Rain Bird Corporation

  • Senior Quality Engineer

    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    United States
  • Overview

    Lead quality process improvement efforts and support engineering activities, including inspection plan development and failure analysis on existing product lines. 



    • Provide quality support using advanced quality and statistical techniques, such as D/P FMEA’s, first article analysis, capability studies, design of experiments, correlation studies, hypothesis testing, etc.
    • Lead product lines certification in the plant. Lead efforts to improve supplier quality through audits and part certification activities
    • Provide training to plant personnel, and other engineers, in quality disciplines. Analyze quality data and issue reports prioritizing improvement opportunities
    • Initiate root cause analysis and corrective action efforts when plant quality objectives are not met
    • Drive adequacy and conformance of processes and procedures through the internal audit process and the corrective action process
    • Complete assigned projects related to the continual improvement of the Azusa Manufacturing Plant Quality Management System



    • BS degree in engineering or other technical discipline
    • Knowledge of world class manufacturing principles
    • Excellent problem-solving skills and team orientation. Strong interpersonal, team-building, and negotiating skills.
    • Ability to recognize opportunities for improvement and implement changes
    • 5 years leadership experience as a quality engineer, supervisor or manager in a high volume manufacturing organization
    • Experience working with plastic injection molded components
    • Experience working with products produced via high volume automated assembly
    • Working knowledge of SPC, Pareto analysis, Gage R&R, Control Plans, FMEA, DOE, DFM
    • Experience in customer/supply management
    • Experience with inspection methods, data analysis and design review
    • Knowledge of GDT and ability to read prints
    • Multi-tasking
    • Education on Six sigma methodology
    • Experience running high impact quality improvement projects, including focused Kaizen events.
    • Proven track record with significant and measurable results
    • Thorough knowledge of statistics (regression, design of experiments, t-tests, hypothesis testing, etc.)
    • Software proficiency including MS Office applications and Minitab



    • MBA or MS degree in related field
    • Experience with implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM)
    • Experience in supplier management
    • 5+ years experience in a similar position
    • ASQ certification in one or more areas (CQE, CSSBB, CQA, CRE, etc.).
    • Bilingual English/Spanish



    Rain Bird Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer 


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