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Quality Engineer

Company: Watts Water Technologies
Location: Saint Pauls
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:


  • Participate in and lead the continuous improvement and overall management of St Pauls Quality, ensuring compliance with corporate requirements, ISO and all other applicable quality standards
  • Work with all areas of the company to develop, implement and audit key business processes, procedures and work instructions
  • Initiate, monitor, complete, and audit Corrective Actions for effectiveness
  • Participate in and lead problem solving activities related to the St Pauls Quality
  • Support all initiatives relating to cost of quality/cost of failure
  • Provide necessary support for St. Pauls to ensure continued ISO certification by being an internal auditor and conducting monthly Internal ISO Audits
  • Support the Tiered Daily Management Process and Continuous Improvement Operating System
  • Provide training and support the development of St. Pauls staff
  • Lead and provide support for Kaizen events, Six Sigma projects and daily activities that will support manufacturing, engineering and quality efforts.
  • Follow a Six Sigma DMAIC road map to drive continuous performance improvements and cost reductions
  • Complete root cause investigations and implements corrective actions and preventive actions by participating on problem solving teams
  • Provide support for Customer facing and St. Pauls facing Quality activities. Customer facing activities include the active management and improvement of St. Pauls Customer Quality metrics
  • Collecting, tracking, and improving metrics for customer product and non-product issues; support yearly goal planning and customer metrics improvement
  • Initiating Corrective Actions for pervasive Customer issues; providing effective response to customer complaints
  • St. Pauls facing activities include the active management and improvement of St. Pauls Quality metrics
  • Collecting, tracking, and improving metrics for St. Pauls quality performance for internal quality and supplier quality issues including scrap, rework, and process quality; support yearly goal planning and Sites' metrics improvements
  • Initiating Corrective Actions for pervasive internal quality issues and supplier quality issues and providing sustained follow up for corrective action effectiveness
  • Be a key participant in the New Product Development process ensuring process rigor; completing all deliverables of the NPD process, and applying NPD principles to the large amount of custom, low volume/high mix business in the St. Pauls plant.
  • Actively participate and support new St. Pauls initiatives.
  • Support domestic or international Codes and Standards activities as requiredEDUCATION:
    • Bachelor's degree in a related engineering or manufacturing area requiredMANAGEMENT:
      • No direct reports - influence positionREQUIREMENTS:
        • Must have 5 to 7 years' experience with the use and implementation of Quality concepts in a manufacturing environment.
        • Six Sigma Green Belt Required.
        • Prior experience with the implementation and use of Statistical Process Control and Continuous Improvement Tools
        • Must have experience in basic Metrology and Calibration.
        • Certified Lead Auditor or ISO Auditor is a plus
        • Supervisory and/or management experience in a manufacturing environment is a plus
        • Required to travel domestically, percentage varies.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
          • Works in an office environment
          • May have regular exposure to the plant floor and QA lab.
          • Ability to move throughout the plant and office areas.
          • Alternates between sitting, standing, and moving within the work area.
          • Must be able to manipulate equipment used in performance of tasks.
          • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs.
          • Other demands include but not limited to oral, written, and presentation/communications skills.Watts is committed to equal employment opportunity. We follow a policy of administering all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, military or veteran status, minorities, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the obligations of state and federal law, Watts will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Any employee who needs a reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources.

Keywords: Watts Water Technologies, Fayetteville , Quality Engineer, Engineering , Saint Pauls, North Carolina

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