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Quality Engineer

Watsonville, CA
Our client specializes in high-precision motion control products to a diverse industrial and OEM customers.  They offer a full complement of stepper and servo, drives, motors, controllers, gear heads, and power supplies.  They are in need of a Quality Engineer to add to their Engineering Team.

Why work here:
  • Stable company in business over 40 years!
  • Company pays 100% of health insurance for employees
  • Wonderful  California climate but without the traffic and high housing cost of Silicon Valley.

Summary:
  • Review RMAs (Returned Material Authorizations), analyze returns and disposition as appropriate.
  • Maintain the RMA log.
  • Generate and follow through on Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCARS).
  • Generate and follow through on any internal corrective actions to resolve quality issues within our assembly or test process.
  • Work with all stakeholders from suppliers through internal organization such as engineering, manufacturing, and purchasing to ensure the success and continued improvement of our product quality.
 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Resolve customer complaints regarding defects in shipped products.
  • Resolve defects in incoming material with suppliers.
  • Ensure incoming inspection is adequate to ensure overall quality of supplier provided material meets our needs.
  • Ensure in-process and outgoing inspection is adequate to ensure that our shipped product quality meets our customer needs.
  • Ensure our products meet specific regulatory standards such as UL or other agency standards as required. This includes hazardous location, medical or other special quality requirements.
  • Manage and support quality audits conducted by external organizations, either customers or regulatory agencies.
 
Work Experience:
  • 5 years in a quality engineering role.
  • Experience with quality management systems (QMS) such as ISO9001 or others.
  • Experience with relational databases and tool such as SQL and MS Access.
  • Experience with power electronic products containing embedded FW.
  • Experience with Motion Control Products, motors, and drives.
 
Technical Skills:
  • Ability to read electrical wiring diagrams and schematic diagrams.
  • Ability to read mechanical drawings.
  • Thorough understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing plus methods and equipment for mechanical inspection.
  • Understanding of electromechanical inspection including methods and equipment.
  • Experience with electrical test tools like oscilloscope, DVM and automated test systems.
  • Experience with SQL and/or MS Access.
  • Ability to document new processes and train operators.
  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to independently troubleshoot and analyze failures in complex systems.
  • R&R qualifications of test equipment.
  • Thorough understanding of statistics as applied to process characterization.
Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or electro-technical systems.
Location:
  • This position is located in Watsonville, CA. Some travel to suppliers or factory may be required.
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