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Quality Engineer

Company: Horst Engineering & Mfg Co
Location: East Hartford
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

This role is a multidisciplinary Quality Engineer with a focus on internal quality. Key focus areas include Quality Clinic (MRB - Material Review Board), statistical process capability studies, root cause trends and corrective actions. The ideal candidate will have a toolkit of industry best practices from experience, and the ambition to drive change and results. A data-driven or statistical mindset will be change agent.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Lead Quality Clinic / Material Review Board (MRB) activities. Conduct analysis that drives root cause and corrective actions using problem solving tools.
  • Sort and analyze new inbound non-conforming parts against historical data, seeking trends and driving elimination of systemic issues.
  • Leverage manufacturing software (EPICOR) to manage data, publish metrics, and keep the business informed.
  • Conduct statistical capabilities studies of key manufacturing processes, machinery, operators, gages, and other sources of variation. Utilize statistical data to make process improvements, minimize variability, create predicable outcomes, or reduce/eliminate inspection sampling plans.
  • Collaborate with Customer Quality engineers, performing the needed statistical first article (sFAI) reports, process capabilities, measure system analysis (MSA) or gage R&R studies needed for new part introduction or PPAP requirements. Provide feedback to control plans and reaction plans.
  • Support and participate in all audits - internal process, supplier, industry, or customer. Requirements:
    • Degree in engineering/technical discipline or 5-year progressive career in quality/inspection. Minimum of 3 years' experience in at the quality engineering level role or equivalent.
    • Six Sigma Green Belt or equivalent work experience with strong knowledge of commonly used statistical decision making or monitoring analysis such as SPC (Statistical process control), control charts, process capability index (Cp, Cpk), variable and attribute data, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, regression models, etc.
    • Strong knowledge of quality engineering tools and techniques for problem solving, data analysis, and procedures such as 5 Why's, 8D, DMIAC, DIVE, PDCA, fault tree, fishbone, etc.
    • Adept at identify process gaps, removing systematic issues, and building new processes leverage statistics, enterprise systems, data, and metrics.
    • High tendency for robust document control methods, and willingness and experience to write professional data-centric reports and technical documents.
    • Can read interpret engineering drawings and GD&T on blueprints. Comfortable with inspection of parts desirable, using hand tools such as micrometers, verniers, optical comparators.
    • Experience with a enterprise manufacturing systems required, EPCIOR a plus.
    • Advance knowledge Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel to conduct statistical analysis. Use of Minitab or other software nice-to-have as long there is understanding of the mathematics behind the equation Physical Requirements:
      • The employee is required to stand for extended periods of time
      • Ability to lift 40 pounds frequently
      • Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis

Keywords: Horst Engineering & Mfg Co, East Hartford , Quality Engineer, Engineering , East Hartford, Connecticut

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