Quality Analyst / Engineer

Date: Jan 13, 2023

Location: Eaton, OH, US, 45320

Company: TimkenSteel

How do you manufacture the world’s cleanest alloy steel? How do you help your customers push the bounds of what’s possible? With a smart and passionate team of people who are focused on a strong set of core values, on giving their best every day, and who are proud of the contributions they’re making to our company and community. People who want to make a difference.

 

Purpose and Scope

Reporting to the Quality Manager, the Quality Analyst is instrumental in assuring that product conforms to internal and external requirements, drives and supports the quality systems in a cost effective, value-added manner consistent with our customer and shareholder needs for the St. Clair Plant.   The Quality Analyst performs non-conforming product investigation and disposition, problem solving, internal audits, statistical analysis, document control, APQP, training, reporting and trend analysis that drive high impact improvement efforts.

 

Responsibilities

With a hands-on approach, the Quality Analyst has a significant role in the development, communication, training, and implementation and improvement of the quality management system which is currently certified to ISO-9001 and IATF-16949. The Quality Analyst is a well-rounded individual who understands well the quality principles/practices and possess excellent communication skills.

 

  • Assist and participate to maintain and improve the current quality management system and its certification (IATF16949), through internal audits, continuous improvement activities & projects, reduction of production defects and scrap, resolution of customer complaints and claims, and implementation of Customer Specific Requirements.
  • Assist the Quality Manager in preparing regular and ad-hoc reports, studies, statistical analysis, capability studies, trend analysis, as needed.
  • Work closely with the Quality Lab Technicians to ensure timely and quality performance of tests and reports, as well as implementation of proper procedures and work instructions.
  • Write and review procedures and work instructions as necessary to comply with the applicable ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 requirements and internal TimkenSteel requirements.
  • Participate in the containment, investigation, root-cause analysis, disposition, and audit of the handling and control of non-conforming material. 
  • Conduct and lead internal audits, layered process audits, and corrective actions.
  • Review and assure all customer quality complaints are addressed in a timely manner and with root-cause and corrective action to prevent recurrence.
  • Work with engineering, and other departments, to incorporate and ensure all process changes are captured in standards and work instructions.
  • Train and update shop floor associates on new or revised work instructions, as needed to reduce process variation. 
  • Demonstrate a true ‘shop floor presence’ by working closely with production supervisors, line operators and engineering to understand and improve the operations.  
  • Mentor and coach associates to drive root-cause analysis and problem solving.
  • Suggest, support, and lead continuous improvement activities and work to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of all processes.
  • Monitor supplier performance and issue corrective action requests as needed.
  • Participate and assist to provide internal and external customer support, handle on-site customer visits and audits, provide customer technical support, customer regulatory support, new customer process approvals, and defect evaluation.

 

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Knowledge and experience working with quality management systems requirements (prefer ISO-9001 and IATF-16949)
  • Ability to read mechanical drawings with technical specifications required
  • Training experience desired
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing tools desired
  • SAP experience desired
  • Strong MS Excel, Power Point, MS Word and other computer applications
  • Experience with methodology to process and solve corrective actions required;
  • Experience with statistical analysis applications/software and tools.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent with 7 years of experience in a quality related role responsible for supporting the quality management system in a manufacturing environment.
  • Associates Degree in quality or manufacturing related with 4 years of experience in a quality related role responsible for supporting the quality management system in a manufacturing environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in quality or manufacturing related with 2 years of experience in a quality related role responsible for supporting the quality management system in a manufacturing environment.

 

Preferred Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent with 10 years of experience in a quality related role responsible for supporting the quality management system in a manufacturing environment.
  • Associates Degree in quality or manufacturing related with 7 years of experience in a quality related role responsible for supporting the quality management system in a manufacturing environment. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in quality or manufacturing related with 5 years of experience in a quality related role responsible for supporting the quality management system in a manufacturing environment.
  • ISO 9001 or IATF 16949 certified lead auditor.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification. 

 

 

Relocation is offered.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

 

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