Quality Engineer

Assisting a specialty tapes/plastics manufacturing company in their search for a Quality Engineer, in Forest Park, IL. The salary is negotiable for entry level, $65-$75k with an excellent benefit package and company culture. To be immediately considered please email your resume to melissa.adams@adeccona.com.

1.0 Scope of Role
Responsible for fulfilling the role of quality assurance and quality system management; this is a hands-on position. Ensure the quality of the parts produced continue to meet all customer critical to quality requirements. Efficiently and effectively take action on any non-conformances that are found internally or externally at our customers. Maintain the most recent interpretations of the quality system requirements and therefore ensure that documented practices meet the true interpretation of the quality management system standards.

Complete all quality testing of critical incoming raw materials
Maintain document control of all ISO work instructions
Drive continuous improvement with quality system at Specialty Tapes
Manage all incoming and outgoing quality inspection protocols
Evaluate and analyze vendors supplying raw materials as well as factored products within the business
Quarantine, contain, inspect, and disposition all non-conforming product in a neat and organized manner.

2.1 Key Roles – Quality Management System

Ensure readiness for all internal and external quality audits.
Recommend and implement enhancements to the quality system that result in improved corporate quality performance, increased customer satisfaction, and/or simplification of processes to reduce costs.
Oversee the controlled document system, to include a final review of all changes to procedures, work instructions, forms, master lists and other associated documents to ensure quality certification requirements are met.
Participate in quality reporting and management review process
Interview and select quality/process consultants as necessary to assist in developing and executing action plans for continuous process improvements.

2.2 Key Roles – Laboratory and Material Review Board

All responsibilities related to incoming product quality and dock audits of manufactured and purchased items including:


Physical and electronic transfer of product from warehousing locations to inspection/quarantine areas
Effectively manage all non-conformities within business through use of teams and resources across the business as appropriate
Assist and lead with 8D, and other problem solving activities
Inspecting, certifying and releasing suspect material
Transferring suspect material to the shop or 3rd party for certification
Review RMA material and direct it to the appropriate area as communicated by the RMA issuer
Recording inspection results
Ensure OSHA Lab requirements are being met.
Comply with requirements and support activities related to ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001

Ensure to communicate all “Product, Process, and Change" events during Production Meetings and to EHS Mgmt. Reps.
Participate in STEP Program

2.3 Key Roles – Engineering

Provide engineering support to operations ensuring consistent application of quality techniques

Resolve quality issues of capability, tolerance, and materials related issues.
Resolve quality issues by identifying problems, examining solution options, implementing action plans, and providing resources.
Effectively communicate and reinforce Res’ commitment to quality improvement efforts

Collaborate with customers, commercial team members, technical Essentra resources, and production personnel to determine critical part features, quality protocols, and improvements within the quality system review manufacturability of design.

Develop and submit PPAP documents for new product launches to meet customer requirements.
Determine when process stability and capability studies should be performed on existing processes. Review and analyze results. Recommend changes to processes based upon findings and perform follow up to verify effectiveness.
Participate in the Advanced Product Quality Planning activities to determine appropriate use of existing and new measurement systems during new tool or process design and startup.
Coordinate pre-launch production trial run process monitoring.
Participate in the development of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
Maintain Control Plans and FMEA's throughout the life of the part.
Facilitate and promote use of appropriate problem solving techniques for effective root cause analysis and successful corrective action.
Perform duties in accordance with quality system requirements as the voice of Res' customers.
Coordinate with Sales, Purchasing, Engineering, and Production to resolve customer complaints.
Lead PPM improvement plan for strategic customers.
Apply appropriate use of statistical techniques.
Determine and apply appropriate Measurement System Analysis tools.
Comply with requirements and support activities related to ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
Practice and maintain a 12 Foot Safety Circle.
Participate in STEP Program.
Place all trash in proper collection bins.
Place all recycling in proper collection bins.
Conduct all work activity to ISO 9000 standards and procedures.
To carry out responsibilities in accordance with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards.
Provide ideas for the elimination of waste, recycling opportunities, continuous improvement and defect prevention.

3.0 Personal Attributes:

Ability to organize daily tasks
Ability to properly prioritize tasks
Critical thinking ability
Thorough and organized
Advocating as the voice of the customer demanding the highest quality expectations from the organization

4.0 Position Requirements:

BS or BA in management, engineering or related field
Experienced in manufacturing environments with quality systems such as ISO9001, TS16949, etc…
Above average communication skills both verbal and written
Above average computer skills
Thorough understanding of quality assurance procedures, practices and inspection procedures
Proven track record in driving continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment
Previous experience in quality assurance
Internal auditor certification
Preferred certified quality engineer accreditation

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