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Quality Technician
Posted: 8/10/18

FLSA STATUS:                     Exempt
REPORTS TO:                     VP Engineering


  • Arrange and execute capability studies. Calculate, document, and communicate the results to assist with the development and implementation of plans to improve the results.
  • Oversee performance of the plant-wide calibration system.  Ensure all personnel possessing metrological equipment are appropriately trained in metrological techniques.
  • Participate as a member of the Internal Audit Team
  • Assist with Continuous Improvement, 5-S, and Lean Manufacturing initiatives
  • Assist in documenting, implementing, reviewing, and training of procedures and work instructions
  • Assist with development, execution and documentation of PPAP’s.
  • Assist with developing, executing, and reviewing results of Corrective and Preventive Actions
  • Ensure appropriate management of the Quality and Environmental Systems


  • Possess leadership, motivational, and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of statistical and quality methods of production.
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards
  • Able to use Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other software
  • Knowledge of injection molding a plus


  • Associates degree or a minimum of 1 year’s positional experience

Please send resume to:
Linda Mota <lmota@hopevalleyind.com>

Hope Valley Industries

222 Exeter Road
North Kingstown, RI  02852


Posted: 6/30/18

Antaya Technologies is part of Aptiv, a leading global technology company for automotive and commercial vehicle markets.  Antaya Technologies is the industry leader for on-glass connections providing tailored solutions to its customers.  We are currently looking for a full-time “hands-on” Quality Engineer to join our manufacturing team. 

 This position works directly with internal staff and Quality personnel analyzing manufacturing processes for improvement using various methods of testing and inspection.  Quickly and effectively take action when non-conformances are discovered.  Maintain the most recent interpretations of the quality system requirements and ensure that documented practices meet the true interpretation of the Antaya Management System standards.


·        Develop, apply and maintain quality requirements and standards for development and manufacturing products.
Serve as the primary quality assurance resource to department supervisor(s) for problem identification, resolution, loss reporting and continuous improvement.
Support concurrent engineering efforts by participating in design development projects representing quality assurance and the customer.
Design and implement methods for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection.
Promote and execute quality standards, inspection processes, test methodology, quality plans, documents and reports.
Assist in process certification.
Review customers purchase orders, contracts and change requests and ensure that the necessary criteria and provisions are included in quality and process plans.
Develop, execute and analyze quality reporting measures.
Report to management on quality issues, trends and losses.
Assist in training equipment operators or other staff on validation protocols and standard operating procedures.
Review suppliers purchase orders and establish supplier quality requirements.
Participate in internal and external quality audits.
Interface with supplier and customer quality representatives concerning problems with quality assurance and assure that effective corrective action is implemented.
May compile, write and deliver training material on quality standards and activities.
Review statistical studies, technological advances, or regulatory standards and industry trends to stay abreast of issues in the field of quality control. 
Participate in internal and external training programs to maintain knowledge of validation principles.  
Adhere to EMS and IATF 16949 Policies and Procedures.


·        Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering; Manufacturing Engineering; or closely related technical field.
Minimum of three (3) years of quality control experience in a manufacturing environment preferably in the automotive industry. 
Familiar with process control quality tools and statistical control methods in problem solving.
Must have a background and expertise in recordkeeping, reporting, and compliance (i.e., ISO 9001, IATF 16949, APQP).
Understanding of PPAP and AIAG Core Tools requirement.
Experience in 8D problem solving methodologies (5 Whys, Pareto, Fishbone Analysis, etc.)
Must have the ability to read and write technical reports and programs.
Must have an understanding of manufacturing technologies and processes.
Must be detail-oriented and have excellent analytical skills.
Must have excellent communication and customer service skills.
Must be able to read, write, and speak English proficiently.
Must be proficient with computers and demonstrated skills in office applications such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.  


·        Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) highly preferred.

Antaya Technologies offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits that include medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, 401K w/company match, life insurance, paid holidays and vacation.


