Quality Engineer - Automotive

Chicago, Illinois Permanent USD80,000 - USD100,000 per year
  • 6% 401k Match and 3 weeks PTO
  • Development and Progression Opportunities

About Our Client

My client has been around since the early 1960's and are a manufacturer near Chicago. They are a custom machining and metal fabrication manufacturer for the automotive industry. They are looking for a Quality Engineer to add to their team and ensure that their manufacturing processes are efficient, reliable, and compliant with industry standards. This client emphasizes work place culture by offering ever other Friday off, 3 weeks PTO and flexible work environment. You'll get the opportunity to interface with their biggest customers including Ford, GM and Tesla.

Job Description

  • Conduct comprehensive quality assurance activities to ensure the adherence of our product to strict industry standards, customer specifications, and internal quality guidelines.
  • Collaborate with the development and production teams to define quality metrics, conducts thorough testing, and identify potential areas for improvement in our manufacturing processes.
  • Perform rigorous analysis of data, identifying trends and patterns to provide actionable insights for process optimization and risk mitigation.
  • Develop and maintain detailed documentation, including standard operation procedures, test protocols, and validation reports, to ensure clear and consistent quality control processes.
  • Utilize statistical methods and tools to conduct process capability studies, gauge process stability, and implement effective statistical process control (SPC) measures.
  • Lead investigations into non-conformity's and customer complaints, applying root cause analysis techniques to implement corrective and preventive actions to prevent re-occurrence.
  • Participate in internal and external audits, as well as compliance assessments, to ensure adherence to regulatory and certification standards.
  • Collaborate with suppliers and subcontractors to assess and improve the quality management processes, ensuring the integrity of the supply chain
  • Facilitate and support continuous improvement initiatives, participating in cross-functional teams to implement best practices and enhance overall product quality.
  • Provide training and guidance to employees on quality-related processes and procedures, fostering a culture of quality awareness throughout the organization.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in quality management, incorporating new knowledge into our quality systems.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Associates degree in Engineering, related field, or relevant experience
  • Proven experience as a Quality Engineer, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong understanding of quality engineering principles, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis tools (e.g. Minitab, JMP) and data visualization software.
  • Solid knowledge of relevant regulations and standards for IATF 16949
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with a keen eye for detail.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal abilities to collaborate effectively across teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks concurrently.

What's on Offer

  • Competitive base salary ranging between $80,000 to $100,000 depending on experience
  • 3 weeks of PTO
  • Health, Dental and Vision covered through BCBS
  • Training offered
  • 401k match 6%
  • Every other Friday off
Connor Whitman
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Job summary

Engineering & Manufacturing
Sub Sector
Quality, Technical
Industrial / Manufacturing
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Connor Whitman
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