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Advanced Quality Engineer

Troy, Michigan
Job Overview:
We are looking for an Advanced Quality Engineer who will be responsible for supporting launch activities at manufacturing locations and provide quality leadership during pre-production builds at assembly equipment integrators and suppliers.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Participate in Advanced Quality Planning activities.
  • Ensure that customer requirements are incorporated into product functional specifications and lead risk and failure analysis (PFMEA) to ensure functional specification requirements are fully met during process/design validation with suppliers.
  • Provide technical and administrative support as needed.
  • Assist in the developments of dimensional control strategies with suppliers.
  • Assist in the design and procurement of gages and instruments with internal gage coordinator and suppliers.
  • Interact with Customer engineering and SQE representatives.
  • Support and attend customer meetings and customer process reviews/audits.
  • Work with the SQE representatives to create corrective action plans to address process failures prior to PPAP approval.
  • Perform or lead root cause analysis on purchased part or product quality issues during early launch.
  • Complete APQP activities with suppliers.
  • Review supplier manufacturing processes, collaborate with suppliers on process improvements and value enhancement opportunities.
  • Internally communicate with Engineering, Purchasing, Program Management and Product Engineering on opportunities within the supply chain for quality improvement.
  • Assist SQE with the development critical suppliers.
  • Coordinate with SQE the integration of customer requirements to supply chain.
  • Work with Program Management to assist with Managing engineering changes internally and as it relates to suppliers for the initiation of the change to the finalization of the PPAP.
  • Perform work in accordance with IATF16949, AS9100 and ISO14001 standards.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Employment Requirements:
  • Experienced with plastic injection and interiors
  • Bachelor's Degree in Quality Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent level of experience.
  • 2 to 5 years of professional experience in a medium to high volume TIER 1 manufacturing environment.
  • Understanding of APQP gate Review development process
  • Understanding of FEMA and GD&T.
  • In depth knowledge of ISO/ IATF required.
  • Understanding of manufacturing engineering with respect to one or more of these areas: automated assembly equipment, complex product assemblies, mechanisms, metal and plastic forming, injection molding technologies, tooling, fixtures and gages.
  • Results orientation with strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 10% of the time and work extended hours based on customer demand and production schedule.
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office.
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