Continental Corporation Quality Engineer in Barnesville, Georgia

About Continental With sales of €40.5 billion in 2016, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and currently employs more than 230,000 employees in 56 countries. The Tire Division currently has 24 production and development locations worldwide. While the Continental premium tire brand is clearly focused on leading safety performance, the broad brand portfolio and product range offer solutions for most of the market segments. Continuous investments in R&D make a major contribution to cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility.

Auto req ID 93346BR

Job Title Quality Engineer

Country United States

Posting Location Barnesville, GA

Job Description

Overview:

The Quality Engineer is responsible for the Quality Management System within the plant, compliance to ISO 9001:2015 and VDA 6.3 standards, handling customer complaints, supplier quality, and the manufacturing processes to improve and correct quality issues..

Core Responsibilities:

Perform as responsible for the Quality Management System (QMS): quality manual, procedures, work instructions, updates and continuous improvement activities (i.e. waste reduction, cost reduction, improved efficiencies, etc.).

Review procedures and assists in the enforcement and monitoring of compliance towards quality and operational procedures and protocols to meet ISO 9001:2015 and VDA 6.3 standards.

Prepares and presents performance analysis, quality performance reports, and/or other information relative to the operational performance of quality.

Responsible as representative during external quality audits for ISO 9001:2015 and VDA 6.3 standards. Responsible for action plans and follow up in regards to non­conformities found during audits.

Has the responsibility and authority to ensure the Quality Management System meets ISO/VDA and customer specific requirements through the control and verification of process and product on the production floor. Ensures the processes necessary for the establishment and maintenance of quality. Provides customer service regarding product quality and specific requirements and responds to any quality claims.

Respond to non­conformance reports, tracking, monitoring and closure using problem solving methodology (8D, 5why, etc.). Drive root cause analysis and enforce implementation of proper corrective actions to meet quality complaints from customers.

Improve product and manufacturing process capability to reduce variability in the manufacturing environment.

Assure high First Pass Yield values and low waste.

Assistance in improving the process and product quality.

Conduct internal process audits to ensure that all core quality systems are implemented and quality tools are being utilized.

Improve product and manufacturing process capability to reduce variability in the manufacturing environment.

Troubleshooting the manufacturing processes to improve and correct quality issues.

• Work with product engineers, department managers and floor staff to improve process capabilities.

• Utilize SPC and other statistical tools in the manufacturing area.

• Maintain control plans, inspection instructions, FMEA’s and process flow diagrams.

¬Responsible as SQA (Supplier Quality Assurance) for handling of complaints to suppliers: processing in SAP, including documentation and tracking of actions (8D), communication with suppliers.

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Chemical Engineering or related field

Internship experience in a technical role

Exposure to quality control concepts and theories

Proficient Computer Skills: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint

Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization.

Must be able to work in the US without work visa sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in a Quality or Manufacturing role

ASQ Certified Quality Engineer

Lead Auditor Certification

Experience implementing a QMS

Experience with problem¬ solving techniques (Ishikawa diagram, 5 Why), DOEs, FMEA

Experienced in QS¬9000, ISO/TS 16949, VDA standards.

Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills.

EEO Statement

EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to North.America.Recruiting@continental-corporation.com or contact US Recruiting at 248.209.4000.

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