Sr. Quality Engineer

Position Description

Job Summary

The Sr. Quality Engineer will support the Operation with focus on the Seals business to ensure that the Quality Management System and quality standards of the company are implemented and maintained at the SG Garden Grove, CA facility in accordance with corporate quality policies, applicable regulatory requirements, QMS/AS-9100 requirements, and customer specifications/expectations to ensure manufactured products meet internal and customer expectations. 


Lead and/or support the development, implementation, and oversight of an effective Quality Management System that operates in compliance with corporate quality policies and procedures, and relevant regulatory requirements and industry guidance, including:

 - Document control and review/approval of controlled documents

 - Change management and review of change controls

 - Investigation and CAPA management, including robust, disciplined root cause analysis

 - Complaint management and performance of complaint investigations

 - Supplier quality management and performance of supplier audits as appropriate

 - Internal audit program and performance of internal audits

 - Training and development; conduct training and assessment of training effectiveness of direct reports

 - Implementation of Quality Risk Management in relevant aspects of the QMS

 - Management Review

 - QMS/AS-9100 certification and maintenance  

Supervise, lead, monitor performance of direct reports to ensure effective, efficient and timely inspection, testing, reporting is achieved to support all aspects of the Quality function including receiving inspection, in-process/final inspection/testing, complaint/RG inspection/testing/investigation.  This includes development and implementation of effective training and development programs, daily work-load scheduling and time management, including overtime authorization.   

Lead and/or support the oversight of product realization and commercial manufacturing activities, such as product/specification development, technology transfer, validation, process capability assessment, facilities/utilities/equipment qualification/validation and maintenance, and materials management associated with job scope, including preparations and/or support for PPAP/FAI documentation (PFMEA, Control Plans, Gauge R&R, Statistical Process Capability Studies, dimensional layouts.           

Oversee and coordinate the testing, auditing, review, and disposition process for production batches and incoming raw materials, including management of deviations and nonconforming product.              

Customer support, including:

- Support customer audits, including response and corrective action tracking


- Partner in the resolution of quality issues and customer requests by initiating effective interdepartmental communication.              

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications



                Bachelor’s Degree- Engineering or Technical discipline     Required

                Master’s Degree- Engineering, Technical Discipline, Quality Assurance     Preferred


Work Experience

                3-5 years Regulated manufacturing industry- Aerospace (preferred), Automotive, Micro-E              Required

                3 years Quality role (Quality System development, implementation, and/or execution) within a manufacturing environment - Required

                1 year minimum (3 years minimum preferred)    Supervision of hourly/non-exempt Quality inspection/testing staff within a job-shop manufacturing environments - Required


Practical/Technical Knowledge

Strong knowledge of ISO/AS requirements and relevant industry standard practices is required.  Demonstrated ability to interpret and execute these expectations to ensure proper implementation in the plant Quality systems.         

Advanced knowledge of quality systems and problem-solving and analysis tools e.g., SPC, PFMEA, PPAP, DOE, Value Stream Mapping, Root Cause Analysis.

Ability to interpret engineering drawings (GD&T, etc.)    

Strong communication/presentation skills – verbal and written

Experience in conducting Quality System/Process Audits (AS-9100 experience preferred)

Proficient computer skills required including Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio, PPT, and Project; Minitab

 Problems solving, organizational, interpersonal and team building skills 


Licenses and Certifications

ASQ certifications (e.g. CQE, CQM, CQA) 3 years Preferred  

Company Summary

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is one of seven businesses within the Innovative Materials Sector, which is spear-heading the advancement of innovation within the Group. Performance Plastics is a recognized leader in the advanced polymer technology market with access to state-of-the-art manufacturing and research & development facilities around the world.

Through close partnerships with our business leaders, our team works to support the achievement of business goals while emphasizing the PPL values of accountability, trust, initiative, respect and helping.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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Sr. Quality Engineer

Location: Garden Grove

Posting Date: 11/17/2020

Job Code: 583798

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