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Quality Engineer in Natrona Heights, PA at Synerfac

Date Posted: 9/14/2018

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Job Description

We are seeking a Quality Engineer for a position in Natrona Heights, PA.

Job Duties:
- Responsible for performing program, organizational or manufacturing area audits to assure compliance to the QMS and other regulatory requirements, as well as other policies and procedures, across both facilities.
- Serve as internal audit coordinator. The auditing process includes the planning, preparing, conducting, reporting, and following-up on audits and corrective actions. Audits shall be conducted, per the comprehensive audit schedule.
- Conduct audits and assessments by interviewing and/or investigation and examination of objective evidence, standards, procedures, work instructions, drawings, specifications, regulations, etc.
- As part of the audit process, work with the operations and other related staff in responding to and addressing any non-conformances noted during internal or external audits.
- Communicate effectively to Director of QA, QMS Manager and other audit stakeholders on audit related activities.
- Use advanced quality tools and processes to ensure effective process measurement, control, reporting, root cause and corrective action, and continuous improvement.
- Manage MSA (“Measurement System Analysis”) (e.g. PPAP, Cpk, Gage R&R).
- Serve as PFMEA moderator.
- Provide technical support and training to production and inspection personnel, as needed, including developing inspection methods and criteria, specifying appropriate sampling plans, interpreting and revising specifications, and processing non-conforming materials.
- Review and evaluate complex in-process rejections and implements corrective action, as needed.
- Evaluate and disposition nonconforming material, as needed.
- Champion the use of SPC to measure capability, reduce variability, and overall improve the quality of the product.
- Develop and update procedures, work instructions, pre-job briefs, and forms, as required.
- Maintain monthly metrics of CAR, SCAR, NCR, customer surveys, supplier scorecards, internal audit status, and scrap rates for J.V.’s stamping operations.
- Support quality control (QC) requirements for key customer accounts.
- Manage the integrity, security, confidentiality, and recordkeeping of all aspects of quality records and related documents, certifications and data control. This includes, but is not limited to control plans, PPAP, inspection plans and forms.
- Establish, maintain and regularly issue reports to Director of QA on quality metrics, including analysis of trends and corrective action efforts and updates.
- Ensure compliance of appropriate manufacturing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Work Instructions, Forms, Pre-Job Briefs as required, in collaboration with various departments.
Administers, supports, and implements all policies established by the Company across all assigned areas of responsibility in a business-like and professional manner.
- The incumbent is expected and required to participate and engage in related training, education, organizations and other associations that will assure that s/he remains fully educated and current in developing or changing areas related to the Quality department and efforts.
- Consider financial impacts of quality process controls, audits and inspections.
- Embrace and participate in safety culture, always keeping Safety as the #1 priority. Conforms to and follows all safety rules, production, and quality directives. Maintains cleanliness of work area to meet company standards.
- Report any incidents that have occurred in a timely fashion and participates in investigations, as required (i.e. safety, spills, accidents, productivity/workflow).
- Make suggestions, demonstrate a questioning attitude and be supportive and open minded to new and existing ideas/initiatives.
- Maintain positive and supportive employee relations through continuous communication with all colleagues.
- Perform other duties and assignments, as deemed necessary, to support business and operational needs.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:
Education -- Bachelor’s Degree (prefer B.S. in technical field, mathematics, or engineering).
Experience – 5+ years of quality engineer experience, with a track record of accomplishments and improvements, within a manufacturing environment.

Other Requirements:
- Strong computer skills, including use and navigation of internet/intranet.
- Strong Microsoft office skills including Word, Outlook and advanced Excel capabilities.
- Experience in statistical control programs including mini-tab, etc.
- Ability to understand and apply appropriate usage of technology in a work environment including virus prevention.
- Ability to learn other technology related skills, as needed, to perform the essential functions of the position.
- In-depth understanding of Quality Management Systems (QMS) and the use of advanced quality tools and processes to ensure effective process measurement, control, reporting, root cause and corrective action, and continuous improvement.
- Working knowledge of ISO 9001:2015, AIFT 16949, NQA-1, and applicable government regulations.
- Ability to understand specifications, read blue prints and translate requirements into inspection and/or work plans.
- Knowledge and experience in LEAN manufacturing methodologies, Six Sigma, SPC and performance metrics.
- Working knowledge of FAI, PPAP, PFMEA, Cpk and Gage R&R.
- Ability to manipulate and analyze data and to develop trend charts.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, including ability to prepare presentations.
- Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.
- Commitment to meeting deadlines with sense of urgency.
- Continuous improvement mindset.
- Excellent organizational skills with the ability to independently plan and manage projects and deliverables.
- Ability to train others on areas of expertise, as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:
- ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) and/or Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Six Sigma Green or Black belt preferred.
- Experience working with ISO 9001:2015.
- ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor and Lead Auditor certification, per ANSI/ASME NQA1.
- Certified FMEA Moderator.
- Experience in implementing programs for corrective action and process improvement.