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Germany - Germering
Job Description
The SMQE is responsible for driving continuous process improvements along the entire value chain, from suppliers through factory operations to the final customer. The main focus of this role is to support our In-house production and contract manufacturers in process optimization in order to reduce quality costs and to increase productivity. The SMQE should be focused on the entire design to manufacturing process and has a leading role in cross-functional teams with Engineering, Procurement, Logistics and Quality in terms of internal and external manufacturing processes and cost optimizations. In this function he needs to identify key team members as necessary, execute various problem solving techniques, identify the root cause of the problem and ensure the necessary corrective actions are put in place to prevent the issue from occurring in the future.

Your Responsibilities
  • Identify weaknesses in our internal processes, perform root cause analyses and implement corrective and preventive actions.
  • Provide profound support to factory operations ensuring consistent production of high quality products.
  • Make recommendations to modify part specifications and assembly processes as necessary to support quality and cost effective production.
  • Drive and take full ownership of changes of internal and external processes based upon findings and perform follow up to verify effectiveness and sustainability.
  • Work closely together with cross functional teams to establish optimizations in manufacturing processes.
  • Facilitate and promote the use of appropriate problem solving techniques for effective root cause analysis and successful corrective action.
  • Support NPDI, NPI and Supplier Change Management and advocate manufacturing requirements in terms of assuring quality, productivity and lean manufacturing processes.
  • Support our Quality Management Team in establishing, implementing, and maintaining the quality management system for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016.

Your Qualifications:
  • Engineering, M.Sc. Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Applied Sciences or equivalent.
  • more than 5 years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering, Lean Porduction or equivalent
  • Outstanding experience in a manufacturing environment of complex parts and high tech products
  • Ability to focus on continual improvement practices using causal analysis tools to drive corrective and preventive actions.
  • Experience with formal problem-solving methodologies and deductive skills, demonstrated experience in problem solving requirered
  • Must be a team player with strong interpersonal and intercultural skills.
  • Ability to take direction quickly and continue to work with minimal supervision.
  • Fluent in English and German (minimum Level C1/C2).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills,
  • Position will require travel (domestic and international 20%).
  • Experience in medium/high volume manufacturing, knowledge of manufacturing processes, assembly tooling and gauges.


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