Plant Quality Engineer


Job title: Plant Quality Engineer

Company: Faurecia

Job description: Position Summary: As a member of the Plant Quality Team, the Plant Quality Engineer shall provide coaching and training to meet internal and external customer requirements. He/She ensures the application of the Automotive Industry Quality Core Tools, such as Problem solving, FMEA, MSA, APQP, PPAP, etc. and the Faurecia 8 Quality Basics (8QB). The Plant Quality Engineer will support the quality department activities and promote continuous improvement of current processes.

Responsibilities:

· Represents the customer within the plant and acts accordingly within his/her assigned production lines

· Keep all quality documentation updated within his/her assigned production lines, and ensure consistency between PFMEA, control plan and work instructions

· Organizes PFMEA updates with the plant process engineer

· Implement the necessary quality operating tools and methods to demonstrate process stability and operator’s qualification: master/boundary samples, green/red rabbits for Poka-Yoke verification, gages, Capability studies, Gage R&R analysis, product audit checklist, etc.

· Coach and train the Quality Technicians and operator/GAP leaders/supervisors on the quality principles of Faurecia and Customer specifics

· Responsible for complaint management for internal and external customers. He/She ensures complaints are managed in due time with active participation from production personnel. He/She will utilize adequate Problem-Solving techniques (e.g. 8D) and reports regularly in reporting tools until closure (e.g. QSS)

· Communicate warranty claims with engineering department and warranty group and follow-up with the plant’s corrective action plans for the claims

· Prepare internal/external deviation requests with supporting data and submit for approval

· Support the Program Quality Leader (PQL) to submit new model program PPAP to the customer. Subsequent serial life PPAP for engineering changes, process changes or in-sourcing is the responsibility of the Plant Quality Engineer

· Leads the Quality System Efficiency (QSE), Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA), Safety & Regulatory (S&R) activities within his/her perimeter. Request the support of QSE Engineer, SQA Engineer or Plant S&R coordinator for specific issues

· Conduct internal quality audits (Process, product) as planned, and support all internal and external quality audits as needed

Position Specifications

Authorities:

· Has the authority to stop any process or product delivery in case of serious non-conformance (customer requirements, safety and regulatory issues, or similar)

· Reject supplier material as warranted

· Approve all work instructions including OK 1st piece instruction and inspection instructions

· Enforce Control Plan per the customer requirements and standards

· Reject or accept PFMEAs, Poka-Yoke and Control Plans

· Request to correct a process in case of system requirement is not met (ISO, IATF, VDA, FES, etc.)

· Reporting to upper management/leadership on quality standard issues. Escalation must be reported immediately to the Plant Quality Manager upon observance of S&R non-compliance

· Has the authorization to approve purchases with corporate credit card, expenses and purchase orders to his/her N-1

Knowledge / Skills:

· Presentation skills, both verbal and written

· Proficient level of English

· Able to collect, analyze, and present facts and data (MS Office, Minitab, etc.)

· Master problem-solving techniques to prevent issue reoccurrence

· Customer oriented

· Positive critical thinking behavior

· Understand the group functional organization

· Proven Automotive industry quality experience and understanding of supply chain

Education / Experience:

· Minimum education level: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business Management or technician with equivalent combination of education and experience preferred

· Minimum 3 years related experience in a manufacturing environment (automotive industry preferred)

· Experience with various Quality system methodologies: 8D, 3 Legs and 5 Why´s, LEAN manufacturing, Pareto analysis and statistical studies

· Certified in Automotive requirements (ISO 9001/ IATF 16949, VDA, etc.) preferred

· Certified in all AIAG/VDA Core Tools (PPAP, MSA, FMEA, APQP, SPC) preferred

· Experienced with OEM customer specific requirements / standards

Expected salary:

Location: Louisville, KY

Job date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 07:59:30 GMT

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