Quality Engineer
United Quality Solutions, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN

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  • TS16949
Description: Quality Engineer

  • Initiate internal continuous improvement quality projects. Includes identifying needs and managing CI process.
  • Facilitate effective corrective actions internally and externally. Includes dealing with internal personnel as well as customers, suppliers, etc.
  • Support third party quality audits. Develop quality procedures to maintain controls of processes.
  • Responsible for customer certifications and product measuring and testing.
  • Effectively develop and lead cross-functional process improvement teams.
  • Transfer best practices, techniques, procedures and tools to peers and other process improvement teams.
  • Apply Six Sigma tools and methodology to improve process capability and eliminate defects.
  • Challenge conventional wisdom by demonstrating successful application of new methodologies to improve product and process quality.
  • Investigate and determine root causes for internal and external rejections, implement preventive corrective actions.
  • Develops, recommends, and/or implements systems that support the OpEx quality goals and objectives.
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Provide systems at minimum costs for the control of quality. Apply feedback principles in development of detection, disposition, corrective actions, and prevention of recurrence.
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Prepares documents to describe and communicate quality control systems.
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Implements SPC techniques and provides training in use.
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Analyze OpEx information and data feedback, and make recommendations for adjustments to product design, manufacturing process, equipment, or personnel.
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Audit quality functions in individual plants to ensure conformance with established procedures and objectives.
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Develops, writes, and implements OpEx standards, processes and procedures and conducts training in use.
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Effectively achieves corrective action through proven problem solving techniques to provide ongoing feedback for OpEx improvement.
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Consults with and advises any function affecting product quality to facilitate exchange of OpEx related information.
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Develops and maintains effective working relations with other company personnel to ensure continued product and process improvement.
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Maintain effective working relations with government personnel to facilitate improved utilization of government procedures as applicable.
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Keeps informed of OpEx advances in industry for possible application within the company.
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Responsible for maintenance, calibration, and safe use of inspection and test equipment.
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Train, facilitate, and apply the concepts of quality and lean in production and support areas.
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Train, facilitate, and apply Kaizen techniques through Kaizen events in all areas of the organization.
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Mentor others in the application of OpEx tools and concepts with clear metrics and measures of improvement.
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Promote OpEx culture throughout the organization.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications: Quality Engineer

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Technical field
  • Three or more years of quality and manufacturing experience combined
Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to apply Six Sigma tools and principles such as Process Capability, Gage RR, Design of Experiments, and DMAIC in a manufacturing setting.
  • Experience facilitating 8D analysis and implementing corrective actions internally and externally.
Technical Competencies (Optional)
  • Understanding of quality function such as metallurgy, customer service, metrology, etc.
  • Knowledge of various quality techniques such as SPC, DOE, PPAP, etc.
  • Knowledge of various lean techniques such as VSM, 5S, SMED, Error proofing, etc.
  • ISO/TS16949 requirements and elements of an effective quality management system.
  • Knowledge of computers and software.
Non-Technical Competencies (Optional)
  • Performance skills (accuracy with detail, planning and organizing, efficiency)
  • Judgment and thinking (original thinking, judgment and decision making, problem solving)
  • Personal characteristics (motivation and commitment flexibility, assertiveness, development orientation)
  • Interpersonal skills (relationship building, teamwork, conflict resolution, customer orientation)
  • Communication (verbal communication, listening, written communication)