Process Quality Engineer
ZF Axle Drives Marysville, LLC
The Process and Quality Engineer is responsible for planning, implementing, and maintaining stable and capable production/business processes as they pertain to product/process quality and throughput, and for monitoring and correcting related issues of Assembly/Production Lines.
Plan, test and supervise the implementation of preventative actions in the production lines in order to establish and verify capable and stable production processes in terms of safety, quality, delivery, and cost.
Evaluate and approve changes in production processes in cooperation with product engineering and systems support where applicable.
Investigate and resolve issues associated with non-conforming parts.
Maintain and evaluate quality documentation.
Maintain and evaluate throughput documentations.
Perform and/or coordinate internal quality investigations on production lines (e.g. process or product/dock audits).
Manage 8D investigations or similar corrective action processes derived from product and process audits, from internal quality investigations, or customer complaints.
Supervise reject and teardown procedures.
Work closely with Supplier Quality Engineers, Auditors, Design Engineers, Maintenance Employees, Planners, Logistics, etc. in order to define corrective actions and investigate for continuous improvement efforts.
Establish, maintain, and administer Control Plans, PFMEA's and Process Flow Maps.
Support engineering projects and assists experienced engineers with engineering analysis.
Participate in all aspects of simultaneous engineering efforts for new projects.
Monitor and improve performance of production processes with respect to line balancing, cycle time, uptime, ergonomics, and quality including gauge R&Rs, calibrations, and repeatability checks.
Generate, prepare, and present regular reports to both internal and external stakeholders.
Essential Skills and Experience:
Bachelor's in Engineering
0-2 years of experience (internship/co-op included)
Strong computer skills- must be proficient in MS Office, SPC, DoE, and understanding of basics of noise testing.
Knowledgeable in areas of CNC Turning Machine Programs, mistake proofing, and problem-solving techniques, SPC, specific software on the production equipment.
ASQ CQA, CQE certification, knowledge and experience with automated production equipment.
Working knowledge of AutoCAD 2D and 3D design for the purpose of creating drawings.
Basic English language competency required.
Must be self-directed and be willing to work any shift.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
ASQ, CQA, CQE certification preferred. TS 16949 and ISO 14001 awareness training. SAP PP and QM module skills preferred. Audit experience is a plus.
Preferred candidate shall have approx. 1 year or more of manufacturing experience in automotive assembly and/or machining, good written and verbal communication skills.
Fluent in 3D modeling including Creo.
Experience in 3D printing.
Basic German language preferred.
Physical demands and work environment:
This position is required to do extensive walking through factory environment production areas.
Required to occasionally lift and/or carry up to 35 pounds.
Must be able to climb, kneel, pull, push, carry, twist, bend, forward reach and reach above shoulder level on an occasion.
Required to frequently sit, stoop, and stand.
Required to use fine and gross motor skills, firm hand gripping and repetition to handle physical parts.
Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.
Must be able to perceive the nature of sounds at normal range; includes the ability to receive detailed information though oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound.
Environmental exposures may include dust, fumes, odors, loud noises, and chemicals.
ZF North America, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. ZF North America, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. ZF North America, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of ZF North America, Inc. employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.