Only those qualified applicants who closely meet the qualifications for the position will be considered.  The details of the position are only a summary and other duties may be assigned as necessary.  To be considered please submit a resume and cover letter to: jobs@antaya.com   Please visit our website at  http://www.antaya.com 

Kenney Manufacturing

Job Title:  Quality Engineer / Assistant Quality Engineer
  Quality and Compliance
Reports To: 
Quality and Compliance Manager
  1000 Jefferson Blvd, Warwick, RI
: June 25, 2018

Job Summary:  Reporting to the Quality and Compliance Manager, the Associate Quality Engineer works to ensure that the quality of products meet and/or exceed all internal and external customer expectations and requirements for product and compliance.  Responsible for developing and implementing Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures to ensure that product produced or purchased from suppliers conforms to specifications.  Works with Customers to identify and resolve quality issues.  Manages and supports in-process audits, final inspection audits, and returned-product evaluation.  Responsible for defining and documenting Quality standards, identifying product quality issues and isolating potential causes.
This is a temp to perm position.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Work directly with, and directs at times, quality technicians, providing guidance and instruction on daily quality related activities.

Work closely with the Plant Managers, Supervisors, Engineers, Purchasing and Suppliers to coordinate and provide focus on Quality Improvement Initiatives.  At times, work directly with customers' in analyzing the impact of quality issues identified after shipment. 

Ensure general product quality specifications are defined for all products. Validate engineering specifications and work with engineering team to correct as needed.

Ensure product samples are developed and controlled for use in product definition.

Conceptualize, plan, drive, and implement quality related continuous improvement initiatives including: product inspection, audits, capability studies, problem solving, authoring processes and procedures, and train technicians and associates.

Provide technical expertise for investigation and resolution of product and process related quality and compliance issues. 

Analyze all warranty claims, on-line customer complaints, and other quality issues, driving to root cause.

Manage and oversee the internal quality product retain (master standard) program.

Manage the process and procedures to ensure products shipped to our customers meet quality expectations. Manage onboarding of new private label products within customer’s special testing and inspection programs.  Ensure annual revalidation requirements are met.

Ensure that product is tested and reports are published.

  • Issue reports to Management which summarize the failure, scrap and rework costs; major quality trends; field complaints; and audit results.

  • Drive and support continuous improvement opportunities to reduce scrap, reduce rework, reduce changeover times, increase labor efficiency, and ensure the manufacturing of quality and compliant products.

  • Provide Guidance and instruction on Inspection plans and inspection criteria. Capable of performing all aspects of the Quality Technician's job description, inspect product, perform audits, solve problems, facilitate improvements, write procedures, and train associates.

  • Develop and manage document control process in support of Manufacturing Standard Operating Procedures, Product specifications, etc.

  • Conduct assessments of supplier capabilities, globally, for finished goods and commodity based components. Work with suppliers to train, educate, and develop their quality systems capabilities.

  • Support the NPD/NPI process including documentation of product approvals and all required testing needed to qualify products, prior to production.

  • Assist in all efforts associated with quality issue resolution and drive to root cause. 

  • Assist in the development and implementation of solutions that mitigate repeat quality issues.

  • Collaborate with all key stakeholder organizations to ensure a high level of attention to detail.

  • Communicate quality and compliance issues to customers and internal stakeholders; over communicate.

  • Participate in the efforts of the group on a daily basis ensuring that deliverables are met and key stakeholders are kept informed at all times.

  • Other duties as requested.


Core Competencies

  • Strong Organizational Skills

  • Resourceful                     

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Team leadership and motivation

  • Able to interact with all functions and levels of employees

  • Highly motivated

  • Ability to work within deadlines

  • Strong influencing skills

  • Focused on continuous improvement

  • Excellent computer skills; proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook


 Desired but not required

  • Use of statistical problem-solving tools and analysis techniques such as including Six Sigma (DMAIC), 8D, 5-WHY, Statistical Process Control, FMEA, Cp, Cpk, and Root Cause Analysis (RCA)


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or Similar (ASQ Quality Engineer, Quality Technician, or Quality Auditor Certificate)
  •  1-3 Years’ Experience in Quality Role

Please reply to:
Terry Goffe
Manager of Quality and Compliance
Terry Goffe:  tgoffe@Kenney.com


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