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Associate Manager,Quality Engineering

Toluca, Mexico Job ID 14500 Apply

Summary:

  • Implement, manage, and participate in the Quality Engineering programs aimed at preventing product safety and quality problems from occurring
  • ensure that the pre-commercialization quality activities are completed
  • communicate quality related information throughout the cluster
  • ensure quality of products manufactured in 3PM´s though out their development
  • ensure quality of materials supplied to SCJ
  • identify methods and technologies to improve quality and productivity
  • identify and participate in Consumer and Customer driven quality improvement projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement quality engineering/auditing methods.
  • To manage the activities, practices, and procedures to ensure successful product launches.
  • Make timely decisions concerning nonconforming materials, products and processes to ensure that the company meets its safety, quality and business objectives.
  • Develop, implement, manage, and participate in the Quality Engineering programs aimed at preventing safety and quality problems from occurring.
  • Promote the application of quality engineering, reliability engineering and preventative techniques such as statistically designed experiments throughout the entire organization.
  • Assure practice of state-of-the-art quality engineering/auditing techniques to assure the design, development and launch of new or revised products.
  • Develop and recommend to the Regional Americas Quality Engineering Manager the cluster´s QE annual objectives, expense, capital budgets, and changes in the composition of the group to meet strategic plan objectives.
  • Contribute to the new product commercialization process.
  • Provide quality system and compliance assessments of current and potential SCJ suppliers and contract manufacturers.
  • The incumbent is responsible for planning, managing, and participating in the pre- and post-commercialization quality engineering/auditing activities, which include:
  • use of statistical techniques to develop and improve products and processes
  • testing of pre-production samples
  • life tests of pre and post production devices
  • FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis)
  • process mapping
  • control plans
  • training in the quality sciences
  • evaluation of production capabilities
  • molds, process and product validation/qualification
  • review, manage and improve KPI´s
  • quality system and compliance assessments.
  • Microbial assessments
  • Escalated issues/GEN23/GEN28

  • Responsible for practicing SCJ Safety, Health & Environment guidelines in daily work and considering Safety, Health & Environment aspects and impacts when developing plans, methods or procedures
    review of consumer complaint data
  • The incumbent’s efforts cause him/her to relate with a variety of departments within the company.  His/her major contacts include Procurement, RD&E, Legal, Product Supply, Logistics, Marketing and others.  Outside the company he/she communicates with managers and technical representatives of suppliers/3PM´s to communicate SCJ´s requirements, resolve problems and obtain information on materials and processes used in the manufacture of products, or on items and equipment used in the Quality Assurance laboratories.

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BS) in a technical discipline
  • 4-6 years experience in Quality engineering or technical areas
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Quality Assurance systems
  • Preventive Quality tools (PAPP, FMEA, Control Plans, Statistical process control, etc)
  • Component and product life testing techniques and data analysis
  • Quick understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Microbiology and sanitary equipment and installations knowledge
  • Applied Statistics
  • New product development and commercialization processes
  • Demonstrated understanding of product development lifecycles, design change and document change control, product and process verification and validation methodologies, and manufacturing / production process control methodologies

  • Demonstrated expertise to effectively communicate within all levels of the organization around design verification and validation activities; production &process controls; Corrective & Preventive Action (CAPA), consumer complaints, and product improvement activities.
  • Proficiency in the areas of statistical principles and applications, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, Acceptance and Sampling, process improvement/optimization, Gage R&R measuring systems, product reliability and safety, system and product audit, product quality tools
  • Excellent oral communication & report, business correspondence & procedure-writing skills.
  • Change agent with energy, passion, and enthusiasm to drive change.
  • Ability to multi-task and handle tasks with competing priorities effectively.

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • 4-6 years in supplier quality
  • Experience with high-volume consumer products
  • Experience in Pharma or Automotive industry
  • Preventive Quality tools (PAPP, FMEA, DOE, etc)
  • Relevant Quality Engineering / Production process knowledge
  • Fluent in English
  • High level of integrity
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving, and root-cause analysis skills.

Job Requirements:

  •  Full Time
  •  Willingness to travel (up to 35%).

Will work with the highest level of compliance to Safety, Health and Environment rules and regulations

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