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Quality Assurance Engineer

Job Summary
This position is responsible for supporting manufacturing in the local plant regarding Non-Conforming Material and supplier quality issues such as analyzing, driving and following suppliers' corrective actions.
Main Task/ Responsibilities
Take first actions to protect the plant from non-conformant parts from suppliers
Coordinate containment activities in the local Volvo plant or at the suppliers, initiate controls and safeguard replacement deliveries when needed in cooperation with material planning
Process non-conforming material notifications in SAP
Daily contacts with suppliers regarding their quality related issues
Issue inspection reports and follow-up suppliers 8D reports to ensure root cause is identified and secure corrective actions are implemented and documented by the supplier
Verify, evaluate and approve corrective action plans from suppliers
Internally report and follow-up on deviations
Initiate follow-up and close deviation report requests. Follow up with Product Maintenance or Engineering if required
Assist P&SM team with parts and process investigations in Volvo manufacturing sites.
Drive supplier quality improvement work with suppliers and request support from Supplier Development Engineer in case of major/recurrent supplier quality issues
Follow up supplier performances and supplier quality information, feedback to P&SM (PPM/QPM data)
Supplier visits when necessary (Process Audit, Follow up of actions related to NCMs)
Inspect, analyse, record, enter data, and report part/material inspection results as per Volvo APQP standards, ISO 9001 specifications, and drawing specifications
Set-up and perform layout inspections on parts and tooling used in fabrication and assembly
Perform detailed First Article inspections when required
Key Skills
Problem solving, root cause analysis, and communication skills
Proficiency in data analysis, presentation and database tools
Blue print reading, drawing interpretations for tolerance stack up
Measuring technic (including PCMM)
Ability to solicit supplier in case of quality issues
Ability to communicate with suppliers on technical/quality issues and propose appropriate action plan.
Part inspection and ability to analyze part compliance with PQAP/requirements
Leadership and perseverance when it comes to getting problems solved
Forums
External
Various suppliers
Internal
OtD team Shippensburg Operations
P&SM ? Supplier Development Engineer
P&SM - Buyer
Customer Support/Aftermarket
Required knowledge & experience
Educational/ Professional Qualifications
B.S. Engineering Degree (Quality, Industrial, Mechanical Engineering)
A minimum of 5 years of experience in sourcing, manufacturing, or quality assurance in a Lean Manufacturing/complex design environment
Additional Important Requirements
Fluent in English, additional language preferred
Six Sigma BB or GB certification preferred
Certified Quality Engineer (ASQ) preferred
5-10 years of managing quality activities (specifically supplier quality systems)
Experience in managing supplier relationships
Knowledge of Quality Management System ? ISO 9001/ISO TS 16949
Auditor ISO 9001 or higher preferred
Knowledge of automotive quality tools like APQP/PPAP
Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing
Structured and good communication skills (written and oral)
Analytical and detailed
Self -motivation, integrity and initiative
Strong organizational and time management skills
Ability to work independently as well as in a team
Cultural awareness and ability to work within multi-cultural environment
Willingness to complete frequent travels



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