• Senior Quality Engineer

    Location US-NY-Holtsville | US-IL-Lincolnshire
    Job ID
    53553
    Function
    Operations
  • Overview

    Designs, implements and maintains quality assurance protocols and methods. Designs methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of components and finished products. Demonstrates thorough knowledge of products / components within assigned area to anticipate and prepare for possible non-conformances. Demonstrates knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, as applicable. Subject Matter Expert for plastic injection molded parts and design requirements of mechanical parts.

    Responsibilities

    • Takes initiative to gather data to investigate potential non-comformances.
    • Designs business and operational processes to support quality execution against key performance metrics. Responsible for regular monitoring / reviewing business and operational processes to evaluate for continous improvement opportinuties.
    • Acts as advisor to less senior technicians and/or engineers / suppliers in vetting non-comformances.
    • Completes audit training, as required.
    • Collects data and uses data collected by others. Understands key quality metrics and current performance levels. Uses technology to visually present data and analyses in meaningful ways. Leverages tools to simplify complex data or information to improve comprehension.
    • Takes the intiative to create new adhoc reports to meaningfully represent business outcomes and drive decisions. May or may not recommend new standard reports based on data trends. Routinely summarizes and may formally present information on defect data, process improvement data and analyses and recommendations to management, which may include Senior Managers or Directors, within or outside their functional area.
    • Participates in training technician and / or engineers within functional area by developing and deploying currricula and / or mentoring. Acts as advisor to less senior technicans and / or engineers in reviewing draft presentations.
    • Represents the unit on project teams. May perform in project leadership role on projects of significant scope and impact. Represents the organizations as the principal customer contact.
    • Assists in building accurate schedules.
    • May be requested to provide input on budget items.
    • Resolves problems of significant scope that require development and selection of procedures and processes.
    • Networks with key contatcs outside own area of expertise.
    • Interacts with management and external stakeholders on matters requiring
    • Coordination across organizational lines.
    • Specific Requirements
    • Support design review and Phase 1 activities (Scope of the program/spin)
    • Print / Spec review/approval prior to production release
    • Provide request for quote requirements
    • Supplier selection
    • Support development of production process at assigned suppliers
    • Part Qualification of assigned suppliers (first article inspection and peace part approval process Specialty Printer Group, and part qualification Data Capture Systems and Enterprise Mobile Computing)
    • Attend New Product Introduction and New Product Development team meetings
    • Support Enterprise Mobile Computer and Data Capture Systems program reviews
    • Engineering Change Order and Material Change Order support for production release of assigned parts
    • Support and participate in Strategic Commodity Team meetings.
    • Owners for Process and Procedures for supplier quality requirements
    • Support US suppliers with issues at Enterprise Manufacturing Suppliers & Joint Development Manufacturers
    • Subject Matter Expert for assigned commodities, drive proactive strategy
    • Drive Critical to Quality initiative at assigned suppliers
    • Support component supplier quality issues at product manufacturers, distribution centers, and repair centers
    • Migrate Supplier Development Engineer roles to Proactive approach for spills
    • Supplier Scorecards
    • Support Sustaining and Engineering Customer Response Team with production issues, Process Change Notification's, tool transfers, design changes, and Mentor, develop, & support China Supplier Development Engineers
    • Audit suppliers – existing and new

    Qualifications

    • Preferred Education:
      • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
    • Preferred Work Experience (years):
      • Minimum of 8 years experience- plastic injection molding subject matter expeert (SME)
    • Key Skills and Competencies:
      • Specific education and training in quality disciplines is required.
      • Problem solving and analytical ability
      • Full knowledge of job related policies and procedures as well as corporate policies and procedures.
      • Six Sigma training or similar certification / training strongly preferred.
      • Strong computer skills
      • Effective communication and collaboration skills.
      • Leadership
      • Management experience - preferred

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