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Plant Quality Engineer

Company: Big Tex Trailers
Location: Mount Pleasant
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Company: American Trailer World (ATW)Position: Plant Quality SupervisorReporting: Plant Quality Engineer (PQE) or ProGrade Quality Manager, if PQE position does not exist
Company Profile:American Trailer World (ATW) was recently created because of the merger of Big Tex Trailers and American Trailer Works, two leading companies in the trailer industry. ATW is the most diversified manufacturer, largest retailer and distributor of professional grade and consumer grade trailers, parts and accessories in North America. With superior positioning in the trailer industry and leading products across a diverse array of end markets, ATW has an opportunity for rapid and profitable expansion. Bain Capital Private Equity partnered in the acquisitions and they will continue to provide additional support and capital to drive expansion.
ATW Quality Supervisor Job SummaryWe are seeking an experienced Quality supervisor to execute the plant quality program. The Plant Quality Supeervisor will review and analyze current Quality processes to identify areas that need improvement. To resolve these issues, the Quality Supervisor will collaborate with other departmental personnel to implement changes to increase efficiency while still maintaining high levels of quality. The Quality Supervisor's primary goal will be to ensure every product meets all internal and external customer expectations as defined by specifications and published standards.
Quality Supervisor Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the plant manufacturing team and operations staff to deliver the highest quality product possible.
  • Implement and track quality assessments to ensure the plant output meets the customer expectations daily.
  • Utilizing checklists, standard work, quality standards, engineering standards, and iAuditor templates to monitor the manufacturing process and report on plant quality KPI's.
  • Coordinate with the Operations Team to create and implement necessary and unified changes to improve plant processes, product quality compliance, and reduce costs.
  • Train production staff in proper quality calculations (FPY, RTY, DPU) and basic quality performance trending using run charts and hour by hour boards as needed.
  • Oversee the team that follows products through the entirety of the manufacturing process to ensure each step is completed as intended.
  • Oversee detailed inspections of raw materials and final products and confirm they are manufactured to standard, as required.
  • Monitor production and quality processes and troubleshoot any deviations resulting in manufacturing errors.
  • Gather internal and external customer feedback to identify any gaps or changes necessary to improve products. Work with the Corporate Quality Team to support efforts to analyze and improve Warranty Claims data.
  • Track, record, and maintain quality assurance data.
  • Oversee Quality Inspectors at the facility to ensure they are trained, understand and are performing the expected Quality inspection and testing.
  • Share Warranty Claims data with the Quality & Manufacturing team members to provide them with a Quality Scorecard that communicates their performance and that of the manufacturing processes at the facility.
  • Lead/Facilitate Problem Solving, Root Cause Analysis and Corrective & Preventive Action development and implementation with a cross-functional team to include validate of success. Give feedback and celebrate with the team.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
    Quality Supervisor Requirements and Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in business administration, engineering, or any related field preferred
    • Certified Quality Inspector preferred
    • 3+ years of experience in manufacturing and quality assurance
    • Understanding of ISO 9000 implementation
    • Familiarity with lean manufacturing principles
    • Problem Solving experience is a must
    • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Detail-oriented
    • Good communicator, both written and verbal

Keywords: Big Tex Trailers, Longview , Plant Quality Engineer, Engineering , Mount Pleasant, Texas

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