Quality Engineer

We are looking for a Quality Engineer who will ensure product quality and communicate requirements with suppliers and customers. We need someone who can hit the ground running with a mindset of continuous improvement and the skills and expertise to recommend product revisions, process and communicate changes,  write/update test and/or quality management procedures to assure that quality standards are being achieved.

Our ideal candidate has a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates should have demonstrated the ability to learn quickly and work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment and be excellent at multi-tasking.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Analyze internal defect and yield data to arrive at technically accurate conclusions leading to timely and effective resolution
  • Work with suppliers in containment and RCCM process and validation
  • Issue, prepare and track supplier 8D reports
  • Travel to suppliers to support these activities (RCCM, 8D, new part qualification, etc.) required as needed
  • Prepare data files for review with customer(s) in monthly quality review meetings; maintain data as required in customer portals
  • Prepare PPAP packages as needed
  • Investigate, analyze and process customer returns; develop and implement containment RCCM as required
  • Respond to customer requests/quality concerns
  • Ensure operators are following processes as documented to comply with the quality management system
  • Evaluate, respond to and disposition non-conforming material
  • Support manufacturing, engineering and all other functions of the organization as needed to maintain and improve business processes
  • Participate in new product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules, or potential problems (e.g. tools might include: FMEA, Control Plans, supplier part qualification)
  • Lead problem solving activities in a progressive, team oriented environment using structured problem solving methodologies (e.g. Fishbone, Process Map, Gage R&R, DOE)
  • 10 – 20% travel required, domestic and international

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES NECESSARY:

  • Use formal root cause countermeasures and problem solving processes (i.e., 8D, RCCM, etc.)
  • Use statistical process control and application in a manufacturing setting
  • Use product launch or project management methodologies and tollgate management (i.e., RAMP, APQP, etc.)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for a multi-functional team environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills for direct and frequent communication with internal and external customers and suppliers, including international partners
  • Must be able to use PowerPoint, WebEx and other Microsoft Office tools

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • B.S. degree required with strong preference given to Engineering majors
  • 3+ years of experience in manufacturing required
  • Six Sigma green belt or higher training/experience preferred

OTHER:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits packages (medical, dental, vision, life, STD, 401k)
  • Generous vacation package