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Plant Quality Engineer

Date:  17-Jul-2022
Country/Region:  US
City:  Toledo
Contract Type: 
Requisition ID:  36784

About Faurecia

Faurecia products and systems are in one out of three vehicles on the road today, including vehicles manufactured by the biggest and most well-known automotive brands in every region of the world.

Our comprehensive offer for SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY includes zero-emission hydrogen solutions, ultra-low emissions solutions, systems for advanced driver assistance and products made with a range of optimized and sustainable materials.

With our COCKPIT OF THE FUTURE, we create value for brands and connected experiences for consumers with our expertise in seating, interiors, lighting, body electronics, sensors, actuators and other display technologies and cockpit electronics.

But Faurecia is also so much more than a top-7 global automotive and technology leader. We inspire safer, more comfortable, more personalized and more sustainable mobility. We create advanced solutions to accelerate the transition towards CO2 neutrality.

We believe people matter. We work on challenges that matter. If you join us, you’ll take a journey that matters.

We’re hiring a Plant Quality Engineer.

Our Clean Mobility Division is looking for a Plant Quality Engineer for its manufacturing facility in Toledo, OH to drive the Faurecia QSE method and ensures product conformity in accordance with the control plan and the right application of the quality principles (QSE, respect of the ISO/TS 16949 and IATF 16949…).  


You’ll work on challenges that matter.

This job will require you to:

  • Approve and implement internal work instructions on the production lines and thus ensure that all necessary inspections are included, the necessary time is allocated in the standardized work sheets and that the related measuring equipment is available and meets requirements (e.g. R&R study, etc)
  • Ensure the respect of the control plan and archive required quality records in accordance with the control plan (1st part ok, …)
  • Define and update the inspection instructions according to the control plan (e.g. final inspection instructions, ok 1st part instruction)
  • Organize and perform gauge R&R studies.  Perform measurements and data collection on engineering samples, record SPC data and coordinate line trail data collection.
  • Assess new and existing manufacturing methods, including tooling, fixtures, layouts and equiment for potential quality/cost improvements.  Supervisor pre-prodution and pre-launch activities.
  • Conduct Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) in conjunction with advanced quality-planning activities.  Compile the contents and assure compliance to customer requirements for all initial production part submissions.
  • Facilitate the establishment and implementation of quality specifications, testing procedures and standards for raw materials, processes and finished goods.
  • Develop and recommend inspection, sampling techniques and quality control plans, develop process control procedure to ensure production of finished product meet qualily specification and standard.
  • Provide leadership in APQP and PPAP processes to determine testing, sampling techniques and gauging methodes needed to produce new products.
  • Support program launches through all phases to support the Program manager and launch teams.
  • Active participation in the UAP QRQC and sustain the rigorous application of the method.
  • Conduct investigations to determine causes of defects and make recommendations for corrective actions. Provide feedback to manufacturing, engineering and quality based on the analysis of returned goods and internal non-conformances
  • Update daily the quality indicators for the UAP and ensure that the quality indicators are well tracked by the GAP Leader for the lines
  • Define and drive the priorities of quality continuous improvement in collaboration with the UAP & Quality Manager and construct an annual QSE plan based on defined priorities, including targets, resources and organization of QSE workshops.
  • Facilitate QSE workshops and therefore master QSE tools and techniques including: 7 basics (Final Inspection, Pokayoke, self inspection, QRCI, etc.), Stop @ Defect, convergence plan, and variability reduction. Train team members and support staff in appropriate quality training to ensure deployment of standards.
  • Support the production supervisors in the implementation of the 7 Quality Basics (train, implement, track, alert in case of deviation…)
  • Instruct and train applicable personnel in techniques and use of audit and testing devices
  • Identify and implement best practices.
  • Interface with Customers using on-line quality monitoring systems (GM Supply Power/GZTS, Ford Covisint…) and respond in an effective and timely manner to ensure zero non-conformances.
  • Visit customers and suppliers as necessary.  Act as a liaison to inertal and external customers
  • Contact supppliers to put in place urgent actions to assure defect free parts for procutions.  Assist in the evaluation and implementation of supplier corrective actions.
  • Assure compliance of the documented quality system (IATF-16949) and promote consistency throughout orgnization relative to the Quality Management System.
  • Adhere to the Code of Ethics
  • Adhere to Code of Management


The ideal candidate.

To succeed in this position, you will ideally have:

  • Preferably a Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 2 years of production experience (preferably in automotive)
  • 2-3 years in a quality role with strong knowledge of quality methods (QRCI, problem-solving, 7 Quality Basics…)
  • Strong sense of teamwork
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven track record in upholding safety and quality standards

We believe people matter.

Faurecia is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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