Metallurgist / Senior Quality Engineer
•University Degree- Preferred in Metallurgy or Material Science or combination of education and experience.
•Non-degreed consideration given with five plus years of experience in metallurgical testing and analysis
•Five plus years experience as a quality engineer.
• Able to demonstrate understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer satisfaction
•Able to prepare, read and interpret written reports, instructions, procedures and guidelines
•Able to read technical drawings, layout and fixture drawings and CAD data
•Able to effectively communicate with management, employees, suppliers and customers
•Knowledge of customer and ISO-TS 16949 requirements
•Knowledge of automotive fabrication processes
•Knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning methods
•Advanced body shop build variation analysis skills
•Extensive welding knowledge from Quality and reliability aspect
•Advanced knowledge of B.I.W. assembly process
•Advanced stamping knowledge regarding B.I.W. components
•Experience managing daily launch event issues and supporting actions
•Experience in High Level customer liaison role
•Able to maintain confidentiality, and use discretion and tact
•Able to manage and schedule multiple priorities and meet deadlines
•Able to work shift rotation
•Able to work flexible hours and overtime
•Able to work various locations within and outside the plant
•Physically capable of repetitively lifting up to 50 lbs.
•Able to calculate figures and amounts, such as percentages and proportions
•Able to use computer and software as required
•“Can do” attitude
•Able to work well with others, build and maintain positive employee relations
•Must be able to technically assess performance aspects of steel and steel processing.
•Must be knowledgeable in steel, material and steel processing.
•Must be able to determine steel formability and assess and analyze the same.
•Maintain a positive contribution towards quality, customer satisfaction and company profitability.
•Understands and can implement prototype, tooling and die shop requirements prior to full production needs.
•Responsible for the identification and development of supplier services and new sources of supply. On-site supplier may be required.
•Participate in value analysis/ engineering teams.
•Attend and participate in department meetings, plant meetings, and training; participate in customer visitations as designated by the Quality Assurance Manager
•Support new program launches and customer expectations
•Provide reports as required by the Quality Assurance Manager
•Work closely with production staff on cost savings ideas.
•Certify and approve quality levels of purchased products.
•Setup / maintain metallurgical testing process and procedures.
•Perform metallurgical testing of materials and products.
•Oversee the day to day operations of the material metallurgical test lab.
•Responsible for interface with customers/vendors as it relates to plant operations.
•Must have a good understanding of steel mill and original equipment manufacturer specifications and capabilities.
•GD&T, use of measuring devices, checking aids / fixtures, computer applications, mechanical testing, customer and ISO-TS 16949 requirements
•Basic knowledge of steel phase transformation and steel conversion, steel making techniques
•Experience in quality lab practices/procedures
•Understanding of basic steel property measuring techniques: tensile, micro hardness, acid bath, etc.
•Ability to create testing plans, reporting and master documentation archives
•Understanding of measuring and testing parameters for evaluating joining techniques of steels (weld types and quality)
•Able to prepare, read, write, and interpret written reports, procedures, instructions and guidelines
•Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, associates, suppliers and customers
•Work on projects, reports and contribute various studies as required.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Advanced level mathematical, analytical and organizational skills.
•Train other employees as required.
•Perform other duties as required.