Quality Manager – Niftylift Ltd – Barnsley

Niftylift Ltd

Permanent role, ongoing progression encouraged with associated skill structure pay increases, regular overtime at enhanced rates, plus additional standard monthly bonuses paid each month.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Quality Manager to join our growing friendly team, at Niftylift.The role is based at our state of the art manufacturing facility in Hoyland, Barnsley.

We offer competitive pay rates, excellent working conditions, 25 days holiday which increases with service, plus bank holidays, healthcare & benefits scheme, 5% contributory pension, death in service / life insurance, profit related bonus scheme and subsidised refreshments.

Niftylift Limited is one of the world’s leading privately owned designers and manufacturers of mobile elevated work platforms. Our customer base is global, with products sold and locally supported in over 40 different countries.This success is comprehensively supported by a team of over 500 full time people across our three UK centres of excellence / manufacturing sites in the UK. Please see our website: https://www.niftylift.com/uk/careers/vacancies

The Quality Manager Role requires a strong leader with experience, skills and knowledge in Quality within a manufacturing/fabrication environment. The role requires an individual with proven management abilities to lead a quality team within a world class manufacturing facility.

Responsibilities and Duties

To develop, maintain and support the companies’ quality management system through Quality Engineering, Quality Systems, Product & Process Quality, and Supplier Management. To structure, manage, coach and audit the quality team through the application of quality engineering / management principles, to address part and process issues.

Application of standardised problem resolution tools, concern note avoidance and structured quality management of new parts and new issue levels in to production. Structured standardised problem-solving skills in a team environment, including 8D methology. Implement and sustain Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).

Robust close out facilitation of external / internal quality complaint investigations and root cause analysis, for effective containment, followed by prevention. Internal / External compliance with defined industry and business related quality standards

Working Hours & Salary:

Day Shift – Hours will be 07.30 – 16.30 Monday – Thursday & Friday 07:30 – 13.30

Pay & Benefits:

Annual bonus (for indication only) based on recent average £500 per annum.

25 days holiday (increases with service, up to 30 days), plus bank holidays.

Staff discounts

Free on-site parking

Subsidised refreshments (lunch and drink options).

Free quarterly company lunches

Health cover scheme for dental, optical etc. (Additional Membership available for Partners, paid for by employee. Kids membership included for free)

5% contributory pension

Life insurance scheme


Engineering or an equivalent level of qualificationin a technical discipline, to level 4 or above.

Leadership experience in a quality function within Automotive, Aerospace & Engineering.

Excellent capability with Kaizen/LEAN/Six Sigma problem resolution techniques

Excellent understanding of development techniques for parts and processes e.g.: Design Failure Mode Effect Analysis (DFMEA) and Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis (PFMEA)

Understanding of Six Sigma and the related DMAIC approach would be beneficial

Understanding of MRP / Manufacturing Systems and QM Modules and/or willingness to undertake specific training and development in this area.

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