• Senior Quality Engineer

    Job Description
    POSITION SUMMARY
    Work to control manufacturing processes through established processes and procedures. Develop standard work to build quality into product and to reduce scrap and customer complaints. Analyze production data to drive decisions and continuous improvement. Support ISO 9001 quality system implementation and sustainment. Develop quality training programs for new hires and current employees.
     
    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    Reasonable Accommodations Statement
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
     
    Essential Functions Statement(s)
    • Evaluate analytical methods and procedures to determine how they might be improved.
    • Recommend solutions to quality problems.
    • Interpret test results, compare them to established specifications and control limits, and make recommendations on appropriateness of data for release.
    • Monitor testing procedures to ensure that all tests are performed according to established item specifications, standard test methods, or protocols.
    • Perform validations or transfers of analytical methods in accordance with applicable policies or guidelines.
    • Prepare or review required method transfer documentation including technical transfer protocols or reports.
    • Write or revise standard quality control operating procedures and method sheets.
    • Write technical reports or documentation such as deviation reports, testing protocols, and trend analyses.
    • Develop and qualify new testing methods.
    • Evaluate new technologies and methods to make recommendations regarding their use.
    • Participate in internal assessments and audits as required.
    • Utilize lean methodology to identify and eliminate waste in the production process. 
    • Possess a thorough understanding of lean concepts and easily apply them to the manufacturing environment.
    • Evaluate existing manufacturing processes and workflows, utilizing lean manufacturing concepts, to identify areas that could benefit from improvements.
    • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
    • Assure product and process quality by designing testing methods, testing finished product and process capabilities, establishing standards, and confirming manufacturing processes.
    • Provide manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; and estimating future requirements.
    • Prepare product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends; effectively summarize results for management review and decision making.
    • Train and guide technicians and operators as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.
     
     
     
     
    POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
    Competency Statement(s)
    • Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others. 
    • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word. 
    • Delegating Responsibility - Ability to allocate authority and/or task responsibility to appropriate people. 
    • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task. 
    • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions. 
    • Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions. 
    • Resource Management (People & Equipment) - Ability to obtain and appropriate the proper usage of equipment, facilities, materials, as well as personnel. 
    • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems. 
    • Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety. 
     
    SKILLS & ABILITIES
    Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in related field and 5+ years quality experience in a manufacturing setting required. Experience with ISO 9001, measuring systems, and APQP preferred. CQE certification preferred.
     
    Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
     
    Other Preferences: General manufacturing knowledge.
     
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
     
    Other Physical Requirements:
    • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required in a manufacturing environment (i.e. safety glasses, safety shoes, hearing protection).
     
    WORK ENVIRONMENT
    • Frequent exposure to manufacturing setting with loud noises and environmental exposures typical in a manufacturing facility.
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