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Job: Quality Specialist

Active since 18-08-2017 Job category Quality / Health / Environment ...
Location Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambri... Level -
Educational level Vocational / Diploma / As... Employment type -
Hours 0 Salary -
Purpose of Position:

Responsible for quality issue corrective actions and improvements, conducting internal audits and facilitating improvements and countermeasures in addition to all required quality activities including safety and financial performance.

Principal Accountabilities:

• Assist in maintaining the Quality Management System through compliance with established procedures.
• Provide field support, as required, and conduct “return material analysis” to assess the root cause of customer complaints / quality issues and give direction on appropriate corrective action implementation and reporting.
• Facilitate the disposition of raw material on “HOLD”, in co-operation with the product development team, manufacturing team, purchasing team, and the supplier as necessary, to help maintain inventory integrity.
• Provide internal manufacturing support for the identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives.
• Prepare monthly quality reports as a communication tool for quality performance to management.
• Provide support as needed, to Supplier Quality, in cooperation with manufacturing to resolve raw material issues.
• Contain suspect material, while ensuring an adequate supply of acceptable material to support our customers.
• Initiate corrective action report for customer issues and work with manufacturing and other areas to find and implement permanent corrective action.
• Conduct internal manufacturing process audits to determine the degree of internal compliance with established product manufacturing and assessment requirements.
• Participate in advanced quality planning (APQP), failure mode analysis (FMEA) at all necessary pre-production quality planning activities.
• Maintain quality department spending within budget.
• As necessary, coordinate lab testing on required product
• Interface with both customers and suppliers on quality related issues in the facility and at the customer. Act as the lead for problem solving activities related to quality issues
• Prepare corrective action reports for customers and internal concerns
• Develop Quality alerts for various customer, internal and supplier issues
• Submit weekly reports on quality issues and trends
• Write work instruction changes and communicate changes to the appropriate areas of the business
• Ensure corrective actions are documented, implemented, effective and have timely closure

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

• Post-secondary education in Quality Assurance
• CQE designation preferred

• 3-5 years in an Automotive Environment (Textile, Plastics, Vinyl)
• Familiar with ISO/TS 16949 QMS. Internal Auditor certification preferred
• Must understand all phases of APQP, FMEA, Control Plans, PPAP plus good knowledge of SPC.
• Excellent time management, organizational and analytical skills
• Effective oral and documented communication with customers
• Familiar with CI, Six Sigma, 8D problem solving and 5 phase
• Advanced skills in Microsoft office, Mini-Tab and SQC Pack software
• Knowledge of Chinese and/or Spanish is an asset
• Will be required to travel on short notice (USA, Mexico)

If you meet these qualification and feel you are a great fit for this role, please send us your resume.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this role.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted by our client.  No phone calls please.

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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Quality / Health / Environment / Safety
Industry / Industries Consultancy
Region Canada

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Name Christie Ferguson