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QA Engineer

Company: Ashland Foundry & Machine Works
Location: New Ringgold
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

The Quality Engineer I is responsible to provide statistical information in support of quality and engineering initiatives and ensure engineering and manufacturing processes are performed using the right materials, tools and processes. The incumbent designs and maintains the quality standards and tests against the developed criteria. Use statistical information to drive process improvements and identify efficiency opportunities through lean six sigma methodology.Essential Functions of the Position Work in a safe manner with a goal of zero harm. Create safety awareness by actively observing, auditing, and coaching safe work behaviors and conditions. Ensure compliance with safety and environmental rules and regulations. - Determine quality improvement parameters. - Lead casting defects problem solving teams to ensure root cause. - Identify statistical methods relevant to manufacturing processes. - Establish statistical confidence of process and maintain statistical processes. - Develop designed experiments for quality improvements and cost savings. - Manage quality aspects of casting lifecycle produced for customers. - Analyze quality control test results and provide feedback and interpretation to production management or staff. - Monitor performance of quality control systems to ensure effectiveness and efficiency. - Active member of internal ISO team. - Analyze data and provide focus area for process improvements. - Prepare reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data; make recommendations - Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, benchmarking state-of-the-art practices, and participating in professional societies - Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results, as needed. - Maintain mature quality system. - Perform internal and external audits. - Assist department heads and supervisors in controlling production costs while maintaining the quality standards. - Update and issue weekly capacity and load reports. - Coordinate with department heads and supervisors in resolving production planning and control issues, as needed. - Communicate process improvements to supervisors and department heads on a regular basis.Manage, plan, and direct activities to achieve production, quality, scrap and safety goals. Participate in developing and maintaining procedures, practices, and controls. Work with outside contractors, as necessary, to resolve any quality related issues as needed - plating, paint, heat treat, grind, etc. Communicate project status and progress on a timely basis. Evaluate and assist in implementing cost cutting, productivity, and efficiency methods.Prioritize projects and coordinate activities with other departments and organizations within and outside the organization. Ensure proper execution of policies and procedures within areas of responsibility. Must have good attendance and be reliable. All other duties as assigned.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: - Knowledge of metal casting processes and other manufacturing processes such as welding and heat treating. - Knowledge of Odyssey ERP system. - Knowledge of ISO manufacturing methods and procedures. - Knowledge of statistical engineering tools for process optimization and problem solving. - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods. - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in resource allocation, leadership, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. - Quality Control Analysis - Conduct tests and inspections of products or processes to evaluate quality or performance. - Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. - Six Sigma/Lean Methodology - Use of DMAIC process and lean approach to analyze information, promote process improvement, and report research results. - Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. - Ability to use inductive reasoning to combine pieces of information to find a relationship among seemingly unrelated events. - Ability to develop and prepare process documentation, technical reports, and presentations. - Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and senior managers, as well as employees. - Ability to operate a personal computer and secure information from established data processing, spreadsheet, word processing, database and graphics programs. - Ability to express ideas and communicate orally and in writing.Education and Experience:Bachelor's Degree; and, ISO Certification Experience; and, Six Sigma Green or black Belt preferred; and, Experience with Odyssey ERP preferred; and, 2 to 5 years of relevant foundry or manufacturing experience preferred; or Equivalent combination of education and experience Ashland Foundry & Machine Works LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, medical condition, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other basis protected by law. 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Keywords: Ashland Foundry & Machine Works, Reading , QA Engineer, Engineering , New Ringgold, Pennsylvania

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