Advanced Quality Engineer

  • Stoneridge Inc.
  • Stoneridge, Inc., McKenzie Drive, Novi, MI, USA
  • Nov 30, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Advanced Quality Engineer

Since 1965, Stoneridge has designed and manufactured advanced, award-winning technologies including driveline and transmission actuation systems, vision systems, emissions control systems, safety systems, and security and monitoring systems for vehicle OEMs in the commercial vehicle, automotive, off-highway and agricultural vehicle markets. We’re focused on the areas of greatest market need – both today and tomorrow. Our core products and technologies are aligned with industry megatrends including safety and security, vehicle intelligence, fuel efficiency and emissions. Join the Stoneridge Team as we continue to build upon our strong history and reputation for quality products to deliver innovative products and systems that address a need, exceed our customers’ expectations, and motivate our team.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

This position will be primarily responsible for ensuring Built-in-Quality in product and process designs for new program launches. This will be done through activities such as quality plan creation and management, quality document reviews, PPAP preparation, management of development non-conformances and customer launch preparation.

In addition, this position is also responsible for incorporating lessons learned into future designs/processes and reporting issues and/or risks to management. This individual will be responsible for working cross functionally with Project Management, Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain, Marketing and Quality to establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve our Stoneridge Product Development Process (SPDP) to deliver a positive customer experience.

Note: Ability to travel approximately 30% (Domestic & International)

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drive effective execution of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) activities into the Stoneridge Product Development Process through project assessments, training, and reviews of key deliverables such as FMEA’s, design reviews, PPAP’s and control plans
  • Key member of the Product Launch Team (PLT).  Coordinates APQP related issues internally between Engineering, Manufacturing, Project Management, Supply Chain
  • Responsible for project KPI’s tied to APQP
  • Ensure that SRI & Customer requirements are being reviewed and acted on, appropriately and effectively, within the project team
  • Effectively present information to the project team and organization on the expected performance based on SRI & customer APQP requirements
  • Lead and facilitate the analysis of project development failures using systematic root cause analysis, problem solving techniques, and design of experiments
  • Ensure the use of risk reduction tools such as FMEA and validation testing are in place and being used at the appropriate project checkpoints during the SPDP process
  • Ensure all SRI & customer APQP quality and procedure related documentation is kept current and controlled
  • Drive results and align continuous improvement projects/processes using APQP process methodology
  • Assure lessons learned are properly documented and that the SRI lessons learned process is followed

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Quality, Supply Chain, Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, Operations Management or other related degree, and a minimum of 5 years of experience working as part of APQP product launch teams. Equivalency to the qualification standard will also be considered
  • Experience with applying GD&T concepts to product and process designs
  • Strong understanding of advanced planning systems and tools
  • Experience in APQP driven project management in a global manufacturing environment strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, planning methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts
  • Experienced with other software packages including Windows, and Microsoft Office. This position requires strong analytical, organizational, decision making, and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills are essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business affecting the planning process. Good facilitation skills are required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  English language competency required
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Detail orientated and demonstrated high level of accuracy
  • Capability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

Stoneridge is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by the applicable laws in the countries we operate. Stoneridge also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.