Sr. Advanced Quality Engineer

May 16, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Position Overview

This position will provide comprehensive support to Proterra's Greer Site Quality team and other sites in APQP and PPAP activities. You will be responsible for ensuring product and process integrity through the development and production. You will be involved in implementation of processes documentation that support manufacturing, internal and external activities related to development, changes, qualification, optimization as well as product and process certification in line with company protocols and objectives.

About the Role – You will:

  • This position will provide comprehensive new product delivery support to Proterra's Director of Powered Quality and other site leadership team members
  • You will be responsible for assisting the product development team while working cross-functionally in all aspects to ensure customer and market quality is met
  • This position will manage data, prioritization, reporting, processes, safety, and other items necessary for the team to deliver and support all new customer products manufactured by Proterra including chargers, batteries and non-battery powered systems
  • Responsible for supporting and maintaining launch related activities with our all customers
  • Must work with customer needs and passionate about exceeding their expectations
  • Responsible for PPAP documentation creation, management, and updates during development
  • Act as the key quality contact for customers during development
  • Responsible for issue identification and resolution of quality improvement in the market and/or customer locations, including development issues, recall campaigns and other proactive actions
  • Work cross-functionally to successfully support product development through launch to the market
  • Ensure proactive actions are agreed and appropriate
  • Facilitate the transition from development to production for the quality organization
  • Lead the quality deliverables (APQP) through the project (program) stage gate process
  • Work with regulatory and engineering on the customer market compliance and requirements
  • Participate in the mentoring and development of junior Advanced Quality Engineers
  • Cooperation with the product engineering and advanced manufacturing organizations to collect and analyze problems in development
  • Participations in risk and opportunity management
  • Ensure Lessons Learned cascade from previous product launches
  • Provide upfront feedback by participating in design reviews and FMEA workshops to ensure product performance, reliability, and manufacturability risks are identified and mitigated
  • Other duties as assigned by management
  • We strive to provide the highest level of service and support to our clients every day
  • You will report to the Director of Powered Quality and collaborate with other Quality team members located at our manufacturing facility in Greenville, SC and throughout North America
  • Capture past problem history (Warranty, Field, Manufacturing) into new and existing FMEA's
  • Collaboration with cross functional program teams to detect and document potential failures
  • Creation and moderation of FMEA-Control plan using AIAG CTS Software
  • Collaboration with cross functional program teams to detect and document potential failures to ensure all documentation is up to date
  • Collaboration with cross functional program teams to detect and document potential failures
  • Creation and moderation of FMEA's using AIAG CTS Software
  • Use of quality management methods and tools during development and production
  • Plan and direct activities pertinent to the development, application, and maintenance of quality standards for manufacturing processes
  • Create and maintain quality documentation, such as Process Flow, PFMEA, Control plans. procedures, WI etc.
  • Lead Development Issues resolution with Root Cause analysis and problem- solving skills; review production issues and articulate proper problem ownership of Engineering, Manufacturing and Supplier and assign Non- Conforming Reports (NCR's) accordingly while being a catalyst for timely closure of NCRs and subsequent documentation updates and cascade lessons learned.
  • Support and promote timely approval of PCRs (Prototype phase);
  • Support FMEA- Control plan audits within manufacturing environment
  • Use of quality management methods and tools during development and production
  • Other duties as assigned by leadership and management.
  • About Our Group:

  • As strategic partners, the Quality team strives to ensure that our values, culture, and engagement always allow us to do great things for our company.
  • We strive to provide the highest-level service and support to our clients each day.
  • We work collaboratively to build strong relationships with our clients, partners, and own team.
  • We treat each other with respect……and always try to have a little fun every day!
  • This position will be part of the Greer, SC based Quality team that supports Proterra's Manufacturing and Engineering operations.
  • You will report to the Enterprise Quality Manager and collaborate with cross functional team members located at headquarters in Burlingame, CA and manufacturing facility in Greer, SC.
  • About You:

  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization and active coordination with other departments.
  • Customer-focused attitude, with a high level of professionalism and discretion.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, act with complete integrity, and help others to maintain the same expected performance standards.

  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, diligent, and works under pressure with tight schedules that may require extra hours to meet deadlines.

  • Strong time and data management and organizational skills.
  • Sound judgment and expert problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Education and Experience requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing, Industrial or equivalent)
  • 8+ years' experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably launching products and working level APQP, PPAP and Change management areas
  • 5+ years proven APQP experience within Automotive/ Manufacturing
  • Strong problem-solving skills supported by structured Root Cause analysis, countermeasure and prevent recurrence, may include the following: PPS, Shainin, etc.
  • Experience with AIAG CTS or similar APQP Tools
  • Basic knowledge of GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the following: ISO 9001, IATF 16949 quality systems, VDA 6.3, VDA 6.5 or equivalent
  • Auditor Experience a plus
  • Knowledge of quality and continuous improvement tools
  • Proficient computer skills that may include the following applications: Microsoft Office Suite, Oracle, Arena, Kronos, Outlook, Zoom or similar applications
  • Working knowledge of following measurement tools including but not limited to gages, calipers, micrometers, optical comparators
  • Physical Demands:
  • May work various shifts as needed; may be requested to travel to Proterra or supplier locations.
  • Lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally 50 pounds.
  • Able to walk, stand, crouch, bench, kneel, lift, carry and reach as needed in large and tight spaces.
  • Good eye/hand coordination and ability to identify color variations, depth perceptions and close or distance visual items.
  • Manual dexterity with occasional repetitive finger motion.
  • Environmental Demands:
  • Ability to work in manufacturing environment with extreme heat and cold conditions.
  • Wear protective clothing or respiratory protective equipment.
  • Works with irritant chemicals, gases, etc.
  • Location: Greer, SC

    Travel: 10 - 40%

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