Lead Quality Engineer

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 by Affinity Executive Search

Des Moines, IA 50301
Research & Development
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Our Iowa client is in need of a Lead Quality Engineer due to an unexpected retirement. This position will require daily interaction with customers and report directly to the Quality Manager.


* Ensures quality system is maintained to the ISO 9001 / IATF 16949 Quality Standards.
* Develops and maintains quality standards and quality procedures to satisfy company andcustomer requirements.
* Responsible for the corrective action system and the development of corrective actions using 8D, 5-why, and other problem-solving tools.
* Serves as the main contact with customers regarding quality-related activities and issues.
* Responsible for the preparation and accuracy of PPAP submissions to customers.
* Participate in ISO 9001 / IATF 16949 internal and external audits.
* Facilitates continual improvement activities.
* Facilitates the development of control plans and ongoing updates as required.
* Assists in the development and maintenance of PFMEAs and process flow diagrams.
* Supports Supplier Evaluation and Development activities as required.
* Works in conjunction with project engineers on new project development utilizing: statistical capability studies, GD&T, and gauging requirements.
* Provides recommendations for the disposition of nonconforming material.
* Provides general support of the entire Quality System according to established standards, customer and regulatory requirements.


* Bachelors degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
* 5 + years of quality engineering experience in an automotive manufacturing environment. Plastics industry experience is a plus.
* Previous experience working directly with customers on quality-related issues.
* Working knowledge of ISO 9001 / TS 16949 / IATF 16949 quality standards.
* Training and experience in PPAP, SPC, statistical techniques, problem solving, auditing, blueprint reading, documenting results and knowledge of manufacturing process.
* ASQ certification as a CQA or CQE is preferred.
* Must be willing to pursue further education as job requirements dictate.
* Occasional travel of less than 10%is required.

Reference: 559198773

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