NPD Quality Engineer-Electrical Engineering

Engineering Charlotte, North Carolina


Description

NPD Quality Engineer

Charlotte, NC

SUMMARY:

 

Candidate will be a member of Product Development Team and will be responsible for quality oversight and management from product inception, through product launch and post launch maintenance. The primary role of the NPD/Sustaining Quality Engineer is to ensure products meet quality standards consistent with our corporate policies while meeting all design control and other regulatory requirements.  As reporting to the Global Director of Quality the candidate must be able to function with little supervision.   

 

Responsibilities:

  • Track record of root cause determination and effective corrective / preventive action implementation
  • Provides training for product development teams and continuous improvement teams on best practices
  • Ensures quality conduct of projects, including design, data summary and interpretation, report and review adherence to applicable regulations
  • Working with NPD Design Engineers to control product development through a phase-gate approach
  • Maintain and improve the Quality Management System
  • CAPA ownership and/or support
  • Interacting effectively with customers, suppliers, and internal resources
  • Managing projects and/or providing project support from the Quality function
  • Facilitating the identification of project risks, developing mitigation actions, and managing mitigation plans
  • Performing root cause analysis and corrective actions
  • Effectively employing problem solving tools/methodology
  • Develop and implement a “cradle to grave” sustaining quality strategy for new & legacy InVue Security products
  • Work with Contract Manufacturers to ensure performance targets for Quality are met or exceeded
  • Understanding both internal and external customer requirements
  • Serves as the Quality & Regulatory stakeholder for product development release team
  • Ensures quality products are developed in accordance to governing regulations and processes
  • Drives key quality requirements (e.g. Design for Test, Design for Reliability, etc. )
  • Participates and supports various development activities including design reviews and risk assessments
  • Actively participate and assist teams with Risk Analysis to include Risk Assessments, DFMEA/PFMEA’s, etc.
  • Support the investigation of product complaints
  • Resolve technical, quality issues in manufacturing and field through robust problem-solving processes
  • Assists in the planning and execution of verification and validation testing to ensure adequate test coverage for new products and sustaining design changes
  • Responsible for managing all tool and process validations- reviews and approves all validation documentation
  • Participates in site visits with customers and customer feedback workshops
  • Identifies and implements process improvement initiatives, especially scalable, risk-based processes

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required, Mechanical or electrical preferred
  • A minimum of 3+ years related work experience NPD Quality environment (Required)
  • Six Sigma Green/Black Belt (Preferred)
  • Experience working through all aspects of design/development including (Required):
    • Product Design and Development Verification
    • Process Design and Development Verification
    • Product and Process Validation and Production Feedback
    • Launch Assessment and Corrective Action
  • Experience with test method development & validation (e.g. measurement/test system development, gage R&R, etc.)
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams and remote teams
  • Extensive experience with quality tools and methods required (e.g. DFSS, root cause analysis, FMEAs, etc.)
  • Excellent analytical decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work and perform in team environments
  • Knowledge of EE hardware & firmware development & testing will be considered a plus
  • Knowledge of Mechanical design, GD&T, injection molding, and metal forming
  • Developed & implemented sustaining quality initiatives in previous roles & strong track record of delivering results
  • Effective at multi-tasking, exceptional organization and time management skills, self-motivated; shows patience, confidence, and composure
  • Proven problem-solving skills, experienced in: reliability methods, statistical process control, data mining, and quality measurement methodologies
  • Experienced in Customer interaction/communications
  • Knowledge of field management, returns, and warranty processes
  • Developed & implemented sustaining quality initiatives in previous roles & strong record of accomplishment of delivering results
  • Able to breakdown complex problems into manageable projects; can create logical plans and schedules for themselves and others in the team to achieve the organizations goals.
  • International Travel, supplier and customer visits, 15% of the time

 

About InVue

InVue (www.invue.com) creates technology solutions for retailers, commercial businesses, and Institutions that improve customer profitability, efficiency, and security. Today, InVue partners with top retailers and brands like Samsung, Apple, Microsoft, Lenovo, and Google around the world. InVue has been recognized as one of the fastest growing privately-held companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine for five of its ten years in business.