Fukoku America, Inc., a global manufacturer of industrial rubber products and synthetic resin products is seeking an experienced Quality Engineer to assist leading and ensuring a total quality program that exceeds customer expectations. The successful candidate will provide clear leadership focused on quality.
Candidates applying must demonstrate a working knowledge of IATF 16949/ISO 9001 QMS requirements, and a comprehensive understanding of AIAG core tools such as APQP and Control Plans, FMEA, MSA, SPC, PPAP, FMEA. Candidates must also be able to coordinate efforts to identify and implement corrective actions as appropriate. Supports, documents, and validates process improvement initiatives. This position reports to the facility Quality Manager.
Major Functions and Responsibilities:
Responsible to help develop and maintain Quality Assurance processes, procedures, work instructions and forms to ensure conformance to IATF 16949/ISO 9001 QMS and other customer specific requirements;
Coordinate quality initiatives and quality assurance activities at customer sites as required;
Participate in the investigation of technical problems and execution of CAPA (Corrective And Preventative Actions) to avoid recurrences;
Ability to interpret blueprints, specifications and schematics
Interfaces with customers during APQP and new product development to address quality concerns.
Improve quality by maintaining statistical process and statistical quality control methods;
Help to ensure that all Quality related documentations are carried out properly;
Performs internal/external auditing functions
Educates/trains employees on quality and continuous improvement concepts;
Supplier quality management, performance monitoring and reporting;
Review and disposition of supplier PPAP’s and submitting customer PPAPs;
Additional duties may be assigned, as required;
Act as liaison between our company and the customers. Follow-up and respond to customer complaints promptly;
Represent our company at customer’ meetings and seminars;
Assist all sales representatives with information as needed;
Help the QM develop reports as requested;
Works proactively with all managers, supervisors, and employees to maintain a program of continual improvement;
Supplier quality management, performance monitoring and reporting ;
Review and disposition of supplier PPAPs ;
Lead/implement Kaizan projects;
Additional duties may be assigned, as required
Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in a related field or a minimum three (3) years of experience working at a Tier 1/Tier 2 supplier or equivalent in a high volume automotive manufacturing company;
ASQ certified CQE, CQM, Six Sigma Green belt and/or CQA preferred;
Demonstrated knowledge of IATF 16949/ISO 9001 Quality Management System;
Problem Solving and Analysis (8D, 5-Why, Fishbone Diagrams, etc.)
Strong customer and project team/management experience ;
Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal and computer skills (MS Office);
Valid driver’s license is required.
Requires travel as needed.
Prefer familiarity in injection and blow molding processes
Competitive benefit package offered. Interested candidates should submit their resume with salary history in confidence to: