The Incoming Quality Engineer will support incoming inspection by developing new/improved inspection methods and provide appropriate training to staff.
- Work with the INC Supervisor to help improve the process of incoming inspection to include:
- Identify ways to increase inspection productivity by designing and fabricating inspection fixtures, techniques and methods.
- Work with engineers to identify and have inspected Critical To Function dimensions for each production part.
- Assist in the set up of Quality metrics for the INC Group and identify ways to track the group's productivity and quality of inspections.
- Initiate the resolution of nonconforming materials identified at Incoming Inspection, working with the consumable and instrument engineers and coordinating with representatives from other technical groups.
- Provide assessment of inspection capabilities to new product design teams and enhance inspection capabilities and toolsets where required to support new product launch.
- Implement efficiency and automation improvements to facilitate better data collection within the available resource pool.
- Understand and apply the manufacturing quality toolset including GR&R/measurement system analysis, control plans Cpk, Cp, SPC, hard gauging applications, computer-based inspection methods.
- Participate in cross-functional meeting involving Production Engineers, Process Engineers, and R&D Engineers.
- Work with product support teams, engineering and others on component quality issues and supplier initiatives.
- Direct vendor interactions including travel to supplier sites to coordinate and calibrate inspection techniques which will include gage R & R studies.
- Review drawings to evaluate quality requirements including correct application of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), proper use of engineering, process and material specifications, and identification of key characteristics for inspection plans and methods.
- Review engineering change orders to ensure inspection viability as well as develop inspection technique.
- Some group management skills in terms of supervising individual contributors and help with the development and skill set improvement.