Nippon Seiki is a world-class manufacturer of instruments for vehicles, agricultural, and construction equipment. Established in 1945, Nippon Seiki Co., Ltd. is headquartered in Japan, with numerous facilities worldwide. N.S. International, Ltd. ('NSI'), a group company of Nippon Seiki, located in Troy, MI, is a tier one supplier of instrument clusters and head-up display units for FCA US, General Motors, BMW, Honda, Harley Davidson, Suzuki, Polaris, Arctic Cat and other OEM's.
The Engineering Quality Assurance Engineer is responsible for execution of day to day duties relative to the engineering quality assurance functions of a world class product design and development team to achieve engineering operational excellence. This role is responsible for establishing the evaluation framework to assess/monitor quality assurance and identify areas for continuous improvement. In addition, this role is responsible for selecting and assigning resources for performing quality assurance activities such as release assessments, process adherence assessment, configuration management audits, quality gate reviews, and design reviews with respect to the defined processes. This role identifies and evaluates project-related risks and ensures appropriate mitigation measures are taken and a contingency plan is in place. This role is also responsible for identifying training needs and provide training on corporate processes and industry standards to the cross-functional engineering team.
Top duties or activities in a given year. Not all tasks/steps performed are listed.
•Generate quality assurance plans and audit projects according to company standards and industry guidelines.
•Study and analyze audit results to develop improvement recommendations.
•Provide cross-departmental training on process, ASPICE, and other relevant industry standards.
•Facilitate cross-functional process improvement activities and implement metrics to monitor effectiveness.
•Issue quality assurance statistical reports to leadership.
•Educate and mentors Engineering Quality Assurance resources.
•Research trending industry practices for lean engineering processes and techniques.
Required and/or preferred level of education, knowledge and skills that are necessary.
Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline (EE/ME/SE); Mater's degree preferred
•6+ years of experience in automotive product development
•2+ years in engineering quality assurance role
•Experience in embedded systems software development (Agile and Disciplined approaches)
•Strong knowledge and experience of requirements management and configuration management tools, along with functional safety (ISO26262) and cyber security standards
•Experience with full automotive product development lifecycle projects from concept to launch, subject to ISO26262 compliance and cyber security requirements
•Expert level knowledge of ASPICE/CMMI
•ASPICE Provisionals Assessor training and certification (or CMMI certification)
•Strong knowledge of Agile development methodology (SCRUM, KANBAN)
•Strong ability to identify business-critical metrics, create, monitor, and improve these metrics, along with program management skills and ability to identify, manage, and mitigate risks
•Ability to study, analyze, and develop process improvement recommendations
Special Training or Competency
Observation, understanding, and execution of applicable company ISO/TS/IATF certification standards related to the role and impact on the overall organization.
Includes leading by setting clear expectations for performance and responsibility. Serving as a role model of appropriate attitudes and behaviors. Diagnosing the needs and capabilities of employees and taking actions to maximize each person's development.
Includes keeping an open mind regarding new ideas and ways of doing things. Willing to consider alternative interpretations or ways of looking at the situation. Demonstrating flexibility.
: Includes setting high standards of performance for self and others. Striving to accomplish goals even if it means personal sacrifice. Putting the goals of the organization above own goals.
Includes making decisions and takes actions that have beneficial impact. Effectively evaluating information in order to come up with sound conclusions and recommendations.
Includes setting clear objectives to guide action for self or others to accomplish goals. Organizing or adjusting information, people and materials to meet those goals.
Includes encouraging and supporting the ideas and effort of others. Finding ways to help the team or group perform effectively.
Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5pm. Off-hours as needed.
5% international and/or domestic.
If domestic travel is necessary, valid drivers’ license is required.
If international travel is necessary, valid passport is required.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed. 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.
N.S. International, Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.