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July 9, 2024


Quality Technician - Novi, MI


On site 5 days, 8 hours, start time is somewhat flexible but generally 5:30 am to 2:00 pm OR 6:00 am to 2:30 pm. Overtime may be offered or required during the week and/or weekends.

Additional Qualifications/Manager Notes:
• Candidates with strong quality credentials, used to working in the automotive environment/industries.
• Candidates with strong tooling experience are preferred. Need to be able to read and understand the blueprint/drawing.
• Candidates with experience with checking fixtures, tooling build fixtures, end effectors would be a plus. Must be able to perform the internal buy-off utilizing blueprints and filling out the quality buy-off documentation correctly.
• Candidates with Faro operator and/or CMM experience would be a plus, but not mandatory.
• Candidates with knowledge of 3L5Y, 8D, kaizens would be helpful.
• We also do a lot of standard product buyoffs: facility-power roll beds, respot, pop-ups, turntables, GEO bases, etc. This would be a plus if they had knowledge in this area.

• Support one or more project teams consisting of cross-functional team members in the development & implementation of Quality Control in the manufacturing plants.
• Understand and communicate clear Quality Control deliverables and performance targets so quality KPIs for manufacturing and superior customer satisfaction are evident and supported by data.
• Practice and emphasize ‘Zero Defect’ mindset in all aspects of Process & Product quality development to ensure all activities involving supplier, manufacturing plants customer relationships have clarity and focus about the highest expectations of quality product.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Reporting to Plant QC Supervisor
• Quality interface of Manufacturing Leader / Production Supervisor

QC Inspector:
– Organizing routine data collection, analysis, and feedback.
– Inspection of the production process and product (quality control gates) at our plants and at customer sites
– Reporting non-conforming products or processes to immediate supervision
– Development and improvement of quality control checklist
– Surveillance of the closure of open issues and non-conformances
• Continuous improvement of standards and their adherence on the shop floor to foster continuous improvement
• Measure and track performance within the department
• Conduct and complete analysis of the area selected for implementation
• Align QC department’s vision to the established plant’s vision
• Coach supervisors and hourly personnel in QC procedures & requirements
• Document current and future states, stretch objectives and QC performance targets in all areas.
• Implement Quality KPIs throughout the plant and demonstrate to hourly employees and supervisors how to track and use them effectively.
• Perform in-process inspection – IBO’s, torque audits, visual walks, & buy-offs

Knowledge & Skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with all levels of organization from shop-floor to management staff.
• Awareness and understanding in APQP and knowledgeable of process and product development cycle.
• Experienced in interacting with cross-functional team members to achieve alignment and commitment to keep quality as the most important program deliverable.
• Understanding of Cost of Poor Quality and customer satisfaction as top priorities.
• Knowledge of Non-conforming Material Reporting (NCR) process.
• Knowledge & familiarity with Online Project Open Issues Matrix
• Computer skills: excellent working knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project, and any other relevant software applications.
• Possess a thorough understanding of the customer’s processes and organization structure.
• Working knowledge of the customer product
• Understanding and working knowledge of Statistical Process Control and Lean 6-Sigma.

Behavioral Competencies
• Meeting customer needs
• Business awareness
• Personal relationships
• Managing relationships
• Communication
• Personal organization
• Change-minded & driven
• Influencing others
• Quality Consciousness

Key Performance Indicators & Measures
• Quality KPIs for Site Quality Control
• Periodic recertification & validation of inspection processes via job observations
• Data collection and analysis to drive day-to-day decisions relative to control of quality indicators.
• Customer Satisfaction Index

Qualifications (Education, Training, Certification, Licenses, Experience)

• Overall Experience – A minimum of 3-5 years Product or Process Quality Management experience in the automotive or allied industry.
• Education – Key Cultural Competency Factors. extensive organization and industry experience. Quality Certification preferred.

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