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Quality Engineer

Job Number: 34654
Group: Cosma International
Division: CCMi
Job Type: Permanent/Regular
Location: Battle Creek

Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.

Job description: Role Summary
Responsible for participating in development and maintenance of APQP, PPAP, and ISO/TS 16949 documentation. Participate in preparation and maintenance of process inspection instructions, reports, and quality alerts.

Key Responsibilities
Achieve department objectives in support of company production, quality, and safety goals
Work effectively with all departments and associates for continual improvement of Cosma Casting methods, procedures, and policies; assist in the implementation of aforementioned
Communicate effectively with company personnel, customers, and suppliers
Attend and participate in department meetings, plant meetings, and training; participate in customer visitations as designated by the Quality Assurance Manager
Support new program launches and customer expectations while providing quality leadership during pre-production builds
Provide reports as required by the Quality Assurance Manager
Handle confidential information on a regular basis
Encourage safety and housekeeping practices and lead by example
Promote and facilitate Open Door process, effective communications and Fair Treatment
Participate in Continual Improvement activities
Adhere to customer requirements, Business Operating System and company policies
Perform other duties as assigned
Lead and direct internal and external Quality system events such as TS-16949 audits and Q1 audits, ect.
Ensure that customer requirements are incorporated into product functional specifications and lead risk and failure analysis (PFEMA) to ensure functional specification requirements are fully met during process/design validation with suppliers

Key Qualifications/Requirements
Able to demonstrate understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer satisfaction
Able to work well with others; maintain positive employee relations
Familiarity with Quality Assurance practices and procedures including statistical process control, blueprint reading, GD&T, use of measuring devices, checking aids / fixtures, computer applications, mechanical testing, customer and ISO/TS 16949 requirements
Able to prepare, read, write, and interpret written reports, procedures, instructions and guidelines
Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, associates, suppliers and customers
Able to organize, schedule, and manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
Able to work flexible and additional hours
Able to use computer and software as required
Must be able to understand written instructions

Education and Experience

Associates Degree Required, Bachelor degree in technical field preferred or equivalent experience
At least 5 years in a Quality Engineer Role
At least 2 years project management experience
Knowledge of Cosma Casting processes, policies, and procedures.
Advanced Knowledge of customer and ISO/TS 16949 requirements
Knowledge of automotive fabrication processes
Knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning methods
Basic Tolerance Skills
Knowledge of B.I.W. part to part
Basic welding knowledge from Quality and reliability aspects
Basic sampling knowledge regarding B.I.W. components
Experience managing suppliers and related supplier issues
Advanced Knowledge in Quality systems development
Strong computer skills required
Strong organizational and Leadership skills
Strong understanding of business finance and metrics
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to work overtime to meet customer needs

Additional Information
Work Environment

Combination of office and manufacturing plant, with an emphasis on manufacturing plant
The individual must be able to perform all essential functions as appropriate on the plant floor, in meetings, and with employees, management, customers and suppliers.
Salary Exempt pay position, primarily on first shift; flexible hours are required
Requires travel to customer and tooling facilities as needed

Other Considerations
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the associate occupying this position. Associates will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their Team Leader
A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and requirements are essential job functions
Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise
Salary Range
$61,000.00 - 81,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Battle Creek, MI 49037, US