The Quality Engineer is responsible for shop-floor operator interaction, data analysis for continuous improvement of products, processes, and operator knowledge. The Quality Engineering function is the core of the quality group innovation. Resources tasked with this function should be true engineering minds who can see inefficiencies, understand the metallurgy of the product and thrive on the shop floor working to solve problems alongside the operators. They should be proficient in mass scale data analysis and interpretation and can communicate with and can relate to the mindset of an operator. Resources in these positions should be highly proficient in training and coaching. This position reports directly to the Quality Manager.
- Daily Shop Floor Problem Solving: Works on the shop floor daily alongside operators infusing quality thinking and local problem solving
- Identifies Internal Issues: Daily Gemba walks to scour the site for visible issues in the product and process. Coordinates immediate resolution and follow-up actions.
- Trains/Coaches Shop Floor Personnel: Supports learning organization initiative through daily teaching/coaching on the shop floor.
- Supports Quality Manager in Customer Claim Resolution: Supports internal investigation of customer claims and complaints, as well as corrective action implementation.
- Manages/Mitigates Process Variation: Develops SPC tools and works to manage the output response to special cause variation.
- Engages in Benchmarking: Works with counterparts across the organization to benchmark and standardize best practices.
- New Product Launch: Works with customer and plant team on new product launches (APQP, PPAP).
- Current System Support: Conducts process audits, internal audits, maintains gauge calibration records/ compliance, and supports quality lab testing.
Must have passion around safety. Must drive a safety culture where safety is the number one priority for all employees.
Proven ability to intervene, recognize and eliminate hazards.
Minimum 4 years of Quality experience in a Manufacturing facility
Experience in PPAP submissions and preparation.
Bachelor’s degree in one of the Engineering Sciences (or partial education with experience); mechanical, metallurgical or materials science preferred
- A well-rounded Quality background, with experience in some Quality systems
- High preference for experience in Automotive Industry and IATF 16949.
- Fabrication (CNC, Forming, Stamping, etc.) experience required.
- High level of competence with ISO Certification, and Microsoft Office software is required.
- Demonstrated knowledge of advanced quality tools such as Failure Modes Effect Analysis (FMEA), GD&T, SPC and Root Cause Analysis.
- Ability to read and interpret blueprints
- Fluency in English is mandatory, bilingual (Spanish) nice to have.
- Demonstrated ability to work in and through teams, with all levels of the workforce; including the ability to provide in-depth expertise related to policies, procedures and services in a functional area.
- Must have good customer relation skills and the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization (verbal and written), self-motivated.
- Adaptable to change.
From Day One with Hydro, employees can enjoy benefits including:
- Medical, Rx, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts
- Retirement Savings Plans with Company match/contributions
- Education Assistance
- Bonus plan eligibility for all levels of employees
- Parental Leave
Hydro in North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all phases of employment are based strictly upon the qualifications of the individual as related to the work requirements of the position. This policy is applied without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other category protected by law.