Quality Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 85407-319186
    • Job Location: North Venice, FL
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 23, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Quality Engineer position is responsible for the repeatability, reproducibility, product safety, regulatory compliance and manufacturability of new products. The Quality Engineer works collaboratively among all groups in Tervis and the supply base to assure successful product launch and support continuous improvement.

 

Essential Functions:

Core Competencies

  • Ensure new product meets reliability requirements as defined by product specifications.
  • Ensure that product designs will meet safety and regulatory requirements and initiatives by performing product testing, risk assessments and age grading determinations.
  • Develop part and product specifications.
  • Review engineering drawings to ensure part dimensions correlate with test data.
  • Ensure that failure rates are within acceptable limits as defined by product specifications.
  • Assist in development of critical characteristics for parts and products.
  • Identify and lead improvement projects related to Process, Supplier & Product designs that do not meet quality standards.
  • Assist in prototype builds and tracking of issues / improvements.
  • Assist with evaluation of tools / test fixtures / test equipment / test software / etc.
  • Assist with FMEA's, Control Plans, SPC based on prototype feedback.
  • Liaison to the manufacturing and assembly plants with manufacturing handoff of new products.
  • Assist with the implementation of quality improvement projects using advanced quality tools.
  • Must have an aptitude to research, read and interpret regulations, standards and test methods, such as:
    • CPSC - CPSIA, FHSA, FFA, PPPA
    • ASTM F963 Toy Regulations
    • Health Canada - CCPSA
    • EU Consumer Safety Directives
    • California Prop 65 and other state chemical regulations.
    • TPCH, REACH, RoHS
    • Regulations of other countries/sales territories to support global business growth strategy.
  • Perform internal testing and coordinate external testing with 3rd party laboratories to meet customer and regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare procedures, test reports and technical documents to support product compliance.
  • Maintain a database of regulatory requirements, compliance testing and technical documentation for products.
  • Prepare General Certificates of Conformity (GCC) and Children’s Product Certificates (CPC) for products.

Safety

  • Observe safety regulations, wear all required safety equipment, encourage safe working practices, correct obvious hazards immediately or report them to management.

Delivery

  • Assist in the development of processes and procedures to ensure that safety, quality, and productivity standards are met

Cost

  • Maintain awareness of the costs of quality and promote activities to monitor and reduce quality costs.

 

Working Conditions:

  • Works in an open, air-conditioned environment.

 

Other Duties & Responsibilities:

This job description does not list all job duties. Occasionally supervisors or managers may ask you to perform other duties. Your evaluation is based in part upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description and these other duties.

Management has the right to revise the job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

Experience and Skills:

  • BS degree in Engineering, Quality, or other equivalent field.
  • 5 years in an APQP, Quality Engineering or equivalent role.
  • Experience with injection molded plastics (PP, PE, and TPE) and colorants is desirable.
  • Able to use and instruct others in the use of quality improvement tools; (i.e. APQP, SPC, FMEA, etc.)
  • Experience in problem-solving tools such as 8-D, 5 Whys, Cause and Effect and DMAIC.
  • Must possess a strong working knowledge of US, EU, Canada and Mexico product safety and chemical regulations.
  • Experience with injection molded plastics (PP, PE, and TPE) and colorants is desirable.
  • Prior product integrity experience working in a consumer products company or 3rd party test lab a plus.
  • Must able to read and use blueprints and drawings.
  • Able to establish long and short range quality objectives tied to company operating income objectives.
  • Should hold the ability to calculate mathematical concepts including probability and statistical inference; possess initiative, common sense and analytical problem-solving characteristics.
  • Should possess basic project management capabilities, including the development of project plans, coordination of projects, prioritization and planning of work activities, completing projects on time and within budget.
  • ASQ CQE and Six Sigma Black certifications preferred.
  • Should be a problem solver, responding to a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.