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Quality Engineer

Company: JWP Strategic
Location: Mattoon
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

Leads efforts in assuring that our clients internal quality guidelines are understood while assuring customer satisfaction in all areas of production and delivery. RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop APQP documentation to support the Product Realization Process in accordance with automotive customer requirements, e.g. FMEA, MSA, SPC, PPAP, etc.
  • Interface with OEM's / customer personnel and participate in the resolution of quality issues and concerns.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of formal quality systems.
  • Drive continuous improvement and best practice sharing of our quality systems and processes.
  • Facilitate problem-solving of complex issues using advanced quality tools.
  • Provide direction and coaching to less senior team members.
  • Interface directly with internal teams regarding ongoing concerns with production parts.
  • Leads group problem solving efforts as necessitated by customer concerns.
  • Plan, support, and implement total quality management in support of zero safe launch.
  • Ensure that appropriate inspection plans and containment plans are in place for the process value stream.
  • Confirm product quality through confirmation phase exit.
  • Initiate control plans and training for inspection and gage instructions in accordance with customer specific requirements.
  • Develop and control all APQP documents through PPAP approval for new program launches.
  • Execute PPAP submission and approval as required for customer initiated product changes.
  • Be assertive in interpretation and collecting of customer specific requirements.
  • Participate in GD&T development through the DFM process.
  • Responsible for supplier gage design approval.
  • Prepares reports to customers detailing problem solving activities.
  • Participates in continuous improvement activities such as Kaizen planning, 6S, and scrap reduction.
  • Generates and analyzes statistical data for continuous improvement for all departments.
  • Conducts internal audits on quality system; reports results to management.
  • Tracks and reports key quality trends for the management team.
  • Communicates with customers on a regular basis to resolve quality issues.
  • Interfaces with suppliers regarding ongoing concerns with supplied components and communicates with suppliers on a regular basis to resolve quality issues.
  • Tracks concerns and resolutions from both customers and suppliers utilizing quality tools & training to drive internal efforts towards a successful resolution of customer's quality issues or concerns.
  • Maintains good standing with each customer scorecard and the company quality certifications and initiatives EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 2 year A.A.S. degree with 5 year QA experience. Prefer B.S. degree in Engineering or a related field with equivalent experience. Minimum 5 years Automotive / Quality experience. Demonstrated problem solving skills. QUALIFICATIONS
    • Familiar with gauge design such as but not limited to, functional gages, LVDT gauges and programming. Plus hard gauges such as snap gauge, hand gauges, etc.
    • Familiar with Fixture design, part fixtures for CMM and various measurement fixtures for use with drop gages
    • AutoCAD and Solid works experience
    • Familiar with a machine shop environment.
    • Has Foundry / Castings understanding with metrology lab expertise.
    • Ability to perform CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) programming.
    • Reads, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
    • Has working knowledge of TS-16949 and IATF 16949 standards and application.
    • Writes reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
    • Effectively presents information and responds to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
    • Utilizes Quality Tools and data on his/her reports and/or presentations assuring that investigative conclusions are driven by collected evidence.
    • Understands measurement system analysis and applies advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.
    • Applies mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
    • Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions.
    • Interprets an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
    • Solid work history.
    • Creates a collaborative team environment.
    • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
    • Applies feedback to improve performance and monitors own work to ensure quality.
    • Maintains a flexible work schedule with willingness to travel.
    • Experience in standard problem solving 8D/A4/PPS, the use of quality tools (i.e. 5Y's, Pareto/Fishbone diagram, DOE's, Root Cause Analysis, Document standardization, etc.) and a plus if Shainin "Red" X.

      Job Requirements:
      • Participate in supplier quality and supplier corrective action process
      • Improve supplier product and process quality
      • Determine root cause and corrective actions
      • Investigate root cause and corrective actions
      • Resolve supplier quality related issues
      • Manage corrective action and quality improvement activities
      • Perform root cause analysis of product quality issues
      • Determine root cause and corrective action plans
      • Implement and verify corrective actions of supplier quality issues
      • Resolving customer quality issues and driving root cause and corrective action on process and product quality issues
      • Obtain corrective actions from suppliers
      • Accomplish internal quality system audits
      • Identify root cause analysis and establish corrective actions
      • Manage the supplier corrective action report
      • Conduct internal quality process and product audits
      • Improve product quality and manufacturing processes
      • Identify repeat quality issues by supplier and maintain supplier quality scorecard
      • Assist supplier quality manager with supplier improvement process and/or development activities
      • Lead or assist in root cause corrective actions
      • Lead quality problem solving process for supplier related issues

Keywords: JWP Strategic, Decatur , Quality Engineer, Engineering , Mattoon, Illinois

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