The Quality Engineer is responsible for the quality of the product. The Quality Engineer will evaluate product problems and process problems, and work with the appropriate assets to develop solutions to those problems in a timely manner.
- Take action on all quality issues assigned, regardless of origin.
- Use appropriate quality tools to determine the root cause of the issue and develop a viable solution.
- When approved by management, take action to implement the solutions identified, or to assist those who are directed to implement the solutions identified.
- Verify and validate that the implemented solution does indeed correct the quality issue identified.
- Assist others in the analysis of data they collect, as requested.
- Analyze the physical property data to select the desired PSS, ISS, and CSS values.
- Institute and follow the Advance Product Quality Planning methodology.
- Assist the ISO9001 process by becoming an Internal Auditor and participating in at least one Internal Audit each year.
- Create and transmit PPAP (Product Part Approval Process) documents when required by the customer.
- Create and use Failure Mode Effects Analyses (FMEAs).
- Create and use Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQPs) documents.
- Create innovative methods to analyze our data. The goal is to enhance the company’s understanding of our product or process, and hence to improve the product and process.
- Monitor incoming raw material for quality.
- Periodically revise and maintain all raw material and finished goods specifications.
- Foster an attitude of continuous improvement throughout the facility.
- Act as mentor or participant in various Kaizen and/or PM activities.
- Enforce the safety rules of the department, the plant, and the Division.
- Ensure departmental compliance with all environmental regulations.
- Advocate of ASQ and willing to become a Certified Quality Engineer.
- Travel to customers, suppliers, and other Sekisui plants.
- Perform other jobs as directed by the department manager.
- Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or university, preferably in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering; 1 to 2 years related experience in engineering, or equivalent combination of educational and experience.
- Strong knowledge of chemical processes.
- Process and product experience with polyolefin foam.