JOB DESCRIPTION This position has direct responsibility to plan and execute APQP Quality program deliverables as defined in Adient Quality operating system BOS and the program launch deliverables in PLUS.
Management of Supplier APQP for program through delivery and approval of supplier PPAPs in alignment with program timing.
Responsibilities : Lead a cross-functional team within the SDT to ensure that the applicable lesson learned issues are closed before first customer part requirement per program timing.
Responsible for the elements of Supplier Advanced Quality Planning including the following : SAQP kick-off meeting, Process Sign-Off, Risk Analysis, line certification, Safe launch plans, and review and approval of Supplier PPAP.
Develop the Prototype, Pre Production and Production Control Plans for the program and or approve the control plans of the supplier.
Develop the Measurement System Analysis Plan for the program. Responsible to ensure variable and attribute Gage studies are conducted on all gauging and improve Gage R&R where data indicates need.
R&R, Bias, Linearity, Stability) Responsible for implementation of the Manufacturing Quality Systems for the prototype, pre-production, and production builds as defined in BOS / PLUS and / or specified on the Production Control Plan.
Scheduling and coordinating PSMC and SSO events. Responsible for completion of the inspection reports for components that are used for pre production product builds.
Perform capability studies and document the results for program special characteristics, and ensure that Customer and internal requirements are met (or a written Customer deviation is obtained).
Responsible for the color / appearance approval process (AAR) from pre-grain to PPAP, including proper Customer submission paperwork, by either performing the required activities directly or coordinating the completion of these activities.
Responsible to coordinate the preparation and on-time delivery of PPAP packages for submission and approval by the Customer.
Responsible to coordinate the preparation and on time delivery of supplier quality deliverables including : Control Plans, Capability Plans, Capability Studies, Part layouts, Gage design, Gage R&R, PFMEA, DFMEA (if applicable).
Utilize all applicable Customer-specific systems (e.g. Ford WERS, SIMS, GM SQMS, and Fiat Chrysler PRISM). Ensure that appropriate statistical methods are utilized throughout the Product and Process Development process and deployed into the Control Plan.
Responsible for completion of all other Customer-specific Advance Quality requirements. Ensure that Customer, internally identified, and supplier quality issues are resolved using the appropriate problem solving methods (Kepner-Tregoe, 8-D, DOE, 5 Why, Red X, etc.
Develop appropriate inspection plans and containment plans for pre launch builds. Perform job functions in accordance with set policies and procedures to ensure preservation of the Company Ethics and Quality Policy.
Support the comprehensive continuous improvement philosophy for all Adient disciplines. Education : A Bachelor’s Degree is required in a technical area (or equivalent experience).
Quality training in the core disciplines is required, including (minimum) : IATF, ISO / TS 16949, Continuous Improvement, Total Quality Management, PPAP, FMEA, Control Plans, DOE, and SPC.
Candidates must demonstrate solid skills in communication, interpersonal relations, and ability to inspire individuals to improve performance.
A minimum of 3 years’ experience in quality engineering with a preference of 5-8 years’ experience. Quality systems auditor training is preferred internal.
Candidates may have these requirement waived only by the Advanced Quality Director / Manager (or equivalent). Technical Requirements : Advanced Quality Planning including familiarity with the AIAG Advanced Quality Planning and Control Plan standard, FMEA’s, PPAPs, Dimensional layouts, gage / fixture design, and Performance / Material testing.
Statistical concepts, design of experiments, and problem solving methodology Manufacturing Quality system experience in IATF, ISO / TS 16949 and customer systems.
Customer communication activities. Certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt / Black Belt is desirable. Professional Certification in Quality Engineering is desirable.
Knowledge and use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MiniTab. PRIMARY LOCATION Murfreesboro Facility