Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) is a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware, faucets, and commercial locksets and doors, with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset, Weiser, Baldwin, National Hardware, Stanley, FANAL, Pfister, EZSET, and Tell. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders' hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister), and #1 in U.S. retail commercial locksets. Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia. HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.
The Senior Advanced Quality Engineer (AQE) will elevate quality as competitive advantage and drive brand loyalty by ensuring high product quality from design through production. The AQE will direct product, process and design quality and will advance leading practices to provide predictable results and excellent customer experiences. The AQE plays a key role in the New Product Introduction (NPI) Milestones relating to Quality. The AQE actively coaches NPI QA through the strategic development and implementation of applicable quality tools and directs critical milestones throughout the NPI cycle. The AQE provides leadership in product process and reliability functions related to internal factories and suppliers. The AQE establishes metrics and leads gathering, analyzing, reporting, prioritization of related actions for key metrics to cross-functional teams.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Education and Experience Profile
Bachelor's in Electronics, Material Science, Mechanical, Industrial, Process Engineering or closely related.
7-10 years quality engineering experience and responsibilities
IPC 600 / 610 certifications preferred
Certified Black Belt or equivalent preferred
ASQ Certified Quality Engineer preferred
Multi-functional Project/ Program Management leadership in a matrix organization
Printed Circuit Board (PCB), Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) quality and qualification experience.
Electronic Component, Surface Mount (SMT) PCBA production, electrical test and assembly manufacturing experience required.
Experience in electronics assembly failure analysis.
Demonstrated ability to recommend and implement design quality and process control improvements.
Ability to read technical drawings, understand and implement control plans, inspection plans, and value improvement efforts
Extensive knowledge of GD&T measurement instrumentation, including optical and handheld measuring equipment.
Proven experience using 8D and/or DMAIC lean six sigma methodology for closing Corrective & Preventive Actions.
Proven experience leading and facilitating cross functional Kaizen/Workshops on new product or process
Preferred experience with Design for Six Sigma Tools (QFD, CTQ Flowdown & Measurement Systems, DOE, DFR, DFM, etc)
Experience with APQP process (PPAPs, Control Plans, FMEA, etc) is preferred
Excellent leadership & interpersonal skills along with the ability to work with others positively.
Strong communicator both written and oral.
Estimated percentage of travelling required can be 25% (including international)
Working conditions are normal for an office environment. However, travel conditions include prolonged flights, car travel, and other exposures such as unusual weather or food, as expected during international travel.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.