Quality Engineer in Marengo, IL at Thomson Industries, Inc

Date Posted: 2/19/2021

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Job Description

Picture yourself at Thomson.

For more than 70 years, Thomson has been a leader in the mechanical motion technology industry, designing, manufacturing, and marketing products highlighted by globally trusted brand names and innovative technologies. In short, we help our customers build better machines to improve lives. 

At the core of our success has always been smart, creative and determined people, coming together from diverse backgrounds with tremendous experience and unique abilities. Today, this rings true more than ever for our 1,300+ employees at facilities across North America, Europe and Asia. Our corporate strategy requires that we recruit and develop only the finest people to guide and sustain our business’ long-term growth. In return, Thomson offers a challenging, yet fun, work environment and rewarding career opportunities for ambitious and talented individuals.

We invite you to explore the opportunity of advancing your career with Thomson. For more information about us, visit www.thomsonlinear.com.



POSITION SUMMARY:

The Quality Engineer’s responsibilities include assisting with the development of quality systems, procedures, and quality controls to ensure that products consistently meet performance and quality specifications.  The Quality Engineer is a leader and strong technical resource who quickly, effectively, and permanently resolves quality problems with internal and external customers and suppliers.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Along with those identified below, other duties may be assigned. 

  • Provide a strong quality direction on new product development/commercialization efforts to ensure that products meet quality performance standards and are highly manufacturable from a quality perspective.
  • Develop critical to quality specifications, control plans, test plans, capability studies, procedures, tools, and meaningful metrics to control all aspects of manufacturing.
  • Take a leadership role on customer complaints to identify, coordinate and effectively resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Provide direction to our returned material area to ensure RMT process is working effectively.  Take root cause issues from the RMT area back to the cells for corrective action.
  • Develops plans and oversees the qualification of new suppliers and raw materials.  Work to quickly and permanently resolve supplier quality issues.
  • Train others in support of our quality culture.
  • Work with our top OEM customers to drive quality improvements to help the plant achieve preferred supplier ratings.
  • Work with Quality Manager to implement Altra Business System tools into our quality process.

 

KEY PERFORMACE INDICATORS:

  • External Defective Parts Per Million
  • Supplier Defective Parts Per Million
  • Internal Defective Parts Per Million
  • Number of Customer Complaints
  • Plant On Time Delivery
  • OEM Customer Ratings

The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Requirements

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.

  • Demonstrated ability to be a change agent and drive process improvements through others.
  • Strong computer skills, a high degree of Microsoft Excel knowledge is required.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.  Experience with the 8D problem solving process is required.
  • Understanding of quality concepts in a Lean Manufacturing Environment.
  • Good working knowledge of Six Sigma methodology and tools.
  • US Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Green Card holder required (for ITAR compliance purposes).
  • ISO/TS 9001/14001/16949 experience.
  • PPAP experience.
  • Experience with working tier 1 or tier 2 OEMs is a great advantage since we need someone that can talk the same language as our large customers.
  • Interpretation of engineering drawings, particularly Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
  • Experience with failure Mode Avoidance tools such as PFMEAs, paynter charts, and related tools.
  • Experience in being able to create proper documentation that describes how processes are executed and how problems are detected.
  • Need to be able to conduct data analyses and statistical assessments so that the organization gains insight into what causes not only special-cause events, but common-cause capability issues as well

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering required.
  • 5 years of actual quality related experience or work in a ISO/TS certified business is required.
  • Green Belt or Black Belt is a plus.

 

SCOPE AND IMPACT OF POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position significantly impacts internal and external quality, cost drivers of the Marengo Facility product lines, and has customer facing responsibilities.  The engineer must exercise continuous leadership to focus the efforts of the team on key priorities.  Individual must be technically proficient to “troubleshoot” issues relating to quality and quality systems.  This position must focus on customer expectations and strive for continuous improvement resulting in improved results for him or herself, customers, and the Marengo Team. 

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

The Quality Engineer will work closely internally with the Quality Manager, Plant Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Operations Managers, manufacturing associates, and manufacturing engineers.  Externally the Quality engineer will work closely with customers and suppliers to drive performance expectations.

 

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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.  This position requires lifting and moving materials up to 25 lbs daily. 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

This position splits their time between Office and Manufacturing environments.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

The successor must be able to speak and write English to complete reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public in English. 

 

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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