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Quality Engineer

Location: Multimatic Indiana - New Haven, Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

Posted: October 29th, 2021

SUMMARY

Provide technical, supervision and consultation service for the design, and engineering, manufacturing and quality departments to assure that products can be manufactured utilizing current and new techniques developed by the company to ensure first time capabilities and design intent are met.  Achieve the company commitment of superior part quality and reliability.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES          

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Provide technical liaison services between manufacturing and quality on all matters relating to quality systems, procedures, direction, processes, including Quality Assurance implementation and Maintenance.
  • Responsible for activities related to the identification, tracking and resolving of all quality problems.
  • Must be able to coordinate metrology activity with requirements for manufactured parts and fixtures.
  • Provide technical liaison and consultation services for Manufacturing, Engineering, Sales and Purchasing to assure effective communication, coordination and interaction.
  • Evaluate and develop, as required, quality requirements and maintain world class technological advancements compatible to company needs.
  • Evaluate engineering designs to assure that the engineering direction is compatible with world class manufacturing processes to assure first time capability with superior part quality.
  • Participate in advance product feasibility assessment with affected company quality areas to assure maximum contribution of research, development, design, engineering, and testing to achieve first time through capabilities with superior quality.
  • Organize and direct interaction of all customer complaints to provide ongoing communication with timely involvement, review and action to address these issues.
  • Review prints and specifications to ensure quality reliability requirements are addressed. Track engineering changes through the system.
  • Review and evaluate the adequacy of Control Plans and provide advice/assistance to obtain compliance, e.g., Analysis, Failure Mode and Effect Analysis, acceptance sampling, etc.
  • Provide Manufacturing and/or Engineering with Metrology information as needed or required.
  • Provide Quality Assurance personnel with assistance and training to ensure acceptable quality performance.
  • As required, train quality and manufacturing personnel on use of new and existing equipment.
  • Provide assistance as needed in performing capability studies and process potential studies.
  • Provide a direct communication link with company management and coordinate with all departments for quality problem resolutions.
  • Participate in all customer quality audits.
  • Review all safety and critical characteristics with engineering to reach mutual agreement on specifications.
  • Write TS16949 procedures
  • Lead prototype efforts in area to assure customer requirements are met.
  • Develop and lead PPAPs on newer modified products.
  • Develop and lead PSOs on newer modified products.
  • Perform customer surveys and assist with supplier audits and evaluations.
  • Assist quality manager to develop and implement the Quality system.
  • Participate in advanced product quality planning activities.
  • Monitor and assist manufacturing in process control and development.
  • Lead the inspectors and technicians in conjunction with the quality supervisor in performing annual capability studies.
  • Participate in customer purchase orders and subcontract reviews.
  • Lead technical customer support and service for the assigned accounts.
  • Lead customer problem solving efforts for the area assigned.
  • Develop TS16949 cascading documents (process flow, FMEA, Control plans, check sheets, etc).
  • Maintain quality hold area, disposition NMP material.
  • Follow-up with customers on trails and corrective actions.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

A Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field or science, or similar equivalent degree and/or equivalent experience.  Minimum eight (8) years experience in the quality field.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquired or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis for variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis.   

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Ability to develop logical detailed plans aimed at continuously improving quality levels and quality systems.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, use hands to feel or handle objects, tools or controls; reach and lift with hands and arms; talk, see and hear.  The employee may occasionally be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

The employee may need to be available during off hours if needed, and have the flexibility to work various shift hours and/or extended hours if needed.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The environmental characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely works near machinery and moving parts.  The employee may be exposed to the risk of electromagnetic fields, risk of electric shock and vibration.  The employee will be required to travel and stay overnight on occasion. The noise level in the office work environment is usually quiet, but will be loud when in the production environment.

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.