Quality Assurance Engineer
Plans and conducts analyses, inspection, design, and testing functions in order to ensure quality of raw materials and finished products. Utilizes SPC and structured problem-solving tools.
Communicates significant quality issues and develops recommendations for process improvements, corrective and preventive actions, etc.
Prepares various reports for customer representatives and Company management.
Performs quality engineering reviews of design documentation for compliance with customer requirements, TS or IATF 16949 standards, etc.
Schedules and conducts periodic supplier quality audits and develops recommendations for continuous quality improvement of purchased material.
Compiles operating procedures, process control procedures, work instructions, etc. as needed to help ensure consistent product quality.
At least three (3) years of progressive and related quality assurance experience is required. Five (5) or more years of related experience is strongly preferred.
Related experience with a Tier I automotive supplier is required. Experience that includes metallurgy/metal forming and painting processes as well as ‘cosmetic’ quality standards is strongly preferred.
Experience must include:
ISO/TS or IATF 16949 standards for quality management systems
Statistical Process Control (SPC), Root Cause Analysis, 5 Why, Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)
Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA), Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
Gauging, inspection processes, blueprint reading, geometric dimensioning/tolerancing
4. Additional experience that is strongly preferred:
Coordinate measuring machine operation/programming
Design of Experiments (DOE), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Project management tools/software
Well-developed computer knowledge/skills (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, etc.)
5. Related Associate degree, or equivalent, is required. Related Bachelor degree preferred.