Quality Engineer

Job Requisition: 6716

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Description for Quality Engineer:

The Quality Engineer develops, assures, and maintains the quality of products and processes, including standard procedures (e.g., ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14000 family of standards), quality audits/review, etc. Develops methods for testing, sampling, and training as well as develop policies, procedures and initiatives to evaluate and improve the quality of products, materials, components and/or operations.

Responsibilities for Quality Engineer:

  • Responsible for driving process and product improvement initiatives across multiple functional disciplines
  • Perform analyses of program requirements and prepare responsive quality plans, and procedures
  • Develop and implement formalized quality system processes, procedures and work instructions
  • Lead the efforts to gather, organize, monitor, analyze and report on information on products and processes
  • Utilize various problem solving methodology to determine true root cause and drive corrective action
  • Provide ongoing quality management system support to include performing internal audits, ensuring implementation of root cause corrective actions
  • Evaluate non-conforming material
  • Provide technical support for Assembly/Test/Inspection personnel to include executing improvement plans, developing inspection methods and criteria, specifying appropriate sampling plans, interpreting and revising specifications, and processing non-conforming materials
  • Develop and deploy SPC initiatives internally and at suppliers
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on critical supplier selections and drives supplier continuous improvement processes, including leading on-site audits, evaluating prototypes, and reviewing and approving of supplier corrective actions
  • Develop new procedural controls to address all aspects of quality programs
  • Develop and generate statistical reports on inspection activities and results, new product or process testing results, etc and recommends action as required
  • Establish programs to evaluate the precision and accuracy of production and processing equipment and testing, measurement, and analytical methods
  • Ability to mentor quality technicians and/or inspectors
  • Monitor and mentor intern quality engineers
  • Provide regular reporting of progress and status
  • Specialties may include:
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Supplier Quality Engineering
  • Maintains focus on continuous improvement by applying 80/20, PLS, and USa principles/techniques and makes process improvement recommendations to management

Requirements for Quality Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field and a minimum of 5 years engineering experience within a manufacturing setting
  • Proficient with ISO 9001 Standards, Six Sigma tools, statistics
  • Experience with the following methods: 8D, Root-Cause Analysis (RCA), A3, 5Why, and Pareto Analysis
  • Proficient in APQP
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, communication and writing skills
  • Ability to define problems and drive to root cause and effective corrective action

Desired Skills for Quality Engineer:

  • ASQ certification or Six Sigma Green Belt or higher preferred
  • Experience with IATF 16949 and AIAG Core Tools


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