Process Quality Engineer

How would you like to join one of the world’s largest commercial security printers, and work with an established team of professionals?

De La Rue is the world’s market leader in currency printing and has successfully printed currency in Malta for over 40 years.

Our new investment in Malta continues to strengthen the production of currency for our global customers whilst expanding our operation to deliver citizen identity and product authentication solutions for our customers making our Centre of Excellence in Malta a unique one stop shop for governments towards a secure global economy.

At our company, we are committed to attracting, retaining and deploying the very best people. If you are looking to work for an international company, with fantastic career opportunities, then we can provide you with a unique and exciting challenge.


To ensure that manufactured products from the process meet the quality standard agreed with the customer. To develop quality systems and to assist with training of personnel and develop the product and process through continuous improvements activities, corrective and preventive actions.


Key Responsibilities:

  • APQP implementer and driver

  • Creates and updates Process FMEAs as required while involvement in job-planning is necessary to focus on prevention mentality

  • Create risk mitigation plans based on RPNs and come up with process improvements to reduce the RPNs (Quality Systems)

  • Creates new systems, conduct system improvements, creates quality gates to reduce process waste and protect the end customer

  • Drives and improve lean manufacturing principles on the shop floor and focus on right-first-time to achieve Build in Quality Level 4.

  • Supports projects and work to meet the BIQ costs and savings, including the 6-sigma.

  • Support in external customer complaints and be able to communicate outside the factory

  • Lead QRQC to ensure that the causes of customer and internal complaints are identified and robust actions are introduced to stop reoccurrence

  • Supports the Quality Manager in investigations and follow up any pending Process Quality issues.

  • Motivate and lead a group of subordinates aligned with the business strategy. Coaching is expected when required or needed by the subordinates. Performance reviews of the subordinates will be expected on a month basis

  • Drives and support problem solving sessions on-line or off-line and drives a zero defects mentality

  • Be OpEx Driven and supports in Floor Management System such as Gemba, Escalations, Daily Routines and TIPS when necessary or required

  • Interpretation of statistical data and come up with actions to improve Build in Quality costs

  • Support the behaviour of working as One De La Rue, sharing best practice and collaborating with colleagues outside of own sphere of business.

  • Assist with the development of audit plans for product and process audits

  • Ensure full participation in the performance development review (PDR) process and maintain an up to date record of all training and development activities/programs.

  • The above list is not exhaustive. You will be required to undertake other duties within your capabilities, consistent with this role, to support the needs of the business

Essential Skills:

  • Degree in Engineering

  • 6-Sigma Green Belt (will be considered an asset)

  • Lean manufacturing background

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Highly Energetic, strong interpersonal and people management skills.

  • Proven ability to engage and successfully lead a team of people.

  • Continuous improvement mindset – relentless in pursuit of excellence

  • Results/delivery driven. Track record of success, flexible in approach and true change agent.

  • 3 years’ experience in a similar role including experience of leading a group of direct reports


To apply:

Email your CV and cover letter to