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Quality Assurance Engineer (Vehicle Builds)

Company: Nomad Global Communication Solutions
Location: Columbia Falls
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

We are seeking a Quality Assurance Engineer for vehicle builds, not for software/hardware IT.
Position : Quality Assurance Engineer
Division: Operations
Department: Quality Assurance
Schedule: Full-Time
Reports To: Quality Assurance Manager
Overview: Nomad Global Communications Solutions is a leading provider of communication and response products serving a wide variety of customers. Our purpose is to be the solution when every minute matters. We seek a candidate that is self-inspired to learn and demonstrates a high degree of customer service while positively contributing to our team.
The Quality Assurance Engineer (QE) is an ASQ certified CQE and has a strong understanding of the body of knowledge needed to obtain one or more of the following ASQ certifications; CQE, CQI, CQA, and/or CSQP, along with previous work experience at a manufacturing facility which operates in a heavily government regulated industry. This background will aid in the completion of the essential functions listed below.
Essential Functions / Responsibility:

  • Assist the Quality Assurance Manager in supporting and mentoring Nomad's Quality Assurance Inspectors.

  • Assist Quality Assurance Inspectors as needed with inspection of incoming, in-process, and final products using basic gauges and measurement instruments.

  • Conduct more complex and critical inspections using metrology equipment (optical or probe CMM, etc.) in accordance with blueprints, drawings, geometric dimensions and tolerancing (GD&T) and Model-Based Definitions.

  • Define inspection plans through understanding process distributions and by utilizing sampling methods in accordance with ANSI/ASQ Z1.4.

  • Collaborate with the organization's Supply Chain department and Quality Assurance Manager to continuously evaluate and improve performance of supplier key system components.

  • Identify and resolve problems through use of root cause analysis and continuous improvement techniques.

  • Collaborate with the Engineering Teams and Innovative Solutions Group to develop engineered solutions based on root cause analysis and identification of opportunities to improve product manufacturability and serviceability.

  • Develop and monitor program specific quality control systems/plans.

  • Perform internal quality audits through sound techniques of examining, questioning, evaluating, and reporting to determine the quality system's adequacy and deficiencies.

  • Use metrology and statistical methods to diagnose and correct improper quality control practices.

  • Help ensure that manufacturing and inspection tools meet specific program calibration requirements

  • Identify processes that could improve through use of statistical process control (SPC).

  • Review engineering drawings for quality characteristics, comparison of tolerances to inspection and test capabilities, and alignment with company standards, as required.

  • Travel, on a limited basis, as needed by Management.

  • Perform additional duties as assigned by Management.
    Basic Knowledge Desired:

  • Understand the significance of the Nomad Core Values and display a demonstrated willingness to apply them.

  • Be knowledgeable about quality standards/guidelines and risk management concepts.

  • Be knowledgeable about metrology, inspection, and testing.

  • Understand technical drawings and specifications (ASME Y14 standards).

  • Utilize basic and advanced problem-solving tools and continuous improvement techniques.

    Physical Demands:

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and arms to finger, handle, feel, reach, or operate objects, tools, or controls.

    • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, hear, and is occasionally required to sit.

    • The employee must frequently lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Anything heavier than 50 pounds will require two people to lift / carry.

    • The employee must have the ability to work from heights at the ground floor up to 20 feet from the ground on ladders or platforms of varying sizes.

    • Specific vision abilities required by this job including close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to distinguish individual colors.

      Working Environment:

      • The environment is typically an indoor office environment with long periods of computer-related work, constant interruptions, and high levels of stress at times.

      • The work environment is a partially environmentally controlled indoor environment. Depending upon the time of year, temperatures can fluctuate between 60F and 100F but is typically around 70F.

      • The employee may be subjected to noise levels, ranging from low volume to loud and will be required to wear provided safety hearing devices from time to time, which will be provided.

      • The employee will be exposed to a variety of household/commercial chemicals that will require the employee to follow company rules/regulations outlined by that SDS.

      • All Team Members must wear provided OSHA approved eye protection at all times in manufacturing areas. The employee will be required to wear provided safety eyewear throughout the performance of their duties. Closed toed shoes are required when on the Production

      • The employee is always expected to maintain a professional image and demeanor on company property or while representing the company off-site.

        Qualifications & Experience:

        • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Quality Assurance, or Manufacturing Management required.

        • Three years' experience in Quality Assurance field.

        • ASQ Certification preferred (CSQP, CQI, CQE, and/or CQA).

        • Experience with ERP programs (ECNs, SCARs, etc.) preferred.

        • Must have strong computer skills and be proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

        • Possess a sense of urgency to meet all defined deliverables.

        • Be able to work with and communicate with employees at all levels effectively and professionally.

        • Documented work experience in a manufacturing environment operating within a heavily regulated industry, preferably operating with a QMS certified/compliant to ISO9001, AS9100, or FAA Guidelines.

          Nomad GCS is an equal opportunity employer, (EOE,) and voluntarily follows affirmative action guidelines. As an equal opportunity employer, Nomad GCS does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable state and local laws.
          Employment Type
          Minimum Experience
          $72 - $82,000.00 salary DOE w/ benefits

Keywords: Nomad Global Communication Solutions, Missoula , Quality Assurance Engineer (Vehicle Builds), Engineering , Columbia Falls, Montana

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