Quality Engineer

Strongsville, OH, USA


Core Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the execution of department and company goals and objectives.
  • Deal with Customers, Sales and Engineering on APQP activities:
    • Work with various departments to co-ordinate and prepare sample submission packages, update and maintain the FMEA’s, Process Flow diagrams and Process Control Plans, Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
    • Serve as the QA representative on product development teams
    • Review GD&T, SC’s, KPC’s, and gauging methodology with customers
  • Mentor, Support and Train Technicians & Inspectors in Quality Tools (Lean, 5S, etc.)
  • Must be a self-starter with excellent time management skills.
  • Ensure appropriate test and inspection methods are used throughout the organization
  • Develop and communicate effective test methods, test plans and test reports which provide traceability to quality plans for new product development and continuing engineering activities
  • Deal with suppliers & customers regarding quality concerns by providing investigative support and facilitating corrective action to prevent reoccurrence
  • Work with Manufacturing to solve in-house quality concerns, review of nonconforming product, recommend disposition & gauging / fixturing
  • Participate in the development of world-class quality standards and guidelines leading the company to a nationally recognized level of excellence
  • Develop a level of leadership capability recognized within the organization
  • Support training programs pertaining to quality systems, quality practices and technical standards developments
  • Work with Suppliers on Quality Development
  • Any other duties as assigned by the QA Manager
  • Minimal travel may be required due to Customer Quality Issues

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Posses a strong knowledge of
    • S.P.C. techniques
    • GD&T
    • Sample submission procedures
    • TS 16949 requirements
    • Gauging methodology and metrology analysis
    • Possess a sound knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) per AIAG procedures, including but not limited to:
    • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
    • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
    • Potential Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (PFMEA) Design and Process Control Plans
    • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
    • Possess strong problem solving skills
    • Possess a strong knowledge of the personal computer and relevant software packages
    • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written) and strong interpersonal skills with the capability of conducting professional and organized presentations


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: (including educational requirements)

  • Knowledge of CMM’s, operation and programming
  • Knowledge of Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Knowledge of Lean Tools and Techniques
  • Degree in Industrial / Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years experience in Quality Assurance or equivalent experience
  • Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • AIAG Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  • Process improvement
  • Supplier development
  • Six Sigma Green Belt - Black Belt preferred
  • Lean or Continuous Improvement experience
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) [preferred]
  • Experience in Product, Design, Mechanical, or Manufacturing Engineering
  • Experience in ISO 9001: 2015 standards
  • Experience in IATF 16949 Standard (preferred)
  • Automotive or Class 8 truck experience (preferred)

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