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Sr. Analyst, Quality Engineering

Brantford, Canada

Category: Quality Assurance, Engineering, Research and Development, Supply Chain Job ID: 26911
The Quality Engineer Specialist is responsible for planning, coordinating and leading plant-wide quality improvement efforts. This position plays an active role in supporting the development of the Quality Strategy for the plant, achieving Quality related KPI’s and setting Quality related PPI’s. This position also ensures our Plant Quality systems maintain our ISO 9001 certification and that our systems and processes follow the processes defined by the Global Quality organization. The Quality Engineer Specialist provides support for the continual improvement of our operation and products (including current and new products). This will be accomplished by following the End-to-End Quality process for New Product Development and supporting the use of Early Management tools for product and process changes. This individual is responsible for applying Lean tools to resolve quality related issues. This position works closely with the North American Quality Engineering group to collaborate with our component suppliers to address quality concerns and resolve issues with non-conforming materials.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive quality related opportunities to resolution by identifying root cause.
  • Make recommendations to improve our quality systems based on sound rationale and scientific methodology.
  • Use Lean Tools to achieve drive continuous improvement thinking.
  • Assist manufacturing operations to resolve chronic quality losses. Manage products and components on Quality Hold working with cross functional groups as needed (MHT, Planning, North America Quality Engineering) to drive Product Disposition and Corrective Action
  • Provide as needed insight, direction, and coordination to quality personnel in resolving quality related issues.
  • Provide site leadership for quality improvement initiatives/projects as well as new product launch activity (PDV’s, PPV’s and PLQ’s) following the E2E and Global Quality processes and procedures.
  • Primary Manufacturing contact for external suppliers. Works with Procurement and North America Quality Engineering as required in new product launches, quality defect analysis and proactive implementation of quality systems. Close contact with suppliers will be a key component of success in this position.
  • Quality system reporting - tracking and monitoring quality results to identify and track improvement opportunities
  •  Ensure Plant Quality systems and standards are maintained including Playbooks and Standards.
  • This position requires strong personal initiative to identify opportunities and support standardization and Best Practice implementation within the Brantford manufacturing facility. Internally, this position works closely with Global and Regional Quality Teams, Engineering and other cross functional groups (RD&E, DTV, and Procurement) to support products and initiatives.

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Bachelor of Science degree – Engineering (Mechanical/Processing) Science or related Technical Field
  • 1-3 years experience in a manufacturing environment

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Self-motivated, Self-disciplined and a strategic thinker capable of seeing the bigger picture
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal effectively with people ·
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills · Project management/group leadership/facilitation skills
  • High analytical, decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office at a minimum, Minitab or equivalent an asset).
  • Three to five years working knowledge in quality systems (SQC,SQA and statistical analysis) and quality improvement/assurance systems including internal system audits, ISO 9001, SPC, TQM and DOE
  • Three to five years’ experience as Quality Engineer or CQE (preferably in a manufacturing environment)
  • Ability to develop Policies/Procedures/Standard Daily Work/Line Operating Instructions
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities
  • Knowledge of and experience working in GMP environment an asset

Job Requirements:

  • Work location SCJ Brantford office
  • Some travel may be required for projects
  • Position is Full-Time, regular business hours, Monday-Friday

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