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Detroit, MI, US

Senior Quality Engineer



As a member of the Quality team, the Senior Quality Engineer will be responsible for verifying incoming and outgoing materials conform to documented requirements, prepare incoming and outgoing inspection instructions, and ensuring that nonconforming material is segregated or moved to an area responsible for necessary repairs and then another inspection before use in a Lean manufacturing environment.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Participate in design of call monitoring formats and quality standards.
  • Use quality monitoring data management system to compile and track performance at team and individual level.
  • Provide actionable data to various internal support groups as needed.
  • Coordinate and facilitates call calibration sessions for Lear staff.
  • Prepare and analyzes plant and corporate internal quality reports for staff review.
  • Responsible for new material sample approval.
  • Examine contents and compare with records, such as manifests, invoices, or orders, to verify accuracy of incoming or outgoing shipment.
  • Confer and corresponds with establishment representatives to rectify problems, such as damages, shortages, and nonconformance to specifications.
  • Ensure quality conforms to requirements; workmanship standards, work instructions, engineering documents, and thorough testing are used to assess the conformance of the product, and non-conformances are either immediately repaired and re-inspected, or identified and segregated from conforming product.
  • Inspect the product and/or audits processes based upon the quality history, criticality, and capability of the processes.
  • Develop methods for inspection, testing, sampling, and training.
  • Evaluate production capabilities and recommends improvements.
  • Assist in developing quality assurance policies and procedures.
  • Inspect and verifies a wide variety of equipment, parts, and subassemblies to ensure conformance to the latest revision of the design specifications, drawings and industry quality standards.
  • Perform inspection operations referring to copies of schematics, specifications, assembly prints and piece part drawings.
  • Work with engineering groups to develop measuring equipment standards and techniques for new or unusual precision mechanical parts and assemblies.
  • Examine, evaluate, and dispose rejected material along with tracking to reduce.
  • Verify conformance of parts and assemblies to specifications using various inspection equipment (CMM , surface plate, calipers, verniers, height gauges, etc).
  • Travel to local supplier sites to perform source inspection of supplied product to ensure all specifications.
  • Help to maintain the integrity of the inspection equipment in the area.
  • Ensure that all equipment is in calibration.
  • Aid in scheduling calibration of the equipment with the 3rd party calibration lab.
  • Assist other inspectors working with them to exchange and share knowledge.
  • Report serious quality issues to the department lead and assist in working towards that appropriate corrective action recommendation.
  • Performs inspection on returned material (RGA s) and determine appropriate disposition to either MRB or stock.


Advantages of working at Lear in the Quality group:

  • Examples: exposure to products or executive leadership teams; group organically growing; team manager if applicable; part of new group/role with autonomy to make it your own; etc.



Your Qualifications:


  • BS/BA in any related field and 2 years’ experience in an automotive just in time environment.
  • Knowledge of terminology pertaining to quality assurance as needed to respond to questions and provide oversight.
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Knowledge of precision tooling, experience with comparators, height gauges, and micrometers.
  • Knowledge of ASTM standards in the industrial field and education and prior work requirements.
  • Knowledge of various functions of an automotive plant such as maintenance, quality, production control, operations, and materials as needed to determine how they are interrelated and oversee employees in the quality department.
  • Knowledge of strategies such as product lifecycle management (PLM), just-in-time, and self-directed teams as needed to effectively implement these strategies.
  • Knowledge of Lear’s organizational rules, regulations, procedures, and practices as needed to oversee processes.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal service to include customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to analyze problems to include asking the appropriate questions and gathering additional information to identify causes of and solutions to problems.
  • Ability to recognize relationships between facts, information, or situations as needed to integrate information from various sources.
  • Possess strong knowledge of IATF16949 quality management system and quality control techniques.
  • Possess application knowledge of PPAP, Control Plan, DFMEA, PFMEA, SPC, TQM, etc. methodology.
  • Possess strong analytical, problem-solving (8D, 5 Phase, Ishikawa etc) , and interpersonal skills.



Bonus If You Have:

  •      APIS training
  •     Experience interacting with OEM customer at assembly plant

Nearest Major Market: Detroit