Advanced Quality Engineer

Job Description:
Description: Ensures that Advanced Quality deliverables such as the preparation and on-time delivery of new product Launch-related Customer Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) packages are completed per requirements.
Participates and provides input in design reviews and the development of the DFMEA.
Facilitates/participates in the development and review of plant PFMEA and Control Plans to ensure robust process/product controls are in place for mitigating risk through the launch phases and that lessons learned customer rejections and warranty concerns are captured in these documents.
Develops past problem history warranty reports and lessons learned to ensure countermeasures are in place for new launches.
Ensures compliance with all applicable Customer-specific systems and requirements.
Applies statistical process control (SPC) methods for analyzing data to evaluate the current process and process changes.
Documents data obtained during all quality assurance activities consistent with company policies and procedures.
Develops new approaches to solve problems identified during quality assurance activities utilizing 8Ds and associated problems solving tools.
Participates in Launch Readiness Reviews and ensures PPAP and quality-related AQP concerns are raised and escalated as necessary.
Interfaces and attends customer meetings relating to launches.
Supports DV/PV builds and verify that parts meet dimensional and functional requirements.
Communicates significant issues or developments identified during quality assurance activities and provides recommended process improvements to management.
Establishes and maintains good working relationships with customers resulting in excellent customer satisfaction.
Participates in large engineering projects and cost initiatives by completing specific assigned tasks.
Required Skills: Bachelor degree preferably in an engineering or technical discipline from an accredited institution.
2-4 years&rsquo experience in automotive advanced quality manufacturing or engineering.
Must understand APQP concept through production.
Up to 20% travel.
Desired Skills: Experience and competency in advanced quality planning including strong proficiency with the AIAG core tools (Advanced Quality Planning and Control Plans FMEAs PPAPs MSA and Statistical Process Control (SPC) standards).
Hands-on SPC knowledge Six Sigma lean manufacturing or project management desired.
Proactive approach to identifying and avoiding problems at an early stage.
Excellent problem solving skills including experience preparing problem solving documents such as 8D&rsquos.
Solid organizational skills and demonstrated effectiveness to lead and collaborate with cross-functional/global teams.
Strong drive to complete assignments within program timing in order to ensure a flawless serial production launch.
Demonstrates professionalism when dealing with external customers and internal staff.
Possess working knowledge of automotive or industrial manufacturing including flow layout assembly and production equipment.
Working knowledge of IATF16949 preferred.
Auditing experience a plus.
American Society for Quality certification such as current CQE status is desirable Company Description We help our consumers express themselves on their own piece of the Earth by providing innovative products and solutions to create beautiful and healthy lawns and gardens.
Our trusted brands meet our consumers unique needs - whether its products in natural and organic or solutions for indoor and urban gardening, we are constantly listening to our consumers to develop the products they need.

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