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Kenansville, NC, US

Quality Engineer I


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.




As a member of the Quality team, the Senior Quality Engineer will be responsible for internal and customer quality.  You will lead, manage, and develop the Quality and Process Engineering/Tech team at Lear Kenansville, ensuring all internal and external requirements are met.  Skills will be acquired through on the job training, review of SOPs, and working through daily responsibilities and challenges.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Follow all safety standards.
  • Assist production departments with root cause analysis and the implementation of robust countermeasures using 8D methodology to resolve NCR’s and customer complaints.
  • Continuous Improvement – eliminating waste from the process in all its forms to improve Safety; Quality, Cost (raw material usage, labor, energy) and machine overall efficiency (downtime analysis).
  • Develop and maintain the process maps, FMEA/CP and process control documentation in compliance with the company’s quality policy.
  • Identify project opportunities and assist/lead project teams.
  • Work with the Launch/Product Engineering team to ensure all new product meet internal and external customer requirements.
  • Ensure all product changes are controlled effectively through the engineering change process or deviation.
  • Any additional ad-hoc duties, in line with role and company policies and procedures.
  • Complete knowledge and understanding of FG specifications and ensure adherence.
  • Complete knowledge and understanding of the product inspection aids and lab equipment.
  • Maintain accurate, legible audit data. Complete all forms according to procedures.
  • Segregate any product that does not meet specification.
  • Report any deviations from specification to the Senior Quality/Process Engineer and Department manager in a timely manner.
  • Organize and direct the usage of Carton Req(s).
  • Follow directions provided in work instructions.
  • Enter daily QC data into electronic files
  • File QC records.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Your Qualifications:

  • Understanding of textile manufacturing methods
  • Problem solving skills with an in-depth knowledge of 8D and Practical Problem Solving (PPS).
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • PC skills to include MS Excel/Word, PowerPoint, and Basics.
  • Understanding of Lean improvement methods – Standardized work, 5S, SMED, 7 forms of waste, visual management, and Andon.
  • AIAG tools MSA, SPC etc.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and six months to one-year position-related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Have some college or technical school education, one to twelve months position-related experience and one to three years training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to implement change Principles and practices of effective business communication; basic report writing methods and techniques; correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

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.