- Responsible to ensure that all QE deliverables (e.g.: Quality Objectives, MSA, Control Plans, Part Inspection, Capability Studies, and Customer PPAP) are executed on time and to the appropriate level of detail.
- Develop key Customer relationships in the Supplier Quality Area for successful execution of our launches.
- Develop key internal relationships, with the goal of removing roadblocks and resolving issues for successful execution of our launches.
- Develop QE resource budgets and staffing needs, participate in the interview process and add resources, as they are required.
- Develop and execute Individual Development Plans and performance reviews for each QE.
- Participate in the quoting process to ensure that the appropriate quality resources and objectives are considered prior to receiving the Business award.
- Actively participate in Program Reviews and Phase Exits Reviews
- Prepare a monthly assessment of all PLUS QE deliverables for the programs within their area of responsibility. Mitigate risk with corrective actions required for any that have 'yellow' or 'red' status.
- Advanced Quality Planning including familiarity with the AIAG Advanced Quality Planning and Control Plan standard, FMEA's, PPAPs, Dimensional layouts, gage/fixture design, and Performance/Material testing.
- Advanced statistical concepts, design of experiments, and problem-solving methodology
- Qualified as a BOS lead auditor
- Certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt
- Experience in Seating, Frame and or Foaming is desirable
- Actively supports plant safety efforts through departmental participation in safety meetings and safety walks
- Engages in safe practices as well as follows and enforces safety rules and job rotations.
- Must be willing to report unsafe conditions, reporting unsafe acts, participating in safety/ergonomic committees, participating in safety Kaizen events, participating in Blue Sky initiatives, participating in safety audits, and participating in safety observation feedback events.
- Assist the plant in achieving safety goals while achieving and maintaining Safe Workplace and Environmental and Sustainability AMS objectives.
- Initiate timely investigations of all reported incident/accidents, injuries and timely completion of all 8Ds listing the "5 whys" and identify and document the root cause.
- Leads Quality function within their area of responsibility, typically providing direct leadership to Quality Engineers. Provides leadership to a large area of responsibility.
Education and Experience:
- BS in Technical field preferred with 5+ years of experience in Quality or production functions. Specific education and training in Quality disciplines including, at minimum ISO/TS16949 or QS9000, Continuous Improvement, Total Quality Management, PPAP, FMEA, Control Plans, DoE, SPC. Leadership/management experience.
- Professional certification or equivalent preferred.
- Excellent Communication skills to ensure proper Customer Relationship
- Attend all required training.
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