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Senior Quality Engineer

Next Generation Williamsburg, KY
  • Posted: 13 days ago
  • $80,000 to $85,000 Annually
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Our client, a subsidiary of the world’s largest tire and rubber company. is seeking a Senior Quality Engineer for its office in Williamsburg, KY.

Qualifications

Required:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering
Four (4) years Automotive Tier 1 Quality Engineer experience
Two (2) years of experience with any of the following: IATF Lead Internal Auditor, Statistical Process Control, FMEA or Certified Blackbelt
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred:
Masters’ degree in relevant field of study
Five (5) or more years Automotive Tier 1 Quality Engineer experience
Four (4) years of experience with any of the following: IATF Lead Internal Auditor, Statistical Process Control, FMEA or Certified Blackbelt

Responsibilities

Development
• Audit and evaluate factory processes for conformance to quality and production standards
• Assists factory personnel and facilitator in production problems and improve overall quality
• Monitors and aids production in reducing waste and defective
• Develop teammate training programs and techniques of examination and testing of materials, parts, and assemblies and the evaluation of services
• Observes methods and improves existing processes when possible to obtain required quality standards at minimum manufacturing costs
• Assists inspection and quality personnel with product quality, deliver problems, and complaints
• Create and maintain quality and APQP documentation. Process Flow Diagrams, PFMEA's, Control Plans and PPAP packages
• Leads problem solving activities
Customer Contact
• Responsible for continuing advancement in plant's quality status to ensure the plant's quality rating exceeds that required by all customers
• Responsible for entertaining of customer's representatives when they visit the plant
• Participate in product study committees to assure that pre-production design specifications meet quality objectives
• Review and make recommendations from a quality standpoint on new products proposed for manufacture, revision to design or processing of exiting products
• Use of various customer's websites to report and monitor customer satisfaction data and submit PPAP and corrective action documentation
• Responsible for customer complaint management
• Travel to customer's sites for the purpose of launch reviews, review of suspect product, sorting and containment activities and building customer relationships
Examination and Testing
• Performs inspection functions, including routine layouts, in assigned areas in accordance with established statistical process control procedures
• Interprets design control documents, including GD&T call outs and develops inspection procedures as necessary
• Performs examination and testing of parts, materials, services, or processes not specifically covered by written procedures, where conditions could be detrimental to the quality of the product
• Writing of inspections, instruction plans, quality alerts, and corrective action plans
• Records result of examination and testing performed and forward that information to responsible management
• Maintenance of accurate and orderly inspection records, documentation and drawings
Administration
• Establish programs, standards and objectives to reduce quality cost and to enhance the image of Firestone products
• Investigate and evaluate improved inspection methods, new statistical concepts and advance reliability techniques
• Provide guidance to the Quality Control activities of the plant
• May supervise hourly quality teammates and their activities
• May supervise containment activities
• May be responsible for review and approval supplier PPAPs
• Review and analyze trade publication comments of overall Firestone quality levels, including statistical data published by the various customers
• Keep management intimately informed on matters concerning product quality
Statistical Analysis
• Analyze customer requirements and establish written procedures to ensure compliance
• Perform, train and assist teammates in SPC, design experiments and other statistical analysis
• Analyze and report on process and quality data, Pp, Ppk, Cp, Cpk, ANOVA and measurement systems capability studies
Reports
• Writes reports concerning product quality levels or usage of material to Value Stream Manager and Quality Manager
• Notification of proper personnel of rejections, for the purpose of disposition and corrective action
• Prepare reports on status of projects
• Lead corrective action teams in root cause analysis and the development of effective corrective actions
• Prepare corrective action reports as necessary in the customer's prescribed format or website

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Williamsburg, KY
USA

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