Join an industry-leading organization that promotes training and continuous improvement. There has never been a better time to work at Great Dane. We offer quick advancement, bigger, better pay and the opportunity to become a Master Technician through our ASE-certified training program. With a legacy of innovation and a commitment to hardworking individuals, Great Dane is seeking to fill open positions with driven, challenge-focused and enthusiastic people like you.
Under the direction of the Executive Quality Director, the Advanced Product Quality Manager is responsible for providing support across all newly launched products. This corporate role will interact with R&D, manufacturing engineering, corporate purchasing, and plants.
Own and develop phase gate approach incorporating best practices for a robust product development methodology to ensure flawless new product launch
Work with R&D to develop all stages of process and product qualifications, validations, and product test methods
Review and plant-approve all elements and documents associated with Design Control and Design Transfer into Production - Production Launch Process
Develop and Manage Quality Planning activities via the use of Advanced Product Quality Planning methods
Develop Process Flow, Potential failure mode and effect analysis, Control Plans, manufacturing capability study, Gage repeatability and reproducibility studies
Collaborate with Great Danes quality and engineering personnel to determine critical part features and review manufacturability of design. Make recommendations to modify part specifications and tolerances as necessary to support cost effective production.
Provide quality engineering support to R&D and Product engineering ensuring consistent application of quality techniques
Lead Advanced Product Quality Planning activities to determine appropriate use of existing and new measurement systems during new tool or process design and startup.
Coordinate pre-launch production trial run process monitoring.
Support identification of Critical dimensions, Statistical tolerancing, and tolerance stackups
Conduct CpK studies and reduce process variation in newly launched products
Liaise with manufacturing, sales, supply chain, logistics, senior management & stakeholders on all new products being introduced to the business by providing the link to the customer expectation and warranty requirements.
Years of Experience: 5-7+ years of relevant work experience in automotive environment
Bachelor degree in Engineering, prefer MBA
Exceptional mechanical aptitude (i.e. intuitive understanding of mechanical processes)
Proven track record of deploying Advanced product quality planning tools and successful product launches
Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including advanced data functions in Excel.
Excellent analytical skills; Ability to collect and analyze data and present findings.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close and distance vision.
Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is corporate
Travel: Travel to suppliers or plants may be required.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.