Quality Project Engineer

Company Name:
The RightThing, an ADP Company
This is more than a job posting for the Kohler Company, one of the oldest and largest privately held companies in North America. This is an invitation to collaborate and apply your craft in a creative, conscious and characterful culture.

As a Quality Project Engineer with Kohler Engines, this is your unique opportunity to set your mark and live on the leading edge. The Quality Project Engineer implements and continuously improves corrective action activities in a manner that allows us to meet our business objectives. The Quality Project Engineer works with Operations and/or Suppliers in the development of control plans to reduce the number of related defects

Establish and manage appropriate quality tracking mechanisms with the operations area to drive improvement based on real time data.
Utilize above mentioned quality data to prioritize issues to be addressed and lead/ collaboratively work with all functions to establish true root cause and irreversible corrective actions.
Make appropriate cross functional decisions using quality analysis tools and critical thinking including cost/ impact analysis and customer impact.
Lead in the development and maintenance of control plans and inspection instructions.
Develop and maintain appropriate controlled area for assembly non-conforming material.
Daily production line support on making daily decisions related to product quality; serving as the voice of the customer.
Participate in safety, cost, and delivery improvement initiatives.
Participate in new product launch activity and training.

Supervisory Relationships:
Reports to the Manager-Quality, Wisconsin
Organizational Relationships:
Frequent contact with product engineering, manufacturing engineering, design engineering, supplier quality, sales & marketing, purchasing, quality and finance.
External Relationships:
Frequent contact with Customers and Suppliers.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program is preferred. A minimum of 3-5 years in the quality field preferred, but will consider candidates with less experience provided they've done a co-op at a manufacturing facility.
Proficiency in data collection and statistical analysis
Ability to effectively interface with manufacturing.
Strong written and oral communication skills. Must possess strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
Ability to communicate cross functionally internally/externally as well as to all levels of the organization.
Must be able to manage and drive change.
Must be able to lead, motivate and develop others.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team environment

ASQ CQE, Shainin Journeyman, or Green/Black Belt
Automotive experience
Knowledge of the AIAG quality planning and control plan standard, dimensional layouts, gage/fixture design, and performance/material testing.
Specific education, training and proficiency in quality disciplines including TS16949, PPAP, FMEA, DOE, and SPC
Please apply online at www.kohlerjobs.com to job number 03X51

Beyond competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities. We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at http://www.kohler.com.

Since 1873, our life's work has been to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. Today, over 50 leading edge Kohler brands deliver on that promise to customers in six continents- a testament to the craft of over 30,000 associates and the culture in which they operate.

As Kohler associates we are stewards of our craft, our culture, our environment and our communities. We care about our work and are committed to a single level of quality. We forge our own path. And in turn, experience the joy of discovery and the opportunity to grow.

If you're ready to contribute to our culture and set your mark, apply today at kohler.jobs.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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