Quality Engineering Specialist-Mazda Toyota Manufacturing

Huntsvile, Alabama, USA

Time Type: Full Time

Job Requisition ID: REQ001154

Why We Want You

We believe that sharing common values and bringing together ideas from all people of a community triggers more engagement, creativity and performance. By inspiring each other and fostering an inclusive, friendly environment that helps us thrive as individuals we create a unique and cooperative work sphere.

We value diversity and inclusion and care for everybody that supports us with his and her skills.

Find your future with us and join our team!

What You Do

Initially will lead the establishment and ramp-up of Quality Engineering at a large, high-volume, cutting-edge automotive manufacturing operation.

As a part of the above, and on an ongoing basis will also:

  • Establish strong team member relations, at all levels and provide support for people development, coaching and mentoring with a focus on teamwork and inclusion
  • Collaborate with international team members from Mazda and Toyota or, other customers
  • Develop and sustain the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA Business (Quality) Management System
  • Responsible for Supplier/ Business Quality Management and systems through the Quality Engineers
  • Responsible for Completed Vehicle quality and supplier inspection standards
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining Completed Vehicle inspection standards
  • Develop plans and strategies that support division policies and business plan with good milestone management.
  • Promptly identify and analyze manufacturing process related problems
  • Analyze customer (internal and external) data and create plans to visualize and improve (why made and why shipped)
  • Develop actions for Quality improvement and stabilization
  • Follow-up on shop activities and support countermeasure development when projects, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) or plans fall behind
  • Improve the areas of Safety, Quality, Productivity, Cost and Development Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Mass Production and New Model launch
  • Ensure daily floor management systems supporting long-term strategy development and achievement
  • Support organizational capability development in problem solving
  • Develop short and long-term quality department strategies supporting Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA initiatives
  • Ensure project milestone management with follow-up and next steps
  • Lead Daily Floor Management ensuring quality parts to the customer
  • Use Floor Management Systems to visualize the floor condition and promote KPI improvement
  • Responsible for training, process development, equipment validation, systems, and document control
  • Support new model and capital budgets
  • Able to drive company vehicle (MVR check required) for quality testing on and off site
  • Leading root cause analysis with Early Detection Early Resolution of MTM Parts Assurance troubleshooting, analysis and approvals, Parts Inspection standard development/ maintenance, investigation and countermeasure, controls/ containment, evaluation, escalation and management of parts quality, and workability studies of new parts development.
  • Supporting launch of new product for Parts during Major/ Minor model, running changes, and Mass Production.
  • Ensure effective changepoint management and communication.
  • Lead the investigation of non-conformance, working with supplier and technical staff to provide quick resolution and establishing corrective actions and reoccurrence prevention.
  • Manage Supplier development
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the department
  • Ability to work outside of typical business hours and travel as needed (domestically and internationally)

What You Bring

  • High School Diploma or GED Required
  • Experience with Supplier development, or project management, and/or project part launch.
  • Quick, timely, innovative, factual/ accurate, result oriented decision making, driven self-starter, and team player
  • Experience reading part/component drawings and conveying technical information
  • Experience with presentation development and execution
  • Manufacturing, Production or Engineering experience in a manufacturing environment; with a preference for Quality Engineering experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of Products

What Will Set You Apart

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, or technical field (Science, Technology, Math)
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in Manufacturing, Production or Engineering experience in a manufacturing environment; with a preference for Quality Engineering experience
  • Automotive experience
  • Experience with development of PFMEA’s, and manufacturing control plans
  • Experience in strategic planning, and project management
  • ISO9001/ QS9000 management experience
  • Japanese language or professional experience working with a Japanese or other internationally - owned company
  • Experience with consensus building
  • Experience with development and launch of parts, testing, and commercialization of automotive parts

What We Offer

At Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA Inc., we offer the opportunity to end each day with a smile and a sense of pride in the work that you do. Our innovative, inclusive environment allows every single one of our team members the chance to learn from others and do something that matters – from building vehicles that lead in quality & value to making a true difference in Mazda Toyota Manufacturing and our hometown North Alabama community.