Quality Engineering Specialist
Whitewater, WI 
Posted 12 days ago
Job Description

Generac Power Systems - The Quality Engineering Specialist I will work with suppliers and personnel to improve quality systems and performance.  This position is responsible for ensuring that suppliers meet quality expectations and for planning, coordinating, and executing the incoming inspection, quarantine and disposition of product.  This position works closely with cross-functional teams to keep product flowing successfully.  This position reports to the Quality Manager and is located in Whitewater, WI.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deploy standard tools, methodologies, practices & processes
  • Assist Generac sourcing, purchasing and corporate quality personnel with the establishment of supplier expectations and objectives.
  • Assist the Quality Manager & purchasing team with the resolution of supplier quality issues.
  • Direct the overall execution of internal product audits and nonconformance resolution. Support problem solving at the plant and supplier levels.
  • Support Production Part Approval Process (PPAP). Manage the qualification of new parts through the APQP process.
  • Coordinate supplier quality, rework and scrap data acquisition to feed Cost of Quality Metrics.
  • Conduct audits/assessments of processes and quality systems (ISO, internal audit, etc).
  • Gather and analyze product data and use the data to lead improvement initiatives to reduce the potential for defects.
  • Provide direction and assistance to the Quality Leads for prioritizing inspection tasks.
  • Develop and modify inspection sampling plans based on supplier performance.
  • Assist with the identification and traceability of product.
  • Ensure test/ inspection integrity (MSA/ GR&R).
  • Act as SAP Super User within functional area as assigned.
  • Promote a continuous improvement environment.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the application and interpretation of manufacturing/quality metrics;
  • Certified Quality Engineer or technician
  • Demonstrated knowledge of PPAP procedures, APQP (Control Plan & PFMEA), PPAP and ISO standards/principles;
  • Experience using continuous improvement tool set;
  • Demonstrated ability to collaboratively work with teams to drive improvements;
  • Proven track record of successfully managing shifting deadlines and priorities in a fast paced environment;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and SAP business systems.
  • Knowledge of Lean principals & improvements.
  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Certified Quality Auditor
  • Previous Experience using SAP or equivalent ERP
  • Demonstrated knowledge of PPAP procedures, APQP (Control Plan & PFMEA), PPAP and ISO

Generac Power Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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