Quality Engineer

Michigan, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-

Post Date: 02/12/2018 Job ID: 11354 Industry: Engineering Pay Rate: $70,000.00 - $80,000.00

Summary
The Quality Engineer supports and promotes plant wide quality improvement efforts. Lead and maintain PPAP Process and supporting functions. Evaluate and develop improvement techniques for quality and reliability. Maintain and report on the quality systems using Process Audits (Layered, Customer required, Control plan audits). Works with employees, suppliers and customers to produce quality products that meet or exceed the customer and plant' s requirements. Coordinates Corrective Action and Continuous Quality Improvement.

Core Competencies
Customer Focus
Communication
Energy and Stress
Team Work
Problem Solving
Time Management
Creative and Innovative Thinking
Development and Continual Learning
Research and Analysis
Decision Making and Judgement
Providing Consultation
Planning and Organizing
Mathematical Reasoning
Accountability and Dependability
Ethics and Integrity
Analytical GDT/Blueprint reading
Engineering specifications and understanding
CMM/Layout measurement

Job Duties
Handle customer issues. Review customer testing requirements and ensure that systems are in place to meet them.
Work with suppliers to ensure testing requirements are being met and oversee PPAP process.
Ensure production is producing quality product to specifications.
Support upkeep of the calibration system. Maintain records, ensure gages and equipment are calibrated within required time.
Provide support onsite to customer/suppliers as needed.
Support prototype builds (document according to prototype checklist inspection process).
Collect SPC data and report monthly; and work with manufacturing on process improvements.
Support manufacturing in the development of job instructions and procedures.
Document all activities as required.
Provide support and maintain compliance with all company guidelines, union contracts, IATF 16949, ISO 9001, and all applicable government regulations and standards.
Define and implement Customers indicators to monitor the satisfaction level of the customer and reporting back to management.
Makes decisions with regard to disposition of non-conforming material and that proper containment and follow up is done.
Perform additional assignments per manager s direction.
Advise on improvements in tracking and reporting procedures.
The incumbent is responsible for the awareness, understanding, specific responsibilities and management of the Environmental Management System (EMS) as stated in EMS policy CEVPL.00005.

Requirements
Preferred Certified Quality Engineer Certificate
Preferred 3-5 years of related work experience.
Knowledge of Six Sigma
Knowledge of production process, machines, tools, including design and uses.
Strong organizational skills.
Strong communication skills (both verbal and written).
Proficiency with database applications and administration systems, specifically Microsoft Office and the use of statistical software.
Ability to work effectively alone and prioritize.
Must be a highly motivated, service and team-oriented individual with an attention to detail.
Enthusiasm for challenge and new initiatives are prerequisites.
Strong analytical ability
Supervisory and interpersonal skills are required
Troubleshooting ability is required
Strong decision making and problem solving skills
Demonstrated good internal and external customer service skills
Good presentation skills
Ability to manage multiple projects.
GDT/Blueprint reading
Engineering specifications and understanding
CMM/Layout measurement

Working Conditions
Physical ability to lift 20lbs.
Travel as necessary.
Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals. The ability to see details at close range.
Excellent visual acuity combined with the ability of a minimum of FMHH average color discrimination.
Must be able to lift, twist, bend, squat, climb, stand and walk in close, confined surroundings.
Overtime as required.
Weekend work may be required.
May be exposed to hazards associated with manufacturing.

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