Senior Quality Engineer

Function:  QUALITY CONTROL AND RELIABILITY
Requisition ID:  6124
Location:  Hemet, CA, US, 92545
Alternative Locations: 
Education Experience:  Associate Degree (High School +2 years)
Employment Experience:  5-7 years
Travel:  Less than 10%

Company Information

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today’s increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what’s possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 72,000 people, including over 7,000 engineers, partner with customers in over 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS – www.TE.com.

When every connection counts, TE’s Industrial & Commercial Transportation (ICT) business unit delivers reliable connectivity products designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions for on and off-highway vehicles and recreational transportation. As a world leader in rough and rugged connectivity, depend on TE’s ICT to provide innovative solutions for field applications where failure is not an option. Some of our key technologies include terminals and connectors, custom cable assemblies, relays and switching modules, inductive systems, and wire and cable.

Job Overview

TE Connectivity’s Quality and Reliability Engineering Teams analyze the ability of product and production systems to comply with customer and contractual requirements through established reliability factors. They design, recommend revisions and install quality control systems, develop and document analytical methods for establishing reliability of products and their components and conduct analysis on relative reliability with regards to cost, structure, weight, maintainability, facility of production, and availability of materials and equipment. Out teams develop, implement and monitor company environmental safety programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental, health and safety regulations and recommend corrective actions if necessary. They are responsible for policies and practices to comply with applicable government regulations and industry requirements related to product environmental compliance, the implementation and management of technical and testing standards and specifications, quality control and reliability programs governing materials, product and processes, resulting in the optimization of material and labor, as well as failure analysis, root cause, corrective action and customer communication.
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Responsibilities & Qualifications

The Industrial & Commercial Transportation (ICT) business unit of TE Connectivity has a Senior Quality Engineer opportunity at the Hemet, California plant.  This position will report to the Plant Quality Manager. 

The Engineer will have a key role responsible for delivering a broad range of quality engineering KPI’s in support of ongoing operations at the facility. These activities include: Development of Process Validation Plans, Structured Problem Solving utilizing ShaininTM methods or other structured problem solving methods, ISO/TS Quality Systems compliance, Quality Improvement project involvement, Quality Systems and Metrics Reporting.  The candidate will be responsible for presenting topics to all levels of the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

This position’s focus will be on identifying and solving quality related problems including technical problem solving projects within the plant.

Technical Problem Solving (TPS):

  • TPS Project time will be 50%-60% based on needs and issues as they develop
  • Position may require the individual to lead weekly meetings to drive technical problem solving issues that align to top quality issues
  • Interface with customers on issues pertaining to quality; drive effective problem solving and resolution of customer issues.
  • Drive effective and thorough containment activities, permanent corrective actions, and lessons learned disciplines throughout the plant.
  • Lead responsibility for ensuring Corrective Action updates are included in PFMEA, control plans, and other related quality documentation.
  • Core Quality Engineering:
    • Monitor and maintain key metric of response times for corrective actions. Lead improvement activities to drive down response times.
    • Lead quality role in daily fast response boards and assign problems to TPS or other core function and methods.
    • Support responsibility for championing the “voice of the customer” in product quality and problem solving.
    • Provide leadership in meeting aggressive site quality goals, such as PPM, cost of poor quality, customer complaints and intercompany complaints.
    • Assist in activities related to ISO/TS 16949 certification. 

 Position Requirements:

  • Experience in Structured Problem Solving, ShaininTM Certified Journeyman a plus.
  • Technical degree preferred.
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office suite including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word
  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation, and communication skills
  • Read and understand engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Minimum of 8 years of Quality experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of Process Flow, FMEA, Control Plan, PPAP, MSA, GR&R, and LPA.
  • Experience in problem solving tools: 8D, 5 why, Pareto Principles and data analysis.
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC) and SPC software knowledge.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with production associates and all teams at the plant and outside support functions such as development and product engineering.
  • Develop, train, and motivate employees engaged in quality activities.
  • Ability to respond to changes in the work environment.
  • Demonstrated managerial courage; self-confident and able to act as role model.
  • Requires travel including overnight and multi-day trips

Competencies

  • Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation


Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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