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Sr Quality Engineer

Company: Seek Thermal
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:



The Quality Engineer will ensure confidence in the quality of Seek products, services, and its Quality

Management System. Works closely with the Director of Quality to support a quality culture able to

achieve Zero Defects and On Time Delivery to customers. This is a Salaried Exempt position, with

considerable independent judgement and decision making.


Monitoring & Measuring of Product

? Ensure products adhere to all defined requirements and specifications:

? Develop and/or define appropriate inspection methodologies and tools.

? Develop Inspection Plans for raw materials, components, and the manufacture/assembly of product.

? Develop/improve, implement, and train Inspection Processes and Work Instructions

? Establish statistical confidence by determining Sampling Plans.

? Provide leadership and guidance to all personnel performing inspection, test and/or calibration processes.

? Maintenance of Quality KPI's

Monitoring & Measuring of Process

? Work with Manufacturing Engineering to develop, roll out and maintain Measurement Systems Analysis

and SPC Programs to reduce variability and achieve goals of Zero Defects Program.

Nonconformance Management

? Develop, implement, and manage effective nonconformance management processes and controls

appropriate for ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and IATF 16949 certified system requirements.

? Ensure:

o Effective control of all nonconforming materials awaiting review, disposition determination and

final disposition.

o Scrapped materials are permanently marked and destroyed.

o On-time processing of nonconformances

o Adequate containment, Quality Alerts and other immediate activities are completed and


o Failure analysis where needed and suggest corrective actions on recurring or systemic


Customer Support

? Support Customers (Internal/External) with questions, concerns or needed knowledge regarding part or

service quality or the QMS.

? Coordinate with customers relating to quality trends, performance, and corrective action.

? Analyze issues reported via customer feedback, customer complaints (including RMA) and determine

need for/actions to correct or improve.

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Supplier Control

? Work with Purchasing and Materials to:

? Ensure the review, approval, and monitoring of suppliers, including supplier audits.

? Ensure raw materials and component parts meet quality standards.

? Initiate programs to enhance supplier performance.

? Coordinate with suppliers regarding performance and any needed improvements or corrective



? Perform Internal Audits as assigned

? Perform Root Cause Analysis and implement 8D Corrective Actions as required

? Work cross functionally to support other functions to effectively complete and implement 8D corrective


? Work with Manufacturing Engineering to continually develop and improve lean enterprise techniques and

drive continuous improvement efforts in the factory to drive efficiency, effectiveness, and overall


? Revise and/or create needed documentation for the effective management of the QMS.

Product Realization Support

? Work with Design Teams to identify and implement adequate Quality Planning.

? Work with Engineering to support PFMEA and Control Plans

? Work with Engineering to support APQP/PPAP.

? Interact with product development committees to inspect and review engineering releases.

? Ensure process control documents adhere with set requirements...

? Interact with manufacturing and engineering teams to optimize documentation related to quality and

inspection checks.


? Provide Training on quality related processes and documents as required.

? Participate in Management Review


? Interpret complex mechanical drawings (blueprints), Parts Lists, BOMs, Data Lists, mechanical test

reports, chemical analysis reports, thermal and environmental conditioning reports.

? Strong knowledge of Inspection methodologies, techniques, and processes, including the use of Sampling


? Application of Quality Control practices and principles ((sampling, inspection plans, GD&T.)

? Application of Quality Assurance Processes (FAI, MSA, APQP, etc.).

? Application of nonconforming output processes (MRB).

? Work to IATF 16949:2016 or other quality management systems experience (e.g., ISO9001, ISO13485,


? Strong understanding of root cause analysis & problem-solving tools & methodologies.

? Strong writing skills to craft documented information for the use of multiple skill and experience levels.

? Strong Computer Skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Project.

? Experience with Agile PLM and NetSuite platforms desired.

? Must be a US Citizen or have Permanent Resident status.

. Requirements:

? Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline.

? 5+ years of experience working as a Quality Engineer in an ISO, AS or IATF Quality System

? Open to considering less qualifications given the right candidate.



Keywords: Seek Thermal, Santa Barbara , Sr Quality Engineer, Other , Santa Barbara, California

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