APQP Quality Engineer

Job Overview
Job Order:JO00018241
Date Posted:Aug 5
Category:2 - Engineering & Manufacturing
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A growing and profitable Automotive Supplier in the Toledo, Ohio area is in need of a Contract to Hire APQP Quality Engineer. This client is preferring candidates with previous Tier 1 Automotive Quality Experience, APQP knowledge as well as some Stamping and Welding expertise.


APQP Quality Engineer works in conjunction with Program Management Teams responsible for the launch of manufacturing process that support new product launches.

The APQP Engineer’s primary role is to keep the quality expectations of the customer in front of the team as the launch is occurring to ensure that nothing is missed or lacking from a quality system standpoint when the new process is delivered to the manufacturing plant.

Play a key role in submitting quality documentation to the customer and raising quality concerns up to the Manager, New Product Quality. The APQP engineer is knowledgeable about CMM reports, Checking Fixtures, and GD&T; using that knowledge to approve key deliverable's pertaining to the production quality systems being developed.

Must work well within a team environment, as well as represent the company in front of the customer in a professional manner when required.


  • Completes of all quality documents required by customer during the initial launch phases of a product leading up to PPAP.
  • Leads the finalization of PFMEA(s) and Control Plans through Launch Process
  • Uploads of all quality support documentation into customer designated systems.
  • Manufacturing plants compile final PPAP documentation, but APQP engineer may be asked to support.
  • Attend and approve Check Fixture design reviews. Aid in Deviation request preparations to the customer (w/QE support)
  • Reviews prints for best practice application of GD&T. Reviews prints for completeness (All specs, notes, etc)
  • Attends Measurement Point Meetings with customer (w/QE support)
  • Attends run-off of tooling events on more critical projects as determined by the program manager.
  • Reviews tool shop and prototype CMM layouts as requested
  • Develops Part Containment Sheets through Launch Process
  • Ensures that Customer PPAP procedures and expectations are followed during new product launch and engineering changes. These individuals would be developed into subject matter experts for customer PPAP requirements to guide the program teams.
  • Supports the recording of Launch Lessons learned. Provides support with the manufacturing plant's QC depts. for launches
  • Tracks quality levels from a weld validation and dimensional improvement standpoint as the tool progresses through the development process. (Typically done on few projects deemed critical by Manager, New Product Quality)
  • Supports physical containment and rework activities as needed.
  • Works with multiple program teams and therefore multiple customer quality systems. (ie: Ford, Toyota, Chrysler, GM, Honda, Nissan, etc.) and multiple projects.
  • Understands the current work assigned to them and is able to prioritize the work by order of urgency and manage their own time accordingly.
  • Perform other essential functions as assigned by the Manager, New Product Quality.


  • Tier 1 Automotive Quality Engineering Experience
  • Microsoft Excel - Computer Skills (Databases, Word, Basic CAD viewer software, etc)
  • Experience with Minitab is a plus
  • Above average Internet / FTP / Online Skills (uploading/downloading/researching/etc.)
  • Reads and Applies GD&T. Dimensional Control Background
  • PFMEA Creation. Stamping and Welding knowledge is preferred
  • Reads and understands timing plans and Gantt charts.
  • Experience with Ford, GM, or Toyota quality systems.
  • Vehicle Program experience is desired
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Weld inspection – must be able to tear-down/cut-&-etch welds and determine quality level.



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