Quality Engineer
Spartan Motors, Inc.
Snyder, NE

About $58,000 - $76,000 a year

SUMMARY:
The Quality Engineer is responsible for facilitating and supporting the creation of repeatable, reliable processes which lead to the reduction/removal of defects throughout the value stream

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Promote the expectation that team members will consider the impact of their work/actions on others and make deliberate decisions to act in ways which prevent rework or constraints on the process. The Quality Engineer is a leader in this regard.
  • Facilitate creation of systems and processes which enhance the team’s ability to meet customer expectations (identification of standards, creating of buy/sell agreements, audit processes, etc.)
  • Provide leadership in Root Cause Analysis, Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Production Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Practical Problem Solving, etc.
  • Act as mediator when needed to clarify customer expectations or interpret standards
  • Prepare formal programs for dissemination to the team
  • Collaborate with Design and Manufacturing Engineering to prepare gauges and determine inspection frequencies
  • Work with operations and materials leadership to develop repeatable, reliable processes
  • Perform data entry, analysis and sharing/explanation of same
  • Design, review and interpret reports
  • Perform audits of new and existing processes
  • Document writing, control and management
  • Initiate non-conforming material documents for supplier quality issues
  • Assist in the execution of activities which promote continuous improvement and protect customers
  • Conduct training, information sharing and orientation sessions
  • Lead by example regarding safety and acting in the best interests of the team
  • Provide coverage for other technicians as needed
  • Act as the Quality Manager in their absence
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Quality Manager
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Superior leadership ability in the development and implementation of quality systems
  • Knowledge of/ability to acquire a thorough understanding of customer expectations and regulatory requirements
  • Team oriented
  • Excellent attendance
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read relevant measuring equipment
  • Provide appropriate feedback and documentation of any defects
  • Strong and consistent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with the ability to stay on task
  • Prior quality experience, preferred
  • Able to:
o Read and understand Engineering documents such as part prints, assembly drawings
o Work overtime on short notice
  • Be willing to:
o Learn and rotate within all quality areas
o Improve self / area / company (including pursuing additional training, if needed)
o Develop a working knowledge of Spartan’s systems (example: AS/400, Sparcon)

Spartan Motors Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.