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Traverse City, MI, US

Senior Quality Engineer - 3rd Shift

Job Description – Senior Quality Engineer - 3rd Shift


Summary - Lear Corporation is looking for an experienced Senior Quality Engineer to joining our growing team. This position will be on 3rd shift and the standard hours are 11:00pm-7:30am. 



  • Maintain customer concern countermeasure list for Plant issues
  • 8D report creation and coordination
  • Procedures for Quality
  • Support internal and supplier quality issues
  • Support design changes and trials
  • Mentor technicians on Quality issues
  • Review procedures for the Quality System
  • Quality control activity management
  • CEPA concern tracking chart
  • Special requests from Customer
  • CEPA review meeting
  • Maintain customer concern countermeasure list for warranty issues
  • PPAP Approval (PSW, AAR, Inspection)
  • SWI’s for Quality tasks
  • Create quality inspection data and forms
  • Create Quality Alerts and Inspection Standards
  • Direct Maturity Workshops
  • Update control plan and flow charts
  • Create Monthly DPPM, RPPM, and warranty charts
  • Customer Audits
  • Customer presentations for Quality issues
  • Order tools and spec out equipment
  • 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 actionable data to various internal support groups as needed.
  • Coordinates and facilitates call calibration sessions for Lear staff.
  • Provides feedback concerning quality team leaders and managers.
  • Prepares and analyzes internal quality reports for management staff review.
  • Responsible for new material sample approval.
  • 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 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.
  • Examines, evaluates, and disposes rejected material.
  • Tracks and reduces rejected inventory.
  • Verifies conformance of parts and assemblies to specifications using various inspection equipment (CMM , surface plate, calipers, verniers, height gauges, etc).
  • Helps to maintain the integrity of the inspection equipment in the area.
  • Ensures that all equipment is in calibration.
  • Aids in scheduling calibration of the equipment with the 3rd party calibration lab.
  • Assists other inspectors working with them to exchange and share knowledge.
  • 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.



  • 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 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 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 in order to identify causes of and solutions to problems. 



  • Possess strong knowledge of IATF16949 quality management system and quality control techniques.
    • Certified IATF 16949 Lead Auditor preferred; internal auditor certification acceptable
  • Possess strong knowledge of VDA 6.3
  • Possess application knowledge of FMEA, SPC, TQM, etc. methodology.
  • Possess strong analytical, problem-solving and interpersonal skills. 
  • BS/BA in any related field and 3 years experience in an automotive environment preferred

Nearest Major Market: Traverse City
Nearest Secondary Market: Northern Michigan