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Quality Engineering Lead

  • Localização
    • Warren, Michigan
  • Agendar Full time
  • Postou


In our pursuit to create a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, GM’s global manufacturing engineering team is challenging the limits on what is possible and embracing agility as it reimagines how to build the next generation of vehicles. Our diverse team of manufacturing engineers play a crucial role in transforming our facilities through implementing the adoption of ground-breaking technologies. From raw sheet metal to final assembly, this team is reinventing the tools and processes that will enable GM to deliver on our promise to create an all-electric future.

General Motors Pre-Production Operations builds proto-type vehicles.  These vehicles are used by our Product Engineering teams to validate the product and Manufacturing teams to develop the manufacturing processes.  The PPO QE Lead supervises a team of Quality Engineers. The Quality Engineering Team utilizes problem solving methodologies to support proto-type vehicle build activities. The Quality Engineering Team evaluates issues to determine preliminary root cause, establishes issue ownership (Design, Manufacturing, Supplier Quality, PPO) and supports the overall issue resolution process. The QE Lead will engage with global and cross functional teams on a regular basis.

As the Quality Engineering Lead, you will provide coaching and technical leadership to a team of Quality Engineers.  You will be responsible for managing daily project requests and help prioritize all data streams.  Additionally, you will provide problem solving leadership and develop quick containments with robust long-term solutions to different problems as they arise.  You will facilitate the Quality Walls for all Major and MCM programs that are built at PPO.  The QE Lead will communicate regularly with the Assembly Plant and Engineering teams with clear problem definition and technical guidance on complex problems and be responsible for supporting Pre-Production Builds.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide coaching and guidance regularly to group members.  Help prioritize workload.

  • Acts as a liaison between PPO and engineering, manufacturing engineering and suppler quality issues during the proto-type build phase.

  • Coordinates input from internal/external customers to better understand customer needs and/or perceptions.

  • Establish CAP goals for the group and conduct performance evaluations.

  • Manage multiple projects with broad scope and high degree of difficulty.

  • Generate unique technical solutions utilizing Seven Diamonds Process, Red X and other tools as applicable.

  • Manage emerging issues and containment activities.

  • Eliminate supplier quality and engineering issues impacting GCA and Direct Run Losses.

  • Assist production in prevention of defect occurrence and recommend process changes.

  • Work with Launch Team on new vehicle builds.  Support IRT Co-Chairs as necessary.

  • Work with suppliers to address SPPS’s issued and ensure robust countermeasures. 

  • Work with suppliers and engineering to develop inspection standards for parts and subassemblies.

  • Share Lessons Learned with Engineering to prevent repeat design or build issues.  Issue and drive PRTS to drive engineering change.

  • Review of nonconforming parts and sub-assemblies for proper initial disposition and root cause follow-up. 

  • Support development of Product Quality Standards for all critical operations.

  • Coordinate periodic system and process audits at PPO and at suppliers.

  • Support quality evaluation of new vehicles with engineering and production. 

  • Support engineering trials/demos.

  • Evaluate employee suggestions.

  • Issue technical reports and make presentations to management. 

  • Understand vehicle assembly and launch process.

  • Work Off-Shifts as required.

Additional Description

Minimum Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience in Quality Engineering in a manufacturing environment

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience

  • Keeps abreast of current product developments and trends in areas of expertise

  • Actively looks for opportunities to drive change and continuous improvement with current practices & processes

  • Strives to expand professional knowledge/development thru available training & certifications (i.e. Red X; DFSS etc.)

  • Exercises independent judgment in managing complex and ambiguous tasks with minimal input from supervisor

  • Demonstrated ability to attain results, while balancing technical solutions with business imperatives

  • Must excel at problem solving – root cause, containment, robust long-term solutions

  • Thorough understanding and capacity to effectively operate in all areas of the plant production process

  • Proficient use of GSIP, ECM, Excel, PRTS, SPPS, GQTS, Teamcenter, & PAD’s and Microsoft Office Programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Management Experience

  • Red X Journeyman Certification

  • Certified Quality Engineer​