Quality Engineer

Missouri, United States


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Type: Permanent

Experience: Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Category: Engineering

Industry: Manufacturing & Dist / Automotive

Reference ID: 1876

Date Posted: 12/03/2021

Shortcut: http://omega-point-partners.jobs.mrinetwork.com/OuEYcu


We have an immediate opportunity for a Quality Engineer to join a 60-year Die Cast Manufacturing Client that is serving the automotive industry. You will mentor and develop a team engaged in quality control activities. Working with Launch Engineering and interfacing with site customer quality engineering, product engineering, and manufacturing staff you will execute the quality control system for new product launches. This important leadership role is key to achieving department goals/objectives. 

This important role has a great salary and bonus program with a strong corporate relocation package provided and is located outside the St. Louis area and has very low unemployment with a cost of living that is 25% lower than the US average!


Duties

  • Participates, as required, in the development of quote proposals for new business opportunities.
  • Evaluates customer prints, models, and other quality input documents.
  • Develops the specific gaging strategy for new product launches.
  • Sources the gaging package to the suppliers.
  • Conducts design reviews and run-offs with the gaging suppliers.
  • Leads the launch team in the creation of PFMEA’s, Control Plans, and other quality documentation.
  • Works with the launch team to create quality documents.
  • Applies all Lessons Learned and 8-D of like products to new quality documentation and quality plans.
  • Assists with APQP documentation.
  • Assists engineering in the capability studies for die cast trials, vendor machine run-offs, and component supplier manufacturing processes.
  • Acts as the expert for determining if a process is stable and robust by applying statistical methods.
  • Evaluates capability studies, assists in the set-up/planning of process trials, assists in analyzing data, and validates conclusions.
  • Assists in the engineering of solutions to establish capable processes that meet customer expectations.
  • Reviews customer inputs: significant and critical characteristics, DFMEA, Warranty, and Durability targets.
  • Develops the quality plans for prototype parts.
  • Supports manufacturing concepts for die casting, machining, and assembly operations.
  • Supports supplier selection, logistics, and timing/lead times.
  • Assists in developing, documenting, and implementing IATF 16949 quality systems, as needed.
  • Assists with IATF 16949 internal audits and follow-up actions, as needed
  • Determines sampling frequencies and quantities for inspection plans for new and ongoing jobs.
  • Involvement with customer visits and/or customer quality audits when required.
  • Assists with the development of suppliers’ quality programs, as required.
  • Issues corrective actions when nonconformity is found. Ensures that corrective actions have been implemented.
  • Participates in lean manufacturing initiatives and incorporates lean and continuous improvement concepts in work activities and the completion of projects.
  • Travels to customer’s plants to review customer complaints and potential problems.
  • Leads automation and computerization of quality functions when justified.
  • Identifies problem areas and establishes corrective action with manufacturing personnel
  • Provides assistance in maintaining gauge R&R studies and capability studies.
  • Monitors customer’s scorecard using their portals and updates good and bad trends for Management

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering o related field.
  • SPC working knowledge. (Includes Gage R&R knowledge).
  • Skilled in Blueprint interpretation including GD&T.
  • Control Plan and FMEA knowledge.
  • Skilled with Micrometers, Height Gage, Calipers, Dial Indicators, Thread Gages, etc.)
  • Advanced computer software. (e.g. Microsoft Office, SQC Pack).
  • Advanced knowledge of quality control and quality assurance practices & statistical methods.
  • Can teach new quality plans and gaging instructions to the operations and site quality staff.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts.
  • Can communicate with all levels of employees and management and with external contacts and lead group discussions.
  • Possess strong analytical, investigative, problem solving, and process analysis skills
  • Ability to identify and resolve issues and determine priorities without direct supervision.
  • Ability to isolate and resolve urgent and important issues within a reasonable amount of time.
  • Can make recommendations from a wider range of experience.
  • Can manage the advanced quality control activities.
  • Able to lead groups and teams to accomplish tasks and provide training.
  • Provide leadership and guidance in the development of new gaging strategies.
  • Professional training/ certifications are a plus. e.Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)
  • Advanced education is a plus
  • Experience with machining/casting operations is a plus

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