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Supplier Quality Engineer (Engineer I)

Location: Monroe, Georgia, United States
Job ID: R0009081
Date Posted: Nov 29, 2022
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Entry Level
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

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 Engineer.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Leads Supplier SREA changes, collects & reviews Supplier PPAP documentation with CFT members, review and analyze supplier performance for ongoing statistical controls to ensure the company’s and customers quality requirements are met on assigned products and programs.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain strategies for the training of Supplier Quality Assurance and Inspections on new and existing testing equipment utilized on floor and labs to include but not limited to calipers, micrometers, CMM, Vision Systems, Digital Hardness Testers, contour tracers, surface testers, and roundness testers.
  • Improve receiving inspection process for supplier components
  • Develop, implement, and maintain inspection standards for auditing of raw materials and products at different stages in the receiving/manufacturing shipping process.
  • Effectively coordinate auditing and documentation of raw materials and products at different stages of the manufacturing process.
  • Lead projects to improve quality of processes, products, and components as a result of internal/external findings or customer complaints. Perform joint analysis of complex problems with suppliers monitoring 8D submission and review, design, manufacturing, and other departments, to determine root cause and support development of countermeasures.
  • Leads or participates in Kaizen activities to analyze and review countermeasures by supplier concerns associated with processes, equipment, and completed parts.
  • Performs annual CQI assessments for internal Special Process identified for all programs to conform to Customer Specific Requirements. Maintains and Reviews Special Process Systems Assessment, such as CQI 9 Heat Treat Systems Assessment, for all Supplier processes to conform to Customer Specific Requirements.
  • Document data, maintain database and develop computerized status reports related to inspection activities, nonconforming items, and other process, material, or product quality related issues.
  • Oversee and monitor activities of the product sorting function and return of defective parts, including problem analysis, training, and assignment.
  • Develop, implement and maintain full layout inspections from suppliers for all raw materials and CpK for all special characteristics, identify vital points and communicate to supplier to conform to Customer Specific Requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor’s degree in related field with a minimum of three (3) years experience.  Proficiency in use of ATS, SPC, FMEA, and knowledge of calipers, micrometers, CMM, Vision Systems, and other measuring equipment. (Preferably experience in automotive manufacturing environment)
  • Customer-service and detail orientation.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Proven problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated leadership ability and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Proven QC technical skills (Capability Studies, APQP, PPAP).
  • Ability to read blueprints and measure parts.
  • Supervisory experience will include two years supervising technical personnel.
  • Must be proficient in MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint. Some Access experience preferred.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for the direction and supervision of employees. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Usual office working conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet. The performance of this position may occasionally require exposure to the manufacturing areas where certain areas require the use of personal protective equipment and steel toe shoes.

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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