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Quality Engineer
West Columbia, SC
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Job Description

Responsible for quality aspects a project machine through the development, build and testing stages of life developing

records, analysis and solutions.

 Actively participate in definition of machine test requirements, justification of acceptance limits to assure compliance with


 Manage Work In Progress (WIP) and Operation Acceptance Test (OAT) inspection data and prepare statistical and

operational performance reports, as requested by management.

 Working with the C/I team to perform process capability studies or special studies necessary to increase control and lower

total quality costs.

 Manage WIP materials traceability and assist with Pre-Check and Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) Vehicle Reporting for our


 Capture all as build NCR’s for ‘redline’ drawing updates and coordinate with Engineering to perform/execute within the HCR

process to closure.

 Responsible for updating Quality work instructions and coordinating the maintenance of work instructions/standard work

for all business departments and relationship to ISO 9001 Quality Management System procedures, as needed.

 Review and actively comment on drawings, calculations, specifications and other design inputs/outputs; as required.

 Provide direction and monitor performance in the development & application of inspection plans: First Article Inspection,

In-Process and Final Product Inspection, Sampling Plans, inspection and acceptance criteria and Design Validation Testing.

 Perform internal audits to assess compliance to Standards and to the internal Quality System, including investigation,

presentation of observations and findings, and reporting.

 Apply sound systematic problem-solving methodologies in identifying, prioritizing, communicating, and resolving quality

constraints/issues/part problems and openly share findings during Gemba Team walks and during project reviews.

 This role must be proficient in the use quality tools and practices to establish approval criteria that ensures the

identification of quality failures; using consistent appraisal techniques for internal and external manufactured parts and


 Provide “lessons learned” report outs (for example A3/8D) and own” the representation of such” to management for

cooperative enlistment of support

 Provide trending analysis on quality corrective actions/countermeasures and performance metrics, as well as key supplier

failure data.

 Ownership of supplier part inspection and failure analysis – to drive quality requirements back to the source. (whether

design or manufacturing caused)

 Support Customer Service to ensure fulfillment of customer requirements.

 Coordinate and participates in elements of investigations regarding customer complaints.

 Perform product and process evaluations to identify areas for improvement. Recommend solutions to identified problems.

Implement approved changes using sound quality engineering principles and fully document requirements on a timely


 Represent Quality on the Project/Program Core Teams, as required.

 Assist in development, review and approval of new manufacturing processes and equipment validation/qualifications.

 Participate in the improvement of the manufacturing process for existing products. Document review and approve Work

Instructions, inspection records/documents.



 BS Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other related engineering discipline or:

(see experience)

B. Experience

 7-10 yrs. Experience in heavy industrial manufacturing environment

 5 - 7 years in Quality role

C. Interpersonal Skills

 Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical data

 Must poses good communication skills, both verbal and written

 Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions

 Must be able to comfortably verbally and physically teach required skills to production assembly staff

 Ability to overcome obstacles and pursue alternate methods when required

 Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals and extract, lead, and implement improvement ideas

 Demonstrated ability to facilitate and partner with cross-functional teams

 Must be time-driven, process a strong product development & operations attitude, and exhibit strong project management


D. Technical Skills

 In depth knowledge of quality principles, techniques and methods

 Knowledge of ISO Quality Standards

 Must have either a strong electrical/electronic or mechanical/hydraulic background

III. Essential Functions

 Professional

 Ability to work transparent

 Team player

 Able to multitask

The ability to lift 40 lbs.

 The ability to stand/bend/stretch, etc.

IV. Preferred Qualifications

 BS Quality Engineering


 10+ yrs. experience in heavy industrial manufacturing environment

 7 - 10 years in Quality role

 Understanding of GD&T

 Understanding of CMM measurement reporting and inspection layout metrology

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