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Quality Product Engineer

Job Number:  8439
Group:  Magna Exteriors
Division:  Nascote Industries Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Nashville, IL, US

Nascote Industries, a member of the Magna family of companies, is a progressive manufacturer of quality, injection-molded exterior automotive parts located 50 miles east of St. Louis in Nashville, Illinois.  Nascote began production in 1987 and continues to be a stable manufacturer in the area.  Today, the company is able to produce over two million parts annually and supplies components for Ford, GM, Chrysler, Nissan, BRP and Toyota.  These products are shipped to automotive assembly plants around the world.  Our team approach to service our customers has helped establish a secure future.  We continue to diversify our customer base while maintaining strong relationships with those whom we supply.  We are proud of the quality and workmanship of every part we supply to our customers.

Role Summary

Monitors and reacts to quality performance of assigned production programs.  Assists Quality Engineers in new program launch activity.


Key Responsibilities

Monitor dimensional results of assigned current production programs for trends and loss of capability and investigate as needed.
Work with Engineering to implement ECNs on assigned current production programs.
Visit customer ship-to location for assigned current production programs.
Maintain relationships and resolve quality issues at customer ship-to locations.       
Assists Quality Engineers and Program Engineers with troubleshooting part improvements for fit, function, and appearance.
Provides program support when Quality Engineer is not available due to travel/vacation, etc.
Analyzes data and recommends actions based on results.
Represents Nascote at vendors and customer locations.
Assist in the manufacture of prototype and pre-production parts including AAR parts.
Assists Quality Engineers with compiling information for PPAP submittals.
Review, interpret and summarize statistical data as requested.
Must be competent in and utilize AIAG "Core Tools"
Writes, tracks, and dispositions V.I.D.’s.
Communicate/Network with all processes/departments to relay pertinent production and pre-production information.
Assist in creating boundary standards for the plant.
Initiates shipping requests, completes customer required shipping documents, packages or coordinates packaging of sample parts, packaging and tooling.
Assist Quality Engineer in creating blue dot checklists as well as assisting with blue dot inspection.
Assist with writing deviations.
Maintain log of shipments.
Ensures the QA department is acting in the safest manner possible - Conducts monthly safety audits.
Maintains an acceptable attendance record and works overtime as required.
Assists in the trouble shooting for manufacturing problems.
Conducts 5S audits of QA areas.
Participates in improvement teams, concern resolution reports (8D) and other formal problem solving and  improvement activities.  Takes a leadership role in many cases.
Participates in department initiatives - e.g. business plan development / execution, procedure development, QOS.
Participates in department meetings.
Completes documentation of activities as required.
Submits cost reduction and innovation ideas.
Maintains a clean and safe work area.
Performs other tasks as assigned.


Key Qualifications/Requirements

B.S. in Engineering

Preferred – Knowledge of SPC, DOE, inspection and testing; project management.
Preferred - GD&T and metrology background.
Must have excellent problem solving and math skills, including 8D methodology, advanced SPC and DOE.
Must have good computer skills, including use of spreadsheets and databases.
Must work well with others.  Must have good communication skills – both verbal and written.
Must have the ability to manage multiple priorities.
Must have the ability to read automotive blueprints and engineering specifications.
Preferred- Education or past job duties requiring problem solving, computer applications and following technical instructions.




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