Quality Engineer (Req ID 10420) in Radford, VA at Kollmorgen

Date Posted: 9/8/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description



Develop and lead initiatives to improve internal and external quality for supported product lines and achieve related targets of <2500 PPM and >92% first pass yield.  Lead and promote kaizen activities to help achieve quality, delivery, cost and productivity goals.  Develop assembly documentation, workmanship specifications and in cell production controls to prevent and reduce defects.  Promote Lean manufacturing principles via the use of Standard Work, Poke-Yoke, FMEA, Visual Management and Variation Reduction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Develop, lead and implement quality improvement action plans, procedures and processes necessary to achieve and maintain targeted quality performance goals
  • Maintain a high level of technical knowledge in the areas of quality and lean manufacturing to maximize productivity, quality, and cost efficiency
  • Initiate and monitor corrective and preventative actions
  • Enforce quality standards
  • Provide project leadership for major quality initiatives
  • Lead and drive efforts to transition temporary corrective actions to permanent corrective and preventative actions
  • Use analytical techniques and tools to study production data, identify trends and define innovative solutions to challenging problems
  • Support part and process qualification initiatives for supported product lines

Job Requirements

Education and Experience Requirements

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.

  • Engineering Degree or a minimum of 10 years commensurate experience in an engineering related discipline required
  • Experience with ISO9001 quality system is required, AS9100 is preferred
  • Previous motors experience is preferred 
  • Previous quality experience is preferred 
  • Proven experience with leading teams in a lean production environment
  • Experience directing and interacting with production personnel
  • Thorough understanding of manufacturing and assembly processes and methods including flow, layout, assembly, and production equipment
  • Knowledge of material procurement functions such as purchasing, inventory, shipping & receiving 
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with all levels of customers, employees, and suppliers ranging from assembly technicians to Management
  • Experience with Microsoft Office tools is required
  • Experience with CAD, FEA, and Database systems is preferred
  • Experience with Oracle is preferred

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.


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