Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer  (Mason, Ohio)
Our client, with over 40 years of heritage in electronics manufacturing, focuses on low-medium volume/high mix-complexity products primarily in the medical, defense/aerospace, industrial and energy markets, is currently hiring a Quality Engineer. This position is a Direct Hire role. 

Perform quality engineering functions, involving the development, application, and administration of quality requirements, quality procedures, quality techniques, and control criteria, to assure that products meet and exceed company/customer standards.  Provide support to the overall Quality Management System (QMS) in support of customer requirements, company goals and quality initiatives. Perform all functions with a strong emphasis on internal and external customer satisfaction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Participates in Customer Focus Teams, and collaborates with Manufacturing and Process Engineering, to drive continuous improvements for systems, processes, product quality, manufacturing throughput, and New Product Introduction (NPI).
Leads efforts regarding resolution of customer quality issues, field failures and customer complaints.
Uses quality tools and functions to ensure manufacturing quality conformance.
Facilitates Corrective Action/Preventive Action (CAPA) activities, as assigned. Assists teams in utilizing tools to determine true root causes and the applicable effective corrective actions.
Acts as the site Quality Point of Contact to their assigned customers, with a focus on increasing communications and customer satisfaction.
Performs data gathering, quality trend analysis, and KPI reporting & monitoring, as assigned.
Prepares technical documents for APQPs, Validations, PPAPs, Control Plans, and FMEAs.
Performs and completes internal audits as scheduled.
Completes and submits First Article Data packages to customers.
Supports customer, 3rd-party, and regulatory audits/inspections. Supports audits of suppliers, as assigned.

Job Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of Quality Management Systems (QMS) and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).
Strong understanding of the concepts and application of IPC-A-610, IPC-WHMA-A-620, IPC-A-630, IPC J-STD-001, ISO 9001, and ISO 13485 standards.
Ability to interpret and apply all types of customer documents, communications, and related specifications. 
Adaptable to a fast- paced environment, with the ability to effectively manage multiple assigned tasks and priorities.
Strong quantitative and problem-solving skills, detail oriented and thorough.
Strong data-based decision-making skills, with the ability to plan and prioritize assigned tasks according to company goals and objectives.
Ability to effectively interact with all levels of management/personnel, be a team player and be able to build rapport/credibility.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
Excellent organizational, verbal, facilitation, listening, and written communication skills.

Education and/or Experience: 
BA/BS degree in an engineering/scientific discipline preferred, with a minimum of 2 years of quality engineering experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
5-8 years’ experience in quality systems in the electronics, medical device, automotive or aerospace manufacturing industries is preferred.
Experience in assisting with, and conducting quality audits. Quality auditing certification is a plus.
Experience with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485, is a plus.
Experience with APQP, PPAP, Control Plans, FMEA, and MSA, is a plus.
IPC Certification is a plus. Otherwise, able and willing to obtain IPC-A-610, IPC-WHMA-A-620, IPC-A-630, and/or IPC J-STD-001 Certifications.
ASQ Certification is a plus. Otherwise, able and willing to obtain the necessary ASQ Certifications relevant to the position.

Client is favorably positioned among mid-tier EMS manufacturers to “make amazing things happen.”  They offer full product lifecycle engineering services, manufacturing and testing of microelectronics, cable & harness interconnect products, PCBA and full box build assemblies and aftermarket repair and fulfillment services. The companies that form this organization have been known for solving tough engineering problems that result in high-reliability, high-quality electronics for customers.

Headquartered in Chatsworth, CA, client has manufacturing and engineering locations in California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, Ohio, Mexico, and China. They maintain industry specific certifications that include ISO 9001, AS9100, ISO 13485, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, and MIL-PRF-38534.

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