Provides leadership for quality engineering support on assigned programs and production lines to ensure product is designed, procured and built in accordance with customer and OTTO Engineering’s quality reliability and regulatory requirements.
Participate in the review of all design, manufacturing, procurement, and test documentation to ensure quality reliability and regulatory requirements are fulfilled. This includes but not limited to: review of product drawings and specifications, operation instructions and sheets, process procedures, test procedures, inspection and test analysis.
Provide departmental representation in new project design teams – providing leadership in advanced quality planning (FMEA’s, Control Plans, Capability Studies, Measuring and Test Equipment Studies, (GR&R) Product Validation and Reliability Test), FAI.
Lead quality metric team meetings for assigned production lines; provide related documentation and coordinate continuous improvement programs.
Develop and control implementation of SPC techniques to assure ongoing process performance including analysis of ongoing process capabilities and make proposals for process improvements.
Provide support and advise staff.
Analyze and investigate the root cause of external and internal non-conforming product, system deficiencies. Initiate and coordinate corrective and preventative actions and verification of effectiveness such as actions for customer complaints, internal audits, and internal and external supplier non-conformances.
Plan activities, create and publish reports for overall defect and cost reduction programs. Monitor their effectiveness and implementation.
Develop and implement training programs for quality personnel.
Facilitate or maintain departmental representation in OTTO’s various inter-departmental programs; including CCB, and Internal Auditing.
Create Test Plans.
Assist OTTO’s Engineering Teams and Test Lab in the execution of test plans and procedures for product verification and validation and reliability testing.
Provide support to OTTO’s current vendor base and development program.
Assist in the annual departmental budget plan.
Develop policies & procedures to continuously improve OTTO’s Quality Systems.
Participate in the maintenance of OTTO’s ISO 9000 and AS9100 Registration, and other needed Regulatory Certifications.
Participate in the quality discussions with OTTO customers in quality issues and on-site audits.
Participate in the Material Review Board (MRB) – including developing and processing Material Rejection Reports (MRRs) and performing part analysis as directed by MRB members.
Assist with other related duties as required or assigned.
BS in Electrical or Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or 5 years related experience in a manufacturing environment.
Minimum 5 years of experience in a quality dept. in a manufacturing firm.
Experience in developing overseas suppliers a plus
Some domestic and international travel
Availability for nonstandard or extended work hours.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
Background in project management experience essential.
Working knowledge of ISO 9000, AS9100, and ISO 14000.
Requires the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
Working knowledge of various SPC techniques, Advanced Quality Planning, PPAP.
Strong oral and written communications skills; must have a pleasant and helpful telephone manner.
Ability to use various measurement devices.
Must have excellent aptitude for figures and be detail oriented.
Requires the ability to understand basic electrical techniques and theories.