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Quality Engineer - South Bend

Company: ELKHART PLASTICS
Location: South Bend
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

Job Title
Quality Engineer
Reports to
Quality Director
Location
South Bend
Job purpose
Actively participates in and supports a work environment that is focused on lean and continuous improvement activities. Efforts are focused on both internal measures (scrap and rework reduction) and external measures (customer PPM, customer complaints, warranty returns, and supplier quality concerns). Other duties may be assigned or reassigned at any time.
Duties and responsibilities
Customer and Supplier QualityCommunicate with customers and suppliers on quality related concerns, quality systems improvement, and continuous improvement projects
Coordinate activities for customer production part submission and approval (PPAP)
Coordinate activities for supplier part submission and approval
Coordinate safe launch activities


Problem SolvingLead problem solving activities to address customer and internal quality concerns
Facilitate supplier activities to address quality concerns
Lead and participate in problem solving activities to address deficiencies in production performance vs. goals
Communicate with external and internal customers to resolve production performance issues


Continuous ImprovementLead and participate in proactive continuous improvement activities including scrap reduction and cost reduction
Contribute waste elimination suggestions and variation reduction initiatives


Quality StandardsWork with customers and suppliers to establish visual and functional quality standards


Quality SystemsCreate and maintain quality system documentation including work instructions, control plans, and check sheets
Participate in development and maintenance of FMEAs


Other duties as assigned
Must be willing to travel as needed to customer and supplier locations
Train associates to quality standards and processes

Qualifications/Other Related Skills and Abilities
Proven ability to work in a team environment, gain trust and influence others
Advanced analytical abilities
Ability to apply abstract concepts to real world conditions
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
Advanced skills in MS Office
Thorough understanding of process improvement techniques such as Kaizen, TQM, VSM, 5-S
Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
Self-motivated with a results-driven approach
Exposure to lean manufacturing
Experience as an ISO 9001 or TS 16949 auditor a plus

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) in related field preferred
Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt designation a plus
Quality Engineer Certification (CQE) a plus
Minimum of 2 years' experience in a quality engineering role

Supervision Responsibility
May supervise quality technicians

Working conditions
Plant floor and office environments; able to work in hot humid environment for extended periods of time as well as around loud noises are required

Physical requirements
Need to be able to stand, walk, and sit for prolonged periods of time throughout the day within a manufacturing floor and office environment; occasionally lifting of parts weighing up to 50 pounds alone and parts more than 50 pounds with assistance; must be able to operate power tools and equipment

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