Newell Brands Quality Engineer - Leader in Mogadore, Ohio
The Leader Quality Assurance – Manufacturing coordinates, leads, and performs activities associated with quality, continuous improvement, regulatory, safety, and social compliance within Newell facilities. Specifically this position is responsible for overseeing the Quality systems for our Assembly and Packaging operations. This position will supervise a team of quality auditors.
This position will:
Oversee Quality directly for manufacturing and indirectly for supplies
Review internal processes and procedures using data-driven problem analysis tools to fix operating issues and reduce Cost of Quality & Failure
Manage and monitor the activities of manufacturing Quality associates, supplier operations, and support personnel to meet goals set for overall Quality initiatives
Lead projects and initiatives with a broad scope and high impact to the business.
Drive Continuous Improvement throughout the operation
Meet all KPIs as developed by the Quality Leadership Team
Support NPD activities
Execute the Strategic Plan developed by the Quality Leadership team
Job Responsibilities by Capability:
Business Acumen – 50 %
Enforce a corrective action system that ensures the timely and permanent resolution of all failures to meet established quality requirements.
Enforce quality requirements in accordance with contract, engineering specifications, and established procedures. Provide in-process and final acceptance inspection for all components, subassemblies, and assemblies built by manufacturing.
Drive Cost of Quality & Failure Reduction on monthly base
Collaborate and drive initiatives as requested
Technical Leadership – 25 %
Manage team members development plans to ensure appropriate plans are in place.
Approve supplier first article submissions
Lead manufacturing Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
Lead QMS with manufacturing and suppliers sites.
Lead Product Safety Compliance.
Maintain records of vendor quality performance. Provide summary reports of this performance for management use.
Initiate and implement programs of improving the Site Quality level and reducing the total cost of quality.
Participate in the material review process and provide inputs with regards to disposition on non-conforming material.
Lead Quality System/Regulatory Process/Internal Audit Process/ Ethical and Safety compliance to ensure through customer annual Factory Certification
Problem Solving – 10 %
Work with manufacturing & suppliers on resolving product or process issues, material issues, root cause analysis, and corrective actions
Investigate and report results of consumer returns.
Assist production with daily quality issues.
Communication – %
Provide management reports to highlight the achieved level of quality and status of actions necessary for its improvement.
Maintain records of inspections and product acceptance performance. Provide summary reports as required for management use.
Organizational Agility – %
- Coordinate manufacturing or supplier continuous improvement programs
Technical Mastery – %
Develop quality policies, procedures and quality system development
Run capability studies and analyze data.
Education and Work Experience
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, technical engineering or science discipline
7 years of operations/manufacturing experience
Lean and Six Sigma experience
Strong leadership experience and skills
Directing and leading a multi-shift Quality organization
Skills and Competencies
Lean and Six Sigma experience and experience with Minitab software a plus
Thorough knowledge of quality methods and systems is required (statistics, reliability, sampling and auditing)
ISO/TS quality system working knowledge and auditing experience preferred
An experienced background in various types of manufacturing
Specific knowledge in injection molding, automated assembly and packaging is preferred
Superior interpersonal and communication skills
Strong project management and problem solving abilities
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously
ASQ certification a plus
Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply. #LI-JG
Organization: Newell Brands - Consumer & Commercial Solutions
Title: Quality Engineer - Leader
Location: United States-Ohio-Mogadore
Requisition ID: 315532