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Sensata Technologies, Inc. New Product Development Quality Engineer, HVOR in Bloomington, Minnesota

The New Product Development (NPD) Quality Engineer leads all Quality aspects of new product development, by influencing the customer, the Sensata development team (Design, Process, Program Management, etc.), and the Sensata Manufacturing team. The goal of the NPD Quality Engineer is to achieve flawless execution of product development. A successful NPD Quality Engineer possesses the following strengths: strong leadership, very pro-active, results oriented, strong follow-through, the ability to influence others, a strong technical understanding of Sensata’s products, a strong understanding of manufacturing processes, and the motivation and ability to independently reach across geographical and cultural boundaries to solve problems.

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RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deploy Quality policy, objectives and goals within cross-functional teams

  • Assure quality systems are current and accurate

  • Ensure globally consistent use of the Sensata NPD process to drive results

  • Drive continuous improvement of the Sensata NPD process by supporting design of quality management system

  • Develop and deliver standard global training for Sensata's Quality Academy

  • Contribute ideas to product improvement roadmaps based on lessons learned & best practices (including industry standards ASTM, ISO, CQI, etc.) by facilitating kaizen and lean initiatives

  • Review customer quality agreements and requirements for deployment within APQP process

  • Review requirements and translate to operational controls and instructions (including reinspection, rework and containment)

  • Audit engineering and project management work products for clarity, completeness and compliance

  • Demonstrate full ownership of product quality by driving all relevant functions towards 100% robustness in meeting specifications/performance requirements

  • Assure compliance to defined operational controls and instructions

  • Develop and execute zero defect roadmaps with support from cross-functional teams and subject matter experts

  • Fulfill our customers' Quality System requirements (APQP, VDA, etc.)

  • Analyze changes and deviations for risk and implementation of lessons learned & best practices

  • Manage deviations with customers during APQP including development and maintenance of pedigree matrix

  • Define and develop special characteristics in collaboration with customers, engineering and operations

  • Ensure product success by assessing design, process and suppliers against customer and Sensata requirements throughout NPD

  • Lead and participate in 8D activities including coordination of containment activity, failure analysis and problem solving (before and including C-sample build)

  • Assure quality and timeliness of 8D responses to customers

  • SME support for product after launch control

  • Coordinate MSA studies and capability studies to feedback feasibility assessments of new product and processes to engineering teams and management

  • Coordinate failure analysis and teardown of devices to provide feedback to engineering teams and management

If located at MFG site:

  • Coordinate receiving site activities such as training of quality operators and OQE team of application and product and process elements, line audits and reporting of concerns within flow of value, setup of new checklists and line documentation

  • Implementation of launch controls and reporting of launch control data

  • Work directly with OQE team to coordinate local activities

  • Lead and participate in 8D activities including coordination of containment activity, failure analysis and problem solving (between C-sample build and launch control exit)

  • Compile and submit PPAP packages to customers per requirements and track within internal and external systems

  • Work with x-functional team to manage PIPO of changes and new products to assure unapproved changes within the supply chain are not released into customer supply chain.

  • Assure warranty and quality (internal rejects) risks associated with new products or introduction of a changes are mitigated to an acceptable level

  • Develop Failure analysis flow for new products and assess risks that exist in current FA flow in cooperation with x-functional team.

  • Train and coach ops quality to handover responsibility before project closure

  • Drive continuous improvement of new products and changes with PMT, Design and Process engineering in business centers (sharing of best practices regionally and globally)

REQUIREMENTS

  • B. S. degree or above, majoring in Engineering or other equivalent ones

  • Ideally a minimum of 3 Years of working experience in quality functions, and good knowledge of Quality Systems (ISO 9000 / TS16949 / VDA 6.3)

  • Be familiar with quality management and manufacturing processes; also familiar with AIAG manual: APQP, FMEA, MSA, PPAP and SPC a plus

  • Experience in process / product engineering is a plus

  • Be familiar with core quality tools such as SPC/MSA/PFMEA/PPAP/APQP

  • Strong communication skills and history of influencing at all levels of an organization

  • Negotiation skills

  • Ability to develop unique, differentiated solutions to complex problems strong problem solving skills (8D/5Why/Fishbone/Minitab)

  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing

  • Good English language ability in reading, writing and speaking

  • Preferences:

  • Customer satisfaction handling experience and knowledge on automotive industries

  • At least 3 years’ experience in quality function and good knowledge on Quality Systems

  • Certified Quality Systems or TS 16949 internal auditor

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  • Collaborating at Sensata means working with some of the world’s most talented people in an enriching environment that is constantly pushing towards the next best thing.

  • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication.

  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

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