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Quality Engineer

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Our client company was founded in 1943, and, though ownership changed fairly recently, remains privately owned and operated. They combine proven past techniques with leading edge engineering and the latest available production technology to offer unique solutions for manufacturing difficult and custom stampings, thrust bearings, and assemblies. The company serves a diverse global customer base in industry, including but not limited to Agricultural, Appliance, Auto, Freight, Military, Truck, Bus, Trailer, Marine, Fiber Optic, HVAC and Mining marketplaces. Their products and services include metal stampings, assemblies, coined near net shape, ball and tapered roller thrust bearings. They are ISO 9001:2000 and ISO/TS 16949:2002 registered and committed to continual improvement. An on site Sensor Lab focused on 100% quality production parts is dedicated to monitoring each stamp and movement in manufacturing. They operate multiple presses and tonnages ranging from 45 to 800 tons to handle the most difficult stamping and coining projects. Their ability to design and build progressive and compound dies offers their customers cost effective solutions for their stamping requirements. The company's tool room is dedicated solely to the support of manufacturing and utilizes the latest in equipment and technology. They offer in-die sensors and constant in-process inspection by trained operators ensuring a quality product every time and saving valuable quality control time for their customers.
Key Job Responsibilities:
Responsible for ensuring appropriate quality procedures are in place and being followed to support customer requirements; internal objectives; and TS 16949 processes.
Develop and maintain TS 16949 quality system
Execute all APQP and product verification requirements for new products
Establishes department policies, control processes and quality programs
Provide and maintain gaging and measurement instruments (calibration)
Exercises judgment in dealing with unusual cases or those involving significant cost
Works closely with design, training and process development staff to improve the quality of products and services
Responsible for the development, application and maintenance of quality control systems for processing materials into finished products
Provide sampling plans and approve inspection, methods for evaluation and testing of components and products
Develops and initiates methods and procedures for inspection, testing and evaluation
Prepare inspection standards, Visual standards and boundary samples for manufacturing processes to support and build in quality culture
Perform analysis of documents/information to insure that all critical product characteristics have been identified and properly evaluated Design specification; FMEA (Failure Mode Evaluation & Analysis): Product and Process Material Specification; QA system (in line control points)
Conduct training programs on quality activities
Develop measurement systems to monitor effectiveness of QA and reliability systems to identify, bracket, correct and prevent defects to demonstrate continuous improvement to management
Provide statistical support and expertise in DOE (Design of Experiments) and analytical problem solving for manufacturing, technical services and product development
Work using a team approach to assure preventive and corrective actions are implemented effectively
Travel as required to customer facilities to address customer quality concerns (minimal
Lean manufacturing background a plus
Supplier Quality Responsibilities:
Develop and coordinate activities for supplier quality management to ensure prevention and control of poor supplier quality
Assist suppliers with problem solving activities
Review supplier countermeasure reports to ensure proper root cause and countermeasure activities are deployed for continuous improvement
Participate in supplier quality system audits
Review and approve PPAP for new and modified supplier processes
Qualifications:
A four year engineering or technical degree
Five to Ten Years experience in quality engineering
Strong metal stamping and assembly experience
Must have outstanding oral/written communication skills
CMM, Automotive PPAP or APQP experience would be a plus
Six Sigma experience and Lean Manufacturing is a plus
Proficiency with the Microsoft Suite is a requirement
Excellent Benefits and 401(k) plan apply.

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