Provides quality support and leadership for all new and existing products and processes in the plant. Coordinates with the proper company personnel to provide timely and accurate answers for the customers. Leads development and refinement of product specific Quality systems to ensure compliance to customer standards.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities Include:
Promote safety to all team members, customers and suppliers
Operates PC-based software programs including but not limited to: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Mini Tab
Support product launches, Engineering changes and/or improvement changes at customer location and ensures Quality systems are updated to compliance
Assists in training new Quality employees in all aspects of Quality inspections and document training with education and Training sign-in sheets
Monitor floor to ensure product is produced to customer specification and inspection activities are being conducted in accordance with control plan requirements
Help to establish breakpoint for non-conforming material
Lead problem solving activities for customer issues and provide customer with complete 8D Issue of RMA for customer issues
Support plant floor inspections and Dock Audits
Develop and implement preventive actions for plant production processes
Understanding of customer issues, development, communication, and ensuring adherence to Quality alerts
Develop and initiate standards and methods for inspection, testing, and evaluation
Devise forms/instructions for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data
Evaluate precision and accuracy of production equipment and testing
Initiate and implement re-work instructions
Prepare and submit PPAP per customer requirements
Obtain PPAP approval for new product and process changes
Perform/Support root cause analysis methodology using the 8D format
Initiate claims to suppliers for defective materials
Maintain a clean and safe work environment
Must be able to maintain a professional demeanor when delivering information that may be negative to our internal and external customers
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of ISO 9001/IATF 16949 standard
Proficient in Core Quality Tools - APQP, PPAP, MSA, SPC
Problem Solving tools such as 8D, Cause and Effect diagram, 5Why, etc.,
Ability to effectively interface and communicate with customers
Ability to manage people and projects
Excellent written and oral communications skills to successfully communicate with people at all organizational levels
Knowledgeable in training techniques
Effective interpersonal skills, including listening and persuasion
Experienced in quality system and process audits
Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
Data collection and statistical analysis; Minitab preferred.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree in a technical area such as Mechanical or Manufacturing engineering
At least five (5) years of experience in a Quality role performing responsibilities that are same as or similar to those listed in the Job Summary.
Must have experience and knowledge of PPAP, 8D methodology, supplier quality, quality tools, and customer web-based systems.
Must have prior hands-on experience with testing equipment including but not limited to depth gage, calipers, micrometer, tape measure, product gauges, and CMM preferred.
Experience working with castings, machining, aluminum is preferred.
Aludyne is an equal employment opportunity employer such that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or other legally protected status.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Aludyne is the leading largest single integrated resource for high-quality, precision casting and machining solutions with manufacturing capabilities in key regions around the world.
We are a Lightweighting Solutions and Components Supplier to the Mobility Industry.
Aludyne is a leading global, vertically integrated manufacturer of aluminum, magnesium, and iron cast and machined automotive components, providing custom engineering and manufacturing solutions for safety-critical products. Leveraging regional production in North America, South America, Europe, and China, we are able to respond quickly and cost-effectively to automakers’ manufacturing needs around the world, offering in-house, full-service solutions.
We are recognized as the #1 aluminum knuckle manufacturer in the world, with leading market shares in several key regions.
Our unique 24/7 capabilities allow us to complete a full design and engineering cycle in as little as one day.
30+ strategically located facilities in nine countries.
OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Lightweight Problems Require Heavyweight Solutions.
Aludyne Expertise Translates Across the World.
We are proven a...luminum and lightweighting experts. We are recognized as the #1 aluminum knuckle manufacturer in the world, with leading market shares in several key regions. We are also one of the largest aluminum subframe producers in Europe. This proven aluminum expertise translates seamlessly when addressing lightweighting, safety, and other global platform trends.
Design & Engineering
Machining & Assembly
Testing & Validation
Body Structural Components
We have worked diligently to perfect our craft, and it shows. OEMs worldwide rely on us for engineering excellence, which has earned us a reputation as innovative problem solvers. This reputation gives us early access to programs where we have an unmatched ability to uncover lightweighting opportunities and optimize production before it even begins. Backed by diverse engineering and technical skills, we deliver these results without sacrificing quality or performance.
Through experience, we’ve honed our ability to rapidly translate customer needs into functional designs and produce product iterations just as quickly. In fact, our unique 24/7 capabilities allow us to complete a full design and engineering cycle in as little as one day. That time savings enables us to put more resources towards developing simple solutions for our customers’ increasingly complex challenges.
CASTING A GREENER FUTURE
To reduce Aludyne's enviromental impact while increasing profitability and the longevity of our company.
12% reduction in carbon footprint
8% decrease in electricity consumption
5% decrease in water consumption
Aludyne cultivates a collaborative, diverse, and safe environment that enables the solutions our customers need and inspires our employees to achieve excellence.
A focus on long-term growth has allowed us to create a workforce that strives for continuous improvement every day. That means we employ a global team of problem solvers, team players, critical thinkers, and engaged doers. From that foundation comes the assurance we are helping our customers succeed and our employees thrive.
Committed to Lightweighting
Our people are committed to lightweighting and its ability to enable vehicles that improve fuel economy, reduce emissions, and help lower carbon footprints around the world. We do this not only because our customers demand it, but because it's the right thing to do for the sustainability of our planet and the many people who inhabit it–both now and in the future.
We believe our diverse workforce is our strength. We acknowledge that our differences offer important opportunities for growth and can help open our minds to new possibilities and more effective solutions. By providing a safe and welcoming environment for all, we ensure fairness, promote inclusivity, and enhance both personal and professional outcomes.
We strive to create an environment full of opportunity where ideas are valued, experiences are meaningful, and change is not only celebrated, but expected. To nurture that environment, we provide employees with safe working conditions, excellent benefits, fun and engaging work, and the chance to advance their careers. We aim to recruit and retain smart, inquisitive people fueled by the same entrepreneurial spirit that drives us. It’s how we deliver on the promises we make to customers, and to each other.