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Position Summary

The Quality Engineer will be responsible for driving the execution of quality goals and objectives. You will proactively drive actions internally and within the supply base to meet internal and external customer expectations for quality. You will work with internal departments including Production & Distribution to identify causes of potential product/process failures and drive corrective and preventative actions internally and/or with suppliers as needed.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Capture internal quality performance data and provide linkage to process owners to drive improvement.
  • Champion problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers and customers to eliminate recurrence of nonconformances.
  • Develop longterm supplier relationships and generate and implement cost reduction ideas.
  • Drive “Zero Defect” mentality within the supply base.
  • Strategically lead supplier performance improvement projects in an effort to increase the supplier capability of consistently meeting requirements. Projects may include: process analysis, value stream mapping, process capability and throughput analysis, 6Sigma, 5S and Kaizen events.
  • Maintain and update critical supplier audit system and schedule. Conduct supplier audits to drive process standardization, waste elimination, and continuous improvement.
  • Direct interface with customers on internal and external quality concerns. Analyze failure, corrective and preventative action to respond to customer complaints
  • Lead customer requested audits, including closing out audit findings, and determine proper corrective and preventative actions
  • Analyze product specifications and manufacturing processes/procedures to determine best practices to meet or exceed our quality and ISO standards.
  • Lead continuous improvement activities (PPI, 5S, Kaizen) and root cause analysis/corrective actions to become Best-in Class
  • Drive Capital Expenditure projects to upgrade equipment & improve overall throughput.
  • Serve as a manufacturing liaison during new product development, customer communication, and the RMA process.
  • Develop QA plans and other required process control procedures to ensure processes, work in progress and finished goods meet the specified quality standards
  • Engage in harmonizing, maintaining, and enhancing the Rockwood Quality Management System.
  • Create and maintain company quality documentation and ensure that the ISO quality system is effectively established, implemented and maintained
  • Continuously improve QA receiving inspection process/procedures and provide incoming inspection support
  • Read and interpret product drawings.
  • Develop packaging specifications
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Develop training to build quality awareness
  • Preparation of QA reports and monthly metrics
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications/ Requirements
  • Bachelors’ degree required.
  • Ability to determine quality improvement parameters by identifying statistical methods relevant to manufacturing processes.
  • 1-3 years manufacturing experience required, with basic understanding of Production Schedules.
  • Experience in process analysis, value stream mapping, process capability and throughput analysis.
  • Ability to lead 6Sigma, 5S and Kaizen events.
  • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) a strong plus.
  • Working knowledge of root cause analysis or other problem solving tools.
  • Excellent communication skills, with strong customer interface experience.
  • Demonstrate Thermo Fisher Scientific values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement

This position has not been approved to provide relocation assistance.


Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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