Quality Engineer

Job Description

  • Location: Bluffton, Ohio
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #9001
  • Salary: $85,000 Per Hour

Title: Quality Engineer
Duration: Direct Hire (Perm)
Location: Lima, OH area

We are currently assisting our customer, a tier 1 automotive supplier, with a search for a Quality Assurance Engineer to join their team. Experience in customer quality, supplier quality, and APQP is required. Previous experience in the Automotive Industry, especially with a Tier 1 Supplier also required.

Responsibilities include handling quality assurance activities relating to the customer and internal processes, development of new product, prevention analysis, and on-going development of continuous improvement methods and programs. Must provide strong leadership and communication within and outside the department.

  • Problem analysis and mistake proofing, countermeasure investigation, and evaluation
  • Review and evaluate process changes (our company, customers and/or our Suppliers)
  • Lead the resolution of customer quality concerns by working with manufacturing and engineering personnel
  • Develop clear quality standards and ensure their implementation
  • Perform periodic product and process audits and evaluate the ability of the process to produce good parts
  • Communicate with production personnel on internal findings and follow-up with managers and team leaders on countermeasure effectiveness
  • Ensure that department reports and distribution are timely and accurate for both within and outside the department and company
  • Assist Team Leaders in training Associates on key quality checks
  • New product investigation, planning and launch activities (APQP and PPAP)
  • Develop and maintain new product schedule to ensure compliance with company and Customer standards
  • Perform periodic pro-active customer visits
  • Manage Customer concern activities; communicate status via Customer requirements
  • Assist in the development of company suppliers
  • Develop test equipment and fixtures for new programs; identify continuous improvement ideas for testing machines/fixtures/procedures on current and new products

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree (Engineering) or the equivalent training and experience
  • Experience with problem solving tools including root cause analysis and statistical analytical tools
  • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and teach others
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work off-shift hours as necessary
  • Self-motivated and directed
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to understand part function and manufacturing processes
  • Ability to travel, sometimes with short notice – must have valid US driver’s license

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Experience working directly with Automotive OEM’s (experience with Honda, Toyota, Nissan. or Ford is preferred)
  • Prior experience in Manufacturing and Quality Control
  • System and process evaluation skills
  • Experience developing process improvements for Kaizen activity and/or countermeasure activity
  • Experience leading countermeasure and kaizen teams
  • Project planning and management
  • Experience with any of the following: castings; rubber curing, plastic injection molding, stamping, welding, tooling, jigs, fixtures, GD&T, internal auditing to IATF 16949 and/or ISO 9001; six sigma green/black belt
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Strategic Systems, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against qualified applicants based upon any protected group status, including but not limited to race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status , military or veteran status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability or medical condition as defined by applicable equal opportunity laws. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.