Quality Manufacturing Engineer

Are you ready to put your skills to work in a dynamic and growing company? Are you passionate about technology and want to see video, imagery, and data come to life on big electronic canvases? Are you ready to make a difference and assist us as we help shape the way people think about and use digital signage now and into the future?

We are seeking a Quality Engineer who is responsible for working directly with the Manufacturing Engineering & Production teams to improve factory throughput and the quality of our products. The QE drives improvements across company divisions and working with Suppliers. This position also supports continuous improvements teams, lean manufacturing initiatives, and is the quality liaison on New Product Initiation (NPI) project teams. In addition, the QE will contribute to supplier assessment, and conduct internal and external audits.

What You'll Do:

  • Use risk based thinking to identify internal and external opportunities and actions for improvement in processes.
  • Work with Manufacturing Engineers and Production staff to identify supplier related improvements to improve factory yields
  • Improve material yields to eliminate impact on production lines
  • Perform audits on the Production floor to ensure production lines are following defined processes
  • Drive the Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA) process, tracking internal and external problems to root cause analysis, ensuring completion of effective corrective actions, and coordinating suppliers' improvements internally at Planar
  • Support the Material Review Board by dispositioning discrepant material
  • Perform quality audits at suppliers' facilities to ensure their product, system and processes are in conformance with established requirements
  • Perform quality audits on the Production floor to ensure production lines are following best practices
  • Represent Quality at NPIs, provides input to the project team, assists in the evaluation of new suppliers, develops control plans, assesses engineering and prototype evaluations, and generates Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEAs)
  • Monitor data integrity of the systems from which data is reported in order to have accurate reports and trends
  • Report and trends supplier quality metrics for on-shore suppliers and liaise with Asia SQEs to address customer quality complaints that involve Asian suppliers
  • Actively participate in the Engineering Change Order (ECO) process, monitors change activity and takes appropriate action where necessary
  • Interact with the Service& Support team to capture drill-down data on RMAs so that action can be taken on supplier and/or customer issues and failure analysis results
  • Works with Manufacturing Engineers to develop newly designed solutions for addressing increased capacity and/or yield improvement
  • Train operators on key processes in Production
  • Ability to read, write, and understand English
  • Ability to maintain acceptable standards of office conduct
  • Ability to come to work demonstrating timely and regular attendance
  • Ability to handle stress

Who You'll Work With:

  • Manager – for assignments and key performance
  • Manufacturing & Supplier Quality Engineers – colleagues & project team members
  • Production managers/Operators – key internal customer
  • Service & Support team – field data and customer satisfaction

What You'll Need:

Technical skills


  • One year of work experience using statistical analysis, such as SPC (Statistical Process Control) and sampling plans to measure trends for systemic problems
  • Proven ability to solve simple and complex problems
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of production experience and working with suppliers


  • ISO certification experience

Interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated success working independently, and in a team environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management, and decision-making skills essential
  • Mental ability to conduct on-going interpersonal interactions, analyze and solve problems essential
  • Ability to actively participate in team development and team-oriented processes

Other skills

  • Physical ability to use computer hardware/software required
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing principles

What You'll Need to Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial or Quality Engineering
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in high tech industry as a quality or industrial manufacturing engineer
  • Six Sigma certification preferred
  • Understanding of supply chain and manufacturing engineering

Other Requirements:

  • Normal working hours are 7:30-4:30
  • Occasional travel and evening meetings
  • Working with others in a team setting.

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