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Vance, AL, US

Quality Engineer


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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 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:

  • Maintain customer concern countermeasure list for Plant issues
  • 8D report creation and coordination
  • Procedures for Quality
  • Support internal quality issues
  • Mentor technicians on Quality issues
  • Review procedures for the Quality System
  • Quality control activity management
  • CEPA/GFP concern tracking chart
  • CEPA/GFP review meeting
  • Maintain customer concern countermeasure list for warranty issues
  • Create Quality Alerts
  • Create Inspection Standards
  • Direct Maturity Workshops
  • Update control plan and flow charts
  • Create Monthly DPPM, RPPM, and warranty charts
  • Customer presentations for Quality issues
  • Order tools and spec out equipment
  • Participates in design of all monitoring formats and quality standards
  • Provides actionable data to various internal support groups as needed
  • Coordinates and facilitates all 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Leads Engineering Change Control committee and documents break points for all engineering changes; maintains E/Q Level Tracking with SQE


Advantages of working at Lear in the Quality group:

  • Opportunity to work in a new facility manufacturing seating systems of electric vehicles
  • Ability to work in a team oriented environment


Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the use of Risk Management and Task Force Teams (TFT) to address design, function, fit, and appearance of all equipment and parts.
  • Knowledge of terminology pertaining to quality assurance as needed to respond to questions and provide oversight.
  • 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
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications
  • Skill in word processing and/or data entry equipment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with suppliers, supervisors and co- workers at all levels in person and over the telephone.


Bonus If You Have:

  • Previous experience working in a JIT seating plant



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.