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Quality Engineer

Position Description:

The Quality Engineer defines and leads the application of the principles of product quality planning, evaluation, and control in support of manufacturing or installation operations.

Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for the corrective action system

  • Corrective Action Requests (CAR)
  • Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCAR)
  • Non-Conforming Material Reports (NCMR)
  • Leading containment activity

Facilitates continuous improvement activities to reduce the potential for defects

  • Problem identification
  • Priority setting
  • Action planning and execution
  • Lead and/or participate in six sigma projects

Responsible for ensuring the quality of new product/process development

(i.e.: VPI, New Plant Start Up, etc)

Conducts audits/assessment of processes and quality systems (i.e.: ISO/TS, internal audit, etc)

Participates in change management activities

  • Quality verification of products/processes
  • Development of key measures
  • Analysis of data for decision support
  • Supplier performance, development, and improvement

Lead the use of the 5 Core Tools (where applicable)

  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  • Product Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Lead the development, use and audit of control plans

Works with Purchasing and SQI Functions to improve quality of purchased parts

Works with Product Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering Functions to ensure continual improvement in process and product design to exceed customer expectations

Serve as a Quality technical resource to the other local functions

Leads RPS projects to resolve warranty issues (as appropriate)

Identify and deliver appropriate quality function training both for the Quality function and cross-functionally

Functional / Technical:

Bachelor’s Degree Plus 3-5 years’ experience in a quality related manufacturing environment

Application and use of basic statistics for analysis and decision making, problem solving

Quality Improvement, Statistical Mathematics, Problem Solving

Technical Writing

Quality Management and Leadership

Quality System Development, Implementation and Verification, Preparing reports and recommendation

Work within defined boundaries (Procedures and Processes)

Use of basic computer systems (Microsoft Office, Minitab, Word, etc.


Quality / Improvement:

Attention to details and a commitment to quality

Six Sigma



Ability to train others

Work on cross-functional teams

Ability to lead small teams



Project management of teams

Continuous improvement.

Continuous improvement.

Meeting Management

Coaching and Mentoring

Cross-functional management and support