If you combine strong industrial manufacturing / welding quality experience, ideally with pumps, fluid displacement or similar equipment, with outstanding leadership, communication and collaboration skills, the role of QA Engineer could be your ideal opportunity. Consider a few of the advantages:
- You will join a talented and seasoned team of engineers, oversee welding and quality, and work with a variety of stakeholders including cell leaders, Planning, Purchasing and inspectors.
- Our management is proactive, and we are quality driven, and safety focused. The work is rewarding, and you’ll have plenty of room to make an impact.
- We are investing in the Delavan facility, where you will work, including expanding the machine center and new product development lab. We are more than doubling our lab space, making this a thriving and growing location.
- You will enjoy a positive and collaborative culture in a clean, climate-controlled environment. People enjoy working here, as demonstrated by our long-tenured team with an average of 15-17 years of service!
- This role is an excellent launch pad for growth and advancement. Prove yourself as QA Engineer and you could take on greater responsibilities or pursue advancement in our global organization. A typical path for this role would be to step up to a QA Manager role.
- We offer competitive compensation, as well as an excellent benefits package including insurances, retirement planning, PTO and more. Benefits begin day one!
Additionally, at SPX Flow, we offer a welcoming atmosphere, visibility, and opportunities to learn and expand your skillset. We value and appreciate our employees and applaud their contributions – a value that will help you continue and evolve and develop your skills and career. Relocation assistance could be available for the ideal candidate.
Typically, you’ll work a full-time, Monday – Friday schedule but, depending on workflow demands, you should also be opening to occasionally working extended hours and Saturdays from 7 AM – 4 PM. Additionally, you could travel up to 10%.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Quality Manager, as QA Engineer, you will be responsible for overseeing welding and quality, and for the effective documentation and application of plans, procedures, and methods governing product quality for pumps and other displacement equipment. You will participate in problem-solving and corrective action recommendations involving products within the company, as well as supplier materials. Your mission will be to oversee welding quality, solve problems, find solutions and drive improvements to take the existing program to the next level and meet customer expectations and satisfaction goals.
Your principal duties and responsibilities will include:
- Writing, reviewing and maintaining the Quality Assurance Manual procedures/instructions, which constitute the subsystems of the ISO 9001 quality system. As directed, participating in the integration of procedures into the quality system.
- Reviewing final designs and design changes for clarity of technical, functional and quality requirements.
- Interfacing with personnel (shop employees, supervisors and managers) in planning, defining and implementing quality requirements for parts and processes.
- Reviewing manufacturing process documents and instructions for adequacy, completeness, clarity and inclusion of quality information.
- Assisting customer service representatives in performing contract reviews on quote documents supplied by our customers.
- Setting up a quality systems audit schedule and performing quality systems audits to determine our ability to meet the ISO 9001 system.
- Implementing and maintaining scrap reduction programs thru trend analysis and team leader meetings.
- Investigating customer complaints/issues and CAPA programs.
- Performing process capability studies and data analysis.
- Process mapping, cause and effect, FMEA, DOE, RCCA, and other problem-solving tools to drive continuous improvement.
- Supporting the Purchasing Department in supplier development initiatives and performing supplier quality audits.
- Maintaining ASME/PED code compliance for existing certifications, procedures, and welder qualification.
- Maintaining a filing system for all ASME/PED code work and activities as required.
- Coordinating audit and inspection activities by third parties including Authorized Inspector, The National Board, and the State of Wisconsin.
- Implementing and reporting on continuous improvement initiatives thru action plans and team meetings.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Thorough understanding of quality philosophies, methods, and procedures as well as a working knowledge of common inspection equipment including a CMM.
- Excellent computer skills including MS Office
- Independent leader with strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong organization and time management skills.
- The ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Proven project management, problem solving and analytical reasoning skills.
- Attention to detail and a continuous quality improvement mindset.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, JIT environment requiring strong multitasking and planning skills.
- Experience with pressure vessel manufacturing.
- Knowledge and experience with ASME, PED, and metallurgy.
- Experience with cross-functional operations.
- Lean manufacturing / 5S knowledge and experience.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- An associate’s or bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or a similar discipline, or any of the following certifications: American Society for Quality (ASQ,) Certified Quality Engineer (CQE,) or Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Five years of experience in a quality engineering or similar role including supervisory and welding and machining quality responsibilities.
- ASME and/or PED certification is preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
SPX FLOW VALUES
SPX Flow employees are expected to behave in accordance with our company values:
- Think all customer, all the time
- Embrace teamwork with no borders
- Be obsessed with being the best
- Own your actions
- Ask the hard questions
- Do the right thing, always!
- Appreciate the moment
Quality encompasses all aspects of SPX’s business, and every employee shares the responsibility to prevent the occurrence of any nonconformity relating to product, process and the quality system. All employees have an obligation to identify and record any such nonconformity, and through designed channels, initiate and recommend solutions.