Quality Engineer

Olin Brass - East Alton, IL3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $59,000 - $80,000 a year
GBC Metals, LLC, doing business as Olin Brass, utilizes more than 60 different copper-based alloys to produce specialized sheet and strip products for a variety of end uses. Primary markets for our high-performance products include automotive, microelectronic, and communication interconnects, as well as a long history in the supply of standard alloys in the manufacture of ammunition, coinage, and builders’ hardware. We draw strength and success from the dedication of our employees, many of whom have spent decades working in our industry. We currently have an opportunity for an Quality Engineer at our East Alton, Illinois, facility.

Purpose of Role

Develop, evaluate, and improve methods for complex manufacturing processes related to part fabrication of copper, steel and aluminum products. Apply knowledge of products, processes, production methods, equipment capabilities, problem solving tools, and quality control standards to meet or exceed customer requirements and manufacturing cost goals. Effectively plan and execute improvement projects that drive sustained results. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Core Accountabilities

Refine and expand in-process and final inspection data acquisition and charting systems; Implement SPC charting and reaction plans where appropriate.
Use CMM, SmartScope, comparator, and other devices to measure product and tooling for internal and external customers.
Support Technical Service needs as related to customer expectations, including dimensional layouts, capability studies, and root cause investigation.
Administer SharePoint-based document change management and display system. Support operations, maintenance, and laboratory personnel in document interpretation and improvement
Identify improvements to our quality management system while supporting prescribed requirements especially in the areas of prevention, correction, document control, and continuous improvement. Support the system via layered process and system audit execution.
Continually develop and support systems that drive efficient, consistent disposition of non-conforming product. When necessary, coordinate internal and external inspection and sorting efforts and records generation with laboratory, production, and outside service personnel. Communicate and revise process and product reactions related to outcomes.
Work collaboratively with operations, maintenance, and laboratory personnel to support root cause analysis investigations of quality and process problems, including use and coaching of statistical analysis for data-driven problem solving.
Identify manufacturing inefficiencies and recommend solutions to improve quality, drive efficiency, reduce cost and improve technology. Utilize best practice benchmarking where possible.

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Industrial Technology is strongly preferred;
CMM Manager (software) experience preferred;
Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) experience preferred;
Familiar with manufacturing, safety and quality concepts, practices and procedures;
Ability to communicate (verbal and written) technical information and strong organizational skills;
Strong skill set in ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 requirements is preferred;
General knowledge of SPC and statistical concepts is strongly preferred;
Six Sigma Green Belt certification preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veteran