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Aspen Aerogels
Senior Quality Engineer
Posted 5/24/19

Senior Quality Engineer

Aspen Aerogels is the global leader in aerogel technology. The company’s mission is to enable its customers and partners to shape their own strategies around the global megatrends of resource efficiency and sustainability. The company’s Cryogel® and Pyrogel® products are valued by the world’s largest energy infrastructure companies. The company’s Spaceloft® products provide building owners with industry-leading energy efficiency including options for a safe, non-combustible fire rating. The company’s strategy is to partner with world-class industry leaders to leverage its aerogel technology platform into additional markets. Headquartered in Northborough, Mass., Aspen Aerogels manufactures its products at its East Providence, R.I. facility.

The Senior Quality Engineer executes quality engineering and continuous improvement for the East Providence manufacturing site. The Senior Quality Engineer is responsible for day-to-day activities relating to quality performancereporting, tracking and systems. In addition, the Senior Quality Engineer will perform statistical, risk-based, ad hoc analyses for assigned product and process areas. These analyses will drive departmental and cross-functional continuous improvement projects which the Senior Quality Engineer will lead. Teamwork both within the department and with peers is
necessary to ensure achievement of the overall Company and team goals. 

Responsibilities include:   
· Use key product/process metrics to evaluate process effectiveness, identify improvement opportunities/best practices, and drive continuous quality improvement activities. 

· Perform analysis of reports and production data to identify trends and recommend updates or changes to quality standards and procedures when necessary. 

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 Provide support to Operations including the review and approval of manufacturing work instructions, deviation requests, and nonconforming material reports, and Engineering Change Orders. 

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 Review, approve and develop (as needed) product verification plans and respective test methods. Support validation efforts of approved testing to assure compliance. 

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 Provide validation support by applying manufacturing quality tools including, but not limited to: FMEA, DFMEA, PFMEA, IQ, OQ, PQ, control plans, process verification/validation plans, Cpk, Cp, SPC, DOE, process data analysis, and DMAIC.

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 Lead and/or participate in complaint investigations, failure analysis of returned products, and issues resulting in a stop ship/stop production; document findings, provide reports and analysis, & document health risk assessment. 

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 Develops new and/or improved processes and techniques for engineering tasks. 

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 Develops product reliability assessments and reliability test plans. 

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 Responsible for review and approval of drawings, calculations, specifications and other design inputs/outputs. 

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 Provides direction in developing inspection plans, First Article Inspection, In-Process and Final Product Inspection, Sampling Plans, inspection and acceptance criteria and Design Validation Testing. Monitors and/or performs quality activities to support First Article Inspection. 

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 Applies sound systematic problem-solving methodologies in identifying, prioritizing, communicating, and resolving quality issues. (e.g. Lean, Six Sigma, KepnerTregoe)


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 Minimizes customer complaints due to product quality through effective corrective actions and preventative actions.

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 Coordinate objectives with production procedures in cooperation with other managers to maximize product reliability.

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 Partner with Supplier Quality Engineering/Manufacturing Engineering/QA on supplier qualification/development activities.

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 Actively participate in non-conforming material disposition and MRB activity.

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 Ensures compliance of project activities to appropriate regulations and standards (ASTM, ISO, EN).

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 Performs process capability studies or special studies necessary to increase control and lower total quality costs. 

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 Acts as the statistical analysis expert for the EP site. 

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 Mentors other Quality Engineers to upgrade analysis, project management, and methodology-based skillsets. 

·
 Lead statistical analysis training classes for EP site.

Requirements:  
· 10+ years of experience in a quality engineering/management position 

· 5+ years of experience establishing and managing a supplier quality management system 

·
 5+ years of experience using structured problem solving methodologies 

· 5+ years of experience leading cross-functional problem solving teams 

· 5+ years of experience mentoring quality engineering staff 

· 5+ years of experience within an ISO-certified environment. Continuous manufacturing environment preferred. 

· Advanced statistical and analytical capabilities, Six Sigma Blackbelt from reputed source preferred  

· Extensive experience using contemporary statistical analysis package, JMP preferred. 

· Extensive experience performing/implementing layer process audits, value stream analysis,process FMEA, and control plans 

· Extensive experience implementing systems to measure and manage product and process quality KPIs, and driving improvement when KPIs are subpar. 

· ASQ CQE certification strongly preferred 

· Excellent written and verbal communication to all organizational levels including executive.

· Experience with standards-based testing such as ASTM and CE Marking preferred 

· Thorough understanding of ISO9001-2015; experience leading certification audits preferred. 

· Prior experience leading teams and/or meetings highly desirable to assist with delivery of and adherence to committed Quality goals and development of new programs. 

· Bachelor’s degree in technical or management area strongly preferred. Candidates with proven experience in a similar setting will be considered in lieu of degree. 

· Eagerness to adopt and follow Aspen’s core values of Safety, Quality, Integrity, Teamwork, Customer and innovation. 


Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected
characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: 
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Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.
 If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process.

To apply: please send an e-mail to jlosordo@aerogel.com or call (508) 466-3111 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


 

ANTAYA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
QUALITY CONTROL ENGINEER
Posted: 5/11/19

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 Control 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

·        Develop, apply and maintain quality requirements and standards for development and manufacturing products.Perform
        root cause analysis and corrective action using 8D, 5 whys & fishbone diagrams.

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Serve as the primary quality assurance resource to department supervisor(s) for problem identification, resolution, loss
        reporting and continuous improvement.

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Serve as a customer liaison for customer complaints.
·       
Support concurrent engineering efforts by participating in design development projects representing quality assurance
        and the customer.

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Design and implement methods for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection.
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Promote and execute quality standards, inspection processes, test methodology, quality plans, documents and reports.
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Perform containment and certification activities.
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Review customers purchase orders, contracts and change requests and ensure that the necessary criteria and
        provisions are included in quality and process plans.

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Develop, execute and analyze quality reporting measures.
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Report to management on quality issues, trends and losses.
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Assist in training equipment operators or other staff on validation protocols and standard operating procedures.
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Review suppliers purchase orders and establish supplier quality requirements.
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Perform internal quality system, manufacturing process, and product audits.
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Interface with supplier and customer quality representatives concerning problems with quality assurance and assure
        that effective corrective action is implemented.

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May compile, write and deliver training material on quality standards and activities.
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Review statistical studies, technological advances, or regulatory standards and industry trends to stay abreast of issues
        in the field of quality control. 

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Participate in internal and external training programs to maintain knowledge of validation principles. 

QUALIFICATIONS

·        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. 

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Familiar with process control quality tools and statistical control methods in problem solving.
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Must have a background and expertise in recordkeeping, reporting, and compliance (i.e., ISO 9001, IATF 16949, APQP).
·        Must have the ability to read and write technical reports and programs.
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Must have an understanding of manufacturing technologies and processes.
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Must be detail-oriented and have excellent analytical skills.
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Must have excellent communication and customer service skills.
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Must be able to read, write, and speak English proficiently.
·        Must beproficient with computers and demonstrated skills in office applications such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook and
       PowerPoint

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

·        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, Aflac Supplemental Insurance, tuition reimbursement program, 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