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Quality Engineer - Product Development Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1028707

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 7-11-2017


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The FCA Quality organization is currently seeking a solutions-oriented Quality Engineer - Product Development to join the Quality team at the FCA US Headquarters and Technology Center in Auburn Hills, MI. The Quality Engineer - Product Development is responsible for developing and executing standardization of manufacturing Quality enablers. The Quality Engineer expert must be a creative problem solver, proactive and steadfast in the identification and resolution vehicle quality. The selected individual will have experience in managing cross-functionally and possess a broad knowledge of the entire automotive engineering, manufacturing and quality landscape and present outstanding teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate must be a high-energy, hands-on individual with strength of convictions - a self-confident leader who, in part due to his/her personal presence, style and demeanor, effectively sells ideas and solutions to others. Moreover, this person must have unquestioned integrity.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform root cause analysis of quality issues, often using advanced problem solving tools (Kepner-Tregoe, Shainin Red X, Design of Experiments, etc.)
  • Recommend and implement cost effective permanent corrective actions
  • Analyze quality data from internal and external indicators to ensure calibration
  • Manage engineering changes working with cross-functional team to ensure timely execution
  • Conduct product evaluation tests to ensure robustness of product or process change before full implementation
  • Point of contact for engineering quality
  • Point of contact for all product related incidents ensure delivery of third party quality metrics
  • Provide creative thinking to the analysis of data and the identification of new opportunities
  • Must have a proven track record of developing and executing standardization
  • Experience with having cross functional responsibilities in a lean organization
  • Plan, prioritize, set goals and manage multiple projects in a technical and business environment
  • Strong communication skills to support meetings at all levels of the company, including senior leadership
  • Establish partnerships both internally and externally and to influence without direct authority
  • Commitment and dedication in delivering a premier product to the consumer
  • Represent the Voice of the Customer to the platform teams
  • Contribute or drive team success by clarifying expectation and minimizing political hurdles
  • Demonstrate unwavering commitment to delivering results and champion achievements
  • Exhibit a willingness to do things differently and consistently translate ideas into actions that deliver results
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work in a team environment 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering - Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace/Aeronautical, Biomedical/Biomechanical/Bioengineering, Chemical, Civil or Materials
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to deal with a variety of people at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to collect and synthesize data into meaningful information and communicate clearly to all levels of the organization
  • Self-directed, team oriented with demonstrated planning/problem solving skills
  • Experience and working knowledge of computer systems and software required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Assertive and ambitious nature
  • Results oriented
  • Motivated to learn new principles and ideas, and have excitement in applying these new principles
  • Motivated to make a positive impact in the work environment and on the quality of the products produced 

FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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