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Quality Engineer, New Product Development

Company: Winnebago
Location: Forest City
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

Primary Objective of Position:

Quality Engineer, New Product Development is responsible for new product meeting our customers and quality plan requirements.

This is accomplished by developing and validating measurement systems, establishing in-process quality plans, validating production processes, submitting documentation for customer approval, and transferring knowledge to the Operations side of the business.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Coordinate with multidisciplinary product launch teams to facilitate product launch as per quality findings
  • Generate quality plans for new product launches
    • Lead internal reviews of New Product Development internal manufactured parts and develop part qualification/PPAP requirements
      • Develop internal manufactured part inspection plans to include Key Product Characteristics, sample size, inspection methodology, and appropriate measurement techniques
      • Participate in design review, process planning, and failure mode analysis
      • Develop and validate measurement systems
      • Define gaps in measurement equipment to meet new product needs
      • Establish validation plans/protocols, Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, PFMEA, and Control Plans
      • Ensure component validations are completed prior to the new product launch
      • Develop and review design prototypes, perform tests, and finalize product design to facilitate release to production.
      • Approve prototypes of new designs, conduct performance analysis of prototypes, and ensure assemblage of products follows the company's quality parameters
      • Drive corrective action on known prototype and pilot errors
      • Transfer knowledge to Operations through reviews and training Key Attributes:
        • Extensive problem-solving skills required
        • Project management experience required
        • Strong, influential presentation and communication skills are required
        • The ability to work/collaborate effectively across multiple cross-functional groups is required
        • Mechanical aptitude: the ability to learn the technical aspects of a product is required
        • Reliability engineering experience a plus
        • Minimum of 2 years of experience in gaging/metrology.
        • Familiarity with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Other Requirements:
          • Excellent computer literacy: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and presentation development in Microsoft Powerpoint required
          • Business process development: Experience in developing and mapping new business processes is highly desired
          • This position requires an individual with the flexibility to commute to and work at various company and supplier locations (less than 20% travel per year)
          • Highly motivated Education & Experience
            • A Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, or related technical discipline, and 4-6 years of experience in quality engineering with progressing responsibility are required.
            • ASQ (or equivalent) Certified Quality Engineer, Reliability Engineer, and/or Six Sigma GreenBelt desired

Keywords: Winnebago, Rochester , Quality Engineer, New Product Development, Engineering , Forest City, Minnesota

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