Quality Control Engineer
Chrysler Group LLC - Belvidere, IL

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The Chrysler Quality Organization is currently seeking a Resident Engineer professional to join our Quality Organization at Chrysler's Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Illinois. This position offers the selected candidate an opportunity to be an integral part of company whose focus is to change the automotive landscape. The Resident engineer is responsible for developing and executing standardization of manufacturing Quality and the identification and implementation of Quality Initiatives to reduce process variation.

The candidate must have proven track record for developing and executing standardization of manufacturing Quality enablers. The Resident Engineer expert must be a creative problem solver, proactive and steadfast in the identification and resolution vehicle quality. The selected individual will have experience in managing cross-functionally and possess a broad knowledge of the entire automotive engineering, manufacturing and quality landscape and present outstanding teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate must be a high-energy, hands-on individual with strength of convictions -- a self-confident leader who, in part due to his/her personal presence, style and demeanor, effectively sells ideas and solutions to others. Moreover, this person must have unquestioned integrity.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROLE ARE:
  • Perform root cause analysis of quality issues, often using advanced problem solving tools (like Kepner Tregoe, Shanin Red X, Design of Experiments, etc.)
  • Recommend and implement cost effective permanent corrective actions
  • Analyze quality data from internal and external indicators to ensure calibration
  • Manage Engineering changes working with cross-functional team to ensure timely execution
  • Conduct Product Evaluation tests to ensure robustness of product or process change before full implementation
  • Work with Engineering and Suppliers to resolve issues that are not plant controllable
  • Recommend and validate rework procedures
  • Develop inspection standards and best methods for performing inspection
  • Assist production with problem solving and developing standardized work for production operators, including boundary samples
  • Plan, prioritize, set goals and manage multiple projects in a technical and business environment
  • Strong communication skills to support meetings at all levels of the company, including senior leadership
  • Establish partnerships both internally and externally and to influence without direct authority
  • Commitment and dedication in delivering a premier product to the consumer
  • Represent the "Voice of the Customer" to the platform teams
  • Contribute or drive team success by clarifying expectation and minimizing political hurdles
  • Demonstrate unwavering commitment to delivering results and champion achievements
  • Exhibit a willingness to do things differently and consistently translate ideas into actions that deliver results
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work in a team environment
In 2008, the Quality Organization within Chrysler became its own standalone function. Since then, the group has more than tripled in size. This growth is a testament to the commitment of Chryslers' senior management to produce a top-rated quality product. In setting high standards in the six types of quality: reliability, dissatisfaction, regulatory, perceived, performance, and service, Chrysler's product line and customer experience has improved dramatically. The teams within the Quality Organization are empowered to improve customer satisfaction for their system or area. As a result, Chrysler now has the best quality in the 73-year history of the company.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline
  • Minimum 3 year experience in Quality
  • Ability to work flexible work schedule
  • Fundamental understanding of statistics
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • 5 or more years of work experience, preferably in automotive
  • Strong knowledge of root cause analysis and quality issues
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in the application of problem solving tools
  • Proficient in creating and presenting presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to present to all levels of management

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