As a member of the quality team, you will be providing multiple services to support the quality and process excellence goals of the product and the company. You must be able to work flexibly in an undefined environment and work towards building world class processes for a global company. A passion for high quality vehicles is very important.

Lead the effort for luxury class vehicle quality. The role includes vehicle fit and finish, appearance (objective) as well as perceived quality (subjective), and user experience. The A&F Senior Engineer or Manager will report to the Senior Manager for Global Corp Quality.

DEPARTMENT                                                  LOCATION
Global Corporate Quality                                   Santa Clara, CA, USA

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be the corporate guardian of luxury appearance and function quality;
  • Responsible for preparing the corporate appearance & functional buy-off Quality Gate for SOP;
  • Create and maintain KPIs for prototype and launch quality;
  • Design and implement processes that will result in premium vehicle appearance quality, including cross-functional sign-off of surface finish and execution of intended design;
  • Understand and lead processes for color harmonization, working with cross-functional groups, solving issues and guiding the process from start to final buy-off;
  • Guide GD&T plans and gap, fit and flushness for exterior and interior fits;
  • Ensure KPC (Key Product Characteristics) for body, closure and exteriors as well as interior parts;
  • Conduct feasibility assessment of new program Quality targets and manage their system-level cascade into the engineering organization;
  • Work with the Design Studio to achieve high quality craftsmanship during concept phase;
  • Work with Engineering’s Perceived Quality team;
  • Work with Supplier Quality on appearance and fit issues;
  • Work with Manufacturing Engineering to ensure that processes will be capable of delivering tolerances and appearance requirements;
  • Ensure that Engineering’s Appearance Laboratory is working with world class practices, standards and equipment;
  • Verify that the BYTON Paint Shop is meeting quality requirements, creating processes or standards as needed;
  • Work with Engineering teams for functional requirement quality;
  • Prevent recurrence of Quality issues through development and sign-off of BYTON design standards, best practices or lessons learned;
  • Prepare quality documentation and reports - by developing measurement strategies and glidepaths; collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends, on issue identification and resolution plans and implementation targets;
  • Prepare and present training.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BSc in Engineering minimum, Master’s degree preferred;
  • 10 - 15 years of corporate functional quality experience. Vehicle OEM experience required;
  • Multiple launch harmonization and gap & fit experience ideal;
  • Must have in-depth technical expertise with the latest manufacturing technologies and feasibility execution to achieve systems requirements and world-class craftsmanship/performance targets;
  • Demonstrate an ability to manage complex projects with tight timing constraints;
  • Must be self-motivated, with a desire to continuously improve and learn;
  • Comfortable working with ambiguity and change;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to gain cross-functional buy-in on quality initiatives in an environment of conflicting priorities;
  • Knowledge of AIAG APQP, PPAP, MSA, Gage R&R;
  • Working knowledge of GD&T, ASME Y14.5-2009/2018;
  • Quality tooling / processes: Inspection fixtures, CMM processes;
  • Experience with or knowledge of ISO 9001 desired, audit experience a bonus;
  • Product development and validation experience desired;
  • Ability to use CATIA V6 desirable;
  • Problem tracking and solving experience desired;
  • Statistical engineering problem solving experience desirable;
  • 8D/5D or 5 Phase experience desirable;
  • Rich knowledge of potential problems and historic warranty issues of other OEMs desired;
  • Containment, recall and warranty experience desired;
  • Voice of customer (VOC) and reponse to customer complaints experience desired;
  • Electrical, electronic and software understanding;
  • Statistical knowledge necessary, Minitab or other analysis tool abilty preferred;
  • ASQ CQE or CSQE certification preferred;
  • Mandarin or German language skills bonus;
  • Ability to travel globally, travel will be about 30%;
  • Strong working knowledge of dimensional and tolerancing best practices preferred.

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