Quality Engineer

Company Name:
KWKS Executive Search
JOB PURPOSE: Receives and inspects materials and products, such as incoming materials, automotive parts, gaskets, seals, stamp parts, springs and/or components, for conformance to specifications by performing the following duties. Assists Quality Manager in providing support to customers/suppliers and completes PPAP, Control Plans and Problem Solving.
AUTHORITY: All employees have the authority to stop operations/production for the following three reasons: 1) a quality defect, 2) an unsafe act, or 3) a health hazard.
Examine material or product for surface defects
Verifies specified dimensions of product or material.
Rejects defective parts, and marks type of defect on part, container of parts, or inspection tag.
Interprets engineering drawings, using geometric dimensioning and tolerancing diagrams and confers with management or engineering staff to determine quality and reliability standards.
Selects products for tests at specified stages in production process, and tests for variety of qualities such as dimensions, performance and mechanical characteristics.
Performs mechanical and analytical testing
Operates any diagnostic equipment needed to perform job.
Performs related duties as needed by supervisor.
Familiar with ASTM Standards
Performs calibrations on all gauges and measuring devices (including environmental)
Responsible for receiving inspections and testing
Strong mechanical inspections techniques required
Ability and experience with optical comparator, coordinate measuring machine, and different gaging techniques.
Knowledge of Statistical techniques Line, SPC, Capability Studies, etc.
Ability to perform PPAP and PFMEA
Effectively perform any other duties as assigned or deemed necessary and appropriate.
Experience, Competencies and Education
An experienced engineer with appropriate industry experience, preferably in the automotive manufacturing field. An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image. An individual with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus. A well organized and self-directed individual and a team player. An intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization and possesses excellent communication skills. Ability to effectively utilize CAD/CAM programs to assess technical drawings. Bachelors degree (Science or Manufacturing Engineering) with two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents and data, and then effectively communicate this information to any level of the organization.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Noise level on the work environment is usually quiet.

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