Senior Quality Engineer
Jefferson, WI 
Posted 29 days ago
Job Description
The Senior Quality Engineering Specialist works 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.  The Senior Quality Specialist collaborates with cross-functional teams to keep product flowing successfully.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Promote a continuous improvement environment by providing leadership and direction for facility teams. 
Guide Generac sourcing, purchasing and corporate quality personnel with the establishment of supplier expectations and objectives. 
Lead the resolution of supplier quality issues. 
Direct the overall execution of internal product audits and nonconformance resolution.  Lead 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 and manage 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.
Create and deploy standard Generac tools, methodologies and standards.  
Minimal Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in mechanical, industrial, or quality engineering
5 + years of experience in a manufacturing environment
Preferred Qualifications:
5+ years of experience working in Quality Assurance in a plant or supplier quality role. 
Certified Quality Engineer or Technician
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt
Certified Quality Auditor
Previous Experience using SAP or equivalent ERP
Knowledge of Lean principals & Continuous Improvement Strategies
Demonstrated ability to lead collaborative work teams to drive improvement in a face paced environment;
Knowledge and Skills:
Demonstrated problem-solving skills;
Effective verbal and written communication skills;
Demonstrated knowledge of the application and interpretation of manufacturing/quality metrics;
Physical demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls.  The employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel. 

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


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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