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APQP Engineer
North Charleston , SC

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Posted 7/09/2018

Required Skills

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily
  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology preferred
  • Six-Sigma Green or Black Belt Certification preferred
  • Prior or Current Plant Experience preferred
  • Experience in automotive industry
  • Heater exchanger or similar components preferred
  • Supplier experience with customers to include but not limited to automotive and heavy duty customers
  • Strong understanding of PPAP, APQP, MSA, FMEAs, IMDS, PRR, and Control Plans
  • Accountability, Team player approach an excellent oral and written communicator
  • Effective use of Microsoft applications – Excel, Word, Project, and PowerPoint as needed to fulfill key responsibilities
  • Strong working knowledge of APQP / PPAP, Process, Control Plan, SPC, GD&T, Corrective Action
  • Processes; ability to interpret and comprehend complex drawings, PFMEA, GR&R, working knowledge of TS / IATF16949 and ISO 9001
  • Hands on with a proactive approach to identify and avoid problems in an early stage
  • Experience in root cause analysis and problem solving methods, Six Sigma, Red X preferred
  • Solid organizational and project management skills, and demonstrated effectiveness to lead and collaborate with cross-functional / global teams
  • Strong drive to complete assignments within program timing in order to ensure a flawless serial production launch
  • Flexibility to travel up to 20% (national / international)
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Working-level second language skills is a plus
  • Able to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Able to communicate effectively with peers, managers, and directors, and to present to groups of customers or employees of the organization
  • Values and considers the perspectives and backgrounds of all parties
  • Ability to apply concepts and information typically taught during a four-year college or university course
  • Ability to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands fingers and eyes; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear up to 95% of the day
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms
  • The employee must occasionally lift and / or move up to 20 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • The environment will vary in this position based on assignments
  • When working in the office environment noise is generally minimal
  • The environment in manufacturing plants and testing labs are often loud, hot, and with particulates in the air
  • Working environment may contain potentially hazardous materials such as acids, solvents, oils, and common etchants
  • In such environments, adherence to PPE regulations is required
  • Employees must be able to work additional hours and / or additional days during the payroll week which can be in excess of forty (40) hours per payroll week
  • Domestic/international travel with / without overnight stay may be required

Job Description

  • List the primary tasks of the position, in order of importance / largest time spent to least time spent
  • Describe what must be accomplished by the position
  • Primary Quality contact for the customer
  • Be the voice of Customer in a team environment and communicate customer requirements to the plant
  • Manage APQP activities for assigned programs such as PPAP, FMEA, Quality gates, MSA, production sign off, etc.
  • Work with SQE group to ensure component PPAPs are completed on time
  • Participation in program meetings, lead and coordinate APQP / PPAP deliverables within Supply Quality Engineering group
  • Drive tasks to closure and discipline to communicate effectively with all different levels of organization
  • Support production with on key initiatives
  • Flexibility to support internal assignments / projects

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