Quality Engineer

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Quality Engineer

Chesterfield, Michigan




Job Description

Basic Purpose and Objective:

The Quality Engineer will primarily be responsible for driving continuous improvement through the elimination of defects that create waste in our process and may result in customer complaints.  Critical to success in this position is the ability to champion the team response to customer problems, including containment, customer interaction, root cause analysis, and the implementation of effective permanent corrective actions.


The Quality Engineer perpetually seeks to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our processes through their participation and leadership.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Review and disposition of non-conforming material.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership potential through a strong data focus and results orientation and exceptional problem solving.
  • Champion corrective action teams.
  • Represent Stanley with the customer.
  • Documentation (flow, PFMEA, Control Plan, inspection paperwork) review and development.
  • Optimization of process controls including SPC.
  • Proactive risk reduction through rigorous FMEA.
  • Support APQP and PPAP.
  • Conduct Layered Process and other internal audits.
  • Communicate with manufacturing, purchasing and other departments for resolution of issues.
  • Communicate with / supervise inspection personnel.
  • Maintain a Quality Management System (IATF-16949 and customer specifics).

Periodic Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participate in Sub-Supplier development.
  • Support customer audits/visits and third-party audits.
  • Deploy lean manufacturing principles and methods.
  • Gauge and fixture design and evaluation (MSA).
  • Strong organizational and project management skills as well as superior communication and presentation skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or another related technical field preferred.
  • ASE and/or Six Sigma Certification is preferred but not required. 
  • Master’s degree in related field not required but a plus.

Training / Knowledge Required (demonstratable or may be obtained through OJT) :

  • MS Office Suite
  • Blue print reading and GD&T
  • FMEA
  • Control Plan
  • SPC
  • MSA
  • PPAP
  • 7 basic quality tools
  • Corrective Action

Training / Knowledge Desired (not required):

  • Injection molding principles
  • IATF-16949
  • Internal Auditing
  • 7 advanced quality tools
  • Cost of poor quality
  • Six sigma
  • Lean principles


Experience Required:

  • With associate degree or less: minimum six to eight (6-8) years’ experience in automotive quality assurance preferably in plastics.
  • With bachelor’s degree or more: minimum three to five (3-5) years’ experience in automotive quality assurance.
  • Experience in plastic injection molding is preferred but not required.

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