Quality Engineer in Arlington Heights at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 9/21/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Curtiss-Wright Industrial Division, which includes the legacy brands of Arens Controls, Penny & Giles, PG Drives Technology and Williams Controls, is an excellent supplier in providing components and sub-systems which enable customer specific solutions for on- and off-highway vehicles. These include medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses and motor coaches, construction and agricultural vehicles, materials handling, and other specialty vehicles, as well as sophisticated wheelchairs and scooters for medical mobility.

Arens Controls products comprise state-of-the-art drivetrain components, such as 'by-wire' and mechanical transmission shifters, as well as electronic control systems for the Hybrid Electronic Vehicle (HEV) market.

The products are the legacy of the Arens Controls company founded in 1939 and acquired by Curtiss-Wright in 2013.

Find out more information and view our products here: https://www.cw-industrialgroup.com/About/Arens-Controls

Curtiss-Wright invests in the development, recruitment, and retention of critical skills as part of its model for business success. We offer a competitive wage, a comprehensive benefits package including medical and prescription drug coverage, dental benefits, life and disability insurance, 401k retirement, tuition reimbursement, and paid vacation/holidays.

Quality Engineer

The Quality Engineer II position actively participates in the implementation, delivery, maintenance and administration of Williams Controls' Quality Management Systems (QEMS). This role helps to ensure manufactured products meet internal and industry quality standards as they relate to defects and operational problems.

Location: Arlington Heights, IL

Your Challenge:

  • Actively interfaces with multiple function teams and participates in quality initiatives on issues related to: New Product Introduction (NPI), Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA), Process Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (PFMEA) reviews, development and review of Process Flow Diagrams, measurement study analysis, and process capability studies. Presents all these activities in a concise manner in the form of a Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) to customers for their review and approval.
  • Participates in on-going oversight of the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP). Request, and reviews PPAP from suppliers, ensuring supplier PPAP's meet all internal quality assurance specifications and standards. Compiles and submits PPAP reports on behalf of clients in an accurate and timely manner. Actively participates and makes recommendations in the review of internal PPAP's to assure accuracy and internal quality standards.
  • Participates in the review of Non-Conforming Materials (NCM). Authors and issues Corrective Action Reports (CAR). Participates in Process Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (PFMEA) and Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA). Facilitates continuous improvement activities, performs failure analysis and implement containment actions in order to prevent defects from recurring. Provides general production and internal support on manufactured items, ensuring advice given is aligned with internal quality and industry best practice standards.
  • Participates in the management of quality problems with customers on issues related to NCM's and other related quality issues. Effectively listens and records customer problems and complaints. May issue return authorization and CAR's, when necessary, to help customers get their problems solved. Aids the production departments with root cause/corrective action processes, ensuring problems are addressed in a timely manner. Participates in the development of effective implementation of containment actions in order to prevent future defects from reoccurring. Completes required records in Integrated Quality Services (IQS) to assure accuracy of information and communication to the organization. Facilitates the return of defective materials to appropriate suppliers and ensures CAR's are reviewed, implemented and effective.
  • Actively participates in sustaining engineering and general quality support by constantly improving existing products that are problematic and need input from quality. Ensures problematic issues are addressed and corrected in a timely manner.
  • Makes recommendations for customer issue management and support by reviewing and responding to customer factory defect complaints and compiling customer requested quality information.

Your Expertise:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering/Manufacturing, Mathematics, Business Administration or related major.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience, in a high-volume manufacturing environment, preferably in the automotive or commercial vehicle industry.
  • Advanced knowledge of Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing techniques an asset

This position may require exposure to information that is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.