Lead Quality Engineer, New Product Introduction

Norton Motorcycles is an iconic, British motorcycle brand delivering exquisite riding experiences. For over 120 years, Norton Motorcycles has been celebrated worldwide for its unique place in motorcycle history. We are based in our new state-of-the-art facilities in Solihull, West Midlands, where we work in a tight-knit but ever-expanding team. Now under new ownership, Norton Motorcycles is proud to sit with the TVS Motor family.  

Entering a new era, we are scaling globally and successful recruits will have the opportunity to be a part of that growth. The Norton company culture is built on respect, trust, and responsibility. We trust our employees to be fully capable of executing their role/s exceptionally and professionally, whilst valuing personal development, teaching and learning.  


The Role 

The Norton Motorcycles Co. Ltd is looking for an experienced Lead NPI engineer with a track record of delivery within manufacturing / engineering / automotive industries. You will be an enthusiastic and capable individual with a hands-on approach to Quality prepared to lead by example to instil a mindset of Quality First within an OEM working on a revamped product range. You will need to demonstrate the ability to manage a high degree of change within an organisation.  


Key Responsibilities 

Key responsibilities will include, but not limited to:  

  • Build and lead a team of engineers responsible for ensuring that the Quality department achieve the right level of production readiness for new products 

  • Responsible for reporting on product and part Quality status for new models, both internally within the Quality department and also to the wider business 

  • Ensuring that product inspection processes are developed throughout pre-production builds and in line with gateways ready for handover to the current vehicle Quality team 

  • Ensuring that product inspection standards are delivered in line with timings set out in our new product creation system 

  • Assessing any new training requirements relating to new models i.e. process methodology, product technology, newly implemented systems etc 

  • Responsible for managing all levels of pre-production product inspections in line with new models build schedules 

  • Acting as an approver for new model content within various Quality systems in order to achieve a consistently high standard of content handed over to the current vehicle Quality team when products go into production 

  • Supporting the Supplier Quality team with concerns raised during pre-production builds 

  • Act as the point of contact for new model Quality 

  • Responsible for ensuring Quality lessons learned are captured and proactively considered for all new models 


Personal Specification:

  • New product setup within manufacturing 

  • Automotive experience is preferable  

  • Self-sufficient and good organisational skills

Benefits of working for Norton:

We offer desirable benefits for all employees of Norton, including;

  • 25 Days holiday (Small amount used for Christmas Holiday)

  • Pension Scheme

  • Life Insurance 

  • Flexible Working 

  • Casual Dress 

  • Parking on site


Applicants must have the Right To Work in the UK


Job Type: Full time - Permanent

A driving licence is required  

The role will require international travel  

Salary package is dependent upon previous experience

It is essential that you send both your CV and a cover letter when applying for this role. Please also state where you heard about this vacancy within your application.

Please forward your CV and a covering letter in the first instance to hrmanager@nortonmotorcycles.com stating which role you are applying for.

We have a 10 day reply policy, so if you do not hear from us within 10 days, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.