Quality Engineer

Buffalo, New York

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The Quality Engineer is a key member of the Quality team. The individual will be actively involved in all aspects of the Quality System and Quality Improvement Plan with the aim to meet or exceed agreed quality targets. The Quality Engineer reports directly to the Director of Quality or Quality Manager (based on business needs).

  • Provide support to the Quality Manager and or Quality Supervisor to maintain requirements for the Quality Management System.
  • Drive process quality improvements working with Process Engineering through the implementation of automated process controls, SPC, sampling systems, enhanced manufacturing procedures and utilization of statistical techniques. Audit process controls implemented for compliance.
  • Project leader for Problem Solving Processes (8D, 5 Why, 7D, etc) to resolve Customer complaints, Customer audit findings or Return Material Authorizations in a timely manner that prevents reoccurrence. Directs failure analysis, root cause analysis and corrective actions. As project leader, reviews complaints to ensure identified root cause/corrective and preventative actions are effective.
  • Project leader for continuous improvement teams utilizing Six Sigma & Lean techniques that improve key metrics (Cost of Quality, Customer Complaint metrics, Yield) and Supplier Quality.
  • Standardize the calibration of inspection and test equipment. Calibration duties include knowledge of calibration of micrometers, calipers, depth gages, etc. Coordinates equipment calibration from outside sources. Maintains calibration database and ensures on-time performance of scheduled calibration.
  • Acts as a back up to the Quality Manager.
  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical field required.
  • Metallurgy, material science, chemistry or chemical engineering degree preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in quality engineering.
  • Lean and or Six Sigma Green Belt certification preferred or 2-3 years of Continuous Improvement experience.
  • Project Management experience preferred (2-3 years).
  • Prefer experience and knowledge of manufacturing systems, the quality function and technical products.
  • Further experience with calibration, metrology and quality system auditing will be beneficial.

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