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Quality Engineer

Company: Southwire Company
Location: Bremen
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America's largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power what's possible?
Job Title: Engineer, Quality
Department: OEM Manufacturing
Reports To: Manager, Quality Assurance
Location: Bremen, IN
General Description
The Quality Engineer will actively participate in and support efforts to build a more robust quality system and drive improvements in processes that ensure Southwire's products and services meet or exceed customer expectations. Efforts will be focused on internal measures (scrap and rework reduction) and external measures (customer PPM, customer complaints, and supplier quality concerns).
Duties And Responsibilities

  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
    • Participate in activities with plant personnel, customers, sales and engineering
    • Coordinate safe launch activities
    • Quality Systems
      • Assist in maintaining an ISO 9001 compliant quality management system
      • Create and maintain quality system documentation including quality work instructions, control plans, and check sheets
      • Participate in development and maintenance of FMEAs
      • Participate in internal/external quality audits, customer audits and responses
      • Continuous Improvement
        • Perform and direct capability and process improvement studies
        • Implement statistical methods for problem solving, scrap reduction and quality improvement, in support of Southwire's OPS culture
        • Quality Standards
          • Develop clear understanding of applicable regulations and standards as they relate to products produced at the Bremen plant
          • Ensure appropriate processes and controls are in place to comply with regulations and standards
          • Problem Solving
            • Lead plant in resolution of internal/external quality issues using a structured problem solving approach
            • Train associates to quality standards and processes
              • Other duties as assigned
                Qualifications And Experience Requirements
                • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline preferred along with 5+ years directly related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
                • Experienced in APQP methodology, including PPAP, FMEA, GR&R (Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility), Process Validation and Control Plans.
                • ASQ certification desired
                • Detail oriented, self-starter with the ability to deal with multiple challenges and projects simultaneously with minimum supervision
                • Should possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
                • Ability to effectively lead small groups and provide support to achieve goals
                • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills required
                • Excellent PC skills including Microsoft Office products such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
                • SAP quality module experience a plus
                • Ability to travel 10%
                  Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Southwire Company, South Bend , Quality Engineer, Engineering , Bremen, Indiana

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