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Quality Engineer - (D299692)

POSITION SUMMARY
Provide quality assurance system support and leadership to achieve optimal safety, quality, productivity and delivery to assure internal and external customer satisfaction.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
This is a senior level position, which represents the attainment of specialized knowledge in breadth and depth. Understands advanced concepts within professional discipline. Applies knowledge and experience to complex situations. Recommends solutions to complex issues. Performs independently and uses experience to guide actions. Mentors less experienced colleagues.
- Support the Company''s mission, vision, values and goals in the performance of daily activities.
- Provide key input into the development of departmental strategic goals along with identifying key measurable to support the departmental goals.
- Responsible for performance feedback and leadership of all direct reports including mentoring, coaching, counseling and corrective action when situations dictate.
- Ensure product and process compliance to customer and TS 16949 requirements.
- Support corporate in standardization activities.
- Ensure effective containment actions are in place to protect customers when a quality issue is identified
- Serve as focal point of contact for internal and external customers either directly or through the Customer Liaison.
- Serve as main contact for external customer concerns. Monitor, respond, initiate corrective actions, follow up, close and track customer complaints.
- Guides design, implementation and verification of quality engineering initiatives.
- Create new designs, drawings, project plans, specifications and other documents.
- Maintenance of the Process Sign Off Books, and job books (for manufacturing).
- Work in conjunction with engineering; coordinate the PPAP (Product Part Approval Process) for new programs, program moves, engineering changes and process improvements.
- Travel to customers, vendors and suppliers as necessary. Generate and distribute visitation reports along with any other customer communications.
- Analyze SPC data for process improvement, corrective actions and other activities.
- Initiate, facilitate and participate in cross-functional teams in pursuit of problem solving and mistake proofing quality problems.
- Drive implementation of a progressive quality system to prevent defects and meet or exceed customer expectation.
- Drive implementation of all quality policies and required operating procedures and work instructions.
- Develop and maintain Company performance metric data, prepare charts and summaries for applicable measureables as required.
- Directs colleagues engaged in measuring and testing product and tabulating data concerning materials, product, or process quality and reliability.
- Provide training and support for the Quality Technicians and manufacturing colleagues, including gage training.
- Assist with plant activities to achieve quality, productivity and cost reduction goals.
- Provide guidance to the plant for internal rejects and rework procedures.
- Interface as required with the CMM programmers on layout issues and the Weld Assurance Technician on weld issues.
- Support all quality systems, both development and maintenance per TS16949 requirements.
- Generate quality alerts and communicate alerts to the production floor.
- Responsible for reporting all accidents, however minor, and all workplace hazards to the supervisor immediately.
- Responsible for ensuring the entire team has the necessary tools and materials to properly perform their roles safely and efficiently.
- Assure all safety devices are properly in place and utilized, and to verify individual usage of personal protective equipment by the entire work team.
- Comply and oversee compliance with all internal and OSHA required safety procedures in the performance of daily activities and hold all direct reports accountable for enforcement.
- Maintain high standards of housekeeping in work area.
- Maintain a positive working relationship with all levels of the organization.
- Adherence to all company policies and procedures (ex. Quality Policy Manual, Colleague Handbook, Level II Procedures, etc.)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field or equivalent industrial design experience. A.S.Q.C. certified quality engineer preferred. Master's Degree preferred.
- Minimum six (6) years in quality engineering or supplier development preferred.
- Knowledge of standard quality practices, ex. FMEA''s, SPC, DOE, etc.
- Large & medium metal stamping and assembly background.
- Knowledge of resistance and MIG welding processes.
- Familiar with GD&T.
- Solid working knowledge of PPAP processes.
- Ability to work in fast pace team environment.
- Proven leadership ability and excellent interpersonal skills.
- Excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills.
- Ability to mentor and teach the team effective problem solving methods.
- Familiar with lean manufacturing concepts.
- Good working skills with Microsoft Office software
- Computer literate with customer required software (ex. Powerway, Covisint, IMDS) and SPC software literate.
- Ability to read and write in English and perform mathematical calculations.

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