Quality/ Reliability Eng General (Flint)

Altair Engineering in Flint, MI

  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Position Description:

We are looking for experienced candidates to join multiple disciplines in our STA organization with strong communication, technical knowledge, project management, manufacturing and process quality expertise in component parts production for Chassis, Powertrain (including Electrified Powertrain), Body & Exterior, Stamping, Interior and Electrical/Electronics (including control modules/software) commodities.

Responsibilities will vary based on position and project:

  • Collaborate on sourcing decision to ensure capable supplier selection utilizing Client standardized tools in assessing sourcing risks, developing robust industrialization plans to deliver Best In Class Supplier Performance.
  • Engage assigned suppliers in implementation of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) to deliver successful Vehicle and Powertrain launches with robust Production Parts Approval disciplines (PPAP) that meets Program launch milestones requirements.
  • Manage and escalate supplier progress status following APQP and program launch reporting guidelines.
  • Conduct on-site Supplier Evaluation Visits per Client Global Product Development System (GPDS) supplier engagement process for new program parts with Client & Supplier cross functional teams.
  • Skills Required:

  • Pro-actively drive Failure Mode Avoidance through robust execution of Manufacturing Feasibility assessments, PFMEA, Special Characteristics (SCCAF) & Control Plans, Measurement Systems Analysis (GR&R), Capacity Analysis (CAR) reviews, enforcing Health Charts & Manufacturing Process Standards compliance and validation of implementation on suppliers production/manufacturing floor.
  • Engage Client/Supplier Cross-Functional teams (Commercial Purchasing, Product Development, Manufacturing, Packaging, etc) in the resolution and escalation of issues affecting Launch Readiness (APQP), Capacity, Quality and Warranty.
  • Drive immediate supplier containment and resolution of quality and capacity issues utilizing disciplined problem solving, lean best practices
  • Strong Project Management, Continuous Technical & Quality Improvement Mindset, Critical Thinking & Problem Resolution Skills with proven ability to deliver under time constraints.
  • Effective Leader with Collaborative Relationship Building and Communication Skills Listening, Facilitating, Negotiating, Prioritizing and delivering team objectives on time.
  • Skills Preferred:

    -Experienced in the use of 6-Sigma Quality Tools, G8D Problem Solving, QOS Management, GD&T, Measurement Systems Analysis.

    Experience Required:

    -Minimum of 3 years Manufacturing Expertise preferably in the automotive or leading edge technology Industry.

    Experience Preferred:

    Preferred to have experience in Lean Manufacturing disciplines (Value Stream Mapping, Bill of Process, and Capacity Planning) and delivering Manufacturing Industrialization projects.

    Education Required:

    BS Degree or Equivalent

    Education Preferred:

    Engineering Preferred

    Additional Information :

    Ability to Travel Required up to 70% depending on position & project

    Altair Engineering Inc. is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of product design and development, high performance cloud computing, and data intelligence. We enable organizations across broad industry segments to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future. We believe a critical component of our success has been our company culture, based on our core values of innovation, envisioning the future, communicating honestly and broadly, seeking technology and business firsts, and embracing diversity. With more than 2,800 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates 81 offices throughout 25 countries. Altair serves more than 8,000 customers across broad industry segments. Altair ProductDesign is a global, multi-disciplinary product development consultancy which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Altair Engineering. To learn more please visit www.altair.com


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