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Quality Engineer

Position: Quality Engineer

Looking for opportunities within a global industry leader? Oerlikon Balzers is the leading global supplier of surface coatings for metal working tools and we are looking for a strong Quality Engineer
In this critical position, you will provide leadership and a hands on approach to problem-solving to ensure customers are fully satisfied with the company’s service. The Quality Engineer will report to the Regional Quality Manager and maintain the quality system within the Amherst service center.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 4 year degree in Quality, Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Proven experience with APQP / PPAP disciplines
  • 2+ years of experience in a quality engineering role within a manufacturing and/or production environment
  • 2+ years of experience implementing and executing ISO 9001:2015 / ISO 13485
  • Ability to effectively use problem-solving tools such as Pareto Charts, SPC methodologies, cause and effect diagrams as well as 8D or similar problem solving experience
  • Action oriented individual who drives for results in managing the Quality Management System.
    Responsibilities include:
  • Drive corrective and preventive actions using KPI inputs with a focus on effective root-cause analysis.
  • Support quality planning process.
  • Provide product quality analysis via various testing methodologies. Support Material Review and disposition of non-conforming product.
  • Manage Quality System documentation, gauge inventory, audits, reporting of quality system status/key process indicators.
  • Train production personnel in quality system requirements, processes, and procedures as required.
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Professional certification (ASQ or similar) in relevant quality disciplines.
  • Experience in LEAN strategies to support and drive continuous improvement.
  • Effective verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Computer proficiency to include Windows, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong familiarity with various inspection equipment.
    Oerlikon Core Competencies
  • Action Oriented
  • Drive for Results
  • Cooperative Relationships
  • Ethics and Values
  • Perspective