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Quality Engineer

Company: First Brands Group, LLC
Location: Albion
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job descriptionI. POSITION SUMMARYPrimarily concerned with facilitating OE Customer issues, the OE Quality Engineer provides various quality systems and programs throughout the corporate structure to utilize resources committed for continuous improvement efforts. Evaluates and makes necessary recommendations on various quality resolution efforts for maintaining the process flow and quality standards at minimum cost. Ensures data is collected and records are maintained to apprise department heads of product characteristics information needed to make decisions with respect to customer and corporate requirements.II. DIMENSIONSStaffBudgetSalesIII. NATURE & SCOPEChampion Laboratories, Inc. is a full-line filter manufacturer with facilities located in Southern Illinois, South Carolina, Michigan, California Europe and China. The sales and marketing operations of Champion Laboratories are headquartered in Albion, IL. Through the use of a direct sales force, independent manufacturer's agents, and in some cases direct account responsibility, automotive, light truck, and heavy duty filters and related products are sold and distributed worldwide.This position often communicates customer requirements to the Advanced Quality Planning team. In addition to the Quality Engineering Manager, the incumbent's most frequent internal contacts include the Plant Manager, other Quality Managers, various department heads, plant personnel, OE sales, PPAP team, and OE customer quality representatives.The incumbent's function is to facilitate product compliance to customer and corporate quality standards and prevention of quality deficiencies through statistical analysis, system and process auditing, reporting, and development/maintenance of test equipment. The incumbent is responsible for training and facilitating various multi-functional teams such as Quality Operating Systems, Global 8-D, Root Cause Analysis, Fault Trees, SPC, problem solving techniques, i.e., 5-Why, as well as project management teams such as PPAP where required by management.This position is also responsible for creating and coordinating quality system control plans for consistency between suppliers, in process, and customer levels to establish continuity throughout the corporate structure. This is accomplished by standardizing quality reports to customer accounts, assuring that quality procedures meet ISO/TS 16949 and customer specific standards, and other elements of the quality system standard as required by management.This position also monitors quality system measurables to identify supplier, internal and external concerns. The incumbent also administers quality assessments for both supplier and internal audits.The incumbent serves and facilitates advance quality planning techniques such as PFMEA's, DFMEA's, dimensional layouts for ensuring proper metrological techniques are used, statistical techniques to ensure target capability of processes are met, and final report submittals and modifications of same to meet specific customer requirements.Based upon knowledge of quality standards, it is the ongoing challenge of the incumbent to achieve and maintain a quality level to enhance new business and to meet customer requirements. The incumbent requests corrective action when a process or product is unacceptable per established standards or develops programs to meet established product standards and to determine if a product is acceptable. A corrective action is to be administered or a viable alternative agreed upon.The incumbent shall establish necessary controls to meet customer quality improvements, keeping costs in line to compete in the marketplace and to follow up with customers to assure complete satisfaction.The incumbent should have good communication skills to deal with others, both internally and externally, to "sell" the needed changes or improvements in quality; and have the job experience to determine function, fit, appearance and testing of products as related to company as well as customer quality standards/requirements. It is necessary to have extensive experience in controlling quality, customer requirements, processes and product capabilities and a general knowledge of processes in production departments. The incumbent should posses four to five years of job-related experience or equivalent.The OE Quality Engineer meets frequently with the Quality Engineering Manager and other associated departments to provide an overview of project status and problems. The incumbent makes frequent contact with customers and/or sales representatives. Contacts are generally in response to customer complaints and require coordinating a reply to customer for resolution, i.e., 5-Why, 8-D Root Cause, etc., with input from plant management, engineering and other supporting departments. Ongoing challenges include gaining customer approvals on control plans, product sample approvals, and plant surveys. The incumbent will be expected to travel to customer site as needed. In addition, the incumbent will become familiar with customer specific requirements in manuals and Internet web sites. The incumbent meets with Quality Control, Manufacturing, and Purchasing to coordinate and ensure a smooth transition to production of new program.

Keywords: First Brands Group, LLC, Evansville , Quality Engineer, Engineering , Albion, Indiana

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