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Quality Engineer

Date: Jul 25, 2022

Location: Juarez, CHH, MX, 32697

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS)  is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, offering a comprehensive line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China, The company also manufactures water purification and water softening products for residential and light commercial applications.

A.O. Smith was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The company employs people to make our products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, India, China, the Netherlands, the UK and Turkey.

Why would I want to work for A. O. Smith?

Our company was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin over 140 years ago by the Smith family and we’ve been manufacturing innovators ever since. We take pride in our company’s values and reputation for integrity, and we’re also proud of the A. O. Smith innovations that make life better for people all over the world. If you want to join a team with integrity and a mission to make life better for others, you can take the first step here.

Primary Function

Ensure the quality of the product and processes, focused on the customer, internal as well as external.   Identify problems/risks and use quality, statistics and continuous improvement tools to establish plans to solve or mitigate any risks.

 

Responsibilities

  • Ensures products and processes are carried out in accordance with the established Control Plans, as well as the documented requirements of the Quality Management System.

  • Uses basic quality tools to measure and analyze the performance of applicable KPIs and metrics.

  • Solve problems and improve processes using problem solving tools such as '8-step PSFC', 8D, 5-phase, PDCA, DMAIC, etc. Ensures documentation in accordance with the Quality System.

  • Uses statistical tools to measure, analyze, improve and control processes, such as SPC, Process Capability Studies, MSA (GR&R), Hypothesis Tests, ANOVA, DOE, etc.

  • Develops documented Process Control Plans, and actively participates in the development and revisions to PFMEA's.

  • Manages customer complaints. This includes the registration of the complaint, the documentation of the evaluation of returned product samples (when available) and the establishment and documentation of corrective actions, in accordance with the documents and systems established in the Quality Management System.

  • Participates in projects of the AOS NPD system representing the Quality function.

  • Is responsible for approving design engineering change processes (PCP's), as well as the resulting PPAP's (when applicable) in NPD and Sustaining Engineering projects.

  • Works with the Commodity Manager to manage the changeover process for purchased components through the PPAP process. Establishes communication with suppliers when necessary to facilitate the process.

  • Actively participates in continuous improvement initiatives such as Gemba, Kaizen, PSFC, etc.

Qualifications

  • University degree in Engineering.
  • Fluent bilingual communication - Spanish/English.
  • 3+ years of experience in similar position.
  • Certification as CQE ASQ, Six-Sigma Black or Green Belt, desired.
  • Knowledge on the ISO 9001:2015 standard.
  • Analysis and problem solving methodology (DMAIC, 8D, 5F, 5W, Ishikawa).
  • Knowledge of statistical and quality tools (SPC, MSA, DOE, ANOVA, etc.).
  • Continuous improvement tools and methodology.
  • Leadership and teamwork.
  • Effective problem resolution skills. 

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Related Field

Years of Experience

Minimum of 5 years related work experience

We Offer

Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits plans.


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