Quality Engineer

Job Description
Salary: 55,000.00 - 65,000.00
Categories: Quality, Quality Engineering

Consistent Quality Delivered Around the Globe. As one of the world's leading global suppliers of high quality aluminum and magnesium die cast components, our state-of-the-art global manufacturing facilities provide consistently high quality components. Gibbs is dedicated to being the best in class in the markets we serve. As a valued supplier to the automotive industry, Gibbs adheres to the r...
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Champion quality assurance and quality control functions. Plan, develop, and implement techniques, processes, procedures, and systems that eliminate and prevent defective product while fostering continuous improvement, standardization and waste elimination. Lead by example and develop a culture that embraces a quality first mindset.

ESSENTIAL GOALS, FUNCTIONS, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Facilitate and champion team development of new programs to insure that internal and external customer needs are met. (Includes development of APQP processes, Control Plans, PFMEAs, process flow diagrams, inspection standards, capability analysis, gages / fixtures, mistake proofing, etc.)
•Create & update quality documentation accordingly as required for corrective and preventative actions, process changes, PPAP & ECN approvals, waivers & deviations. This includes document control, storage and database updates.
•Assist Program Manager with new program launches to meet timelines and facilitate indirect staff within the plant to arrange and coordinate a flawless product launch.
•Be a customer focal point for communication with the customer concerning quality and delivery complaints, and process changes.
•Review and approve PPAP submissions including customer specific requirements and TS 16949 compliance.
•Champion, monitor, and attend special customer specific performance activities, report-outs, and other quality-related meetings/conferences.
•Coordinate and facilitate cross functional problem solving teams to perform root cause analysis for failures internally and those affecting our customers. Facilitate and document value added corrective/preventative actions using formal methodologies (e.g. 8-D, Shainin Red X, Critical Thinking, 5P & 5-Why principles)
•Champion containment activities for all concerns internal and external. Coordinate product returns from the customer.
•Assist Quality Manager in entering, managing and tracking complaints.
•Have up to date knowledge of all AIAG standards, TS 16949 standards, customer requirements and expectations, and monitor and enforce plant progression and regression of compliance.
•Promote continuous improvement to the quality system and procedures in an effort to increase value to internal and external customer’s processes.
•Make solid data & fact driven quality decisions. Assist and teach others in the quality decision making activities, customer requirements, gage techniques, inspection and part fit and function features detrimental to customer satisfaction.
•Assist and support each manufacturing department concerning process, quality, documentation and general input.
•Perform periodic layered audits on a scheduled basis.


•Bachelor's degree from four-year College or university; or five to ten years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Detailed knowledge of Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Advance Product Quality Planning (APQP), Failure Mode and Effective Analysis (FMEA), Control Plan development, Measurement System Analysis ( MSA ), and Statistical Process Control ( SPC ) and customers’ requirements to TS16949.
•Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
•Ability to perform duties under minimal supervision while exercising discretion and sound judgment.
•Demonstrate a professional demeanor and team player orientation.
•Demonstrate Leadership abilities, coach, train, and follow up to develop personnel.
•Be willing to travel to our customers with minimal notice.
•Basic web based or access data entry, Microsoft Office, SPC software
•ASQ-CQE preferred

Company

Gibbs Die Casting

Job Code

State or Province

Kentucky

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