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Senior Quality Engineer - Columbia, MO

Columbia, Missouri
Job Type
7 Sep 2022
Working at Watlow
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a great living and be part of a thriving cross functional community? Watlow is a global technology and manufacturing leader who provides world class engineering expertise through innovative thermal products and systems, enabling our customers to thrive. We are making a positive impact every day as our solutions enrich the lives of people everywhere. We have been providing breakthrough thermal solutions for nearly a century. Our corporate values guide us uncompromisingly to always do the right thing, continually learn and improve, respect everyone and lead with service and humility.

About the Role
In the role of Senior Quality Engineer, you would be located at our Columbia, Missouri facility and report to an Engineering Manager. As part of the Quality function you will collaborate with other functional team members supporting production lines to ensure products and services, at a minimum, adhere to applicable customer, regulatory, statutory, quality management system and Watlow business system requirements. You will also coach and mentor technicians, less experienced Engineers, and other team members in Quality Management System and Watlow Business System processes. Working within our constructive culture as a Senior Quality Engineer you will advance and develop your autonomy, mastery and purpose, through coaching and leadership provided by your team leader.

Your Key Responsibilities
• Develop, execute, and evaluate project plans, identify gaps, and work with internal and external customers to develop their capability to meet expectations
• Read and interpret customer specifications and drawings for complex products and implement into business processes, products and processes
• Own and program metrology measurement programs on CMM / VMM equipment
• Interpret and implement the latest ASME measurement standards
• Implement and train on the use of SPC
• Extract and analyze measurement data
• Use and promote Quality planning tools, such as PFMEA, control plans, gauge R&R, capability analysis
• Lead Corrective Action Boards and Change Control Boards
• Participate in and Lead Internal, Agency, and Customer Audits and Plan and Schedule Audits
• Determine scope, budget, and project planning timelines for future investments and standards in metrology
• Lead, facilitate, and/or train others on problem solving methods / activities (PPS, A3, 8D)
• Provide coaching and feedback to less experienced engineers and technicians
• Partner with other functional team members to ensure products and services are delivered to customers defect free
• Lead actions to eliminate waste (defects, scrap, rework)
• Provide quality leadership and support to production cells and business processes.
• Identify and Implement Improvements to Quality Management System and Watlow Business System Processes
• Other responsibilities as required

Required Qualifications
• Advanced degree in field of specialization or Bachelor's degree and related experience, or equivalent experience (5-8 years)
• Mastery in the use of various measurement tools/gauges, metrology equipment and data analyzation, and statistical analysis

Desired Qualifications:
• Understanding and application of lean product development tools and methods
• Auditing Experience
• Experience working with suppliers to drive corrective actions
• Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing concepts and tools
• Project Management experience
• Experience developing Product Control Plans and developing complex testing and inspection methods.
• Experience with Error Proofing Methodologies
• Well organized and maintains a detail-oriented mindset
• Work Well within Team Environment and can lead project teams formally or informally.
• Excellent Written and Verbal Communication Skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
• Proficiency with statistical software (e.g. MiniTab)
• Able to be work under immediate supervision of a more experienced employees or manager and directly or indirectly lead less experienced employees.
• Demonstrated ability to use advanced problem-solving tools

Benefits: The Watlow Total Compensation Plan
The health, well-being and financial stability of you and your family is a high priority to us. The Watlow Total Rewards Plan includes competitive compensation and a full range of life and career enhancing benefits:
• Annual Achievement Award
• 401(k) plan that includes a company match on your contribution and an annual company contribution that is tied to company performance
• Onsite wellness clinic
• Wellness incentives
• Employee Personal Assistance Program
• Dental, medical, vision and short-term and long-term disability insurance
• Paid holidays, personal time, and vacation
• Parental leave
• Tuition reimbursement
Diversity & Inclusion
We proactively embrace diversity in all its dimensions across our company and cultivate a culture of inclusion and forward thinking that respects and reflects each team member's individual strengths, views, and experiences. Watlow takes pride in being an inclusive equal opportunity employer and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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  • Job Reference: 705999122-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Watlow Electric Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Location: Columbia, Missouri
  • Salary: On Application
  • Job Type: Permanent