Engineer, Quality Assurance (Improvement)

Date: May 18, 2024

Location: Westpoint, GA, US, 31833

Company: Kia Georgia, Inc.

General Summary:

Develop a broad understanding and application of the automotive industry Audit/Durability standards and continually strive for improvements and excellence in all facets of the business.

Essential Primary Duties and Responsbilities

  • Responsible for field quality improvement and evaluation activities, particularly for assigned commodities (technical solutions, claim cost reduction, customer complaint minimization, etc.)
  • Execute and implement quality activities in compliance with company goals (JD Power Initial Quality Survey, Vehicle Dependability Survey, Plant Winner, Consumer Report data, etc.)
  • Drive and execute quality issue inspections in the field, production lines, and with vendors
  • Execute special projects for production support activities
  • Prepare detailed plans, reports, and schedules for the Quality Assurance team
  • Ensure compliance of regulations, policies, and procedures

Qualifications and Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials, Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical, or Electronic Engineering or related field along with two (2) to five (5) years of progressive experience in an automotive manufacturing environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Advanced degree in Business Management or related field preferred
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in both exercising company decisions and carrying out essential job duties that affect efficient business operations and its objectives, policies, practices, and conditions

Specialized Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Experience working with MS Office, specifically Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Possess strong technical skills and experience in a fast paced manufacturing environment
  • Possess a broad understanding and application of the automotive standards
  • Possess knowledge of environmental and rubber testing on automotive parts

Competencies Required

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