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Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer

Process Engineer Job Duties:
  • Lead process development and certification for new applications and new surface treatment technologies
  • Perform root cause investigations and implement operational corrective and preventative actions to solve technical, process and/or material/metallurgical issues related to quality, operations, and processes.
  • Provide operations support through implementation of effective process controls for all surface treatments provided by the facility.
  • Develop and manage technical documents that provide engineering requirements for Nitriding operations.
  • Provide process related training to production, quality and metallurgical lab staff.
  • Collaborate with sales and assist operations staff to develop new applications for Liquid Nitriding treatments. Includes assistance on cost analysis and designing necessary tooling.
  • Manage quality documentation procedures with focus on developing Control Plans, FMEAs and Root Cause Analysis
  • Actively participate in APQP and PPAP team activities on assigned product/process launches
  • Lead quality/process improvements including the following: capability studies, scrap reductions/yield improvements, variation reduction, process improvements, product reliability improvements, operational mistake-proofing, and value engineering and cost reduction projects
  • Lead resolution of internal non-conformances and customer rejects; track quality events, product defects or quality-related issues leading to delivery failures; work with production on defect containment, determine root cause and implement robust corrective actions.
  • Train quality inspectors and production associates, developing their product knowledge and improving their work duties on their respective shifts
  • Interpret part drawings, specifications and customer specific requirements to ensure that specifications, standard processes and operations are being maintained with due care in the processing of the product
  • Conduct internal audits of the quality management system on a regular basis

Skills/Qualifications:
  • 4-year science / engineering degree minimum - preferably in Metallurgical engineering or Materials Science.
  • 2-4 years of experience in process and quality engineering as related to metallurgical surface treatments and coatings.
  • Strong metallurgical understanding of ferrous based materials (steel) and heat treatment essential.
  • Working knowledge of ISO9001 certification is essential.
  • Knowledge of metallurgical services such as heat treatment, electroplating, nitriding, thermal-spray coatings etc. as applied to automotive or industrial equipment/ component manufacturers is a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of common industrial and automotive applications required.
  • Experience with customizing existing metallurgical processes to meet customer's specific technical requirements. Demonstrated Application engineering skills is highly desirable.
  • Proven ability to drive process improvement and change, with results that have impacted the business.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various stakeholders within the customer's and parent organization - product & process engineers, operations, and sales staff etc.
  • Must have strong leadership, training, and facilitation skills.
Posted
06/21/2022
Salary Range
$65,000.00 - $83,000.00
per Year
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Location
Benton Harbor, MI, 49022, US