Product Quality Engineer

Job Details

LocationDetroit, MI, United States of America
Job TypeContractFullTime
Degree RequiredBachelor

Job Description

We are currently recruiting an experienced Product Quality Engineer to join our team supporting our client in the automotive industry.


  • Manage the release of new and modified Original Equipment Replacement service parts
  • Identifies, tracks and approves testing and validation of new and modified service parts
  • Ensures parts have applicable Engineering documents created and corporate-released for compliance, traceability, and ease of future corporate reference
  • Tracks part releases through the multiple departments to insure parts are placed on shelf in a timely fashion and without hindrances
  • Manage Engineering aspects of supplier-submitted Part Deviation requests and supplier Resourcing activities
  • Recommend and implement Technical Cost Reduction initiatives
  • Recommend and implement part Warranty Cost Reduction initiatives
  • Perform root cause analysis of warranty data and improve/modify service parts design to address emerging warranty issues and reduce warranty cost
  • Understand Engineering aspects of past-model parts, such as design, specifications, and materials, in order to implement changes without affecting original design intent
  • Create Change Notices to document and approve Service Part releases and changes
  • Identify Validation requirements for service parts changes, track testing progress, and approve test results
  • Track and manage released service parts through downstream departments, such as Purchasing and Inventory Control, to insure timely Part release to on-shelf status
  • Create Design Work Requests to release Models and Drawings for service parts.
  • Approve Engineering documents from suppliers' PPAP submissions, such as DVPR & DFMEA
  • Interphase with Material Engineering, to approve service parts material deviation requests. Modify Parts' Service Procedures to optimize labor time, reducing warranty cost
  • Manage & update department databases


  • BSME, BSEE or Engineering degree with 3-5 years of Automotive Product Release experience
  • Ability to interpret Engineering Drawings (GD&T Knowledge preferred). Knowledgeable in Team Center & NX - CATIA Knowledge a plus
  • Understanding of PPAP/APQP metrics. Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Outstanding leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment. Excellent critical thinking and good communication
  • Must be self-motivated, results-driven, and able to work with minimal supervision


  • Must be willing and able to travel between Canada and the USA, without restrictions, effective on the start date
  • May be required to drive a company vehicle - valid driver's license and clean driving record required


  • Cost-sharing medical & dental benefits after 30 days
  • 401K plan after 90 days
  • Tuition Reimbursement after 1 year

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