ZF Senior Quality Engineer in Farmington Hills, Michigan
Senior Quality Engineer
Division A - Global Electronics
ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. ZF has a global workforce of approximately 138,300 at 230 locations in 40 countries. Working at ZF is more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to imagine and create global mobility for tomorrow – and beyond.
Are you up for the challenge?
The Quality Engineer will interface mainly with North American customers, suppliers, and various company departments to resolve quality problems and support strategic quality improvement activities. The QE will be responsible to ensure top-notch customer support and product performance through continuous improvement as measured by the customer. The QE will be asked to prepare technical analysis and reports describing quality data and engineering findings to support management decisions; makes recommendations for improving quality.
Lead and support quality investigations as needed and interface with customers and/or suppliers as required
Prepare APQP and customer specific PPAP requirements - control plans, flow changes, and capability
Coordinate and respond on time to internal and external customer complaints via official documentation per customer requirements (8D, 3x5W, Ishikawa, etc.)
Support quality improvement plans to drive improvements with customers as well as ZF plants
Coordinate and support engineering analysis of parts, validation issues. Establish Quality Standards as applicable for product analysis.
Prepares summary reports on quality performance and returned material for both management and customer review.
Performs gage studies for capability on new or improved processes; investigates root cause analysis; and performs process statistical analysis evaluations and DOE for problem identification.
Ability to lead the analysis activities in a product development team as well as interface with non-engineering departments to accomplish product development tasks.
Completes other duties as assigned by supervisor
Essential Skills and Experience:
Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related technical field required.
Project management expertise required
Knowledge of automotive product development design, electronic hardware development and test
Electronic hardware equipment (oscilloscope, Logic Analyzer, etc.), soldering, and use of computer-controlled equipment
Must be able to work well in a cross-functional environment
Candidate preferably is highly motivated and is driven to achieve at a high level
Good verbal and written communication skills
Must be capable of handling adversarial situations in an effective manner when needed
Candidate will use statistical techniques to problem solve and exploit areas of focus for quality investigations
Candidates should be proficient in MS Excel, Power Point, and Word
Preferred Skills and Experience:
- Six Sigma Black Belt certification preferredcb
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/ Vets/Disabled
Required Education and Experience
Experience and Skill Requirements
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran