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
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.).
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