Engineer, Parts Quality Engineering

Engineer, Parts Quality Engineering

Nissan Motor | Cape Town, WC, ZA

Posted 17 days ago

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**ECL Level Based on Experience**Job Functions Communicates with suppliers to ensure assigned parts meet Nissan quality standards; reviews supplier assembly and offers improvement suggestions; works with suppliers to eliminate repetitive quality concerns and establish permanent countermeasures; rates suppliers based on response to quality issues.Reviews part, sub-assembly and complete body or system layout data for potential countermeasures for improvement of quality.Produces and maintains equipment and manufacturing process sheets describing installation of assigned parts; determines and approves optimum process equipment for assigned area; reviews and updates process sheets or inspection standards for part changes or manufacturing concerns within assigned area; conducts cost studies for new processes or equipment; performs audits in assigned area to resolve any open issues.Analyzes various quality and warranty reports to investigate production and customer satisfaction concerns; determines root cause and assists in developing solutions; ensures countermeasures are successfully adopted.Attends functional trials to review part design changes for potential customer and manufacturing concerns, and coordinates with design engineers, NTC and NTC-NA to resolve design concerns; conducts engineering trials on new model launches to identify equipment and part fit issues; participates in plant trial for current and new models to develop and improve material and process aids or new process equipment.Works with suppliers to ensure required or recommended design changes do not have a negative impact on quality or manufacturing process; communicates any concerns attributed to parts design or recommended changes to NTC-NA and NTC personnel to improve part function and fit; recommends design changes which would lower cost and aid in manufacturing of parts for new and existing models; implements design notes including functional approvals, new part approval, and final authorization for initiating shipping.Assists in trouble-shooting quality concerns and equipment or tooling problems in assigned area; recommends tooling modifications as required; submits and follows-up on purchase requisitions and work orders required to set up and maintain production in assigned area.Reviews and becomes thoroughly knowledgeable about current model process control parameters within assigned area; monitors data to recommend corrective action and implement changes to process as required.Minimum QualificationsBachelors degree in Engineering; Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, or similar technical fieldBasic knowledge of assigned areas; process equipment and flow knowledge.Excellent verbal, written communication, and problem solving skills.Working knowledge of quality control assessments such as statistical process control.Ability to understand part, sub-assembly or system dimensional layouts.Physical RequirementsTravel:Occasional day or overnight travel, including international travel. Extended travel may be required if assigned to new programs.Smyrna Tennessee United States of America