Control internal and external documents in compliance with quality standard requirements. Ensure conformance to IATF 16949 Standards, and take a Lead role in IATF 16949 and related activities. Lead cross-functional team to resolve internal issues as well as internal continuous improvement projects. Analyze internal concerns to implement systems for defect prevention and/or variation reduction. Participate in GPMS related activities.
* Assist the Quality Assurance Manager in coordinating the development and implementation of activities related to Unimotion-Gear's Quality Management System. Stay current on new quality initiatives and promote best in class benchmarking. * In conjunction with the Quality Assurance team, Engineering and Production, participate in the development and improvement of process FMEA's and Control Plans. * Lead the team in 5 WHY analysis for any quality issues, and complete all sections of the 8D process. * Work to continuously improve the quality of the product, and reduce scrap using A3 methodology. * Support Quality Management System by ensuring standards related to IATF 16949, GQS, MAFACT and Customer Specific Requirement are current and appropriately distributed. * Develop the internal audit schedule and update as required. * Ensure all internal audits are conducted in a timely manner, and that corrective actions are being implemented according to internal procedure. * Ensure the active duties of maintaining ISO/IATF 16949 certification are achieved. * Assist the management team in coordinating the development and implementation of activities related to the Division's IATF 16949 quality system standards. * Assist in the development of Quality Engineers in the proper use of Core Tools (FMEA, SPC, Control Plans, APQP, PPAP, MSA) etc. * Lead Role in maintaining Customer Specific Requirements to maintain Q1, JLRQ, and BIQ rating. * Perform lead auditor duties for QMS internal auditing including providing audit schedules, providing management with audit results, and leading in closing out corrective action issues. * Ensure QMS customer requirements are made available to appropriate departments within Unimotion-Gear. * Lead auditor duties for QMS internal auditing, including providing audit schedules, providing management with audit results and leading in closing out corrective actions issues. * Data and document control for IATF 16949. * Lead role in surveillance and registration audits for QMS including scheduling third party audits. * Make all documentation available on the network and maintain one master hard copy as a contingency. * Provide meaningful statistics to the Quality Manager in a timely manner to assist in continued improvement of workplace. * Work with all other departments within UMG to carry out any engineering changes or quality procedure changes to ensure all instructions are continuously improved and current. * Assist in responding to internally or externally generated non-conformances. * Work as a team member and pass on skills, knowledge and/or understanding of Unimotion-Gear to new employees. * Supports all plant IATF 16949 & ISO initiatives & requirements. * Comply with the applicable responsibilities related to effective quality management in accordance with Unimotion-Gear's Quality Management System (QMS) IATF 16949. * Perform other duties as assigned by the Quality Assurance Manager.
Knowledge and Education
* College Diploma in a quality related field. * Certified Quality Engineer/Technician certification or equivalent required.
* Three (3) to four (4) years' experience with quality systems and system auditing in an automotive manufacturing environment.
Skills and Competencies
* Able to travel outside of Canada to customer and supplier sites when required. * Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of automotive blueprint reading, dimensional measurement, advanced SPC, design of gauging, DOE, PPAP, APQP, PFMEA, IATF 16949. * Lead auditor certified to ISO/ TS / IATF16949 requirements. * Able to work overtime as required. * Able to work with minimal supervision. * Excellent ability to communicate and interact with people at all levels, both inside and outside the organization. * Excellent analytical and problem solving skills. * Proficient in Windows, Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook.
Manufacturing plant environment