Job Title: Quality Engineer
FLSA Status: Full time – Exempt
Coordinates and develops quality programs designed to ensure quality control and quality assurance of the production of products consistent with established standards by performing the duties listed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned;
- Interprets quality philosophy to key personnel in organization.
- Develops and initiates standards and methods for inspection, testing and evaluation.
- Plans and oversees the analysis inspection, design, test and/or integration to assure the quality of assigned product or component.
- Performs quality engineering reviews of design documentation for compliance with stated requirements, including vendor quality manuals and company quality records.
- Applies statistical process control (SPC) methods for analyzing data to evaluate the current process and process changes.
- Recommends whether to accept a product or continue business with a vendor based on a review by the quality assurance engineer.
- Maintains registration of ISO-9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 and pursues advanced registration as applicable to customer satisfaction and competitive advantage.
- Reviews PPAP submissions, 8-D nonconforming materials reports, control plans and Design a Process FMEA’s, operator instructions, visual instructions and flow charts.
- Develops new approaches to solve problems identified during quality activities.
- Keeps management team abreast of significant issues or developments identified during quality activities and actions being taken to improve the situation. Prepares and presents technical and program information to the management team.
- Maintains a working knowledge of government and industry quality codes and standards.
- Aggressively resolves vendor quality issues to insure proper incoming material and vendor suitability.
- Investigates and adjusts customer complaints regarding quality.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience and / or skills
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field and minimum 10 years’ experience in Quality Management in an automotive or industrial precision machining environment or any combination education and/or experience as deemed acceptable by the Vice President. Must have comprehensive knowledge of machining and machining processes.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and to respond to questions from groups of managers and customers.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry and trigonometry as well as tolerancing and metric/English conversions. Must have good understanding of GD&T.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with non-verbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. Excellent analytical problem-solving skills.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of database software, internet software, manufacturing software and Microsoft Office.
Other Skills and Abilities
In-depth understanding of APQP process, DFMEA, PFMEA, FMEA’s, Control Plans, Process Flow Charting, ISO-9001:2015, IATF 16949:2016, 8D and corrective action activities, Kaizen, 5S and Lean Manufacturing principles.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, type or use a computer mouse, feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regulary lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to hot and-or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.