Quality Specialist Product

Greer, SC 29651

Post Date: 07/13/2018 Job ID: 165470 Industry: Manufacturing Pay Rate: $32.00-44.00

This is a long term ongoing W2 Contract position. There is no projected end date.

HKA will offer a $2000 hiring bonus for this position.

HKA will offer vacation pay, holiday pay, employee paid medical, dental and vision along with other perks for this position.

NO relocation assistance is offered for this position.

Coordinates and manages supplier quality issues for Plant's purchased parts (worldwide) focusing on series parts quality-relevant activities to ensure supplier’s tooling, methods and processes can deliver parts to the correct quality and quantity to defined timescales.

Leads the quality problem solving process for series parts quality supplier non-conforming material.

Ensures and assess the acceptance of supplied parts quality to group standards and specifications to the end customer(s) satisfaction and production capability.

Supports the analysis and ensures robust containment of Non Conforming Material (Parts that do not meet specifications.

Provides systematic control of key series elements using RMT (Risk Management of Parts) for all released parts (series). 

Review of APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning), Process series and ISIR (Initial Sample Inspection Report) to ensure acceptance from PEP QMT.

Ensures robust corrective actions are introduced at the supplier and manage supplier corrective actions / agreed supplier changes. 

Ensures problems are fixed effectively and do not re-occur.

Visits and assesses supplier processes to include requalification audits of suppliers.

Ensures supplier is capable of meeting production targets and quality standards.

Prepares and reviews supplier performance KPI’s. 

Ensures monitoring of supplier standards and effective improvement activities take place.

Validates and grades supplier 8D’s in support of the QSB’s 8D request.

Responsible LV for all RK1 / RK2 PQM issues that fall within escalation level 0 until status 100. 

Responsible for the communication and handshake process to the M-KIFA.

Responsible for the entry / removal of supplier escalation Level 0, as well as ensuring adequate de-escalation criteria is entered.

Supports schale 3 working structure - Process Chain Representative per M-KIFA assignment.

Acceptance of Handshake of New Model Introductions – e.g. involvement in pruefcubing.

Supports the series quality team in ensuring robust containments / corrective actions are implemented at the supplier base including (but not limited to) activities such as: risk assessment, product and process development.

Leads series projects after hand over from PEP QMT ensuring compliance with BMW specifications is maintained.

Communicates with other Plants in the worldwide Company Network including joint problem solving.

Develops existing supplier's quality and production systems to maintain production.

Executes product and process audits due to occurred errors and initiates counter actions and counteraction with verification.

Leads quality problem solving process for supplier related issues.

Audits the quality management system at the supplier location(s). 

Performs other duties as assigned by Operations Supervisor.


BA/BS degree in technical or related field  or the equivalent of 4 years of related professional manufacturing/supplier experience.

Two plus year’s professional experience in process quality or quality systems. 

Previous manufacturing experience with specific area related (external, internal, power-train) parts at supplier (preferred)

Certified Quality Technician (CQT) (preferred)

Advanced working knowledge of NCM process and material management.

Advanced experience / knowledge of plant operations.

Advanced Working knowledge of QSB quality processes and responsibilities.

Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)

Advanced communication skills - interpersonal, presentation, and written influencing and negotiation skills.

Advanced Complex problem solving skills and abilities.

Intermediate resource planning

HKA Enterprises is a global workforce solutions firm. If you're seeking a new career opportunity or project experience, our recruiters will work to understand your qualifications, experience, and personal goals. At HKA, we recognize the importance of matching employee goals with those of the employer. We strive to seek credibility, satisfaction, and endorsement from all of our applicants. We invite you to take time and search for your next career experience with us! HKA is an EEO Employer who participates in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify Program.

Sherry Jordan

Sherry Jordan is a senior technical recruiter with more than 10 years experience in the industry. Her advice to job seekers is to "be honest and relax. Treat your interview as if you are there to interview them to make sure you want to work for THEM."

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