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APQP Engineer
North Charleston , SC

Position No Longer Open

Posted 8/13/2018

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 , 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

  • 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

Reliance One, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws


This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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