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(Direct Hire) Quality Engineer-Automotive

Piedmont, SC 29673

Posted: 01/31/2024 Industry: Industrial Job Number: MF642951131 Pay Rate: $75000-90000 / year

Job Description


Job Description
Job Title: Quality – Quality Engineer
Quality Assistant Manager
Purpose and Responsibility of the Position:
The Quality Engineer is responsible to ensure that the Customer, People, and Investor goals are balanced and met.  
The Quality Engineer (QE) Interface with customer to ensure customer requirements and product quality are met.  Interface with all aspects of the plant to ensure the cost of quality is being met. 

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Prepare documentation and provide support for new program part launches and process changes at Drive Automotive including PPAP, ISIR Control Plan, IPC etc. 
  • Schedule, coordinate and report from Table cross-functional meetings to address internal and external concerns.
  • Interface with quality supervisors to ensure all quality checks are addressing the key characteristics of the product. 
  • Responsible for all aspects of corrective actions (on time closures, repeat concerns, root cause, etc). 
  • Responsible for meeting customer targets, ie. PPM, incident rates, RMA’s.
  • Conduct product audit to verify stability of the process.
  • Onsite visits with customer to address quality issues (customer satisfaction). 
  • Responsible to updated FEMA occurrence values based upon internal/external concerns, scrap rates and or FTC.
  • Review FMEA severity, occurrence and detect values for accuracy.
  • Responsible to reduce RPN values in FMEA’s.
  • Interface with quality dimensional team to ensure dimensional stability being met as per customer requirements.  Mean shifts and SPC data. 
  • Ensure that an investigation takes place on all process failures, such as corrective actions, PDCA, Teardown PDCA, RMA, product audit Issues.
  • Perform system audits of part production programs and part reviews to ensure acceptable quality levels are maintained and properly monitored.
  • Make decisions and advise on an on-going basis to insure customer and management directives are met.
  • Coordinate and track progress for interdepartmental studies.
  • Take additional training to maintain pace with new technology. Will require some personal time.
  • Perform analyses for verification of quality concern corrective action effectiveness.
  • Performs other duties as required
  • Ability to work three shifts as requested.
  • Able to function effectively using computer software.
  • Competent understanding of fixture design concepts and ability to use basic metrology equipment.
  • Able to provide clear direction and training to individual and small groups of employees. 
  • Approve inspection sheets, generate APQP documentation.
  • Ensure manufacturing counter measures are implemented and effective.
  • Coordinate SPC mean shifts when dimensional Engineers when approved by the customer 
  • Control plans, QA inspection instructions, KOI’s, FMEA’s, customer site verification, top 5 failure modes reports, and month end reports.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Position Requirements:
Communication Skills
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Mathematical Skills
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish fasts, and draw valid conclusions.  
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands / Work Environment

  • Office environment: 70% sitting/standing at desk; 30% walking
  • Lifting as required up to 20 lbs.
Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from a four year college or university with 1+ years of Quality Engineering experience; or 8 years of equivalent Quality Engineering experience.
  • Must be skilled with APQP and SPC concepts both theoretical and practical, CMM equipment and data analysis, problem statements and root cause analysis, common problem solving methods and techniques. 
  • CQE, CQM, and/or ASQM credentials preferred.
  • Computer proficiency (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
  • Ability to work with other computer systems & programs related to the performance of Quality activities.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Areas of Training Required:

Must have New Hire Orientation, Safety, and Understanding of the Charter prior to or within the first two weeks of assuming the role.


Drive Management System (DMS)

The Company is governed by compliance tvarious Drive Management Systemsprescribing the objectives and procedures related to Employees, Shareholders, Customers, Quality, Health, Safety, Environmental concerns, Preservation of Energy and Corporate Citizenship.  Public compliance to Drive Management Systems is demonstrated through certification to specific national and international standards, either by our customers or external authorities in Quality, Environmental, Health, Safety and Corporate Governance.  Certification is acquired through internal and external audits to measure compliance to the various Drive Management Systems.
Every Manager is required to support all organizational efforts to conform to all Drive Management Systems compliance directly related to their area of responsibility.  It is further required they; regularly review and understand changes to any Drive Management System, oversee any required changes and or updates to the relevant work instructionsand promote and maintain compliance at all times to all Drive Management Systems.


Work Conduct (Health, Safety, Quality, Cost and Environment)

Every associate is required to; work safely and contribute to the health and safety of others; and deliver products & services conforming to required quality standards without negative impact to the environment or company (unnecessary cost or scandal exposure).  This is an important condition of employment and it is the duty of each employee to accept and follow established policies, rules, procedures and instructions, especially pertaining to, but not limited to: the use of personal protective equipment; controlled access in restricted areas; qualified operation of machinery; mandated cost commitment; approved access to data; and general conduct in accordance to corporate image, the environment, management, piers and subordinates.
Despite the best efforts in establishing the policies, rules, procedures and instructions mentioned in this provision, they do not cover every probability and or general situations where it is deemed to constitute “common sense.
The individual is accountable to immediately address unsafe conditions and non-compliance issues.
Monitoring Competency:
The Team Member’s job progress will be monitored for competency by performance assessments conducted by Supervisor and/or Department Manager.
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