Quality Engineer II

With more than $1B in revenue, we are a globally recognized leader in the cleaning equipment industry. For the past 150 years, we have been passionate about developing and manufacturing innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers. We are committed to stewardship and creating a cleaner, safer and healthier world. With manufacturing, operations and sales, service, and support functions across the globe, your journey here can take you places you never expected.

We are currently seeking a Quality Engineer II to support the Operations Department's mission to be the center of operational excellence delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction by focusing on continuous improvement activities and root cause problem solving.  In addition, this role is responsible for the continued development, maturation, and implementation of the Minneapolis Plant 1 quality management of ISO 9001.2015.  

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support action items from Tier I, II & III meetings
  • Support Lean solutions – waste reduction – share successes with other plants around the globe
    • Identify, support and lead actions for implementing cost improvements/lean projects
    • Manage projects to develop new technologies & processes
    • Create & implement standard work to drive consistency and improve productivity
    • Lead Continuous Improvement Events (Kaizens)
  • Support New Product Engineering and new product launches
  • Partner with Manufacturing Engineers to develop capable processes – leverage technology & design improvement where possible
  • Learn H.E.A.T. (Hydraulics, Electrical, Adhesives & Torque) Program for best build practices
  • Maintain a floor presence to show support for the production team and foster positive working relationships
  • Confer with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials or parts and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards
  • Estimate staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions
  • Enact engineered poke yoke solutions on reoccurring quality issues
  • Ensure the circulation and implementation of Quality Management System Guidelines within the plant, in compliance with international standards and consistent with related “best practices” and company strategies;
  • Guarantees all the activities required in order to achieve and maintain ISO Certification for the Quality Management System, in accordance with Company strategies;
  • Ensure reports and documentation about quality-related procedures which are implemented in the assigned site/plant;
  • Guarantee a continuous internal auditing in the assigned site/plant for the Quality Management System adopted;
  • Ensure the editing of reports about Quality indicators in the site/plant of his/her area of responsibility and the permanent monitoring of company process in accordance with company strategic plans

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic CAD / drawing knowledge
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with peers and leaders to document and improve key processes

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing Engineering OR related field
  • 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 4+ years of experience working in an ISO environment
  • 2+ years documenting and leading a site in the establishment of ISO systems
  • Strong experience in calibration
  • Experience in Continuous Improvement and Lean manufacturing.
  • Experience using poke yoke thought processes and root cause corrective action
  • Proven track record of innovation, ingenuity, creativity, attention to detail, ownership, integrity, accountability and willingness to seek challenging tasks/projects
  • Six Sigma Black Belt and Formal Lean Training / Waste Reduction preferred
  • Experience with SAP or similar enterprise resource planning software
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship

REQUIRED INTERPERSONAL & BEHAVIORAL SKILLS:

  • Ability to problem-solve.
  • Ability to concentrate on tasks, make decisions and work calmly and effectively in a high-pressure, deadline oriented environment.
  • Willingness to be flexible with time and adjust to a changing work environment.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships, both internally and externally, while maintaining a client service orientation.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and discretion in dealing with highly confidential information.
  • Consistent attendance either onsite or remotely as needed by the business.
  • Ability to take direction and accept supervision. Ability to provide direction to a small team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, organize and accurately prioritize work, be detail-oriented, understand when urgency is required and use good judgment in varied situations.

REQUIRED PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Must regularly lift and/or moved up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Regularly required to stand, use hands to grip, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms
  • Frequently required to walk, talk and hear

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to wear safety glasses, steel toed shoes, protective gloves, and hearing protection

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