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Manufacturing Quality Engineer

Lakeland, Florida
Currently looking for a Manufacturing Quality Engineer to fill an opening with a company located in Lakeland, FL. Interested candidates must hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing  and  5+ years of professional experience in a manufacturing environment.  More than four years of this experience should be in a made to order, heavy industrial environment.
Position Summary: 
The Manufacturing Quality Engineer will develop, implement and maintain safe, optimal and cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. This role will recommend and implement improvements to production processes, methods and controls. 
This cross functional team player will lead, identify, and implement the Quality System at the factory and corporate level using Lean techniques for quality improvement. The role will identify best practices, processes, and standard work for the integration into the Company's quality / manufacturing strategy to ensure consistent high quality results.  
Responsibilities of the Manufacturing Quality Engineer:
Role Priorities:
  1. Manufacturing Process Improvement
  2. Problem Resolution
  3. Team Member Training
  4. Project Management
  • Performs continuous improvement activities using lean tools for cost reduction, quality improvement, improved efficiency, and improved material flow.
  • Supports research, design and the development of safe manufacturing processes, including production flow, assembly methods, welding processes and production equipment.
  • Provides technical expertise to ensure utilization of current quality procedures to maintain high standards of quality and reliability for the company processes and products. Takes a proactive stance to mitigate the risk of defects.
  • Responsible for the formulation of new testing procedures for quality checks. Develops and revises quality standards and standard work.
  • Works cross functionally to assist in the execution of new, complex, revised, and / or high orders.
  • Conducts internal audits by collecting and analyzing data. Records results and shares lessons learned.
  • Assists plant in solving warranty claims. Initiates corrective actions.
  • Educate and train staff on machinery, processes, lean foundational strategies, safety and quality.
  • Prepares and maintains work instructions, setup instructions, and detailed layouts of the facility’s property, buildings, and equipment.
 Requirements of the Manufacturing Quality Engineer:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering.
  • 5+ years of professional experience in a manufacturing environment.  More than four years of this experience should be in a made to order, heavy industrial environment.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, Minitab.
  • Experience with existing manufacturing technologies, including but not limited to: welding, joining, metal working, manual assembly, and painting; certification in a field is a plus.
  • High level of mechanical aptitude and desire to work in a hands-on manufacturing environment for extensive periods of time.
  • Must have the ability to read blueprints and or drawings, tape measure, and other quality measuring equipment.
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills - Green Belt certification, Black Belt a plus.  Practical Lean principles experience with the proven success to facilitate change with proven success using the tools.  Proven ability to facilitate change and knowledge of Lean tools and techniques.
  • Planning – the ability to think ahead and plan during a three to six-month time span.
  • Project Management - the ability to organize and manage multiple projects as well as own work schedule.
  • Quality orientation and attention to detail.  Strong leadership experience and strong team player - Ability to plan, organize, communicate, and motivate employees.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Experience with factory automation, maintenance, and integrating engineering designs into production - highly desirable.
  • Ability to travel for training to company locations throughout the US is required.
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