Job Description

Quality Engineer

Large and growing Automotive Components Manufacturer is seeking an experienced Quality Engineer to join its team!  The Quality Engineer leads and manages in the advance quality control activities in coordination with the Launch Engineer and interfaces with site customer quality engineering, product engineering, and manufacturing staff in order to develop and execute the quality control system for new product launches. Ensures the quality system is in place to assure ongoing compliance with the customer specifications in production. Performs advanced quality planning, development of the gaging strategy and acquisition of the product gage package for launches.  Responsible for providing coverage support for Quality Manager, and ensures point of contact with Customer quality.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Participates, as required, in the development of quote proposals for new business opportunities.
    • Evaluates customer prints, models, and other quality input documents.
    • Develops gaging strategies to support quoting needs.
    • Provides input to develop gaging package budget to support quoting needs.
    • Develops gaging vendors to support Spartan’s quality standards and operational needs.
  2. Develops the specific gaging strategy for new product launches.
    • Sources the gaging package to the suppliers.
    • Conducts design reviews and run-off’s with the gaging suppliers.
    • Works with launch engineering to maintain budget negotiations for the gaging package.
    • Works with site quality and operations to support the Spartan gaging strategy.
  3. Leads the launch team in the creation of PFMEA’s, Control Plans and other quality documentation for new product launches.
    • Works with the launch team to create the quality documents.
    • Creates all documentation to follow a one Spartan standard.
    • Applies all Lessons Learned and 8-D of like products to the new quality documentation and quality plans.
    • Maintains a standardize identification of RPN’s for Spartan.
  4. Assists in the development and coordination of APQP documentation.
  5. Assists engineering in the measurement and establishment of process capability studies for die cast trials, vendor machine run-offs and component supplier manufacturing processes.
  • Acts as the expert for determining if a process is stable and robust by applying statistical methods.
  • Evaluates capability studies, assists in the set-up/planning of process trials, assists in analyzing data, and validates conclusions.
  • Assists in the engineering of solutions to establish capable processes that meet customer expectations.
  1. Facilitates discipline approach to problem solving as necessary during the launch phase of new products.
  2. Supports New Product Review process (NPR) for the launch of new products.
  3. Leads in developing, documenting and reviewing inspection, quality assurance and calibration procedures.
  4. Assists in developing, documenting and implementing IATF 16949 quality systems, as needed.
  5. Assists with IATF 16949 internal audits and follow-up actions, as needed
  6. Assists with the development and training of inspection personnel.
  7. Leads in the determination of sampling frequencies and quantities for inspection plans for new and ongoing jobs.
  8. Involvement with customer visits and/or customer quality audits when required.  This includes providing corrective actions resulting from the audits
  9. Assists with the development of suppliers’ quality programs, as required.
  10. Issues supplier and internal corrective actions when nonconformity is found. Follows-up on problems and ensures that corrective actions have been implemented.
  11. Travels to customer’s plants to review customer complaints and potential problems.
  12. Jointly identifies problem areas and establishes corrective action with manufacturing personnel to correct and improve product quality.
  13. Maintains knowledge of inspection tools and the gage calibrations, including providing assistance in maintaining gage R&R studies and capability studies.
  14. Provides practical knowledge of statistics and SPC and train others in these topics.

Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field.
  • SPC training including working knowledge. (Includes Gage R&R knowledge).
  • Completion of Blueprint interpretation course including Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing.
  • Control Plan and FMEA training or working knowledge.
  • Gage usage training course (Micrometers, Height Gage, Calipers, Dial Indicators, Thread Gages, etc.).
  • Certified Quality Engineer, preferred

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