Sr. Quality Lead Engineer

Job Details

LocationWindsor, ON, Canada
Job TypeFull-Time Regular
PositionAutomotive

Job Description

Our client, with a long standing reputation as an industry leading full-service metal tooling and hot & cold stamping supplier to North America, is seeking a Sr. Quality Lead Engineer to join their team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Ensuring compliance to established standards of corporate objectives and regulated agencies for industry through the planning, development and implementation of quality systems that support business objectives and resources
  • Responsible to meet and maintain all external and internal requirements (Standards, KPI, customer requirements, Quality Management System)
  • Key contact for communication to customer and suppliers
  • Perform external / internal audits to standards and provide corrective action closure
  • Interprets current quality data to determine that present quality standards and policies meet established quality goals and reliability expectancy of finished product
  • Formulates and maintains quality control objectives complementary to corporate policies and goals including inspection types
  • Assists in formulating and implementing inspection criteria and procedures
  • Provides leadership and assistance during all internal and external audits
  • Interprets and implements company's IATF 16949:2016 Quality Manual to personnel in organization. Sets up standards and procedures for quality assurance, including evaluating current quality procedures, instruments and test equipment
  • Directs workers engaged in inspection activities to ensure continuous control over materials, facilities, and products. Provides oversight on standards for inspection procedures
  • Coordinates objectives with production procedures in cooperation with other plant managers to maximize product reliability and minimize costs
  • Trains quality control inspectors on new requirements and procedures and implements new changes in quality control program
  • Applies total quality management tools and approaches to analytical and reporting processes within each department
  • Provides oversight on calibration procedures, including the documentation of instruments calibration, calibration times and record keeping
  • Works with vendors as required to insure quality of all purchased parts for company use. Travels to vendors’ locations as required
  • Investigates and adjusts customer complaints regarding quality
  • Reports to the Senior Leadership Team on departmental progress, and implements directives from Manager
  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Quality Department employees including the training, planning, assigning, and directing work, addressing complaints and resolving problems
REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
  • BS degree (or higher) and five to seven years related quality management experience and training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with hot and cold stamp products
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, along with being a strong problem solver
  • Ability to deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Knowledge of IATF 16949:2016, ISO 14001:2015, CQI-9 standards and requirements
  • In depth knowledge of AIAG PPAP, APQP, MSA, core tools
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Able to travel by auto, airplane, train or other means when required
  • Able to attend training courses and seminars when needed
  • Ability to travel 10% to the United States (valid passport)
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