Quality Engineer
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 6/7/2019

Job Description

The Quality Engineer’s responsibilities include assisting with the development of quality systems, procedures, and quality controls to ensure that products consistently meet performance and quality specifications.  The Quality Engineer is a leader and strong technical resource who quickly, effectively, and permanently resolves quality problems with internal and external customers and suppliers.

This position will be joining the Thomson team in Marengo, IL.  Thomson is part of Altra (AIMC).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Along with those identified below, other duties may be assigned. 

  • Provide a strong quality direction on new product development / commercialization efforts to ensure that products meet quality performance standards and are highly manufacturable from a quality perspective.
  • Develop critical to quality specifications, control plans, test plans, capability studies, procedures, tools, and meaningful metrics to control all aspects of manufacturing.
  • Take a leadership role on customer complaints to identify, coordinate and effectively resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Provide direction to our returned material area to ensure RMT process is working effectively.  Take root cause issues from the RMT area back to the cells for corrective action.
  • Develops plans and oversees the qualification of new suppliers and raw materials.  Work to quickly and permanently resolve supplier quality issues.
  • Train others in support of our quality culture.
  • Work with our top OEM customers to drive quality improvements to help the plant achieve preferred supplier ratings.
  • Work with Quality Manager to implement Altra Business System tools into our quality process.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:

  • External Defective Parts Per Million
  • Supplier Defective Parts Per Million
  • Internal Defective Parts Per Million
  • Plant On Time Delivery
  • OEM Customer Ratings

 

The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Demonstrated ability to be a change agent and drive process improvements through others.
  • Strong computer skills, a high degree of Microsoft Excel knowledge is required.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.  Experience with the 8D problem solving process is required.
  • Understanding of quality concepts in a Lean Manufacturing Environment.
  • Good working knowledge of Six Sigma methodology and tools.
  • US Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Green Card holder required (for ITAR compliance purposes).
  • ISO/TS 9001/14001/16949 experience.
  • PPAP experience.
  • Experience with working tier 1 or tier 2 OEMs is a great advantage since we need someone that can talk the same language as our large customers.
  • Interpretation of engineering drawings, particularly Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
  • Experience with failure Mode Avoidance tools such as PFMEAs, paynter charts, and related tools.
  • Experience in being able to create proper documentation that describes how processes are executed and how problems are detected.
  • Need to be able to conduct data analyses and statistical assessments so that the organization gains insight into what causes not only special-cause events, but common-cause capability issues as well

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering required.
  • 5 years of actual quality related experience or work in a TS 16949 certified business is required.
  • Green Belt or Black Belt is a plus.

SCOPE AND IMPACT OF POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position significantly impacts internal and external quality, cost drivers of the Marengo Facility product lines, and has customer facing responsibilities.  The engineer must exercise continuous leadership to focus the efforts of the team on key priorities.  Individual must be technically proficient to “troubleshoot” issues relating to quality and quality systems.  This position must focus on customer expectations and strive for continuous improvement resulting in improved results for him or herself, customers, and the Marengo Team. 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

The Quality Engineer will work closely internally with the Quality Manager, Plant Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Operations Managers, manufacturing associates, and manufacturing engineers.  Externally the Quality engineer will work closely with customers and suppliers to drive performance expectations.

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email to [Click Here To Join].

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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