Quality Engineer

Kelly Services is actively seeking a Parts Quality Engineer for Nissan at their Smyrna, TN location.
 This is a long term indefinite contract opportunity to join a great team!

Job Description

  • Provides engineering support for the development, production, and quality of new and current manufactured vehicles within assigned area at NNA manufacturing plants.
    Communicates with suppliers, manufacturing plants, and other Nissan affiliates to propose and implement countermeasures for quality, manufacturing, and field concerns within assigned area. Assists manufacturing plants and suppliers in identifying cost saving methods while improving quality. Contributes to building brand value and achieving enduring profitable growth.


Job Functions

  • Communicates with suppliers to ensure assigned parts meet Nissan quality standards; reviews supplier s assembly and offers improvement suggestions; works with suppliers to eliminate repetitive quality concerns and establish permanent countermeasures; rates suppliers based on response to quality issues.
  • Produces and maintains equipment and manufacturing process sheets describing installation of assigned parts; determines and approves optimum process equipment for assigned area; reviews and updates process sheets or inspection standards for part changes or manufacturing concerns within assigned area; conducts cost studies for new processes or equipment; performs audits in assigned area to resolve any open issues.
  • Analyzes various quality and warranty reports to investigate production and customer satisfaction concerns; determines root cause and assists in developing solutions; ensures countermeasures are successfully adopted.
  • Attends functional trials to review part design changes for potential customer and manufacturing concerns, and coordinates with design engineers, NTC and NTC-NA to resolve design concerns; conducts engineering trials on new model launches to identify equipment and part fit issues; participates in plant trial for current and new models to develop and improve material and process aids or new process equipment.
  • Works with suppliers to ensure required or recommended design changes do not have a negative impact on quality or manufacturing process; communicates any concerns attributed to parts design or recommended changes to NTC-NA and NTC personnel to improve part function and fit; recommends design changes which would lower cost and aid in manufacturing of parts for new and existing models; implements design notes including functional approvals, new part approval, and final authorization for initiating shipping.
  • Provides support for new model launches by developing tooling specifications, conducting trials, and following production and quality concerns in assigned area; represents assigned area during new model development trials in Japan and U.S.; provides new vehicle information and system training for new quality inspection items.
  • Assists in trouble-shooting quality concerns and equipment or tooling problems in assigned area; recommends tooling modifications as required; submits and follows-up on purchase requisitions and work orders required to set up and maintain production in assigned area. Reviews and becomes thoroughly knowledgeable about current model Dispersion Control DCC and process control parameters within assigned area; monitors data to recommend corrective action and implement changes to process as required.
  • Reviews part, sub-assembly and complete body or system layout data for potential countermeasures for improvement of quality.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must meet requirements for MR1 level or possess equivalent experience.
  • Basic knowledge of assigned areas; process equipment and flow knowledge.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, and problem solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of quality control assessment such as statistical process control.
  • Ability to understand part, sub-assembly or system dimensional layouts.


Welcome to an open lane of possibility. Put yourself in the driver’s seat and apply today.

As the local offices of Kelly Services do not represent the above position, please apply on-line for immediate consideration.  For questions regarding this position, please email me at gigi.goswami@kellyservices.com

Why Kelly®?

At Kelly Services®, we work with the best. Our clients include 95 of the Fortune 100 companies, and more than 70,000 hiring managers rely on Kelly annually to access the best talent to drive their business forward. If you only make one career connection today, connect with Kelly.

About Kelly Services®

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

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