About Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh company
Oshkosh Defense stands behind those who dedicate their lives to protecting others. As an industry-leading tactical vehicle manufacturer, every day we strive to meet or exceed our customers' ever-changing needs with next generation defense technologies and advanced systems. We operate with unparalleled commitment to those who depend on our products and services worldwide to perform their missions.
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500, multi-billion-dollar company employing over 14,000 people worldwide. Oshkosh Corporation leads the way in manufacturing and marketing the world's toughest specialty trucks, truck bodies, and access equipment and is proud to work shoulder-to-shoulder with the people who use them. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Pierce®, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, Oshkosh® Airport Products, London™ and Pratt Miller. We are proud to have been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies (2016-2021) and World’s Best Employer of 2020 by Forbes, and a Military Friendly Employer (Victory Media, 2017-2021).
At Oshkosh Defense, we stand behind those who dedicate their lives to protecting others. Oshkosh Defense is proud to be developing the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle for the United States Postal Service (USPS). We are dedicated to meeting or exceeding our customers' ever-changing delivery vehicle needs with next generation technologies and advanced systems. Oshkosh operates with unparalleled commitment to those who depend on our products and services worldwide to perform their missions.
We’re on a mission to find strong, caring, and passionate team members to join our Oshkosh family. Connect with the team that has made a difference in people’s lives for the last 100 years and will continue to for decades to come. Become a part of our environment where people are empowered, involved, developed, and connected; to support our mission critical customers and communities where we live and work. Let’s build something meaningful together!
ABOUT THE ROLE:
We are looking for a motivated and creative individual to support the quality launch of our new facility. As a Senior Quality Engineer you will cross-functionally with Materials, Operations, Safety, and Engineering to improve quality and efficiency of our product with an emphasis on eliminating process waste. The use of structured quality improvement tools is required. The Senior Quality Engineer will design new processes and re-engineer existing processes to produce outcomes that meet safety, quality, and business expectations. Process flow diagrams and cycle-time analysis will be required for process improvement projects to substantiate ROIC. Examples of process improvement projects include inventory accuracy, production throughput, and plant flow. The Senior Quality Engineer reports to the Quality Manager.
Lead quality engineering for production operations.
The quality technicians will report to this position. Provide direction to quality technicians and prioritize projects.
Work with Manufacturing Engineering to develop and implement inspection work instructions.
Develop quality checklists and related documentation as required.
Collaborate with design engineering, production and quality leadership to resolve build issues.
Lead RCCA/8D efforts for build issues.
Represent the quality function at daily production reviews.
Support housekeeping and safety.
Facilitate and train employee teams in process improvement techniques
Assist in the identification and implementation of six-sigma projects
Lead teams in applying the six sigma DMAIC methodology to eliminate waste
Apply the following basic process improvement tools within the six sigma DMAIC improvement model: Project Charter, Process Map, Thought Process Map, Pareto Chart, Trend Chart, Fishbone Diagram, 5-Why Analysis, Histogram, SPC, FMEA, Benchmarking, Brainstorming, 5S, Correlation Analysis, Error-proofing, Cpk, Ppk, Corrective Action Matrix, and Continual Improvement Control Plans
Design and improve process inputs to gain desired outcome
Improve processes to reduce common cause variability and eliminate special cause
Establish control plans to prevent process backsliding for consolidation of gains
Perform process capability studies internally and externally
Analyze process constraints and develop standards to overcome constraints
Ability to effectively manage large process improvement projects using MS Project software
Revise procedures for process improvement
Investigate/analyze and benchmark industry practices for process validation assessments
Implement effective corrective and preventative actions utilizing structured planning methods
Coordinate and work cross-functionally with Employee Teams, Quality, Engineering, Contracts, Sales, and Manufacturing to improve processes
Must proactively plan and execute plans in accordance with established time constraints
Must be willing to complete additional advanced training/educational courses as required
Accurately maintain company records and documents in accordance with policies and procedures
Bachelor's degree in Quality, Business, Operations Management, or related field
One plus years of related work experience
WHAT MAKES YOU EXCEL:
Advanced training/experience in the use of statistical techniques and process improvement methods
Must interpret basic technical drawings including characteristics such as views, title blocks, dimensioning, GD&T symbols, etc.
Must have experience with and be able to exhibit the use of structured problem-solving techniques utilizing computer applications
MS Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, Visio, Statistical software, and JDE experience is recommended
Oshkosh is committed to working with and offering reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please contact us at: 920-502-3009 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oshkosh Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. This company will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Information collected regarding categories as provided by law will in no way affect the decision regarding an employment application.
Oshkosh Corporation will not discharge or in any manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Oshkosh Corporation's legal duty to furnish information.
Certain positions with Oshkosh Corporation require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations or the Export Administration Regulations. Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. Persons," as defined in these regulations. Generally, a "U.S. Person" is a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or an individual who has been admitted as a refugee or granted asylum.