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SQA Technician I

Location: Monroe, Georgia, United States
Job ID: R0010530
Date Posted: Feb 1, 2023
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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On January 1, 2021, Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., Keihin Corporation, Showa Corporation and Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd. merged to form Hitachi Astemo, Ltd., a world-leading mobility solutions provider focusing on advanced mobility technologies within the fields of electrification, autonomous driving, and connectivity to help reduce environmental damage, decrease traffic accidents, and improve comfort.  The name "Astemo" is derived from the words "Advanced Sustainable Technologies for Mobility" and describes the mission of the integrated company to "provide a safe, sustainable and comfortable mobility life through technologies that contribute to an advanced and sustainable society". Our people are at the heart of achieving these goals, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

We recruit and develop people from diverse backgrounds who can bring their skills and experience to our organization and make us even more effective.  Own the Future and become a part of the team.  We have a current career opportunity as a Supplier Quality Assurance Technician I.


Supplier Monitoring & Development

  • Maintain and report supplier scores

  • Work with QE to improve suppliers thru supplier development activities

  • Manage supplier corrective actions, working closely with supplier to resolve quality issues and reduced repeat occurrences

  • Arrange supplier visits to explain quality issues and present corrective actions.

  • Travel to supplier sights to verify and approve actions put in place to eliminate quality issues. Approve or disapprove of completed actions.

  • Working with QE to identify inspection requirements for components

  • Conducts routine analysis as required to support supplier review

  • Conduct routine audits to support supplier evaluations, evaluating supplier processes as needed to prevent non conforming products from being shipped

  • Monitor supplier component capability

Managing Containment Areas and sorting activities

  • Managing containment and MRB areas

  • Work with Quality, Engineering and Manufacturing to resolve items in these areas

  • Initiate sorts for nonconforming supplied components.

  • Inspection of non conforming incoming components and materials as well as finished goods as they relate to component investigations

  • Provide support to process operators to help resolve non-conforming issues affecting product fit, form or function as they relate to components Demonstrate proficiency in leading project staff for sorting activities

  • Able to determine staffing needs, demonstrating efficiency to support sorting activities

  • Write quality documents to support sorts, inspections and other quality routines

Other Responsibilities & Skill Requirements

  • Utilize competence, knowledge and skills necessary to make judgment calls as required.

  • Initiate action to prevent nonconformities

  • Notifies Quality Engineer/Manager of quality concerns

  • Provide training of component and changes as required

  • Demonstrate good communication skills

  • Participate in cross-functional teams

  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer use.  (Excel Word, etc.)

  • Compliant to TS16949 requirements and monitor suppliers to these requirements

  • Work flexible hours as required.

  • As required, be able to work off-site, possibly at supplier locale.

  • Initiate disposition of Non conforming product.

  • Create and send billing information to accounting.

  • Explain all supplier issues and countermeasures in monthly QA meetings.

  • Keep logs of all supplier defects for supplier ratings.


  • Two years of college preferred. (or equivalent work experience)

  • Able to read blue prints preferred.

  • Computer Skills (Microsoft Excel, Word, email, Projects, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Able to receive and give clear directions.

  • Leadership experience preferred.


Sorting staff as required


Required to sit & stand for long periods of time. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


Usual office, Lab, and manufacturing working conditions

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Since we only hire the best and want to maintain a safe and pleasant work environment for all, final candidates are subject to drug screen and background checks. Hitachi is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]. Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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