Quality Control Team Leader 

Job Title: Quality Control Team Leader 
Location: Newhaven

Brightwell is an international leader in the design and manufacturing of high-quality and efficient dosing systems.  

Our story began in 1947, with a clear vision of helping create a cleaner world through our cleaning and hygiene solutions. We currently export our products internationally to over 70 countries, supported by a network of valued partners.  

About the role:

Provide the day-to-day management and liaison with manufacturing of the QC functions. Foster a proactive approach to continually improve product quality standards through effective quality control processes. 


  • Life Assurance 2X annual salary
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 28 day free Brighton and Hove Bus saver
  • Long service holiday award 5 years = 1 day extra holiday allowance
  • 23 day annual holiday + Bank holidays
  • Brightwell’s Benefit hub
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 4% matched pension

Key areas of responsibility

  • Manage and support the Quality Control (QC) Team on day-to-day technical, operational, investigation, root cause analysis and reporting.  
  • Ensure that all product ordered is fit for purpose, consistent and meets both internal standards and specification, but also the expectations of our customers. 
  • Represent the QSHE team on various continuous improvement and root cause analysis projects and initiatives.  
  • Work with the day-to-day production and mould shop teams to ensure QC tasks are completed within the allocated timescale and best utilisation of assets. 
  • Conduct ISIR on components as requested by QA engineer.   
  • Perform moulding checks as per documentation and technical drawings using various tools and CMM machines.  
  • Liaise with production on any quality issues that arise and agree actions to move forward, maintaining written records outlining decisions and action agreed.  
  • Undertake any ad-hoc projects as requested and any other associated tasks that are deemed reasonable.  
  • Conducting and coordination of goods inwards inspection (GI)  

Skill set of the role:


  • GCSE Level Education. 
  • Previous experience within a Quality Control Role or similar is required.  
  • Root Cause Analysis. 
  • Experience with inspection measuring equipment (Vertex, Keyence etc.) 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Experience of leading small QC teams 
  • Good IT skills (Experience in using Microsoft, Excel, Outlook, Word and SharePoint) 
  • Ability to analyse test results to identify failures. 
  • High level of work accuracy / attention to detail. 
  • Ability to complete tasks against tight deadlines. 
  • Understanding of product testing methods 
  • Ability to read technical drawings. 
  • High-level of visual awareness. 
  • Experience drafting reports and collating data. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 


  • Quality testing methods knowledge  
  • Experience working within a quality department or test lab environment.  
  • Knowledge of Injection moulding 
  • Experience in ISO 9001 and Quality Systems in general 
  • Experience with data analysis software