AM General Corporation Quality Engineer in Mishawaka, Indiana

AM General LLCQuality EngineerMishawaka, IN 46545

Company Overview:

AM General LLC,headquartered in South Bend, Ind., with major facilities in nearby Mishawaka, Ind., Auburn Hills, Mich., Franklin, Ohio, and offices in Arlington, Va., designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide.

Through its Military business, the company is recognized as a world leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing and support of Light Tactical Vehicles, having produced and sustained more than 300,000 vehicles in over 60 countries.

AM General’s growing Commercial business includes three wholly owned subsidiaries: diesel engine manufacturer General Engine Products, automatic transmission manufacturer General Transmission Products, and Mobility Ventures, designer and manufacturer of the acclaimed MV-1, the only American made vehicle specifically engineered from the ground up in support of wheelchair users and people with disabilities.

AM General has more than six decades of experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states.

Responsibilities:

  • Review manufacturing processes and specifications to assure contract compliance.

  • Evaluate and accept / reject criteria for area(s) of responsibility.

  • Train hourly quality monitors as necessary.

  • Review quality procedures and CVIS to assure department adheres to AMG policies. Review and keep up-to-date with procedures related to area(s) of responsibility.

  • Communicate defects / deficiencies to inspection and manufacturing personnel.

  • Oversee calibration system, tools and dimensional lab and technicians.

  • Quality support for plant manufacturing torque & risk-based error proofing.

  • Assist SQE on part issues as need arises.

  • Initiate EAR's when change to product is necessary.

  • Perform build and quality problem solving using Practical Problem Solving and Lean Six Sigma methods.

  • Manage containment to permanent resolution for Supplier and Engineering non-conformances.

  • Lead and manage Quality System changes supporting new model and engineering change.

  • Leadership and support for Quality Plan Deployment, Integrated Product Team (IPT), Product Development Teams (PDT). Engineering Change Notice (ECN), Engineering-Try-Out and Production-Trial-Run review and approval.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Manufacturing Technology or related technical field.

  • ASQ certification a plus.

  • 2- 5 years of experience in automotive, defense or manufacturing related field preferred.

  • Familiarity with ISO-9001or ISO/TS-16949 preferred.

  • Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, CMM inspection methods and FARO equipment.

  • Knowledge of fasteners, torque tools and joint design.

  • Experience in problem solving and problem-solving methodology.

  • Proficiency in SAP and Microsoft Office Applications, including familiarity with Sharepoint and Teamcenter.

Physical Effort:

Limited required physical activity.

Must be able to physically support a manufacturing environment through evaluation of on the floor issue resolution and problem solving.

Travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Extended hours to support increased production may be required on occasion.

Working Conditions:

Office environment with moderate exposure to a manufacturing environment that requires necessary safety precautions be understood and adhered to.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.