Resident Engineer
Yazaki - Belvidere, IL

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Resident Engineer

Worksite location - Belvidere Assemby 3000 West Chrysler Drive, Belvidere, IL 61008

Reports to: Resident Engineering Supervisor / Manager
Branch: YNA
Department: Quality
Business Unit/Office: USOEM BU
Status: Exempt
Career Level: IC1 (Engineer)
IC2 (Sr. Engineer)

The information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the associate. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required for the job.


Represent YNA at the customer location and provide all the required and needed support to keep the customer protected for any eventuality with the products supplied.


Customer In-plant Issue Management
• Monitor product quality at customer plant, including where applicable audits, repair, and on-hold vehicles
• Initially analyze all quality/design/logistics concerns and inform proper USOEM BU project team member for corrective actions
• Initiate root cause analysis process for identified quality issues using Global Quality Reporting System (GQRS)
• Implement containment activity, i.e., rework, sorting, yard audits, Return Material Authorization (RMA)
• Complete and submit Quality Authorized Rework (AR) packages to kick-off rework
• Assist in production trial runs
• Obtain Part Submission Warrant (PSW) functional approval as required
• Maintain supply of repair parts/materials
• Provide assistance with repairs at the customers site as needed
• Reconcile Parts per Million (PPM)’s with customer contacts
Customer In-Plant Continuous Improvement Initiatives
• Implement initiatives defined by Customer and USOEM BU team members
• Participate in vehicle reviews, line audits, process reviews and provide a summary of the initiatives for the project team
• Attend plant warranty meetings and presentations and arrange for appropriate USOEM BU personnel to report top warranty issues as required
Communication Activities
• Attend on-site customer meetings and report on USOEM BU issues as required
• Provide affiliate and project team with reject notifications
• Notify US OEM BU Warranty Analyst of customer plant requests to expedite analysis of warranty parts return
• Maintain issues tracking in GQRS for Quality and monitors issues in Business Engineering Application Management System (BEAMS) for Engineering
• Ensure issue closure with all affected parties
• Develop and maintain relationships with key customer personnel
• Arrange for USOEM BU management support of customer meetings (e.g., monthly IQ) if required
• Meet with Customer Engineering and Incoming Quality organization weekly/as required to set/review priorities
• Perform and distribute results of returnable inventory verification from each of the applicable customer facilities twice per year if required by customer
• Participate in program team meetings as appropriate
• Relay engineering issues to the appropriate engineer and follow through resolution
Launch Support
• Assist the launch team with supporting builds and attend customer launch issues reviews and drive issues to closure
• Assist the launch team with reviewing product readiness
Unique to Sr. Resident Engineer
• Provide Leadership to the Resident Engineering Group
• Train and mentor less experienced Resident Engineers on responsibilities, processes, procedures
• Assist in the development and monitor the implementation of training plans for Resident Engineers
• Provide guidance and define priorities to the Resident Engineering Group during absence of Supervisor /Manager Resident Engineering
• Provide input to the Supervisor/Manager Resident Engineering to establish Resident Engineering group initiatives & objectives
• Participate in internal or external meetings on behalf of Supervisor/Manager Resident Engineering as needed during his absence
• Ensure metrics according to the Metric Tracking System are accurate and published on time and assist the Supervisor/Manager Resident Engineering in identifying and implementing actions to improve metric performance
• Review and approve quality ARs, GQRS concerns and root cause analysis for other Resident Engineers; communicate and facilitate resolution for inadequate actions from support functions
• Provide input to Supervisor/Manager Resident Engineering for enhancement and improvement of group communications, metrics, and customer deliverables
• Provide feedback to Resident Engineering Supervisor/Manager specific to designated Resident Engineers’ performance and customer focus
Degree Requirements: Associates Degree Quality Engineering or related field
Unique to Sr. Resident Engineer
Bachelors Degree Quality Engineering or equivalent
Certification Requirements: N/A
Previous Experience: W/H Manufacturing experience preferred
Experience in automotive launch of electrical distribution systems preferred
Experience in assessment of quality issues, implementation of containment activities and root cause analysis problem solving techniques
Travel Requirements: Foreign and domestic
On Call Requirements: Yes
Physical Requirements: Ability to walk/stand in assembly plant environment for extended periods of time (8hrs +)
Effective customer contact skills
Strong analytical abilities
Unique to Sr. Resident Engineer
Demonstrated proficiency in the interpersonal and professional skills to work with others in a senior position
Applicant must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for company sponsorship for employment visa status

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