Duncan, SC, US, 29334

Senior Resident Quality Engineer


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This role operates on-site and specializing in areas of advanced problem solving and analytics as it relates to issues with material, product, equipment, and processes. Engineering for incoming materials. Incumbents in this classification verify incoming materials conform to documented requirements, prepare incoming inspection instructions and equipment operation 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:


  • Resolves issues using 8D Problem Solving format.
  • Develops control plans and conduct Failure Mode and Effects Analyses.
  • Perform TS 16949: 2009 Internal Audits for various functions.
  • Participates in design of call monitoring formats and quality standards
  • Uses quality monitoring data management system to compile and track performance at team and individual level.
  • Provides feedback concerning quality team leaders and managers.
  • Prepares and analyzes internal quality reports for management staff review.
  • Responsible for new material sample approval.
  • Examines contents and compare with records, such as manifests, invoices, or orders, to verify accuracy of incoming or outgoing shipment.
  • Confers and corresponds with establishment representatives to rectify problems, such as damages, shortages, and nonconformance to specifications.
  • Ensures 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.
  • Inspects the product and/or audits processes based upon the quality history, criticality, and capability of the processes.
  • Develops new methods for inspection, testing, sampling, and training.
  • Evaluates production capabilities and recommends improvements.
  • Assists in developing quality assurance policies and procedures.
  • Inspects 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.
  • Performs inspection operations referring to copies of schematics, specifications, assembly prints and piece part drawings.
  • Works with engineering groups to develop measuring equipment standards and techniques for new or unusual precision mechanical parts and assemblies.
  • Verifies conformance of parts and assemblies to specifications using various inspection equipment (CMM, surface plate, calipers, verniers, height gauges, etc.).
  • Travels to local supplier sites to perform source inspection of supplied product to ensure all specifications.
  • Reports 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.
  • Performs inspection supplier rework parts to ensure rework performed correctly and that the part conforms to specifications.
  • Performs all other duties as instructed by Quality Manager


Your Qualifications:


  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a technical field from an accredited institution
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes and efficiencies, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of the various functions of an automotive plant such as maintenance, quality, production control, safety, quality, operations, and materials as needed to oversee and direct employees in these functions.
  • 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 applicable rules and regulations for environmental control and other regulatory authorities as needed to ensure compliance.
  • Effective communication and coordination skills
  • Experience in Management Systems
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and track due date to ensure timely closures or on-time submissions
  • Strong auditing skill set with 3+ years’ experience internal audits
  • Ability to interpret customer standard for various requirements for audit compliances
  • Competent in quality tools, and process/production control methods such as:
      • APQP, FMEA, Control Plans
      • AIAG Core tools – Control Plans, MSA, PPAP, SPC, Capability Studies
      • GD&T
      • Strong problem solving and analytical skills using 8D methodology:
      • Is-Is Not, Fishbone diagram, Brainstorming, Affinity Diagrams, Three legged 5 Why


Bonus If You Have:

  • AIAG PPAP training
  • IATF 16949 auditor training (Preferred lead auditor training), Internal Audit qualifications in the relevant management systems
  • Expertise in APQP gate Review development process.
  • Expert in problem solving and analytical skills using 8D methodology:
  • Expert in customer specific requirements



Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.

Nearest Major Market: Spartanburg
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina