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Advanced Quality Engineer

Job Number:  12721
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  Dortec - Newmarket
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Newmarket, ON, CA

Group Description


The Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting group specializes in automotive technologies that are driving the future of mobility. Combining a deep systems knowledge to develop unique vehicle access experiences, intelligent visions systems and advanced automotive lighting technologies, MML's expertise light the path to innovation, safety and styling.



Program Quality Engineer

Responsible for all aspects of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and effective change management for assigned program(s) and continuous improvements of all products/processes developed and produced at Dortec.

Key Responsibilities

Lead/Participate/Approve Customer Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) timing (Phased PPAP)

Ensures all Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) requirements are known/tracked/adhered to using planned milestones

Review Government Approvals required and develop Inspection Standard

Leads Plant trials for Engineering changes, Tool Moves and New Program Launches

Lead Launch and Warranty issue resolution in problem solving for applicable customer quality concerns.  (customer specific reports: 8D, 7 Step, 5 Phase, Is/Is Not, 6 Panel, etc.)

Participate in Warranty reviews and analysis at customer center

Manages applicable new model launch field support to ensure effective containment and timely closure of issue

Advanced Internal Activities

Coordinate and participate in Internal/Supplier Drawing Reviews

Prepare and complete Control Plans

Prepare and complete component Receiving Inspection Matrix and Instructions

Assist in Preparation and approval of Assembly Work Instructions

Develop Product Validation (PV) Plan (schedule) including reliability and confidence (R&C) requirements in accordance with Program timing

Develop, implement and supervise Launch Containment System

Participate in Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) review and team sign off

Participate in BILL of Material (BOM) review and sign off

Leads Engineering Deviation Request (EDR) process- status/follow-up/resolution

Facilitate supplier deviation requests (i.e. Supplier Request for Change Deviation  SRCD’s, EDR’s) through closure with the supply base

Initiate and participate in Campaign Prevention reviews

Coordinate and participate in Early Supplier Involvement with Design and Purchasing

Adhere to all Product Delivery Process (PDP/Program Planning requirements and expectations

Develop Customer attachment/contact point list

Coordinate and ensure signoff / concurrence of control plan / attachment point checklist in conjunction with Mistake Proof Evaluation Procedure

Review Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD & T), requirements (Finished Goods / Components)

Prepare and present Launch QE Summary Report

Develop Mapping including Critical Characteristics Tables

Participate in Document Linkage Review

Review lessons learned database

Establish Supplier PPAP timing and review/approve on time prior to Product Validation  requirements

Co-ordinate checking fixtures supply (design, manufacturing, Gage R&R, instructions, training)

Supports pre-production builds

Conduct Test Fixture Verification - Vehicle alignment, review and signoff to verify sequence, setup, etc.

Ensure proper level test parts are built and delivered to test lab

Periodic review of in-process testing

Post test set-up and results signoff

Timely Test Incident Report (TIR) response and resolution, out of Evaluation phase within 48 hours.

Leads TIR investigation for quality related issues, prepares 8D report and ensure timely closure of issues (DV)

Leads TIR investigation, prepares 8D report and ensure timely closure of issues (PV)

Develop annual validation (PV) plan for designated programs

Develop and maintain Program Control Plan

Perform other duties as required


Key Qualifications/Requirements


  • 5 -  7 years of work related experience.
  • Completion of a post secondary education program in mechanical/quality engineering
  • ASQC certification  as a quality engineer (CQE) preferred
  • Tier I automotive experience preferred  

Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.


Adherence to all Dortec policies and guidelines

Ensure timely communication to all departments involved

Execute all programs/projects within the established budget

NOC completion on time

PPAP on time to program commitment date (s)

PV/RV Testing to plan

TIR response < 48 hours

Zero supplier responsible launch concerns (New Model Launch)

Meet all critical deliverables as outlines in the APQP and PEP process to support program/project timing

11--Quality F--Permanent/Regular 

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