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Quality Engineer

Company: Kelly Services
Location: La Fayette
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

**_Kelly Engineering has an exciting new Opportunity in Lafayette, GA_**
**_**Immediate need for a long-term Contract-potential for permanent**_**
**Job Title:** **Quality Engineer**
The Advanced Quality Engineer (AQE) will support Roper programs and is responsible to drive successful tools, parts and processes, present project statuses, drive process improvement and positively impact Cost of Quality (COQ). The AQE will further develop and use quality testing processes like APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) and DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) to measure and ensure new high-volume manufacturing processes are ready for use. The AQE owns the quality initiatives on new and modified parts, processes, testing and product design to set the factory up for sustainable long-term ownership and success.
The AQE manages complex problems that requires a high level of independent problem solving and self-direction, and independently manages entire projects for a work area and executes/implements quality systems. The AQE is very data driven and makes decisions based on data.
This position will be stationed at the manufacturing site in Lafayette, GA with travel to tooling and equipment suppliers.
**Essential Duties & Responsibilities:**
Lead APQP, including responsibility for the PPAP of in-house equipment and parts with limited supervision.
--- Own the APQP process to plan, specify, procure, certify, and implement into production high quality, cost effective, right-sized manufacturing processes including product testing, fixtures, operator decisions, line side gauging, go/no-go, measurement plans and equipment.
--- Responsible for the project checklists and completing and reporting on AQE responsible items prior to the reviews.
--- Lead cross-functional PFMEA's to understand the risks of new part/product/process changes and ensure they are mitigated appropriately by product launch.
--- Must work collaboratively with both salaried and hourly personnel in a cross-functional team environment to meet the needs of the operators, the program, and the business.
--- Interfacing with team leaders to develop job instruction and define what is critical. Define the jobs through standard work and job instructions.
--- Balance the communication between product design and manufacturing to ensure all issues get addressed with minimal surprises to achieve world class manufacturing goals.
--- Ensure all process involvement meets or exceeds ISO, UL, and GEA standards
--- Understand GEA product testing requirements and ensure the established testing and quality plans meet the product specifications.
--- Understand GEA technical drawings, both MBD/GD&T and linear dimensions, and ensure the quality plans established meet the drawing specifications.
--- Develop and implement all technical documentation or modifications for the new items introduced including the quality control plan required for an ISO certified plant (MCP's, MCI's, FRM's, etc.)
Drive COQ improvements: scrap, factory yield, concessions, damage, and service calls.
--- Work cross-functionally with Design, Quality, Manufacturing, LEAN, Marketing, EHS, Service, etc.
--- Develop and implement quality test plans for the factory to execute, ensuring sustained control of Critical to Quality and Critical Process features.
--- Project manage the scoping, definition, and implementation of quality improvements for strategic and operational programs.
--- Provide technical leadership & in-depth expertise to investigate, initiate and drive the development, procurement, and implementation of equipment & processes for manufacturing.
AQE support for total cost take out and run the plant projects. Collaborate with Change Implementation Board (CIB) chair for quality improvements and project execution.
--- Responsible for the checklists and completing/reporting out on AQE responsible items for the reviews.
--- The AQE role requires an extremely strong understanding of the people and how the current processes work. The role of the AQE is to work with a cross functional team to implement a new part, product, or process with a 'turnkey' sustainable quality process at product launch for the factory to agree to and take ownership of executing.
**Position Requirements:**
--- Leadership and effective communication experience in the definition, design, implementation and troubleshooting of manufacturing and quality processes.
--- Experience with manufacturing equipment and processes.
--- Excellent project tracking and detailed planning skills.
--- Self-starter and influencer - metric driven and willing to work with cross-functional teams and hourly workforce.
--- Influencer and team player - drive quality metrics but willing to look at the bigger picture.
--- Good communicator - data driven, makes decisions based on the data
--- Experience interpreting data to solve manufacturing problems.
**Minimum Qualifications:**
--- Bachelor's Degree or higher (Engineering preferred)
--- Minimum 5 years' experience in a high-volume manufacturing operation.
--- Computer literate, highly skilled in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Agile, etc
--- Experience using APQP and PPAP to qualify parts and processes.
--- Experience with NPI process and reporting on AQE responsible items.
--- Experience interpreting data to solve manufacturing problems.
--- Experience managing projects in a manufacturing environment.
--- Experience in metrology / measurement.
--- Experienced using, programming, and interpreting CMM/3D scanning/metrology systems.
--- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
**Preferred Qualifications:**
--- Proficient with understanding both coordinate and geometric GD&T drawings.
--- Experience in implementing Lean process improvements in high volume manufacturing operations.
--- Experienced in using the APQP process to plan, specify, procure, certify, and implement high quality, cost effective, right-sized manufacturing processes such as fixtures, line side gauging, go/no-go, operator decisions, measurement plans, and equipment.
--- Six Sigma Green Belt or higher certification proficient with Minitab
**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.
**Why Kelly** **--** **?**
Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly-- Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, we're here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.
**About Kelly** **--**
At Kelly, we're always thinking about what's next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we're a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.
Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.

Keywords: Kelly Services, Chattanooga , Quality Engineer, Engineering , La Fayette, Tennessee

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