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ManpowerGroup Advanced Quality Engineer in Plymouth, Michigan

Position Summary

  • This position has direct responsibility to plan and execute APQP Quality program deliverables as defined GM and Adient Quality operating system - BOS and the program launch deliverables in PLUS Phase 2 thru 5.

  • Management of Supplier APQP activities through delivery and approval of supplier PPAPs in alignment with Customer and SDT program timing.

  • Report Monthly Program Status to Management of AQE/Program Deliverables.

Key Job Elements - Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Quality Program Lead within the SDT to ensure that Program deliverables are achieved at Key Program Gate events.

  • Responsible for the elements of Supplier Advanced Quality Planning Plus Phase 2 thru 5 including but not limited to the following: SAQP kick-off meeting, Process Sign-Off, Risk Analysis, line certification, Safe launch plans, and review and approval of Supplier PPAP.

  • Develop the Prototype, Pre-Production and Production Control Plans for the program and or approve the control plans of the supplier.

  • Develop the Measurement System Analysis Plan for the program. Responsible to ensure variable and attribute Gage studies are conducted on all gauging and improve Gage R&R where data indicates need. (R&R, Bias, Linearity, Stability)

  • Responsible for implementation of the Manufacturing Quality Systems for the prototype, pre-production, and production builds as defined in BOS / PLUS Phase 2-5 and/or specified on the Production Control Plan.

  • Responsible for completion of the inspection reports for components that are used for pre-production product builds.

  • Perform capability studies and document the results for program special characteristics and ensure that Customer and internal requirements are met (or a written Customer deviation is obtained).

  • Responsible for the color/appearance approval process (AAR) from pre-grain to PPAP, including proper Customer submission paperwork, by either performing the required activities directly or coordinating the completion of these activities.

  • Responsible to coordinate the preparation and on-time delivery of PPAP packages for submission and approval by the Customer.

  • Responsible to coordinate the preparation and on time delivery of supplier quality deliverables including: Control Plans, Capability Plans, Capability Studies, Part layouts, Gage design, Gage R&R, PFMEA, DFMEA (if applicable).

  • Utilize all applicable Customer-specific systems (e.g. GM SQMS).

  • Ensure that appropriate statistical methods are utilized throughout the Product and Process Development process and deployed into the Control Plan.

  • Responsible for completion of all other Customer-specific Advance Quality requirements.

  • Ensure that Customer, internally identified, and supplier quality issues are resolved using the appropriate problem-solving methods (Kepner-Tregoe, 8-D, DOE, 5 Why, Red X, etc.).

  • Develop appropriate inspection plans and containment plans for pre-launch builds thru 90 days Post SOP.

  • Ensure Customer Quality during Launch during Pre-Launch thru 90 days Post SOP.

  • Audit Manufacturing during Launch in accordance with established Control Plans.

  • Conduct PFMEA/DFMEA Gap Analysis.

  • Perform job functions in accordance with set policies and procedures to ensure preservation of the Company Ethics and Quality Policy.

  • Support the comprehensive continuous improvement philosophy for all Adient disciplines.


  • A Bachelor's Degree is required in a technical area (or equivalent experience).

  • Quality training in the core disciplines is required, including (minimum): IATF, ISO/TS 16949, Continuous Improvement, Total Quality Management, PPAP, FMEA, Control Plans, and SPC.

  • Candidates must demonstrate solid skills in communication, interpersonal relations, and ability to inspire individuals to improve performance.

  • A minimum of 3 years' experience in quality engineering with a preference of 5-8 years' experience.

  • Quality systems auditor training is preferred - internal. Technical Requirements:

  • Advanced Quality Planning including familiarity with the AIAG Advanced Quality Planning and Control Plan standard, FMEA's, PPAPs, Dimensional layouts, gage/fixture design, and Performance/Material testing.

  • Statistical concepts, and problem-solving methodology is required.

  • Manufacturing Quality system experience in IATF, ISO/TS 16949 and customer systems.

  • Customer communication activities.

  • Professional Certification in Quality Engineering is desirable (CQE).

  • Knowledge and use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MiniTab.

ManpowerGroup is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a professional, high quality work environment. It is the policy of ManpowerGroup and all of its subsidiaries to recruit, train, promote, transfer, pay and take all employment actions without regard to an employee's race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.