Quality Specialist

Job Details

LocationAuburn Hills, MI, United States of America
Job TypeContract Full-Time
Degree RequiredBachelor

Job Description

On behalf of our World Class Manufacturing client we are currently recruiting for an experienced Quality Specialist to join their team.


  • Providing an independent review of the Quality System processes, within the supply base
  • Ensures completion of the process to an acceptable standard, and delivery of a quality product to the customer at the launch of a new product
  • On-site support at suppliers' facilities to ensure launch readiness as required leading up to and including after program launch
  • Work cross-functionally with Powertrain Engineering, Manufacturing, and Purchasing to ensure viable and technical proficient suppliers, and manufacturing processes are selected
  • Driving change within both plant manufacturing and component suppliers to resolve component issues, as well as ensure component suppliers' processes are robust and capable
  • Will lead problem solving activities with internal and external organizations, as well as manage key component quality milestones
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Reactive Black Belt and Green Belt training and completed projects
  • A minimum of 10 years of Powertrain Manufacturing or Engineering experience
  • A minimum of 5 years Powertrain Quality experience
  • Thorough understanding of Engines & Driveline components
  • Thorough understanding of World Class Manufacturing Quality and Supplier Operations
  • Thorough understanding of structured problem solving and root cause analysis
  • Ability to stand and be on your feet long periods of time in a manufacturing environment
  • Must have a proven track record of developing and executing standardization, especially within the area of Powertrain
  • Must possess outstanding teamwork, interpersonal and communications skills
  • Must be a high-energy, hands-on individual with strength of convictions and leadership presence
  • Travel may be required (approximately 20%) to supplier locations and other facility locations in U.S. and Canada and possibly Mexico
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship

  • Black Belt or Green Belt certification
  • Experience launching engine programs
  • Manufacturing, design release, and or supplier quality experience are strongly desired
  • Knowledge of engines, transmissions, and driveline components strongly desired
  • Experience working in a lean/flat organization with cross functional skills
  • Work with internal teams to develop and implement integrated content required to drive growth and maximize customer value
  • Provide creative thinking to the analysis of data and the identification of new opportunities
  • Ability to lead without direct authority
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to build partnerships both internally and externally
  • Capable of planning and prioritizing including the ability to manage multiple projects, determine project urgency and create action plans
  • Experience and ability to follow ISO/TS16949 and APQP processes to launch and monitor engine manufacturing
  • By nature a risk-taker and has a high level of ambition. Of equal importance, this person must have unquestioned integrity

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