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Hammond, IN, US

Senior Quality Engineer

    1. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">NATURE OF WORK<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">:  <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">This is responsible work, specializing in areas of quality control engineering for incoming materials. Incumbents in this classification v<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">erify 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.
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    2. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> (The following duties are typical for this classification. However, any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties which may be performed.)
      1. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maintain customer concern countermeasure list for Plant issues
      2. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">8D report creation and coordination
      3. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Procedures for Quality
      4. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Support internal quality issues
      5. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Support customer quality issues
      6. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Support design changes and trials
      7. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Mentor technicians on Quality issues
      8. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Review procedures for the Quality System
      9. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> Quality control activity management
      10. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Weekly conference call with worst suppliers
      11. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Supplier product/process audit
      12. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">PPAP Approval and tracking from all suppliers
      13. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Support internal trouble analysis solve problem
      14. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Support design changes and trials from suppliers
      15. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Monthly meeting with worst suppliers
      16. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ensures incoming inspection records and files are up to date and is being conducted.
      17. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Attend internal meetings as required
      18. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maintain SQTS database
      19. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Verify AS400 system for accuracy
      20. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Create and issue supplier chargebacks as necessary.
      21. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Update daily supplier containment log in production report
      22. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Create Monthly SPPM, scrap, and vendor scrap charts
      23. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Working with suppliers for containment action plans
      24. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Accumulate material review with suppliers
      25. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Participates in design of all monitoring formats and quality standards.
      26. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Uses quality monitoring data management system to compile and track performance at team and individual level.
      27. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Provides actionable data to various internal support groups as needed.
      28. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Coordinates and facilitates all calibration sessions for Lear staff.
      29. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Provides feedback concerning quality team leaders and managers.
      30. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Prepares and analyzes internal quality reports for management staff review.
      31. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Responsible for new material sample approval.
      32. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Examines contents and compare with records, such as manifests, invoices, or orders, to verify accuracy of incoming or outgoing shipment.
      33. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Confers and corresponds with establishment representatives to rectify problems, such as damages, shortages, and nonconformance to specifications.
      34. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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.
      35. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Inspects the product and/or audits processes based upon the quality history, criticality and capability of the processes.
      36. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Develops methods for inspection, testing, sampling, and training.
      37. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Evaluates production capabilities and recommends improvements.
      38. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assists in developing quality assurance policies and procedures.
      39. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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.
      40. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Performs inspection operations referring to copies of schematics, specifications, assembly prints and piece part drawings.
      41. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Works with engineering groups to develop measuring equipment standards and techniques for new or unusual precision mechanical parts and assemblies.
      42. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Examines, evaluates, and disposes rejected material.
      43. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Tracks and reduces rejected inventory.
      44. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Verifies conformance of parts and assemblies to specifications using various inspection equipment (CMM , surface plate, calipers, verniers, height gauges, etc).
      45. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Travels to local supplier sites to perform source inspection of supplied product to ensure all specifications.
      46. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Helps to maintain the integrity of the inspection equipment in the area.
      47. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ensures that all equipment is in calibration.
      48. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Aids in scheduling calibration of the equipment with the 3rd party calibration lab.
      49. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assists other inspectors working with them to exchange and share knowledge.
      50. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Reports serious quality issues to the department lead and assist in working towards that appropriate corrective action recommendation.
      51. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Performs inspection on returned material (RGA s) and determine appropriate disposition to either MRB or stock.
      52. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Performs inspection supplier rework parts to ensure rework was performed correctly and that the part conforms to specifications.
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    3. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
      1. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Knowledge of terminology pertaining to quality assurance as needed to respond to questions and provide oversight.
      2. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
      3. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Knowledge of precision tooling, experience with comparators, height gauges, and micrometers.
      4. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Knowledge of ASTM standards in the industrial field and education and prior work requirements.
      5. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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.
      6. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Knowledge of strategies such as product lifecycle management (PLM), just-in-time, and self directed teams as needed to effectively implement these strategies.
      7. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Knowledge of Lear’s organizational rules, regulations, procedures, and practices as needed to oversee processes.
      8. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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.
      9. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to analyze problems to include asking the appropriate questions and gathering additional information in order to identify causes of and solutions to problems.
      10. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to recognize relationships between facts, information, or situations as needed to integrate information from various sources.
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    4. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">PHYSICAL ABILITIES:
      1. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Physical Ability to lift, carry, and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
      2. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Physical Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
      3. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Physical Ability to concentrate on a given tasks and not be distracted.
      4. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Physical Ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
      5. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Physical Ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
      6. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Physical Ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns.
      7. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Physical Ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
      8. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Physical Ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
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    5. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
      1. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Possess strong knowledge of TS16949 quality management system and quality control techniques.
      2. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Possess strong knowledge of VDA 2, VDA 6.3
      3. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Possess application knowledge of FMEA, SPC, TQM, etc. methodology.
      4. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Possess strong analytical, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
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    6. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
      1. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">BS/BA in any related field and 1-2 years experience in an automotive just in time environment.


Nearest Major Market: Gary
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago