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Quality Control Specialist Job, Dundee, MI

Job Number: 1028260

Location: Dundee, MI

Date Posted: 6-6-2017


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The FCA Quality organization is currently seeking a solutions-oriented Quality Control Specialist to join the Quality team at the Dundee Engine Plant in Dundee, MI. The Quality Control Specialist is responsible to Act as the "Point of Contact" for the Dundee Engine Plant and other corporate departments in regards to World Class Manufacturing activities for the Quality Control Pillar
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain the QA matrix spreadsheets for each program by assessing internal and external sources for defects (Warranty, Dyno Testing, First Time Capability Issues, etc.) the upkeep of these matrices will include 4M analysis, cost, frequency, detection point and severity assessments as well as project tracking for each issue and/or defect mode
  • Maintain the QA Network boards for each program by assessing each defect mode from the QA matrix and assigning the current controls for detection of the defect
  • Lead major and advanced Kaizen problem solving projects
  • Gain working knowledge of the quality control and quality maintenance 7-step problem solving processes and can teach these techniques to team members, as well as work with the Autonomous
  • Maintenance, Preventative Maintenance and Production teams to attack machine related quality defects using the QM 7-steps
  • Review Engine PFMEAs for potential human error concerns and work with the Workplace Organization and People Development pillar teams to address the issues before program launches
  • Work with People Development and Workplace Organization pillars to ensure that a Human Element Root Cause Analysis is conducted for every human error that has caused quality defects on the shop floor
  • Review and suggest countermeasures to help error proof the process when a human error is found, this process may include gaining buy-in from product engineering for possible product and/or process changes to ensure quality for the customer
  • Explore production, quality, and customer concerns, using PPSR and other advanced problem solving techniques (Shainin, DMAIC, and Kaizen)
  • Collect data as required, report on the root causes with supportive data, and recommend solutions to manufacturing operations and/or product engineering to correct the problem
  • May make studies and recommendations for future product improvements
  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement in the QE organization by benchmarking, evaluating others best practices, reviewing lessons learned and recommending impact changes to the DEP QE organization
  • Enthusiastically support and contribute to DEP's World Class Manufacturing (WCM) Program
  • Perform other duties as assigned or governed by customer requirements
  • Actively participate in DEP's employee suggestion program -- Innovation by Suggestion
  • Be a high-energy, hands-on individual with integrity, strength of convictions - a self-confident leader that effectively sells and offers solutions to others
  • Displays effective communication skills (presentations, analysis, studies) to support meetings and audits results at all levels of the company, including senior leadership
  • Work to achieve JD Powers Manufacturing, Department Program Management, and Corporate Audit Office Liaison and WCM initiatives 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Engineering degree or approved Technical degree
  • Leadership experience
  • 2 Years of experience working within a manufacturing plant
  • Overall working knowledge and experience of quality processes
  • Microsoft Office proficiency and ability/skill for VP presentation
  • Good understanding of Kaizen problem solving tools
  • Ability and willingness to travel to all FCA plants as required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or other advanced degrees
  • Green Belt or Black Belt certification
  • Extensive experience with WCM tools and methodologies
  • Experience in Powertrain manufacturing and/or a union environment is a plus
  • GD&T, gaging, part inspections, sorting processes, establishing clean points, etc.
  • RCA and WCM problem solving techniques and methods
  • Proficient in data analysis including warranty/EPUS systems
  • Basic knowledge of FCA plant systems such as PFS, ALS
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus 

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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