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Quality Engineer

Company: ESPO
Location: Dixon
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Title: Quality Engineer
Location: Franklin Grove, IL
Job type and Duration: Direct Hire
Pay rate: $75,000-95,000 + bonus

Quality Engineer will be the quality responsible of application programs. He/she will drive discipline within the programs team (CFT) to provide expected deliverables on time by following the defined APQP process (PDP / NPDP). This position will drive the qualitative content of product and process design deliverables working with cross functional teams on local programs. This position specific focus will be on the design for manufacturing and assembly developed within the D/PMEA and Control Plan for local application programs to ensure plant performance and customer requirements are met at SOP.


  • Be the quality responsible and Voice of Quality (VOQ) in: a) APQP / program management for application programs, b) D/PFMEA and control plan & c) PPAP
  • Ensure that our processes, standards and program specific requirements are implemented and followed.
  • Obtain and cascade customer specific quality requirements for the program and converting these into deliverables for the project team / plant.
  • 100% oversight for all local APQP 8Ds.
  • Deep dive on global and focus programs (product and process validation and verification; PPAP).
  • Systemic failure lessons learned, read across and front loading in APQP.
  • Champion a culture of continuous improvement throughout APQP.
  • Drive run@rate targets.
  • Monitor program KPIs with program team (CFT) and initiate actions if needed.
  • Lead audits on local programs and develop corrective actions with the cross functional teams (e.g. Pre-Gate / Pre-EOT audits, Gate Reviews, Launch Audits (VDA 6.3, WeAR)).
  • Escalate program specific quality risks into the organization. Primary Quality contact for customers in all quality matters (e.g claims of prototype parts, PPAP timing, Run@Rate timing, action plan status etc.). Ensure the discipline in the program team (CFT) that all program deliverables of the (N)PDP / APQP process are available on time. Responsible for regular updates to the Program Manager / Advanced Quality Manager and / or the customer as to the project status. From time to time assume plant quality engineer role
  • Initiate, lead and track progress of Customer and Internal 8-D Corrective and Preventative Actions. Participate on teams and assist with action as required.
  • Administer and support our Customer and Supplier PPAP processes.
  • Support change management process. Participate on teams and assist with action as required.
  • Lead and participate in Advance Product Quality Planning development for new product launches and existing production lines.
  • Analyze and evaluate customer warranty data for trends and impact.
  • Oversee product analysis process through destructive and non-destructive methods.
  • Develop and administer reliability analysis to support predictive quality planning and product validation testing methods and results.
  • Execute and manage process qualification through quality measures.
  • Develop and maintain procedures that support quality system requirements.
  • Provide technical leadership, training, and lessons learned through effective teamwork and communications to manufacturing, suppliers, customers, peers, and management team.
  • Lead and participate in issue resolution as needed.
  • To foster of culture of safety by: use of required PPE; following safety rules and procedures and training others; compliance with plant code of conduct; attendance at safety and health training sessions and housekeeping practice. PFMEA and Change Management Coordinator.
  • Use of required PPE; following safety rules and procedures and training others; compliance with plant code of conduct.
  • Attendance at safety and health training sessions Housekeeping practice.
    • 5 - 7 years minimum experience working in an automotive/mfg, Bachelors (Hons) Degree (or above) in Mechanical Engineering, Vehicle Technology or similar Engineering Degree.
    • A practitioner of the Automotive Core Tools (APQP, MSA, PPAP, FMEA, SPC) and methodology.
    • Familiar with the company and customer requirements for Critical and Special Characteristics.
    • Knowledge of DFM/A.
    • Have demonstrated success in broad and increasingly more responsible quality or program management leadership positions within companies known for worldclass quality excellence processes.
    • Demonstrate skills and knowledge in quality and APQP.
    • Previous experience and expertise in strategic change, restructuring, identifying and diagnosing challenging operational issues and opportunities.
    • Possess strong process orientation and a track record of reducing costs, driving quality and on time delivery, improving profits and streamlining operations in order to achieve lasting financial improvements and ensure high levels of customer satisfaction.
    • Have partnered with a fastpaced senior team in a metricsdriven, resultsoriented environment.
    • Have excellent communication and negotiation skills with that ability to build consensus and sell ideas at all levels of the organization.
    • Generate innovative solutions in work situations and try novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.
    • Proven comprehensive knowledge of the APQP process with an Automotive OEM.
    • Experience of Six Sigma and Lean Green or Black Belt training.
    • Proven experience of successful APQP launches working with automotive customers.
    • Ability to read and analysis mechanical drawings.
    • Understanding and practical knowledge of multiple mechanical measurement technics (CMM, round scan, contour graph, surface roughness m/c, plug/thread gauges).
    • Experience of using tools such as 8D /8 Steps, 5 Whys, Quality Alerts to resolve quality issues.
      ESPO Corporation
      Willowbrook, IL 60527
      (630) 789-2525
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      Leaders in Technical Recruiting & Staffing since 1965
      We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our work force . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other attribute or protected characteristic by law. If you need assistance applying please contact us at 630-789-2525.

Keywords: ESPO, Rockford , Quality Engineer, Engineering , Dixon, Illinois

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