Sensata Technologies, Inc. New Product Development--Quality Engineer in Hengelo, Netherlands
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.
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
Subject Matter Experts (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
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.
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
Program management, and Design or Process Engineering experience is preferred.
Abundant assembly/function test/customer service experience is preferred.
Certified VDA auditor
6 Sigma Green Belt or above
Experience with automotive / off-road industry
Experience with common Quality tools: DFM, GD&T, APQP, FMEA, control plan, and 8D.
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