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Advanced Quality Specialist

Job Number:  58645
Group:  Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors & Lighting
Division:  TECHFORM - PLANT 1
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Penetanguishene, ONTARIO, CA, L9M 1G8

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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.


Role Summary

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 Techform.

Key Responsibilities

Customer Support
    Lead/Participate/Approve Customer Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) supporting program timing
• Ensures all Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) requirements are known/tracked/adhered to using planned milestones 
• Review Government Approvals required and develop Inspection Standard (where required)
• Leads Plant trials for Engineering changes, Tool Moves and New Program Launches 
• Lead problem solving for applicable Launch quality concerns (pre-SOP ie. customer specific reports: 8D, 7 Step, 5 Phase, Is/Is Not, 6 Panel, etc.)
• Participate in Warranty reviews (where applicable)
• Manages applicable new model launch (pre-SOP) field support to ensure effective containment and timely closure of issues 

Advanced Internal Activities 
• Coordinate and participate in Internal/Supplier Drawing Reviews 
• Prepare and complete Control Plans following MQS 7 control plan management
• Prepare and complete component Receiving Inspection Matrix and Instructions  
• Develop Product Validation (PV) Plan (schedule) including reliability and confidence (R&C) requirements in accordance with Program timing 
• Develop, implement safe launch plans for new program launches 
• Participate in Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) review and team sign off 
• Participate and verify BOM is correct and accurate during program launch
• Facilitate supplier deviation requests (i.e. Supplier Request for Change Deviation SRCD’s) through closure with the supply base  
• Coordinate and participate in Early Supplier Involvement with Design and Purchasing 
• Adhere to all Platform Execution Process (PEP)/Program Planning requirements and expectations 
• Develop Customer attachment/contact point list 
• Coordinate and ensure signoff / concurrence of control plan / customer attachment point checklist
• Review Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD & T), requirements (Finished Goods / Components) 
• Prepare and present Launch Readiness panels (LRR)
• Participate in mapping including Critical Characteristics review and ensure compliance
• Participate in Document Linkage Review 
• Review lessons learned database and add as necessary 
• Establish Supplier PPAP timing and review/approve on time prior to Product Validation requirements (PV testing)
• Supports pre-production builds 

• Conduct PV test fixture verification and set up review
• Ensure proper level test parts are built and delivered to test lab (including safe launch)
• Periodic review of in-process testing 
• Post test set-up and results signoff 
• Test Incident Report (TIR) response and resolution for PV
• Carry out annual validation testing as required by customer 
• Leads TIR investigation, prepares 8D report and ensure timely closure of issues (PV) 

• Participates in quality systems audits with customer and external auditors as required 
• Perform other duties as required 

Health and Safety Responsibilities

• Ensure all safety and non-safety rules and regulations are followed.
• Ensure adherence to established quality and housekeeping standards.
• Review and adhere to division health and safety, environmental, and quality standards, operating procedures, and policies.
• Respond immediately to items brought to his/her attention with respect to hazards, defects or non-compliance issues.
• Understand and uphold the policies that prohibit workplace violence and harassment.
• In addition to the above, the duties include those specified under the Occupational Health & Safety Act .

Performance Measures

•Meet all critical deliverables as outlines in the APQP and PEP process to support program/project timing 
• PV Testing to plan 
• Execute all programs/projects within the established budget 
• PPAP on time to program commitment date (s) 
• ECR/Quote completion
• TIR response 
• 48 hours 
• Zero supplier responsible launch concerns (New Model Launch) 
• Ensure timely communication to all departments involved 
• Adherence to all Techform policies and guidelines 

Qualifications and Skills

• Completion of community college diploma/certificate. 
• 3 to less than 5 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

Core Competencies

• Persuades and Influences Others 
• Results Orientated 
• Accepts Criticism 
• Adaptable 
• Analytical 
• Approachable 
• Assertive 
• Dependable 
• Driven 
• Independent 
• Responsible 
• Team – Worker 
• Time Conscious 
• Works with Minimal Supervision 
• Holds Others Accountable 
• Maintains Discipline 
• Makes Decisions 
• Manages Change 
• Presents to Others 
• Trains Others 
• Analyses Data 
• Attends to Details 
• Communicates Effectively 
• Confronts Issues 
• Copes with Deadlines 
• Exercises Judgment 
• Follows Through 
• Mathematical Aptitude 

Additional Information

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

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