Quality Engineer

Spartan Motors Bristol , CT 06010

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Quality Engineer

Bristol, IN 46507, USA Req #368

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Utilimasters embodies a lean culture - not just a lean manufacturing process - to ensure everything from our product planning, to our engineering protocol, to our final assembly and finish processes are highly efficient and carry with them the demand for continuous improvement.

Although publicly traded, we're entrepreneurial in spirit and carry the core beliefs that hard work and accountability pay off. We take personal pride in every vehicle we build, every partnership we secure, every process we advance, and every owner and driver we empower to command their road.


  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Short Term Disability

  • Long Term Disability

  • 401(k)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • Dependent Scholarships

  • Quarterly Bonus

  • Holiday Pay

  • Vacation Pay

  • Purchased Vacation

  • Employee Assistance Program


The Quality Engineer is responsible for performing and supporting various quality assurance and quality control activities to support:

  • Promoting and sustaining the Quality Management System

  • Training and Coaching associates on various processes including problem solving

  • Leading and Facilitating the effective implementation of robust Quality Assurance and Quality Control projects and activities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Safety and Company Policies:

  • Practice and promote the company's safety standards and policies

  • Report potentially unsafe conditions

  • Uses appropriate tools and PPE

  • Adhere to the company's code of ethics and policies

  • Quality Systems:

  • Facilitate effective process deployment with affected process owners and cross-functional team members

  • Ensure compliance of processes being developed to the Quality Management System framework (Internal and External requirements)

  • Manage the timeliness and effectiveness of corrective action plans for non-conformances associated with Internal Audits

  • Maintain and coordinate activities related to the Document Control System to keep it up to date

  • Interface with suppliers for problem resolution and cost recovery

  • Problem Solving:

  • Analyze Warranty, Customer Complaints and internal quality data to identify trends and champion/facilitate the problem-solving process

  • Follow, promote and coach associates using structured and data-driven problem-solving methodologies for all aspects of Problem Resolution including Problem Definition, Root Cause Analysis, Corrective and Preventive Actions and Horizontal Deployment

  • Continuous Quality Improvement:

  • Lead the cross-functional team in the development of pre-production and production Control Plans

  • Establish inspection standards / methods for inspection, testing and evaluation and implement the same

  • Participate in the Supplier Sourcing and Evaluation process by assessing supplier Quality Systems and Supplier Performance

  • Support company-wide Continuous Improvement initiatives and activities by developing processes, conducting audits, identifying waste elimination / improvement opportunities and participating in kaizen events

  • Facilitate sharing of Best Practices and Lessons Learned across Functions, Plants and Business units


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university;

  • 5+ years of relevant quality engineering / quality systems experience

  • Degree in Mechanical or Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering is preferred

  • ASQ-CQE Certification is a plus

  • Six-Sigma Certification is a plus

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of basic email, Spread Sheet, Word Processing and Presentation Software; Mintab knowledge is a plus.

This job description is intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This description is not intended to be all - inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility. Spartan Motors reserves the right to change or assign to this position as required.

Spartan Motors Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, Veteran status or disability.

Other details

  • Job Family Quality

  • Pay Type Salary

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