The Quality Engineer is responsible for the technical aspects of MakerBot process and product quality. The successful candidate must be able to: drive continuous improvement of product quality, work effectively with domestic and international Contract Manufacturers and suppliers, work cross-functionally to meet company and departmental goals, and stand up under pressure to lead conflict and issue resolution.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
- Ensure product quality meets company standards including incoming raw material from component suppliers and outgoing finished goods from contract manufacturers
- Manage, develop and improve internal and external manufacturing and quality processes to ensure sufficient capability to meet business goals. Drive cost of quality to world-class levels
- Utilize SPC, DOEs, Audit/Inspection/Sampling Plans, Capability Analysis, Gauge R&R and other statistical techniques to analyze processes and make data-based decisions
- Own CAPA/8D root cause investigation process and system. Drive resolutions to non-conformances, up through and including validation of permanent corrective actions. Lead cross-functional corrective action projects to drive product improvement, improve customer quality and reduce warranty costs
- Lead supplier quality activities, including supplier qualification, audits, root cause analysis, corrective actions, capability improvements, and issue resolution
- Review and approve Engineering drawings, Engineering Change Orders (ECOs), and other NPD/NPI documentation
- Drive production part approval processes (PPAP) including supplier, part, and manufacturing process approvals
- Analyze customer complaint and field failure data; liaise with Customer Assurance and Contract
- Manufacturers to identify and minimize field quality issues and implement corrective actions
- Champion Lean Six Sigma practices and methodologies across internal and external teams
- Develop and report on metrics relating to Contract Manufacturer KPI’s and customer quality
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field
- 2 years of experience on a manufacturing team
- Ability to travel up to 30% and obtain a Chinese Visa (pandemic notwithstanding)
- Demonstrated knowledge of product development lifecycles, design and document change control, product and process verification and validation methodologies, and manufacturing/production process control methodologies.
- Ability to present technical information and effectively communicate across all levels of the organization, including both technical and non-technical information
- Understanding of practical applications of Lean Six Sigma tools such as Design of Experiments (DOE),
- Measurement System Analysis, Analysis of Variance, Hypothesis Testing, GR&R, Cpk, Statistical Quality
- Control/Statistical Process Control, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
- Strong understanding of common manufacturing methods including but not limited to plastic injection molding, die casting and sheet metal
- Proficiency with analytical tools and methods, including the use of computer software packages related to design, development and manufacturing.
- Participation in or working knowledge of ISO 9001 or similar quality programs
- Extreme attention to detail
- Possess the energy, passion, and enthusiasm to drive change
- Experience with mechatronic, appliance, automotive, electrical or electromechanical device manufacturing
- Six Sigma Belt
- ASQ Certified Quality Engineer
- Familiarity with 3D printing or MakerBot
- MS or MBA degree
Sometimes, it’s the little (virtual) things:
- Weekly virtual, after-work yoga.
- Access to 3D printers, of course, but also helpful people who love sharing their knowledge and expertise to help and teach you how to use them.
The compensation package includes health, dental, vision benefits, pre-tax benefits for transit, 401K matching, and three weeks of vacation.
This is a great opportunity to make a big impact in a unique industry working with amazing people.
MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), is a global leader in the 3D printing industry. Founded in 2009 in Brooklyn, NY, MakerBot strives to redefine the standards for reliability and ease-of-use. Through this dedication, MakerBot has one of the largest install bases in the industry and also runs Thingiverse, the largest 3D printing community in the world. MakerBot’s connected 3D printing solutions address the wider needs of professionals and educators, evolving their ideas from inspiration to innovation.
MakerBot will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. All offers of employment with MakerBot are contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.
MakerBot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against for their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
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