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Quality Engineer

Job Number:  25482
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Williamsburg Mfg.
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Williamsburg, IA, US, 52361-0808




Job Number: 25482 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Williamsburg Mfg. 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Williamsburg 



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

The Quality Engineer (QE) is required to work with all departments on the development of new products ensure customer and IATF 16949 requirements are met. This includes all quality related aspects of PPAP, prototype and ongoing product development.

Key Responsibilities

•    Act as a champion/decision maker for quality related issues within the scope of responsibility
•    Maintain a thorough understanding of customer product and engineering specifications
•    Lead all program launch activities from the quality perspective
•    Coordinate tasks/responsibilities to production personnel regarding Quality issues
•    Train and mentor quality and production personnel as required (Customer requirements, etc.)
•    Contribute to continuous improvement and cost reduction activities
•    Works with personnel on APQP and cross functional teams on the development of new and existing components to meet critical customer deadlines
•    Implement new procedures and processes in prototype stages of product launches in compliance with customer specific requirements
•    Coordinate, prepare and implement new program fixture build cost, timing and quality, to meet customer and division standards
•    Actively participates in the development and maintenance of PFMEA’s
•    Review problem reports and responses with resolutions to ensure there will be no recurrence
•    Evaluate dimensional issues and develop appropriate counter measures on new programs in conjunction with the project co-ordinator and/or customer
•    Liaise between customers, Q.A., Engineering, Manufacturing and subcontractors
•    Plan and prepare PPAP submissions on new products and engineering changes to meet customer deadlines and customer specific requirements 
•    Maintain a high level of confidentiality while managing customer sensitive documents and data that drives process and product changes
•    Develop and maintain Q.A. Control Plan Package documentation and procedures both pre-launch and production
•    Evaluate quality issues utilizing appropriate problem solving techniques, CAD, statistics and GD&T as required
•    Assist in IATF 16949 and ISO 14001 implementation and compliance
•    Perform statistical studies and report data as required
•    Complies with, supports and models operational procedures/policies, Employee Handbook, and Magna’s Employee’s Charter, Corporate Constitution, and Operational Principles
•    Complies with relevant Quality and Environmental programs (e.g. IATF 16949, ISO 14001)
•    Complies with all Health and Safety programs in accordance with OSHA. Follows and ensures Company procedures regarding safety rules and regulations are followed
•    Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Conducts themselves in a professional manner
•    Keeps work area clean and tidy
•    Other duties as required

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    Post-secondary graduate with a degree/diploma in Quality Engineering and/or a technical degree or equivalent work related experience in the Quality field
•    At least 5 years in a manufacturing environment with knowledge in stamping, welding, paint (e-coat) and assembly processes
•    Computer proficiency is required
•    Prior experience implementing procedures, APQP, PPAP submissions, GD&T, Flow Diagrams, FMEA’s, Control Plans, Statistics, Fixture Development and independent work with tooling subcontractors.
•    Demonstrated ability to use basic measurement tools (height gauge, micrometer, bore gauge, indicator, caliper etc.)
•    Demonstrated ability to conduct root cause analysis using various problem solving techniques including 3L5W, 8D, 5 Phase, Fishbone, etc.
•    Advanced Knowledge of customer and IATF 16949 / ISO 9001 requirements
•    Knowledge of part to part build up process
•    Experience with destruct testing, measurement and metrology methods of inspection
•    Advanced knowledge of CMM and dimensional reporting structures and analysis
•    Stamping knowledge regarding components with understanding of how built into assembly
•    Experience managing suppliers and related supplier issues
•    Advanced Knowledge in Quality Management System
•    Ability to manage multiple projects
•    Strong communication skills
•    Good organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills
•    Ability to coordinate and facilitate cross-functional team meetings
•    Strong attention to detail
•    Demonstrates urgency and the ability to work to meet deadlines and multiple demands
•    Ability to uphold confidentiality
•    Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment
•    Ability to travel and work overtime on short notice to meet customer and plant needs

Additional Information

11--Quality F--Permanent/Regular 

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