Quality Engineer

Reference Number: 463
Location: NC

Quality Engineer (QE) 

Our client is in metals manufacturing and looking for talented Quality people for one of their North Carolina facilities.  This is a QE role that will touch every component of the QS from Vendor Approval to Incoming Inspection to SPC and writing/revising of SOP’s.  You will, daily, be involved as a customer advocate but never lose sight of your responsibility to the company’s success.  Shipping ONLY quality product is a mantra just like controlling cost through Continuous Improvement. 

This is not a role where you’ll be pigeonholed though.  The hiring manager held innumerable job titles before becoming the VP of Quality because he wanted to experience the breadth of the business and says that anyone who wants that is going to be given opportunity.  The product addresses the needs of the automotive space with a component critical to the car’s performance so stability is big part of what they offer.  If you’re looking for a career, you need to call us because this position won’t stay vacant for long! 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  1. Determines a need for and develops, reviews/revises Control Plans
  2. Regularly reviews SPC data for process performance to LCL/UCL, reports to manager and others with summaries, works with operators to further understanding of what the key indicators mean and why they are important  as well as refine control limits as they stabilize
  3. Works with Engineering, QC and Operations to identify critical components of a Quality Plan including characteristics to be monitored and/or controlled on product and tooling
  4. Conducts short and long term Capability Studies on equipment to ensure consistent, reliable equipment performance 
  5. Responsible for shipping quality product so effective interactions with peers and other functional responsibilities is a must
  6. Works cross-functionally to identify improvement opportunities in test/measuring equipment
  7. Develops and writes SOP’s, FMEA’s, CAPA’s and other quality documents ensuring they are up-to-date and meet the QS requirements for content and completion 
  8. Identifies opportunities for improvement and is a champion for the company’s Continuous Improvement efforts 
  9. Uses a highly organized and disciplined approach to Root Cause, interacting as needed with customers to address their concerns
  10. Must be an effective communicator capable of engaging coworkers in a culture of Quality 

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • BS in an Engineering discipline (e.g. Mechanical, Manufacturing or Industrial)
  • 2+ years of experience but at a minimum you MUST have demonstrable, foundational skills in SPC (UCL/LCL, DOE’s, Gage R&R’s, etc.), procedure writing, and good communications, including better than average people skills
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints with basic knowledge of GD&T
  • Experience MUST include time in manufacturing with a component manufacturer (even an internship at the lowest level of experience) not in an assembly only environment 
  • Analytical approach to problem-solving including equal parts why and how (i.e. root cause) with knowledge in the 5 whys
  • Experience with Lean principles and/or Six Sigma a plus  
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