We have an immediate need for a Senior Quality Engineer based at our world headquarters in Franklin Park, Illinois. This individual will be responsible for providing quality engineering support to manufacturing, sourcing, operations, engineering and other departments. This individual will also be responsible for ensuring that processes, products and procedures demonstrate conformance and compliance with Company standards, specifications, and requirements including local, state Federal and other regulatory entities. Champions continuous improvement towards quality performance to meet specifications leading to increasing customer satisfaction.Responsibilites:Monitors and maintains quality systems, testing and inspection activities.Coordinates, facilitates, conducts and documents problem solving efforts to correct or reduce errors or improve processes. Performs internal audits.Provides technical expertise for qualifying, developing, certifying and assisting both internal and external suppliers and vendors.Applies advanced product quality planning techniques such as Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA). Controls, plans and measures and analyzes systems to evaluate the producibility of new products and stability of production processes.Utilizes statistical data to identify and resolve problems. Leads teams that focus on prevention and variance reduction.Maintains and reviews quality systems records , documents and data. Makes recommendations for improvements.Creates, modifies and implements standard work and inspection methods. Makes recommendations for new equipment to assure new product characteristics are properly measured and assessed. Maintains gage calibration system to support measurement needs in production and QA.May provide work direction for inspectors, technicians and other employees assigned to quality function.Collaborates with internal departments including engineering, manufacturing, sustaining engineering, supply chain, and technical services to investigate customer quality complaints. Sets up and performs experiments, inspections and analysis allowing for data driven decisions and corrective action. These include placing product on hold, recall and/or redesign product or process.Develops, monitors and analyzes customer returns, internal defects, test yields, scrap and other non-conforming conditions relating to product, process or systems followed by recommended corrective and preventative measures or actions.Actively champions company-wide improvement activities to reduce waste, increase yield and improve customer satisfaction.Manages a team of quality engineers, hourly Inspectors and lab technicians engaged. Hires, promotes, evaluates and enforce company rules as necessary.Coordinates product/process audits and facilitates compliance to system, product or process certification through third party regulatory organizations. Recommends corrective and preventative measures in response to non-conformances or discrepancies.Reports quality KPI's to executive management, along with mfg supervisors and hourly employees. Lead efforts to identify high impact reoccurring issues and effective corrective actions .Plans, directs and facilitates QC plumbing lab and chemical lab testing to verify day to day product and process conformance to specifications while investigating opportunities for improvement.Qualifications:Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, technology or related discipline. Masters preferred.Minimum of 5 -8 years experience in quality management preferably within a union manufacturing operation as a supervisor, quality engineer, reliability engineer, or quality control/inspection.Experience developing and leading teams in a lean environment. Strong analytical and analysis skills.Demonstrated skills in problem solving along with strong time management. Ability to handle multiple priorities. ASQ Certification, Six Sigma Black Belt preferred
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