Management of the day-to-day Manufacturing Engineering operation and quality at the plant level. Development and implementation of required plant projects, including Lean Enterprise initiatives. Implement the division's quality plan at the plant level to achieve the divisions overall quality objectives.
Scope/Supervision and Interaction:
Reports to the Plant Manager. Manager will have supervision over Machine Programmers, Quality Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Chemical Engineer and Manufacturing Engineering Trainee's that are in the plant. Representative for Quality, manages department resources and coordinates the implementation of the quality management system between business units and locations to cost-effectively facilitate quality and compliance. Interacts routinely with all functional areas as well as with customers, field sales, regulatory agencies, division/group/corporate management, and suppliers.
-Refine and enhance processes by applying continuous improvement and key Lean manufacturing/ production principles and techniques to areas of production.
-Recommend product changes/improvements to Product Engineers.
-Assure product and process quality by designing testing methods, testing finished product and process capabilities, and establishing standards to confirm and validate manufacturing process requirements.
-Determine root cause of failure using statistical methods (e.g., design of experiment, SPC) that may result in changes in design, tolerances, or processing methods.
-Support Production Control and production management requirements to achieve maximum customer service.
-Research and prepare capital acquisition (AFE) for the plant requirements.
-Management of functions to maintain facility, this includes building and grounds.
-Communicates customer, regulatory and organizational requirements to assure product quality, contract compliance and customer satisfaction.
-Oversees the effective documentation and implementation of the quality management system to assure compliance with customer and regulatory requirements and the standards set by corporate/division policies.
-Works with the leadership team to ensure that individuals performing functions affecting quality are trained and demonstrate the appropriate skills and performance results.
-Coordinates necessary plant personnel for internal, customer and third-party quality system audits.
-Maintains a corrective action system to analyze and correct nonconforming conditions and complaints.
-Implements the performance measurements necessary to effectively evaluate organizational performance and trends in product quality, services, customer satisfaction and the cost of poor quality. Uses the results of performance evaluation to target improvement efforts.
-Assess supplier capabilities and monitor supplier quality to ensure desired levels of performance.
Qualifications:-B.S. Degree in an Engineering or related discipline.
-3-5 Years of Quality, Engineering or related experience.
-Knowledge of International Standard ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems (QS-9000 as applicable for automotive sector).
-Certification by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) as a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), or Certified Quality Manager (CQMgr) is preferred.
-Knowledge of manufacturing and quality practices.
-Experience with quality improvement tools and techniques (i.e., Lean, Six Sigma, Statistical Process Control, and Failure Mode & Effects Analysis).
-Demonstrated leadership, project management, facilitation and problem-solving skills.
-Must demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skill.
The essential functions have been provided as examples of the type of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. The Company reserves the right to modify the work assignments and/or to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions. The job description is not intended to be an all inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. It is intended to describe the general nature of the position.
Req. Code : 19599
Division/Department : AUTO - PDN Akron
Offer Relocation : No