Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Automotive Quality Engineer Job in Kenya

a Vehicle manufacturer they are currently recruiting aQuality Engineer who will work with suppliers to develop corrective action plans to correct any process failings and drive improvement in quality and productivity. 

The Quality Engineer will also manage day-to-day quality activities with supply partners and mitigate any associated issues. 

The role will require a close working relationship with the venture’s Technical Director, Production Engineer, Cost Engineer and Supply Chain Associate and future manufacturing, procurement and logistics teams as well as various vendors. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to: 

Product Development
  • Collect and evaluate supplier quality data to identify process improvement opportunities.
  • Work with suppliers directly to mitigate quality issues, including creating corrective action plans to address process failures.
  • Review supplier manufacturing processes, including collaborating with suppliers on process improvement and value enhancement opportunities.
  • Regularly communicate with engineering and supply chain internally to identify opportunities for quality and productivity improvement.
  • Collect and maintain supplier performance metrics.
  • Coordinate with engineering and manufacturing to ensure awareness to known purchased part or product quality issues.
  • Regularly visit suppliers and maintain supplier audit results.
  • Participate in quality meetings and present purchased part or product quality issues.
  • Investigate reported external quality issues that are believed to be purchased part or product driven and present findings.
  • Perform or lead root cause analysis on purchased part or product quality issues and work issue through containment phase of corrective action process.
  • Communicate and instruct suppliers on the use of a corrective action process and quality tools and techniques. 
  • Participate in the Corrective Action Review.
  • Identify repeat quality issues by supplier and maintain supplier quality scorecard (PPM, Concerns, Cost recovery) to assure that the target assigned will be reached.
  • Recommend suppliers for qualification and / or disqualification based upon quality performance.
  • Support product and process cost reduction activity or improvement initiatives throughout product lifecycle.
  • Support R&D group to ensure manufacturability, quality and cost-efficiency of on-going design and engineering work.
  • Support Operations group to identify, evaluate and select suppliers and contract manufacturers to deliver the production of cost-effective vehicle parts and subassemblies.
  • Work flexibly in a highly cross-functional team environment involving designers, engineers as well as future manufacturing and product development teams.
Project Management
  • Take ownership of projects; plan milestones, timelines, budgets, resources and identify potential risks to deliver supply chain aspects within agreed completion dates.
  • Be proactive regarding task completion and periodically advise wider team on project status, timing, resources, issues, and ability to deliver on-time with excellence.
  • Ensure adherence and compliance to general automotive industry production standards and best practices; maintain structured and versioned data outputs daily and backup data weekly.
  • Work as an active member of the team, ensure effective communication between colleagues and positively contribute regularly to meetings and briefings.
  • 5-10 years related experience in quality engineering, mechanical engineering, production line operations – preferably with a major automotive company
  • Exceptional leadership and clear sense of direction
  • Ability to manage difficult suppliers and resolve disputes while preserving relationships with suppliers and internal staff
  • Excellent problem solving ability in cross-functional and multi-cultural environment; able to define problems, collect relevant data, extract meaning from data, and draw valid conclusions
  • Exceptional analytical skills with regards to logistics analysis, data manipulation, and the ability to create information from data
  • Ability to effectively communicate timelines and project progress with both internal and external management teams
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems and components
  • Strong problem solving skills with ability to teach basic problem solving techniques and facilitate problem solving team events
  • Experience in developing part certification processes and vendor quality measures
  • Strong knowledge of fabrication based quality control methods, tools and techniques
  • Strong engineering analysis skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • High sense of drive and urgency in achieving our vision
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team
  • Comfort with spending 10-30% of time travelling internationally, possibly on short notice
  • Masters degree (or higher) in Quality Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Operations Research or similar
  • 10+ years related experience in quality engineering, mechanical engineering, production line operations – preferably with a major automotive company
Interested parties should send their CVs to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke