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Sr. Quality Systems Engineer

Job Details

Job Location
GAM Boyertown Site - Boyertown, PA

Position Summary:

This position provides support and oversight of the GAM Quality Management System,

The primary function of this position is to provide consultation, guidance, and direction to GAM personnel concerning conformance with Quality Management system standard(s) and support the continuous improvement effort of the Quality Management process.

Essential Functions

  • Adheres to GAMs Safety Policies and Procedures under Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) regulations
  • Supports the GAM leadership team in the management and continuous improvement of the GAM Quality Management System.
  • Ensures compliance to all elements of the Quality Management Systems including education, internal auditing, and document control processes.
  • Provides leadership and coordination for all first, second, and third party quality audits, and provides audit process expertise and training. Maintains a cross functional team of qualified internal auditors and seeks external resources when necessary.
  • Participates with senior management in the Management Review process.
  • Supports the organization in driving corrective/preventative actions aimed at reducing customer complaints and reducing non-conforming product.
  • Coordinate the review of customer requirements documents and works internally and with the customer to align GAM deliverables with customer requirements.
  • Acts as coach and resource for all personnel to ensure compliance with all customer, legal and statutory requirements. Provide technical skills support and assessment for sampling and testing and oversees raw material shipment releases.
  • Implements plans to support Quality software initiatives including Laboratory Information Systems (LIMS), ERP Quality Control processes, Quality documentation management, and Quality reporting.
  • Monitors and reports efforts to resolve customer complaints, customer improvement opportunities, process and product non-conformances, and supplier corrective actions. Reports on status of associated corrective actions.
  • Trains, coaches, and monitors the use of statistical and six-sigma tools for problem solving and decision-making in the plant.
  • Monitors customer Quality related web sites for compliance and current requirements. Develops and maintains procedural systems in accordance with ISO9001, IATF16949 and customer specific requirements.
  • Participates, supports, and implements Continuous Improvement Activities (Kaizen, Lean, and Six Sigma programs)
  • Supports Quality System improvement initiatives including directing the conformance to IATF-16949 and subsequent certification to that standard.
  • Supports Advanced Product Quality Planning Process (APQP/PPAP) and the management of the quality requisites of Stagegate projects.
  • Tracks and maintains quality related costs
  • Provide coordination and support for product-safety related questions including staying current on statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Communicate and operate in a team environment throughout all levels of the organization

Requirements/ Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge and experience with the IATF-16949 and ISO-9001 Quality Management Systems. Experience leading or participating in the implementation of an IATF-16949 compliant quality system is desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of the 5 Quality Core Tools: Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Measurement System Analysis (MSA), and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
  • Strong knowledge of Product and Process Control Plans.
  • Strong background in Applied Statistics.
  • Ability to manage one direct report and to lead cross-functional continuous improvement teams.
  • Ability to track, manage and implement change initiatives.
  • Experience with supplier quality control management.
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering (Chemical preferred)
  • Proficient in blueprint and specification reading, measurements, capability studies, etc.
  • Seven years minimum of quality associated management experience including Quality auditing in a manufacturing plant environment.
  • ASQ or equivalent Quality Certifications is a plus
  • Thorough understanding of process engineering principles
  • Product launch experience
  • Proven problem-solving skills and the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Ability to influence, escalate issues and ideas, and persuade team and positively manage conflict
  • Strategic thinking and leadership skills.
  • Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work overtime and travel as required (possibly up to 15%).
  • Highly proficient in computer skills (Excel, Word, Power Point, Minitab as a minimum).
Salary Range
$73,000.00 - $94,000.00
per Year
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Boyertown, PA, 19512, US