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Quality Engineer

Job Number:  34654
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  CCMi
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Battle Creek, MI, US, 49037



Job Number: 34654 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: CCMi 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Battle Creek 



Group Description

Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


Role Summary

Responsible for participating in development and maintenance of APQP, PPAP, and ISO/TS 16949 documentation. Participate in preparation and maintenance of process inspection instructions, reports, and quality alerts. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Achieve department objectives in support of company production, quality, and safety goals
  • Work effectively with all departments and associates for continual improvement of  Cosma Casting methods, procedures, and policies;  assist in the implementation of aforementioned
  • Communicate effectively with company personnel, customers, and suppliers
  • Attend and participate in department meetings, plant meetings, and training;  participate in customer visitations as designated by the Quality Assurance Manager
  • Support new program launches and customer expectations while providing quality leadership during pre-production builds
  • Provide reports as required by the Quality Assurance Manager
  • Handle confidential information on a regular basis
  • Encourage safety and housekeeping practices and lead by example
  • Promote and facilitate Open Door process, effective communications and Fair Treatment
  • Participate in Continual Improvement activities
  • Adhere to customer requirements, Business Operating System and company policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Lead and direct internal and external Quality system events such as TS-16949 audits and Q1 audits, ect.
  • Ensure that customer requirements are incorporated into product functional specifications and lead risk and failure analysis (PFEMA) to ensure functional specification requirements are fully met during process/design validation with suppliers

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Able to demonstrate understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer satisfaction
  • Able to work well with others; maintain positive employee relations
  • Familiarity with Quality Assurance practices and procedures including statistical process control, blueprint reading, GD&T, use of measuring devices, checking aids / fixtures, computer applications, mechanical testing, customer and ISO/TS 16949 requirements 
  • Able to prepare, read, write, and interpret written reports, procedures, instructions and guidelines
  • Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, associates, suppliers and customers
  • Able to organize, schedule, and manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Able to work flexible and additional hours
  • Able to use computer and software as required
  • Must be able to understand written instructions


Education and Experience

Associates Degree Required, Bachelor degree in technical field preferred or equivalent experience
At least 5 years in a Quality Engineer Role
At least 2 years project management experience
Knowledge of Cosma Casting processes, policies, and procedures.
Advanced Knowledge of customer and ISO/TS 16949 requirements
Knowledge of automotive fabrication processes
Knowledge of  Advanced Product Quality Planning methods
Basic Tolerance Skills
Knowledge of B.I.W. part to part
Basic welding knowledge from Quality and reliability aspects
Basic sampling knowledge regarding B.I.W. components
Experience managing suppliers and related supplier issues
Advanced Knowledge in Quality systems development
Strong computer skills required
Strong organizational and Leadership skills
Strong understanding of business finance and metrics
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to work overtime to meet customer needs

Additional Information

Work Environment

Combination of office and manufacturing plant, with an emphasis on manufacturing plant
The individual must be able to perform all essential functions as appropriate on the plant floor, in meetings, and with employees, management, customers and suppliers. 
Salary Exempt pay position, primarily on first shift; flexible hours are required 
Requires travel to customer and tooling facilities as needed


Other Considerations
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the associate occupying this position.  Associates will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their Team Leader
A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.  All duties and requirements are essential job functions
Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise

11--Quality F--Permanent/Regular 

Nearest Major Market: Battle Creek
Nearest Secondary Market: Kalamazoo

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