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Quality Assurance Engineer

Platinum Recruiting is currently seeking a Quality Assurance Engineer for a direct hire position in the Birmingham, AL area.

Job Duties

  •  Plans and conducts activities concerned with the quality assurance of industrial processes, materials, and products by performing the following duties.
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Daily visual check for Safety Concerns
  • Create and Train on the Quality Assurance Documents
  • Interfacing with Customers
  • Product Quality Improvement Activities in a multifunctional team setting
  • Interpret and communicate company rules and policies to employees
  • Supervisory Responsibilities                                                 
  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
  • Competencies                                                
  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • 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:

  • Responsible for making regular visits to customer's facilities.
  • Develops a thorough understanding of customers QA system, organization chart, procedures, and line processes. Develops plans, following and prepares for customers SIR, ISR, and PPAP requirements.
  • Calculates and evaluates Cp and Cpk values.
  • Analyzes plant and customers problems. Develops countermeasure for same. Gives feedback to suppliers on quality problems.
  • Develops and initiates standards and methods for inspection, testing, and evaluation. Develops inspection standard, check sheets and process control standards.
  • Gives detailed line audits on critical lines.
  • Develops any receiving / inspection plans for purchased parts.
  • Sets up R&R studies for any new gauges if required.
  • Devises sampling procedures and designs and develops form and instructions for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data.
  • Review blueprint drawing and / or read standards to determine part disposition.
  • Knows critical points for each part, based on part function; distribute information to others.
  • Establishes programs to evaluate precisions 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 devises methods to assess cost and responsibility.
  • Performs supplier audits.
  • Directs workers engaged in measuring and testing product and tabulating data concerning materials, product, or process quality reliability.
  • Assists other TAC departments (MFG, ENG, etc.) in determining part disposition, root causes of problem, or appropriate countermeasure.
  • Determines responsibility and disposition of materials written up on Quality Alert and assures prompt return.
  • Follows up Quality Alert to ensure good countermeasure.
  • Complies and writes training material and conducts training session on quality control activities.
  • Support departmental A3 goals.
  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
  • Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in-group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Project Management - Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.
  • Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust.
  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Accepts feedback from others.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values.
  • Judgement - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity - Completes work in timely manner; Works quickly.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative - Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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; or one to two years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

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