QA Engineer

Location: New Hampton, IA

Job Title: QA Engineer

Location: New Hampton, IA

Salary: $75,000 - $100,000

Job Summary: The role of Quality Engineer involves focusing on product launches and continuously improving the Quality Management System. This includes using customer requirements, APQP/PPAP processes, and ISO 9001 QMS to facilitate product launches and continuous improvement efforts at supplier locations.

Job Responsibilities:

· Provide support for product launch efforts, ensuring quality principles are integrated into the launch process through APQP (PFMEA, Control Plans), PPAP, and safe launch processes.

· Act as a customer liaison regarding quality issues, both within the company and with related supply chain organizations.

· Support activities related to maintaining supplier/Tier 2 quality assurance.

· Take responsibility for driving and maintaining continuous improvement efforts related to customer satisfaction and internal processes.

Education & Experience:

· Preferred qualification: 2 or 4-year degree (not required)

  • Minimum of 2 years experience operating quality measurement equipment in a production environment.
  • Experience with APQP processes specifically related to product launches.
  • Knowledge and experience of ISO 9001:2015 quality systems.
  • Experience in developing and managing a supplier quality assurance system.
  • Hands-on experience in continuous improvement using Six Sigma and/or Lean methodology.
  • Knowledge of blueprint reading and GDT principles.
  • Strong problem-solving skills using Six Sigma and Lean principles.
  • Knowledge of foundry operations is a plus.
  • Familiarity with CNC machining processes is a plus.
  • Familiarity with CMM, laser scanning, x-ray, and LPI measurement systems.
  • Certified Quality Engineer certification is a plus.

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