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Quality Leader-Chemical Products Manufacturing

Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States
Job Family : Quality
Job Type : Regular
Posted : Sep 25, 2023
Job ID: 43294

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This position is responsible for leading and executing activities in support of plant quality, new product commercialization and/or transfer of manufacturing technology between facilities. This position will develop, implement and maintain quality improvement activities as assigned related to plant quality, quality systems, processes, and products to assure compliance with customer and quality related requirements. This position may work within or lead a project and will interface directly with company personnel at several levels to assure successful completion. This position will work with internal teams to plan quality events and resolve issues.

  • Collaborate with internal teams, customers, and suppliers in planning, scheduling, coordinating, and directing quality activities to ensure product conformance to customer requirements and specifications
  • Lead the investigation, resolution and prevention of product and process nonconformances
  • Track process capability and collaborate with process engineering to improve results and implement continuous improvement projects focused on cost, scrap, rework, and first pass yield
  • Lead the development, implementation, and maintenance of the quality system associated with the manufacturing operation with emphasis on customer specific requirements and TS-16949 standards
  • Collaborate with planning and design staff concerning process design to ensure efficient production methods and the resolution of manufacturing difficulties
  • Lead and participate in customer, internal and external audits
  • Provide technical assistance and direction to manufacturing, production, and support staff
  • Assist in quality related training and development of appropriate training materials
  • All other duties as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Science Degree in technical discipline, preferably in mechanical or chemical engineering.
    • 5-8 years quality engineering experience with demonstrated ability to assume increasing responsibility, or equivalent level of experience.
    • Excellent communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate across different functions and levels of the organization, with customers and suppliers, and across cultures.
    • Considerable working knowledge of ISO9001/IATF16949 quality systems and automotive value chain quality requirements including core tools (FMEA, PPAP, APQP, Control Plans, MSA, SPC).
    • Considerable working knowledge in problem solving (8-D methodology), including effective corrective action and verifications of actions.
    • Proficiency in application of Lean Principles and Six Sigma methodology.
    • Effective at defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts and drawing valid conclusions.
    • Proficient in general business correspondence to internal and external customers.
    • Broad understanding of the quality systems and processes applicable to the Value Stream.
    • Ability to schedule and lead process audits.
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
    • Considerable knowledge of manufacturing processes, related process controls, capability analysis, and inspection and test methods.
    • Proficiency in advanced product quality planning (APQP) and failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA).
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office

      Preferred Qualifications:
    • Graduate level education in technical or business discipline
    • Quality Engineering in supply to Tier 1 automotive manufacturers
    • Specialty chemicals value chain experience
    • In depth experience implementing TS-16949 quality systems
    • Certified Green Belt Six Sigma
    • Course work automotive core tools FMEA, PPAP, APQP, Control Plans, MSA, SPC


    Founded in 1917, Parker Hannifin Corporation is a $13.7 billion, global company.

    With annual sales of $13.7 billion in fiscal year 2020, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 49 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 63 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

    Parker’s engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions the company to solve some of the world’s greatest engineering challenges. By partnering with customers, Parker improves their productivity and profitability and seeks new ways to solve humanity's biggest challenges.

    Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees.  Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.  U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required for most positions.

    (“Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor”)

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    Drug-Free Workplace
    In accordance with Parker’s policies and applicable state laws, Parker provides for a drug-free workplace. Therefore, all applicants seeking employment with Parker will be subject to drug testing as a condition of employment.

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