Advanced Quality Engineer

This position offered by:

Fred Melin

President CEO

Sterling Professional Search Inc.

248 852 4900 Desk

586 243 1500 Text

Veteran owned and operated since 2000


Job Title:  Advanced Quality Engineer



Bellingham, WA, US, 98226

Home-based Position:  No

Job Type:  Full-Time

Job Description: 


Our client is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in  the USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, our client is the power/full solution for stored DC power products.  We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.

This position will be focusing primarily on our Reserve Power applications, which include telecommunications, IT, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), utilities and switchgear, security, emergency lighting and general electronics. Our extensive product range serves a variety of reserve power applications and consistently delivers the most effective, powerful and reliable batteries available.


Job Purpose

Lead the Quality activities within new product development projects, supporting the implementation of Quality mindset to the entire project teams, guiding the team to identify potential failures in an earlier stages of product development utilizing Quality tools and lessons learned. Support the identification of project risks and required actions to mitigate them and problem solving focusing on effective and robust technical solutions


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Drive the Quality mindset within project teams.
Assure Preventive Quality processes are followed for New Projects.
Drive project teams to flawless project execution using the risk assessment process to manage priorities and collaboration of cross functional teams.
Develop and define project Quality plans based on APQP process.
Coach and train co-workers on Quality methods and tools.
Manage project teams to follow NPI and Quality procedures.
Identify opportunities for improvements within the Project life cycle process.
Develop, implement and monitor Quality KPIs
Develop and support development of new components/process with supplier, drive for excellence in part quality.
Coordinate and drive Problem solving activities within the projects.
Guide and drive process quality activities in the manufacturing environment in preparation for series production utilizing MSA, R@R, PTR process
Coordinate and manage PPAP dossiers in preparation for series production
Support firmware development lifecycle
Support Development activities of Hardware supplier and CMs, troubleshooting and problem solving
Implement the Preventive Quality Plan (Roadmap), on each phase of development
Prepare and issue weekly Quality Status Report for new projects
Attend and moderate Design and Process FMEA
Perform and support Project Status Audits and Process Audits on new production lines
Prepare control plans related to prototypes, pre-production and mass production, including reinforced controls for start up phase (SOP)
Ensure application of lessons learned relevant for the specific project
Support and assess product validation / qualification  according to internal and Customer requirements


Bachelor’s in Science – Electrical or Electronics engineering

Quality tools experience.

Electrical systems and Electronics

Hardware and/or firmware

Experience with Supplier development process


Preferred Requirements

Six Sigma

Certified auditor

Energy systems and power management knowledge

Software validation process

General Job Requirements

  • This position will work in an office setting, expect minimal physical demands.


Our client provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled


Nearest Major Market: Bellingham
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett