Functions

ESSENTIAL

  • Support the strategic plan of the business
  • Support quality initiatives such as process and product characterizations that lead to continuous / cost improvements
  • Review/analyze the effectiveness of improvement programs and/or tools, using PDCA, Six Sigma, Kaizen and/or Lean Techniques
  • Support the development of quality engineering and quality compliance with the right skill sets for new product introductions, and product life cycle management.
  • Ensure compliance and assist with adherence to the corporate and division specific Quality Management system (QMS)
  • Lead and/or provide support to continuous improvement initiatives and training on continuous improvement, as requested, by other functional departments.
  • Work closely with engineering to ensure requirements, that are defined as Critical-to-Quality (CTQ) and/or Critical-to-Process (CTP) are defined, understood, aligned with current capabilities, and are managed to ensure conformance
  • Review and approve drawings and engineering change orders as part of the system workflows, where applicable
  • Manage all quality-related issues within the product team (e.g. Internal, supplier and/or customer)
  • Lead problem solving initiatives on supplier component concerns
    Visit suppliers to resolve product performance concerns
  • Collect data and execute/conduct various analytical/statistical analysis and interpretation as part of process improvements and day-to-day support.
  • Stop production or assembly in the event of manufacture of unacceptable product or process
  • Keep up with current and developing manufacturing and engineering trends that concern product quality
  • Attend various meetings and action/communicate status or instructions
  • Work with other quality engineers of each division, as needed, to create collaboration and sharing of best practices

ADDITIONAL

  • Additional duties or special projects as required
  • Travel may be required

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to the Quality Assurance Manager

Qualifications

  • HBO degree in mechanical engineering or related field.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of quality control experience in a manufacturing environment or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in an ISO9001 QMS
  • Excellent knowledge of the Dutch and English language, in word and writing
  • Experience with MS Office
  • Strong written communications (investigation reports, business correspondence and/or creating work instructions)
  • Ability to interpret, and explain with clarity, complex mechanical design drawings and documentation
  • Must be able to perform well both autonomously and in working with teams
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees, suppliers, customers, and regulatory agencies
  • Practical experience in problem solving and root cause analysis methods