Quality Engineer

Date: Apr 8, 2024

Location: St. Helens, GB

Company: Klöckner Pentaplast

The Company

kp is a globally recognised leader in the packaging and specialty film industry, renowned for its unwavering commitment to sustainability and innovation. The need to act on climate change has never been clearer so we incorporate sustainability into everything we do by #InvestingInBetter - creating innovative products that enhance product protection, shelf life and contribute to reducing the overall carbon footprint.

We are currently seeking a Quality Engineer to play a pivotal role in our St. Helens team. Your contributions will be crucial in supporting the manufacturing team and ensuring that our products meet customer requirements and exceed expectations.


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Problem Resolution Expert: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to resolve product/service defects using Lean Six Sigma techniques and quality tools to achieve Root Cause Analysis (RCA).
  2. Internal Audits: Conduct internal audits to ensure compliance with systems and applicable legislation, maintaining our commitment to quality.
  3. Sample Library: Develop and maintain a comprehensive comparison samples library, readily available for use in manufacturing.
  4. Project Excellence: Identify and lead project work within the Quality Department, constantly seeking opportunities to improve standards and provide the necessary support and training to resolve issues effectively.
  5. Quality Ambassador: Offer expert advice and assistance in quality-related matters, both internally and externally. Act as the quality representative and lead cross-functional teams when required.



  • Ideally, a qualification in a Quality or Science-based subject.
  • Knowledge of investigation tools such as Lean Six Sigma/Kaizen.


Required Skills:

  • Technical: Familiarity with Lean Six Sigma and problem-solving techniques.
  • Attitude: Assertive with a positive attitude, always seeking opportunities to drive improvement.
  • Team Player: Excellent coaching and team working skills.
  • Communication: Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Safety Awareness: A strong commitment to health and safety.


Functional Knowledge:

  • Driving License.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Tools (Windows/Excel).
  • Knowledge of quality standards such as BRCGS & ISO 9001.


Why Join Us?

  • Be part of a forward-thinking team dedicated to excellence.
  • Make a real impact on product quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • 35k-45k per annum, depending on experience


Apply Now!

If you are determined, thrive in a fast-paced environment with high levels of accountability and focus, then we’d love to meet you! Please apply using the link below.

At kp, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is vital to our global success. We welcome applicants from all identities, ideas, perspectives and experiences and encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. We aim to create an inclusive culture where our employees feel empowered to play to their strengths and see themselves reflected in the organization without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual preference, marital status, or inclusion in any other protected class.