Senior Quality Engineer
South Gate, CA | Contract to Hire
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Plans and directs activities concerned with development, application, and maintenance of quality standards for industrial processes, materials, and products by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. In performing functions, duties or tasks, employees are required to know and follow safe work practices, and to be aware of Company policies and procedures related to job safety, including safety rules and regulations. All functions, duties or tasks are to be carried out in an honest, ethical and professional manner, and to be performed in conformance with applicable Company policies and procedures. In the event of uncertainty or lack of knowledge of Company policies and procedures, employees are required to request clarification or explanations from superiors or authorized company representatives.
Assists the Quality Assurance Manager in the execution of that person s duties.
Will regularly stand in for the Quality Assurance Manager in their absence.
This position shares in responsibility for the Quality and Environmental Systems, including procedure generation and implementation.
Further duties include interviewing, selecting, and training employees, appraising productivity, handling employee grievances or complaints, or assisting in the disciplining of employees, determining work techniques, planning the work, apportioning work among employees, determining the types of equipment to be used in performing work, or materials needed, assisting in planning budgets for work, monitoring work for legal or regulatory compliance.
Oversees and assists the revision of quality systems procedures, standards and methods for inspection, testing, and evaluation. Manages the internal auditing procedures and conducts audits.
Works with customer representatives and third party auditors to conduct audits and resolve problems.
Devises sampling procedures and designs and develops forms and instructions for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data.
Maintains supplier quality performance ratings and audits suppliers.
Establishes program to evaluate precision and accuracy of production equipment and testing, measurement, and analytical equipment and facilities.
Develops and implements methods and procedures for disposition of discrepant material and devices methods to assess cost and determine root cause. Monitors and follows up on proposed corrective actions to verify implementation and effectiveness.
Investigates customer complaints and reports results to Sales department.
Guides workers engaged in measuring and testing product and tabulating data concerning materials, product, or process quality and reliability as well as those who perform quality systems reviews and audits.
Participates in the development of planning department documents to assure a quality plan is in place to produce conforming product in the most efficient manner.
Compiles and writes training material and conducts training sessions on quality control activities.
Trains employees in quality issues, appraises the performance of employees during audits for reporting to management, addresses quality complaints, and resolves quality related problems as assigned by management.
Provides management with suggestions and recommendations for quality improvement.
Regularly supervises two or more other employees, and also has management as the primary duty of the position, and also has compelling input into the job status of other employees such as hiring, firing, promotions, or assignments.
May guide other employees in the company who perform quality systems reviews and audits. Additional responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work relative to quality; appraising; addressing quality complaints and resolving quality related problems.
Two Roads is an Equal Opportunity Employer: EEO/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disability
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and function effectively in a collaborative team environment. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; five years experience as a Quality Engineer. Training in the forging industry is desired; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Non-destructive testing background preferred.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management and groups of supervisors and managers using tools like PowerPoint and Excel software programs.
Able to apply statistical tools for the purpose of continual improvement of products and processes, this will include the use of internal SPC database, collection of characteristic data, and compilation of reports utilizing software such as Excel to produce histograms, Pareto charts, bell curves, etc. A thorough understanding of advanced statistics and Six Sigma applications is preferred.
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