2018-05-07

Quality Engineer
Job Opportunity at ARG Recruiting

Posted on May 7

http://argpeople.com/lyoung    574.532.9634

Location: Elkhart, IN
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4154657

Are you a Quality Engineer looking to make a difference?

The quality engineer works within a wider team of professionals with the overall aim of maintaining the quality of the final product. They do so by following the quality management systems of the manufacturing process.  Successful quality engineering ensures that final products are safe and meet customer expectations, while keeping the manufacturing process as effective and cost efficient as possible.  The quality engineer works with various stakeholders, at every part of the manufacturing process. Examples include working with: Design teams – testing to identify product durability and areas of weakness Suppliers – working to ensure raw materials and component parts meet the company’s quality standards Manufacturing teams – ensuring that equipment and processes follow predetermined quality standards Customers – analyzing issues reported via customer feedback, maintaining records and implementing changes to manufacturing when necessary The quality engineer will often be the individual tasked with creation of quality practices and documentation for a given product or process.  They set out appropriate tests and acceptable result parameters to ensure that quality testing throughout the manufacturing process is effective.  Even at the point of troubleshooting, quality engineering is about more than just identifying problems – it’s about understanding the underlying issues and developing successful fixes, changing practices where necessary to ensure that standards are maintained.  

Responsibilities:  
• Creation of quality documentation and development of SOPs for the facility and products in line with industry standards
• Proactive review and improvement of systems and processes to ensure maintenance of standards
• Maintaining accurate quality documentation  
• Working closely with manufacturing staff to ensure quality protocols are followed and documentation is correctly maintained and implement any new changes or adaptations based on quality review
• Inspection and testing of various parts of manufacturing including products, components, processes, and comparing against predefined standards 
• Ensuring safety requirements are met at every point in the manufacturing facility
• Analyzing problems reported and developing improvements to overcome them
• Oversight of junior operations team members  
• Statistical analysis of manufacturing data and creation of reports for senior staff members based on quality documentation
• Working closely with external partners e.g. suppliers, customers, etc.
• Continuous improvement to the manufacturing process
• Other duties as assigned 
 
Required Skills: 
1. Analytical skills – need to be able to spot problems quickly and find the underlying causes so changes can be made
2. Critical thinking – once problems are identified, solutions and improvements must be found. This might involve thinking about a process, procedure or problem in a completely new way
 
3. Attention to detail – notice and report on problems, details must be noticed and acted upon when necessary 
4. Numerical skills – statistical analysis  
5. Communications skills – strong written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to relay potentially complex ideas to a wide range of audiences – both in personal consultations but also through company SOPs and quality documentation
6. Team working skills – working as part of the quality team, and in close coordination with other teams throughout the manufacturing facility (as well as interaction with suppliers and customers) 

Experience:
  • 5+ years Quality Engineering    
  • 3+ years Supplier Management      
  • 3+ years continuous improvement
  • Knowledge with practical application of TQM tools: APQP, FMEA, CAPA, Control Plans, Lean, Six Sigma, 6S, ISO 9001      
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in field (5+years)    
  • Professional development certifications are desirable: Lead/Internal Assessor, Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean, CQE, CQA, CQT     
  • Up to 15% travel may be required 
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