Launch Quality Engineer

General Description
  1. Develops and maintains quality methodologies, systems, and practices to meet the Customer’s needs.
  2. Support quality engineering tasks from program inception through 90 days post SOP, including; contract review, product design reviews, develop receiving inspection plans, develop process capability review in a manufacturing setting, manufacturing process approval, determine customer approval needs, support scrap and rework reduction efforts, and customer corrective action requests.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
  1. Work closely with test and process engineers during pre-production to improve reliability
  2. Support the development and implementation of new product manufacturing processes and validation
  3. Responsible for identifying critical characteristics during the initial design phase & implementation of check methods in assembly process
  4. Work closely with customers, suppliers, and internally utilizing and sharing prior experience in product realization and lessons learned
  5. Evaluation of new products, design improvements, processing, and cost reduction efforts
  6. Support customer and internal design reviews
  7. Support all customer meetings & deadlines as required to meeting program timing/requirements
  8. Provide in-depth product and process knowledge to all related departments
  9. Champion APQP process (PFMEA, Control Plan, Process Flow etc)
  10. Support Customer / Supplier PPAP activities
  11. Perform and analyze failure analysis / Prevention (poke yoke implementation)
  12. Regularly check, update, answer inputs on Customer Portals (GQTS, Covisint, G3PS, GPIRS)
Job Requirements

Work Experience

  1. 3+ years in automotive manufacturing environment
  2. 1+ year in a Quality related background
  3. Electro-mechanical shifter experience
  4. Thorough knowledge and experience with validation requirements & processes
  5. Ability to review and analyze technical specifications and requirements
  6. Ability to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical functions of the electro-mechanical shifter
  7. PFMEA/CP/Process Flow Generation Experience


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering focusing heavily in electronics, or equivalent experience
  2. Experience with validation standards, specifications, and OEM requirements

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  1. Thorough knowledge of ANSI GD&T principles and applications
  2. Thorough knowledge of measuring systems/tools (CMM, Comparator, Calipers, micrometers, etc)
  3. Excellent Excel, PowerPoint, and general computer skills.
  4. Ability to navigate in a drawing/CAD program
  5. Thorough knowledge of Quality systems and procedures.
  6. Must work well in a team environment and/or independently.
  7. Thorough knowledge and understanding of troubleshooting or root cause analysis methodologies
  8. Ability to lead and direct Quality initiatives.

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