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Quality Engineer 8/12/2016

THERMOFISHER SCIENTIFIC Rockwood, TN

Company
THERMOFISHER SCIENTIFIC
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
28752876
AJE Ref #
575866615
Location
Rockwood, TN
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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The QualityEngineer will be responsible for driving the execution of quality goals and objectives. You will proactively drive actions internally and within the supply base to meet internal and external customer expectations for quality. You will work with internal departments including Production & Distribution to identify causes of potential product/process failures and drive corrective and preventative actions internally and/or with suppliers as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

*Capture internalquality performance data and provide linkage to process owners to drive improvement

*Prepare, review, and analyze supplier qualityreports/data to drive supplier improvement

*Ensure timely resolution of supplier failure, corrective actions and preventative actions

*Direct interface with customers on internal and external quality concerns. Analyze failure, corrective and preventative action to respond to customer complaints

*Support customer requested audits, including closing out audit findings, and determine proper corrective and preventative actions

*Analyze product specifications and manufacturing processes/procedures to determine best practices to meet or exceed our quality and ISO standards

*Lead continuous improvement activities (PPI, 5S, Kaizen) and root cause analysis/corrective actions to become Best-in Class

*Drive Capital Expenditure projects to upgrade equipment & improve overall throughput.

*Serve as a manufacturing liason during new product development, customer communication, and the RMA process

*Develop QA plans and other required process control procedures to ensure processes, work in progress and finished goods meet the specified quality standards

*Engage in harmonizing, maintaining, and enhancing the Rockwood Quality Management System.

*Create and maintain company quality documentation and ensure that the ISO qualitysystem is effectively established, implemented and maintained

*Continuously improve QA receiving inspection process/procedures and provide incoming inspection support

*Determine quality improvement parameters by identifying statistical methods relevant to manufacturing processes

*Read and interpret product drawings

*Develop packaging specifications

*Develop Standard Operating Procedures

*Develop training to build quality awareness

*Preparation of QA reports and monthly metrics

*Other miscellaneous duties as assigned

DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY

*Must be able to make informed accept/reject decsions regarding product quality taking into consideration the impact on the customer as well as the business.

*Ability to define, execute, and control projects/processes and to be responsible for the outcome

SPECIFIC SCOPE DATA

*None

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

*High school diploma or equivalent required

*Bachelor's Engineering College degreerequired

*1-3 years manufacturing experience preferred

*Experience in Quality Assurance preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES NECESSARY TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

*Must have excellent math skills.

*Excellent knowledge of Excel and Word.

*Use of basic measuring instruments such as scales, calipers.

*Working knowledge of root cause analysis or other problem solving tools.

*Must be able to communicate with customers on a professional level.

* Must be able to write clearly and concisely.
* Ability to work independently with occasional assistance.
* Ability to take ownership for general processes/products.
* Must have basic understanding of Production Schedules.
* Must be well organized.

* Demonstrate Thermo Fisher Scientific values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement

* Demonstrated Role Model Leader Characteristics:

* Embody the 4-I values
* Delight customers
* Communicate openly and honestly
* Focus on growth
* Champion employee development