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Senior Quality Engineer

Williamsburg, KY · Manufacturing
  • Audit and evaluate factory processes for conformance to quality and production standards
  • Assists factory personnel and facilitator in production problems and improve overall quality
  • Monitors and aids production in reducing waste and defective
  • Develop teammate training programs and techniques of examination and testing of materials, parts, and assemblies and the evaluation of services
  • Observes methods and improves existing processes when possible to obtain required quality standards at minimum manufacturing costs
  • Assists inspection and quality personnel with product quality, deliver problems, and complaints
  • Create and maintain quality and APQP documentation. Process Flow Diagrams, PFMEA's, Control Plans and PPAP packages
  • Leads problem solving activities
Customer Contact
  • Responsible for continuing advancement in plant's quality status to ensure the plant's quality rating exceeds that required by all customers
  • Responsible for entertaining of customer's representatives when they visit the plant
  • Participate in product study committees to assure that pre-production design specifications meet quality objectives
  • Review and make recommendations from a quality standpoint on new products proposed for manufacture, revision to design or processing of exiting products
  • Use of various customer's websites to report and monitor customer satisfaction data and submit PPAP and corrective action documentation
  • Responsible for customer complaint management
  • Travel to customer's sites for the purpose of launch reviews, review of suspect product, sorting and containment activities and building customer relationships
Examination and Testing
  • Performs inspection functions, including routine layouts, in assigned areas in accordance with established statistical process control procedures
  • Interprets design control documents, including GD&T call outs and develops inspection procedures as necessary
  • Performs examination and testing of parts, materials, services, or processes not specifically covered by written procedures, where conditions could be detrimental to the quality of the product
  • Writing of inspections, instruction plans, quality alerts, and corrective action plans
  • Records result of examination and testing performed and forward that information to responsible management
  • Maintenance of accurate and orderly inspection records, documentation and drawings
  • Establish programs, standards and objectives to reduce quality cost and to enhance the image of Firestone products
  • Investigate and evaluate improved inspection methods, new statistical concepts and advance reliability techniques
  • Provide guidance to the Quality Control activities of the plant
  • May supervise hourly quality teammates and their activities
  • May supervise containment activities
  • May be responsible for review and approval supplier PPAPs
  • Review and analyze trade publication comments of overall Firestone quality levels, including statistical data published by the various customers
  • Keep management intimately informed on matters concerning product quality
Statistical Analysis
  • Analyze customer requirements and establish written procedures to ensure compliance
  • Perform, train and assist teammates in SPC, design experiments and other statistical analysis
  • Analyze and report on process and quality data, Pp, Ppk, Cp, Cpk, ANOVA and measurement systems capability studies
  • Writes reports concerning product quality levels or usage of material to Value Stream Manager and Quality Manager
  • Notification of proper personnel of rejections, for the purpose of disposition and corrective action
  • Prepare reports on status of projects
  • Lead corrective action teams in root cause analysis and the development of effective corrective actions
  • Prepare corrective action reports as necessary in the customer's prescribed format or website

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering
  • Four (4) years Automotive Tier 1 Quality Engineer experience
  • Two (2) years of experience with any of the following: IATF Lead Internal Auditor, Statistical Process Control, FMEA or Certified Black Belt
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Masters’ degree in relevant field of study
  • Five (5) or more years Automotive Tier 1 Quality Engineer experience
  • Four (4) years of experience with any of the following: IATF Lead Internal Auditor, Statistical Process Control, FMEA or Certified Black Belt
Benefits, Privileges and Growth Opportunities:
  • Over 31 Benefits and Privileges to include medical, dental, vision, 401k, cash balance retirement plan and more.
  • Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.
  • Commitment to serve a diverse customer population with diverse teams of teammates.
  • Over 100 years of success is an indication of the stability our workforce enjoys.
Kat Forester
ProEnlist, LLC

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