPM
  • Supplier Delivery PPM
  • Performance of Direct Reports
  • Cost reduction (PlP) arising from initiatives launched.
  • Reduction in the number of ‘live' suppliers.
  • Absence (sickness) below 2%.
  • Audit Accreditation and zero defects attributable to department

If you are looking for your next long term contract working for an ever expanding company in the automotive industry, please send over updated CV to or call Craig on 01908 228642