Quality Assurance Change Process Engineer

Kokomo IN StarPlus Energy

Job Description                                                            


The Module/Cell QA (Quality Assurance) Change Process Engineer is responsible for ensuring the quality of HV battery module overall, defining process of requesting, determining attainability, planning, implementing, and evaluating of changes to a module manufacturing process. Additionally, the QA Change Process Engineer must record and follow the change to ensure traceability and effectivity in the module manufacturing process. The Change Process Engineer must manage systems and processes necessary to prevent the recurrence of future issues when process has been changed. The Change Process Engineer must verify quality standards in accordance with the organization's requirements. The Change Process Engineer must interact with all levels of the organization, resolve quality issues in a timely manner, and possess strong communication skills. Additional responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Creating and enforcing protocols for introducing changes, ensuring to meet quality standards and minimizing risks during the change process occur.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams to maintain a smooth change, identify improvements and enhance overall product quality and its efficiency.
  • Establish a quality KPI, check its progress. Monitor products, processes, and quality systems to prevent nonconformities.
  • Lead investigation and root cause analysis of non-conformances. Ensure continuous monitoring of all corrective actions and process improvement measures.
  • Review and update product specifications, inspection standards, manuals, and lesson learned activities.
  • Ensure on-going data collection and analysis to assure module quality.
  • Continues improvement activity to optimize and enhance the efficiency of quality and inspection systems.
  • Perform data analysis to identify areas for improvement of quality system.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor efficacy of corrective and preventive actions.
  • Prepare updates and reports of quality outcome to communicate quality activities.
  • Provide management updates regularly.
  • Facilitate reviews to eliminate internal systemic and external roadblocks. Collaborate with management on team road map and strategy.
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to provide delivery according to schedule.
  • Manage multiple priorities and deliver internal and external results on time.
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to clarify business and technical requirements for module Quality Assurance.



Areas of Leadership and Technical abilities

  • Action / Results oriented: Problem solving, attitude, deliver projects on time with high quality.
  • Strong presentation skills to clearly articulate: business problems, analytical approaches, potential solutions & recommendations.
  • Ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations per team goals.
  • Ability to anticipate “what if” scenarios.
  • High level of written and verbal communication.
  • Self-motivated: energetic, enjoys working at quick pace

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university or equivalent. (Bachelor's degree in Aerospace/Aeronautical, Mechanical, Materials, Metallurgical, or Mechatronics may also be considered with technical industry experience)
  • Minimum of 5 years of industrial automation and controls experience with strong foundation in project management.
  • Excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interface with various level of employees within all areas of the organization including hourly employees to Senior Leadership.
  • Ability to build effective cross functional relationships internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated technical problem-solving ability.
  • Goal oriented self-starter with ability to lead teams.
  • Ability to coach / mentor / develop module QC Inspectors.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work overtime as required

Preferred Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Chemical or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university or equivalent.
  • Bilingual English / Korean.
  • Experience in continuous improvement systems and lean manufacturing.
  • Shainin Red X / Six Sigma Certification.
  • Experience with the AIAG Advanced Quality Planning and Control Plans, FMEA, Production Part Approval Process, MSA, and SPC (Statistical Process Control)
  • Experience with quality certification and system such as ISO9001/IATF16949 is required.
  • Familiar with World Class Manufacturing pillar methodology and implementation
  • Extensive knowledge in Data Analytics utilizing MS Excel, MS Access or other database applications.
  • Good working knowledge of Google Suite software programs
  • ASQ Certification in Quality and Reliability

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