Generac Power Systems

  • Quality Engineer Specialist III

    Job Locations US-WI-Whitewater
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    3 months ago(11/21/2018 4:23 PM)
    Ops - Operations
  • Overview

    Generac Power Systems – Work with the leader in the power industry! Our office in Whitwater, WI is seeking a Quality Engineer Specialist III.


    The Quality Engineer Specialist III 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 Engineer collaborates with cross-functional teams to keep product flowing successfully. 


    This position reports to the Director of Operations.



    Essential Duties:

    • 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.





    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree;
    • 5 + years of experience in a manufacturing environment utilizing APQP (Control Plan & PFMEA);
    • 5+ years of experience working in Quality Assurance in a plant or supplier quality role;


    Additional Qualifications:

    • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
    • Demonstrated problem-solving skills;
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and SAP business systems;
    • Knowledge of Lean principals & improvements;
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and SAP business systems.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of PPAP procedures, APQP (Control Plan & PFMEA), PPAP and ISO;
    • Experience using continuous improvement tool set;
    • Demonstrated ability to lead collaborate work teams to drive improvements;
    • Proven track record of successfully managing shifting deadlines and priorities in a fast paced environment;
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the application and interpretation of manufacturing/quality metrics;
    • Expertise in the implementation of lean principals and improvements.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering;
    • Certified Quality Engineer or Technician;
    • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt;
    • Certified Quality Auditor;

    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 include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.


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