Quality Engineer - Electronics

Company: Gentherm ( Learn More )

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As a leader in thermal technology, we design, develop, and manufacture heating, cooling, and ventilating devices for diverse global markets. With our employees, we pioneer and shape markets for comfort devices while seeking new ways to drive value for our customers.  We employ approximately 10,000 people at twelve locations in North America, Europe and Asia. 

In the field of (Electronics) in (Northville, MI), we are looking for you to strengthen our team as soon as possible as a (Quality Engineer).

SUMMARY:  The person in this role will use process improvement tools and methods to drive continual improvement in the Gentherm EBU product development system process and other Gentherm processes.  This position will work with a global organization of cross functional employees located at plants and several satellite offices. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Understand the Gentherm EBU Product Development Process
  • Complete training in process improvement and problem solving tools and methods such as ASPICE, PDCA, 8D, 3 legged 5 why, Ishekawa, Pareto
  • Perform EBU Product Development Project Audits
  • Track and capture non-conformances to Gentherm PD Process Audit and facilitate closure of open items through audit and open item reports
  • Perform Process Training
  • Perform Process coaching across projects
  • Identify Opportunities for EBU Process Improvements (procedures, work instructions, process checklists,  records, as needed)
  • Facilitate EBU Process Improvements (procedures, work instructions, records, as needed) w/Functional Owners
  • Align EBU Processes with APQP
  • Update & Maintain Stages DB with EBU Processes (SW, HW, & Quality)
  • Support  EBU Process Improvement Team Scorecard, Metrics, and Process Quality  Plans
  • Prepare and report on of EBU key process indicators and project status
  • Support Process Traceability to ASPICE practices & ISO 26262 Tool Architecture Map
  • Support EBU Cross Functional Team Meetings
  • Edits or create and implement procedures, instructions, forms, records and documents related to product development, manufacturing, and quality related activities within Program Management, Engineering, and Manufacturing activities
  • Improve common quality processes in use for electronics such as  APQP, PPAP, FMEA, ISO TS-16959, and supplier related evaluations
  • Coordinate and drive training, coaching, auditing, and improvement related to corporate quality related initiatives such as Automotive Spice, ISO 26262, and other ISO standards
  • Prepare the organization for related internal and external audits and interface effectively with auditors
  • Lead efforts with manufacturing plants to ensure cross plant high level documents are similar in nature
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Bachelor of Science in technical field such as Quality, Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering. 
  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience related to automotive electronics products and/or electronics manufacturing.  Familiarity with common automotive related product quality requirements desired or will train such as: SPICE, APQP, PPAP, FMEA, TS 16949, ISO 26262
  • Must be a team player and have the ability to work effectively with other global regions.
  • Must be able to interface with customer quality personnel effectively.
  • Gentherm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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