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Quality Engineering Specialist Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1026969

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 3-28-2017


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The FCA Quality organization is currently seeking a highly skilled, solutions-oriented Quality Engineering Specialist to join the CTC Quality team at our FCA Headquarter, Auburn Hills in Michigan. This position offers the selected candidate an opportunity to be an integral part of a company whose focus is to change the automotive landscape. This position is the focal point of contact for supporting assembly plants and cross-functional teams in attacking warranty / CQI / JD Power quality related issues. Problems will be attacked using data and problem solving methods / tools in order to drive issues to closure. The Specialist must be a creative problem solver, proactive and steadfast in the identification and resolution of vehicle quality issues. The selected individual will have experience in managing cross-functionally and possess a broad knowledge of the automotive industry, supplier, engineering and quality landscape.

The specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead special projects to resolve systemic issues and read across solutions, for both in-plant and external quality
  • Challenge the 'norm' and establish new standards/practices where necessary to ensure quality
  • Drive team success by clarifying expectations and minimizing political hurdles
  • Display effective communication skills to support meetings at all levels of the company, including senior leadership
  • Work independently on projects and push to timely completion
  • Report out on projects to immediate or senior management teams
  • Maintain a strong interface with Plants' Resident Engineering

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited university
  • Minimum 5 years' automotive experience with solving production / build / quality / warranty issues through design and product changes
  • At least 3 years in an assembly plant/manufacturing environment
  • Cross functional work experience with Product Engineering, Manufacturing, suppliers, SQA, Manufacturing Engineering, and Industrial Engineering
  • Analyzing internal and external quality data
  • Proficient in MS Office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced technical/ engineering degree or additional technical experience with tooling and process improvement
  • 8 years of automotive experience
  • CAD/mechanical design, (Unigraphics) and Teamcenter
  • Working knowledge and experience with GD&T
  • Design and product engineering release experience
  • Experience with quality tools - DFMEA/PFMEA/DVP&R/ PPAP/ PSO / APQP/eCIMS/ GIMS/8D/Control Plan
  • WCM/LEAN manufacturing experience 
  • Major Kaizen, advanced Kaizens, QM, PPA, DOE, etc.
  • Experience working at an automotive supplier and/or assembly plant
  • Certified Green Belt or Black Belt and/or other advanced technical problem solving
  • Experience with body, chassis and engine systems
  • Knowledge of quality tools SUCH AS 7 basic QC Tools, 7 'new' QC Tools, KT method, WCM Quality 7 steps

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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