Quality Engineer - Supplier Assurance

What Makes a Honda, is Who makes a Honda

Honda has a clear vision for the future, and it's a joyful one. We are looking for individuals with the skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals.

At our core is innovation. Honda is constantly innovating and developing solutions to drive our business with record success. We strive to be a company that serves as a source of "power" that supports people around the world who are trying to do things based on their own initiative and that helps people expand their own potential. To this end, Honda strives to realize "the joy and freedom of mobility" by developing new technologies and an innovative approach to achieve a "zero environmental footprint."

We are looking for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, continuous improvement values, and a strong work ethic to join our team.

If your goals and values align with Honda's, we want you to join our team to Bring the Future!

Job Purpose

Minimizing supplier quality issues using root cause analysis, implementing temporary solutions and permanent countermeasures to ensure minimal line impact and optimal product quality. Using a regional viewpoint, work with assigned suppliers toward continuous improvement of manufacturing characteristics. Support and provide direction for respective team members.

Key Accountabilities

  • Approve part/process changes for design changes and non-design changes.
  • Final approval of other associate's part / process changes
  • Approve / confirm Supplier countermeasures and approve a part change prior to installation on saleable product
  • Perform in-depth analysis related to the production process to minimize customers concerns
  • Oversee and manage complex problem solving analysis and investigations
  • Coordinate and lead supplier countermeasure activities to provide an effective solution
  • Manage and support communication with suppliers and other departments in regards to countermeasures
  • Negotiating and communicating quality activity with suppliers, In-house departments, and Management
  • Mentor new associates within group on problem solving, procedures, and fostering development

Qualifications, Experience, and Skills

Minimum Educational Qualifications: 4-Year Engineering Degreee (E.G., Mechanical, Technical Design), 2-Year Tech Degree with Equivalent Relevant Experience Or 6 Years of Relevant Experience if No Degree

Minimum Experience: 3+ Years of Experience Based On Education

Other Job-Specific Skills:

  • High impact problem solver and crisis leader
  • Ability to act with accuracy and urgency for potential high impact issues without management direction
  • Strong understanding of systemic root cause analysis.
  • Has a good working knowledge of CATIA, HES, Microsoft Office Programs, statistical analysis, Honda philosophy
  • Excellent communication and networking skills. Can easily communicate to all levels of Honda and supplier management.
  • Strong training and mentor skills
  • Experience leading PQCT/PFMEA audits at high impact suppliers

Job Dimensions

No. of Direct Reports: 0

No. of Indirect Reports: 0

Financial Dimensions: N/A

Decisions Expected

  • Authority to approve a part change prior to installation on saleable product
  • Review proposed countermeasures and their effectiveness once implemented
  • Authority to require supplier to change processes and procedures to improve/guarantee part conformance to spec.
  • Approve / confirm Supplier countermeasures

Working Conditions

  • Ability and potential to travel up to 50% of the time (mix of local, domestic, and international)
  • Must be able to work weekends and/or shift change from 1st to 2nd shift to help provide support during peak times of year or as needed
  • Average overtime hours is 3-5 hours per week
  • This position is a mixture of working on the production floor at the supplier and working in an office environment.

Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.

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