APQP Engineer - Contract
L&W Engineering - New Boston, MI

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We are looking for a temporary / contract APQP Engineer to work with our corporate quality team in New Boston, MI. This position is required due to some additional work and may be extended or deemed permanent based on business level. The ideal candidate will possess 5 + years experience working with a Tier One supplier in a Quality Engineering role. Specific job duties include:

  • Communicate Customer PPAP date
  • Review/Analyze dimensional, material, and performance results
  • Develop and control APQP and/or Customer Specific Documents/Update (Linked documents)- (Team development)-new jobs and Engineering changes (assuring best practice from lessons learned in LCAR’s). Standardize the process with all plants:
  • Control Plan/PQCT (Pre-production and Production)
  • FMEA (Coordinate team)
  • Process Flow
  • Inspection instructions
  • Assembly of PPAP package
  • Identify Special Characteristics
  • Work jointly with the plants and program managers to assure that regular Gate Reviews are conducted, documented and effective in driving launch excellence and customer satisfaction
  • Participate in the Project Kick-off Meeting
  • Submits approval process to (Accounting- Tooling) for billing process
  • Knowledge of Customer Specific Requirements and supporting documents
  • Completion of Change Control process
  • Coordinate Supplier PPAP completion with Supplier Quality Engineer
  • Submit PPAP to the customer specific requirements after approval of the plants
  • Present during Die Run off to ensure part meets quality requirements when possible
  • Provide Quality Paperwork for Production Prior to 1st Run
  • Creates matrix for the customer (i.e. Ford VPP Timing Requirements)
  • Support project team development for internal requirements
  • Communicate with the customer and the Program Management Team
  • Verify layout data
  • Coordinate gage R & R requirements are complete (customer specific requirements)
  • Analyze SPC data
  • Support the plants in RPN (Risk Priority Number) reductions
  • Knowledge of core tools (AIAG Manuals)
  • Review finished process with the plant for approval
  • Report the APQP status of new programs for all relevant customer portals and sites
  • Attend project meetings and APQP driven events
  • Support die and welder run-offs at vendors and at designated manufacturing plant as feasible
  • Quality Planning sign-off and management support
  • IMDS Reporting (Restricted Materials)

Job Requirements

Required Skills * AAIAG training in—PPAP, MSA, APQP, FMEA, and SPC Facilitation skills training.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university; or five years plus related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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For 40 years, L&W has been a leading Tier I supplier in the automotive industry specializing in Metal Stampings, Welded Assemblies,...