The Quality Engineer will design, develop, and execute quality assurance and control systems. Uses expertise and judgment in implementing a wide variety of quality concepts, practices and procedures. Contributes to product and manufacturing process design, as well as the methods for verification and validation of product and deliverable systems and services to ensure adherence to company and customer requirements. Works towards the prevention and/or resolution of product and manufacturing process non-conformance.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Quality Engineers. Each level of Quality Engineer has additional duties and responsibilities listed.
- Designs test and inspection methods used to identify defects and problems within the process
- Defines robust quality and inspection plans for programs or projects under guidance or using previous bodies of knowledge.
- Interprets design documents and specifications to extract and document the quality function deliverables.
- Reviews CMM or inspection data for the qualification of new product and production tooling.
- Facilitates first article inspections including the approval and submittal of related reports (FAIRs).
- Participates in or leads continuous improvement projects to eliminate scrap and reduce rework operations
- Works with operations management to establish, implement and maintain the quality management system
- Interfaces with engineering design teams to drive changes for quality improvement
- During manufacturing process and product design reviews, ensures that related quality considerations are well defined and documented in quality and inspection plans.
- Participates in or leads root cause analysis and implementation of corrective action for process related concerns
- Supports and leads the Quality Inspectors to ensure that products and processes comply with the relevant requirements of the quality management system
- May conduct audits, including closing out audit findings, creating audit findings reports and determine proper corrective and preventative actions
- Analyzes customer complaints and other quality escapes, and drives corrective or preventative action in response
- Maintains company quality documentation, including material, product and system acceptance test plans
- Ensures timely resolution of Supplier Corrective Action Reports for assigned suppliers
- Manages assigned supplier(s) performance, including periodic audits
- Tracks and reports quality metrics and reports to management and customers
- Updates and maintains process control plans and FMEAs
- Responsible for coordinating assigned suppliers and verifying quality standards in accordance with established requirements, which includes, but is not limited to performing regular supplier audits to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and actively participating in strategic development based on quality control plans
- Serve as the liaison for assigned suppliers, suggest structural quality and process improvements, and collaborate with other engineers in a team environment
- Identifies technical problems with suppliers and assists with implementing Supplier Correction Action Reports (SCAR)
- Responsible for managing assign supplier scorecards, facilitating resolution of below standard scores and keeping Supply Chain informed of supplier scores
- Defines inspection processes using knowledge of GD&T and inspection tooling/gauging concepts.
- Reviews and/or prepares documentation to support product/system delivery, including configuration and documentation verification.
- Dispositions discrepant materials as identified by internal departments or customers.
- Analyzes and reports on process performance with emphasis on "critical to" and "cost of" quality.
- Adheres to safety procedures.