As Quality Engineer, you will conduct tests to determine quality of finished products, process cast samples, returned product, scrap, plant processes and perform ISO audits.
Perform product testing on samples and returned product as required. Tests may include dimensional inspections, pressure tests, micrograph analysis, hardness testing and/or any special tests required to qualify new product or certify returned product.
Process returned product to include maintaining data and reports for all manufacturing locations and vendors.
Perform quality ISO audits.
Review yard scrap to include maintaining data and reports.
Work with plant management in developing and maintaining statistical process charts that will monitor plant processes.
Work with plant management in developing and maintaining “job cards” for each product that is cast in the production departments.
Perform quality training to hourly personnel within the production departments.
Approve outside vendor samples, machined product, and in process inspections. Issue quality alerts and corrective actions to vendors and follow up through closure.
Review opportunities for continuous improvement and work closely with the production departments to incorporate a focus on “quality at the source”.
Inspect all plant processes and product lines for conformance to published internal and external specifications.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Quality Manager.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent amount of education and experience.
One to three years of related experience.
Computer skills – Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. Knowledge of Microsoft Access a plus.
Knowledge of measuring tools and equipment. Working knowledge of Faro Arm, a plus.
Understanding of casting defects.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Work Activities:
Knowledge required to perform this job include production and processing and mathematics. Ability to work with MS Excel, Access, and Word.
Skills required to perform this job include quality control analysis, active listening, critical thinking, monitoring, reading comprehension, speaking, coordination, judgment and decision making, and operation monitoring.
Abilities required to perform this job include oral comprehension, oral expression, near vision, flexibility of closure, problem sensitivity, written comprehension, deductive reasoning, category flexibility, inductive reasoning, information ordering, perceptual speed, selective attention, far vision, speech clarity, and speech recognition.
Work activities required to perform this job include getting information; inspecting equipment, structures, or material; performing hydrostatic tests and micrograph analysis; communicating with supervisors and peers; identifying objects, actions, and events; evaluating information to determine compliance with standards, judging qualities of things, services, people; monitor processes, materials, or surroundings; documenting/recording information; processing information; interacting with computers; making decision and solving problems; establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships; updating and using relevant knowledge; estimating the quantifiable characteristics of products, events, or information; handling and moving objects; and organizing, planning, and prioritizing work.
The physical requirements required to perform this job include moderate lifting/carrying of 20 – 50 pounds; overhead or above shoulder reaching; bending at the waist occasionally; pushing/pulling a maximum of 30 pounds un-wheeled; twisting torso at the waist; use of fingers and both hands; ability to grasp medium with right/left hands; ability to flex/extend right/left hands; ability to do repetitive work with hands; ability to exert medium arm/hand force with right/left hands; ability to wear gloves on right/left hands; ability to use tools with right/left hands; ability to write; maximum standing of one hour per day; maximum sitting of five hours per day; maximum walking of two hours per day; kneeling; squatting; climbing using arms and legs; moving neck forward/back and turning right/left; ability to work in a wide temperature range; ability to work in high humidity; ability to work inside/outside; ability to work with solvents or chemicals, such as casting coating and fuels; and the ability to work around moving machinery.
As necessary, must wear common protective or safety equipment, such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, and hard hats.