As Design Quality Engineer your role is to partner with R&D and GE teams (based in Ireland and worldwide) on risk identification & control and to serve as the Voice of the Customer during the full end-to-end product innovation cycle. You will deploy Stage Gate Methodology to progress product from concept through to feasibility and onto the development & release to production phases.
- Product Definition – Work with R&D, Marketing & Commercial teams on the full end-to-end product definition
- Quality Design Control Deliverables – Participates in project teams to review and develop clear and concise user requirements, verification and validation studies, risk analysis, test plans, control plans and product specifications
- Risk Analysis – Work with R&D and GE on Design FMEA during development and industrialization of new products
- Control plans – Owner for product characteristic controls in control plans and define critical to quality (CTQ) product characteristics in association with GE
- Downstream validations – Work with downstream partners on validations to ensure controls in place to deliver customer and regulatory requirements
- Validate new raw material suppliers – Support the definition & control of process inputs including supplier & raw material controls, QA testing & process Control Plans
- Fit-for-use analytical methods – Work with R&D to develop and validate analytical methods and specifications to qualify products in line with customer requirements and product claims
- Trouble-shooting focus – Lead problem solving and C.I focus to reduce variation during the development & industrialization phases and as part of the hand-off to the pilot site
- Hand-shake with pilot sites – Ensure that there is a formal hand-over of quality processes and deliverables to pilot sites & other sites processing Transitions products
- NPDP optimisation – Support the continuous improvement of the New Product Development Process, e.g. definition of the deliverables for hand-off between Stages
- Reporting & Documentation – Prepare and present summary documents / presentations of the validation testing results for senior management. Maintain records & documentation that support the One Quality validation process
- Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in an engineering or science discipline
- 8 to 10 years’ experience in a high-volume manufacturing facility with strong quality assurance discipline
- Experience of FMEA, control plan development, Statistical Process Control (SPC) and capability analysis
- Solves problems through the application of appropriate scientific, experimental, and statistical methods. Application of Six Sigma and similar methods for reducing variation and improving process knowledge.
- Intellectually sharp, capable and can conceptualize systems and solutions. Pursues improvement projects with energy, drive and a need to finish.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access)
- Strong presentation skills, utilizing tools to address opportunities for improvement and experience in providing reports and data analysis to a variety of audiences.
For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Stephen Kelly on 091-706714.