Quality Engineer

Company: Vaco Logistics ( Learn More )

General Information
$55,000.00 - $67,000.00 /Year
4 Year Degree
3 to 5 years
Not Specified
Job Description

Our Client is looking for a Quality Engineer. You will be responsible for bringing new products and processes to market on time and within budget with a strong focus on process qualification, product quality, and continuous improvement in their responsible areas working closely with both external and internal customers, applying techniques and processes and teaching and mentoring best practices (Lean, Six Sigma, Management System deployment, etc.).

Essential Functions

  • Ensure all metrics for Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost for the organization are met and trending in the right direction.
  • Proper production preparation, quality, time accuracy, through the implementation of continuous improvement are key.
  • Act as lead quality reference for internal and external customers in the case of materials, coatings, and assembly application.
  • Read, analyze, and discuss customer-required specifications managing all qualification kick-off meetings and put decisions into actions. Works to complete projects on time and within budget.
  • Work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercise judgment within generally-defined practices and policies to determine appropriate action and to solve a variety of problems. Analyze nonconforming reports, returned products and recommend corrective action.
  • Develop, revise, apply and maintain quality procedures, quality plans, documents and work instructions in accordance with industry standards and customer requirements. Participate in product development to assure all quality issues are addressed
  • Implement methods of procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products. Performs a variety of duties to independently perform dimensional, visual and non-destructive testing of diversified components and assemblies are fabricated in compliance with engineering, industry standards and customer-approved documents
  • Interface with all areas of the company and its customers and suppliers on quality issues. Initiate and maintain the implementation and closure of corrective actions. Participate in the resolution of corrective actions and verifications of actions implemented
  • Review shop work orders and identify quality-related requirements to purchase orders
  • Perform internal & external audits and surveys with compliance to the Management Systems, industry standards and customer requirements. Develop reports based on inspection and audit results. Participate in audits from external sources.
  • Participate in Root Cause Corrective Action activities to permanently eliminate defects. Utilize 8D approach to problem solving and non-conformances.
  • Adhere to the Company's Quality and Safety Management System and in accordance with its procedures and requirements.
  • Utilize Lean and Six Sigma methods to improve Key Performance Indicators for Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.
  • Participate in Kaizen events, promote positive employee environment and community involvement.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with company policies, including adherence to good safety practices.
  • Training of personnel.
  • Competencies

  • ISO 13485, ISO 9001, industry standards, Process Qualification, Product Quality, Continuous Improvement, Lean Six Sigma, Management System deployment, FMEA, 8D approach.
  • Travel

  • Domestic travel will be required to support the rapid growth of the organization.
  • Willing to travel to Internationally if needed.
  • Required Education and Experience

  • Proven project leadership experience in the Engineering field; Coating, medical machining, or additive manufacturing.
  • Bachelor degree in Manufacturing, Material Engineering or Physics or over 3-5 years' experience is required
  • NPI / APQP experience is required

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