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Manufacturing/Quality Engineer in Austin, TX at Volt

Date Posted: 11/21/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Austin, TX
  • Duration:
    24 weeks
  • Date Posted:
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Manufacturing/Quality Engineer

We are looking for a highly motivated, intellectually curious and passionate Manufacturing/Quality Engineer who will build and own the manufacturing supply base for our growing company in Austin, TX!


  • Provide product and process DFM (Design for Manufacturing) input to Engineering to enhance manufacturability and product cost.
  • Co-work with supply base to create an efficient manufacturing assembly line, specifying and/or refining BOMs, workflow processes, and detailed NPI work instructions.
  • Provide technical support analyzing and/or performing failure analysis for discrepant production components, assemblies and field returns.
  • Manage outside vendors and contract manufacturers.
  • Lead/participate in continuous improvement initiatives focused on material cost reduction, capacity enhancement, and streamlining of the supply chain.
  • Able to gain the commitment of both internal departments and supplier organization to remedy non-conforming practices while maintaining positive and productive working relationships
  • Has developed a strong understanding of the measurement tools used in manufacturing and can apply that knowledge to perfecting in-place methodologies
  • Read, understand, and verify bills of material (BOMs), assembly drawings, engineering tolerances, and other technical information
  • Create and/or review ECO’s
  • Defines First Article acceptance criteria and ongoing Receiving Inspection criteria with assistance from the Engineering team
  • Oversees documentation of non-conforming material, supplier corrective actions, and works with suppliers to define root cause and verify effectiveness of actions taken
  • Ensures suppliers implement critical destructive & non-destructive quality assurance testing practices (weld evaluation, coating adhesion, torque verification, etc.) where applicable
  • Performs onsite supplier evaluations and reviews supplier’s processes against supplier quality standards
  • Makes recommendations to management regarding supplier selection
  • Assists the Engineering team in implementing change orders
  • Develop and report leading metrics of supplier performance to cross-functional management
  • Develop and lead supplier process improvements that minimize production costs and defects
  • Perform supplier qualification and assessment activities
  • Implement and monitor process capability for continuous improvement
  • Understand schedules and capacity to ensure suppliers are prepared to meet production demand
  • Apply Industrial Engineering concepts and tools to drive safety, accuracy, and productivity within the supply chain and company


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related Engineering discipline (preferred Manufacturing, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering degree) from an accredited university.
  • 5+ years of manufacturing engineering /quality engineer experience including metals manufacturing, SMT PCBA assembly, electronic sub-assembly processes, capacity planning, supplier qualification, supplier management, supplier relationships, basics of Cost Accounting, and QBRs
  • Experience in an outsourced OEM environment; experience with contract or virtual manufacturing; Prior experience managing supplier production and quality from remote locations strongly preferred
  • Work experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong leadership, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills required
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) are a plus
  • Six Sigma Certified (Green or Black Belt) a plus
  • Knowledge of quality practices and procedures, including use of metrics and statistical analyses
  • Knowledge of ERP processes and systems; experience with web-based ERP systems
  • Able to build strong relationships with various stakeholders.
  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing and machining processes and concepts
  • Knowledge and understanding of Lean Six Sigma concepts and methodologies
  • Ability to evaluate data, resulting in corrective and preventive actions
  • Effective communicator, problem solver, and self-starter; works well in a team environment
  • Must be results oriented with a strong desire to succeed
  • Ability to maintain positive company image and brand.
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication, listening and presentation skills.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills & attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • A courteous and professional demeanor.
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills. Proficient with MS Office suite, Google suite, and other work-related software
  • Ability to travel as needed (domestic) to meet business requirements; Position may require up to 50% travel locally and domestically; the ability to operate independently while traveling frequently is required

Please call 512-592-3339 today and reference Job #126313 if you're interested.  Thank you!

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.