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Quality Engineer

Location: Holland, MI

Job Type: Perm

Responsibilities

  • This position is responsible for maintaining quality processes and procedures in the manufacturing production or process area.
  • These responsibilities are typically assigned and executed for specific Launch programs.
  • The position reports to the Operations Quality Manager.
  • Lead, develop, manage and execute all quality systems required within assigned area of responsibility.
  • Support customers, suppliers, Launch personnel, and Operations staff.
  • Execute PPAP submissions, as required.
  • Support of the corrective action process. This includes preparation and submission of customer required documentation and construction of 8D problem solving responses.
  • Facilitate and assure maintenance of Process Flows (PF) and Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA) documents for assigned programs.
  • Facilitate and assure maintenance of Process Control Plans for assigned programs.
  • Ensure compliance to Process Control Plan requirements.
  • Ensure that Customer, internal and supplier quality corrective actions (8D’s) meet timing, quality and format requirements.
  • Ensure compliance to all applicable quality Customer-specific systems and requirements.
  • Support Launch and sample part builds to ensure compliance to dimensional and functional requirements.
  • Ensure the appropriate inspection plans and containment plans are in place for the process.
  • Support internal and 3rdparty audits of the production process and ensure timely close out of any required corrective actions.
  • Demonstrate “Acceptable” behaviors per the Employee Competency Model.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

     

    Qualifications

  • A BS or MS in Quality, Engineering or Science related field.
  • A minimum of 1 to 2 years of related work experience.
  • Experience in Advanced Quality Planning including strong proficiency with the AIAG Advanced Quality Planning and Control Plan, FMEAs, PPAPs, MSA and Statistical Process Control (SPC) standards.
  • Experience working directly with customers and suppliers, particularly automotive related.
  • Experience with ISO/QS/TS Quality Systems is required. Internal Auditor certification is highly desirable.
  • Proficient in use of a computer and common office software (i.e. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of quality statistical concepts and robust problem solving methodology. Six Sigma certification or equivalent experience is highly desirable.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, including experience preparing problem solving documents such as 8D’s.
  • Good mechanical/technical skills and ability to read engineering drawings are desirable. GD&T proficiency is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience in Lean Manufacturing methods is highly desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to work in a self-directed environment.
  • American Society for Quality certification, such as current CQE status, is a plus.

 

 

Working Conditions

The position is located at a production facility.  The position is primarily first shift, but includes support of other shifts.  Limited travel to customer and/or supplier sites will be required.  The position may require work with potentially hazardous products in a controlled, safe environment.

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