Responsibilities of the Quality Engineer:
Participates, as required, in the development of quote proposals for new business opportunities.
Develops the specific gaging strategy for new product launches.
Leads the launch team in the creation of PFMEA’s, Control Plans, and other quality documentation for new product launches.
Assists in the development and coordination of APQP documentation.
Assists engineering in the measurement and establishment of process capability studies for die cast trials, vendor machine run-offs, and component supplier manufacturing processes.
Acts as the expert for determining if a process is stable and robust by applying statistical methods.
Evaluates capability studies, assists in the set-up/planning of process trials, assists in analyzing data, and validates conclusions.
Assists in the engineering of solutions to establish capable processes that meet customer expectations.
Facilitates disciplined approach to problem-solving as necessary during the launch phase of new products.
Supports client's New Product Review process (NPR) for the launch of new products with the following responsibilities:
Reviews customer inputs: significant and critical characteristics, DFMEA, Warranty, and Durability targets.
Reviews Lesson Learned documentation.
Develops the quality plans for prototype parts.
Support Responsibilities for the Quality Engineer:
Supports manufacturing concepts for die casting, machining, and assembly operations.
Supports supplier selection, logistics, and timing/lead times.
Maintains and improves on plant quality system:
Leads in developing, documenting, and reviewing inspection, quality assurance, and calibration procedures.
Assists in developing, documenting, and implementing IATF 16949 quality systems, as needed.
Assists with IATF 16949 internal audits and follow-up actions, as needed
Assists with the development and training of inspection personnel.
Leads in the determination of sampling frequencies and quantities for inspection plans for new and ongoing jobs.
Leads groups and teams to accomplish tasks and provides training. Provides leadership and guidance in the development of new gaging strategies. Teach and instructs new quality plans and gaging instructions to the operations and site quality employees.
Assists with the development of suppliers’ quality programs, as required.
Issues supplier and internal corrective actions when nonconformity is found. Follows-up on problems and ensures that corrective actions have been implemented.
Travels to customer’s plants to review customer complaints and potential problems.
Provides practical knowledge of statistics and SPC and train others in these topics.
Monitors customer’s scorecard using their portals and updates Quality Manager for good and bad trends and for Management Review.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements of the Quality Engineer:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related engineering field.
3+ years of experience as a quality engineer in a manufacturing or industrial environment
SPC training including working knowledge. (Includes Gage R&R knowledge).
Completion of Blueprint interpretation course including Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing.
Control Plan and FMEA training or working knowledge.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of quality control and quality assurance practices & statistical methods.
Math skills inclusive of statistics, trigonometry, solid geometry, and algebra needed
Ability to teach and instruct new quality plans and gaging instructions to the operations and site quality staff.
Knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts.
Participate in Gage usage training course (Micrometers, Height Gage, Calipers, Dial Indicators, Thread Gages, etc.).
Excellent communication skills
Able to lead a team and train people in new gaging techniques and practices
Ability to travel to customer sites as needed
Benefits of the Quality Engineer:
Life Insurance / Short Term Disability