Advanced Quality Engineer

RCO Engineering - Roseville, MI (30+ days ago)3.5

Location:Roseville, MI Discipline:Plastics Posting Date:

Job Overview:
RCO is looking for an Advanced Quality Engineer who will be responsible for supporting launch activities at manufacturing locations and provide quality leadership during pre-production builds at assembly equipment integrators and suppliers.

Core Responsibilities:
Participate in Advanced Quality Planning activities.
Ensure that customer requirements are incorporated into product functional specifications and lead risk and failure analysis (PFMEA) to ensure functional specification requirements are fully met during process/design validation with suppliers.
Provide technical and administrative support as needed.
Assist in the developments of dimensional control strategies with suppliers.
Assist in the design and procurements of gages and instruments with suppliers.
Interact with Customer engineering and SQE representatives.
Support and attend customer meetings and customer process reviews/audits.
Work with the supplier directly to create corrective action plans to address process failures prior to PPAP approval.
Perform or lead root cause analysis on purchased part or product quality issues during early launch.
Complete APQP activities with suppliers.
Review supplier manufacturing processes, collaborate with suppliers on process improvements and value enhancement opportunities.
Internally communicate with Engineering, Purchasing, Program Management and Product Engineering on opportunities within the supply chain for quality improvement.
Develop critical suppliers.
Complete supplier process audits and follow open items to closure.
Integrate Program lessons learned in APQP activities with all suppliers.
Coordinate, review, approve and maintain all supplier PPAP documentation.
Coordinate with Advanced Quality the integration of customer requirements to supply chain.
Internally escalate potential product/process quality issues and develop a plan with suppliers to resolve.
Manage engineering changes as it relates to suppliers for the initiation of the change to the finalization of the PPAP.
Perform work in accordance with TA16949 and ISO14001 standards.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Employment Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in Quality Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent level of experience.
2 to 5 years of professional experience in a medium to high volume TIER 1 manufacturing environment.
Understanding of APQP gate Review development process
Understanding of FEMA and GD&T.
Understanding of manufacturing engineering with respect to one or more of these areas: automated assembly equipment, complex product assemblies, mechanisms, metal and plastic forming, injection molding technologies, tooling, fixtures and gages.
Results orientation with strong written and oral communications skills.
Ability and willingness to travel up to 10% of the time and work extended hours based on customer demand and production schedule.
Strong computer skills in MS Office. ISO/QS knowledge is a plus.

Located in Metro Detroit, RCO Engineering is a leading supplier to the automotive, aerospace and defense industries. As a full service product development partner, RCO offers customers a wide range of services, including production plastic and metal parts, prototype and production seat molds, prototype and production injection molds, a full service aluminum foundry, as well as complete product design and engineering services. Our fully equipped metal fabricating and stamping facility is capable of producing parts, assemblies and subassemblies for most any system. Additionally, RCO is the industry's largest and most trusted seating and soft trim development company, having worked with almost every automotive OEM and numerous aerospace firms.