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APQP Engineer

Lear Corporation is ranked #166 on the Fortune 500 with world-class products designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of talented employees. As a leading supplier of automotive seating and electrical, Lear serves its customers with global capabilities while maintaining individual commitment. With headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, Lear maintains 257 locations in 38 countries around the globe and employs approximately 169,000 employees. Lear is traded under the symbol [LEA] on the New York Stock Exchange.


We have an exciting opportunity for APQP Engineer who is willing to develop in international environment within our Seating division. Engineer will report to Senior Quality Manager and be a part of Central Advanced Product Quality Planning for Lear Structures (Metal) plants located in Europe.


Quality Engineer for new projects / APQP Engineer


Location: Plant in Presov/ Slovakia


We offer you:


  • Flexible working hours
  • Multisport card
  • Employer contributing for pension scheme (3rd pillar)
  • Transportation allowance
  • Contribution for anniversaries, wedding, birthdays




  • Contact with the customer in case of any problems related to the quality of the product
  • Preparation of PPAP documents in accordance with the client's requirements,
  • Analysis and implementation of specific customer requirements (CSR - customer specific requirements)
  • Member of the DFMEA and PFMEA team, support in the reduction of RPZ / RPN,
  • Taking into account complaints and transfer of conclusions drawn from similar products / projects, preventing errors
  • Caring for clients' portals, preparing and conducting internal and external audits,
  • Tracking of the action plans created, consideration of customer complaints within prototypes and pre-series phase,
  • Creating and agreeing border samples (photo catalog / boundary book) with the client, closing PPAP with the client,
  • Preparation of 8D reports (one-pagers), evaluation of critical features of components
  • Analysis of the process's capability
  • Preparation and participation in the acceptance of processes (2TP, PZS, Run@Rate)
  • Participation in the so-called Cubings / Slow Build


To be successful in this Role you must have:

  • University degree
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in the field of Customer Care/Manufacturing Quality / APQP in the automotive industry
  • Practical knowledge of quality tools such as: Ishikawa, 5Why, 8D, SPC, MSA I and II, Pareto analysis
  • Ability to read a technical drawing
  • Nice to have: previous experience with manufacturing processes as welding, bending, assembly and painting
  • Advanced level of English and Slovak languages. German will be an advantage
  • Readiness for business trips (about 30% of working time)
  • Driving License cat. B
  • Mature problem solving skills and goal orientation
  • High level of responsibility
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build and develop good relations with internal and external teams and customers


If you are interested in this role, please send us your CV.