Trialon Corporation Quality Engineer in H, United States

Quality Engineer

Date Posted: 11/17/2016

Job Type: Direct Hire

Job Location:



Job Description:

Lead Customer Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), and Material Submission Activities (Prototype, Functional Build, PPAP, etc.), of assigned program commodities according to internal and customer specific requirements.

  • Development and maintenance of Quality deliverables (Control Plans, PPAP Plans, Run at Rate Plans, Instructions etc.)

  • Work with inter-disciplinary functions on development of APQP Input deliverables (DFMEA, PFMEA, GD&T, etc.)

  • Coordinate Design, Construction and Procurement for program Gage and Check Fixture requirements.

  • Lead program team efforts for Development, Maintenance and Submission of applicable customer APQP Status Reports.

  • Provide operator training and overall Quality Support for all Internal and External Pre-Production Build Events

  • Develop and Maintain Quality Documentation necessary to support plant manufacturing and assembly operations.

  • Coordinate Dimensional and Statistical requirements in preparation of Material Submission Approval Activities.

  • Prepare Material and Documentation requirements and Coordinate Activities in order to obtain necessary Customer Materials Engineering, Appearance, and Validation Approvals for PPAP submissions.

  • Document Action Plans for APQP and Material Submission nonconformities.

  • Report out to Management and Program Teams on PPAP Status and Product Performance Metrics.

  • Coordinate Customer Launch Readiness Events and complete documentation according to Customer requirements.

  • Ensure that all Program Documentation are Submitted to Document Control for retention and/or Archive.

  • Administer and Coordinate Supplier APQP and Material Submission Activities, as applicable to new, supplied products for assigned program commodities according to internal and customer specific requirements.

  • Participate, and Support all Quality Aspects of Supplier Selection and Sourcing Activities. Provide Input and Support for New Supplier Orientation and Relationship Workshops in cooperation with Materials and Purchasing.

  • Determine Key Components requiring APQP Administration based on factors of risk, complexity, design/tool nature

  • Implement Supplier APQP methodology with Supplier Kick-off Reviews, and Establish Schedules/Conduct Regular Reviews.

  • Provide regular Phase Risk Assessment updates of Supplier/Component Deliverables.

  • Ensure that Material, Documentation and Identification Requirements are communicated and documented on Purchase Order Contracts for all Material Submission Approval Events.

  • Provide and Communicate Quality documentation requirements to affected Division disciplines for incoming receipt of supplied product.

  • Review Material, Documentation, and Identification of Supplied Product Material Submissions. Document and communicate Discrepancies internally, and to Supplier.

  • Facilitate Production Part Approval Activities for Graining, Materials Engineering, Validation, and Appearance of Supplied Products in cooperation with Supplier and Tooling Engineering.

  • Coordinate and perform Supplier Launch Readiness Activities according to requirements.

  • Ensure that all Required Program Documentation is submitted to Document Control for Retention and/or Archive

  • Support Change Control System, and corresponding Input/Output Responsibilities for assigned program commodities.

  • Provide Mandatory Participation in regular ECR/ECN meetings for Status Report-Out

  • Support CCS Database activities with timely disposition of Change Control action items

  • Responsible Inputs include: Gage and Check Fixture costs and timing information, cooperation with Materials/Purchasing on Supplier Gage and PPAP costs/ timing impacts, feasibility assessments, PPAP commitments, etc.

  • Responsible Outputs include: PPAP, Quality Documentation Updates, etc.

  • Lead the Problem Solving Activity for Internal and External (Customer and Supplier) related quality issues of assigned program commodities in compliance with Business Operating System Procedures.

  • Communicate with Customer or Supplier to clearly understand issue (review issue, obtain part, obtain picture of issue etc)

  • Schedule team problem solving meetings and track attendance.

  • Document and publish meeting notes on appropriate corrective action forms (PPSR or Customer Specific).

  • Follow up on action items within corrective action to assure timely completion.

  • Validate containment and corrective is effective by testing the system

  • Initiate Supplier DMN’s as requested and approve supplier corrective action packages.

  • Update and maintain customer corrective action database for initial, final response and closure.

  • Update and maintain Quality Concerns Tracking Matrix

  • Present finished corrective action with supporting documentation for Management Approval.

  • Submit corrective action package with checklist to Document Control for record retention.

  • Schedule performing suppliers reviews with Top management, including monitoring supplier special status (Controlled Ship)

  • Communicate all issues relating to Product / Process Nonconformance, Quality Status Updates, and other applicable Coordination Activities to management, the program team, and inter-departments for resolution and/or awareness.

  • Customer communications such as bulletins issues or request.

  • Documentation updates

  • Program build events and status

  • Supplier communications such as bulletins, issues or request

  • Adhere to all company guidelines for Emergency Evacuation to ensure employee safety.

  • Any additional responsibility deemed necessary by management.

Limits of Authority

  • Advise Department Manager of those situations that may pose a significant risk to the program, product assurance, facilities and employee safety or customer satisfaction results.

  • Initiate actions to prevent the occurrence of any nonconformance relating to product, process & systems.

  • Identify and record any problems relating to the product, process or system

  • Initiate, recommend or provide solutions through appropriate channels and verify implementation, including approve closure where requested.

  • Control further processing and delivery of nonconforming product until the deficiency is corrected.

  • Approve Supplier Part Submission documentation and corrective action plans, including DMN’s.

Basic Education, Experience and Training Requirements

  • Minimum four (4) year degree in Quality, Engineering, or Manufacturing or ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • At least three (3) years of quality experience in an automotive manufacturing environment.

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a supplier & customer related quality engineering role.

  • Minimum of 2 years of APQP experience supporting new products in an automotive environment.

  • Basic AIAG or related quality system knowledge

  • Demonstrate competency in metrology, GD&T, statistical techniques and color/appearance measurement.

  • Able to maintain confidentiality on products, services and processes.

Health, Safety and Physical Demand Requirements

  • Normal amount of sitting and standing, average mobility to move around an office and plant environment, able to conduct normal amount of work on a computer.

Internal Training Requirements

  • Mission Statement

  • Evacuation Route

  • Orientation

  • Employee Charter

  • Process Nonconformance Management

  • Process Change Management

  • Process Product and Process Development

  • Trans4M Overview

  • Supply Web Overview

  • Significant Aspects Overview

  • Chrysler Overview of 8 Step, eCIMS, 3CPR – as applicable

  • Ford Overview SIM – as applicable

  • GM Supply Power Overview – as applicable

  • Change Control Database

  • Lotus Notes