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Quality Engineer

Company: Lasko Products
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Lasko Products, an industry leader in providing and manufacturing home environment products for over 100 years, is looking to add a Quality Engineer to the team. This role will by hybrid based out of our Ft. Worth, TX location. The Lasko Quality Engineer's responsibilities include developing and documenting quality standards, inspecting incoming materials, auditing and inspecting processes and products, developing quality control systems, and determining corrective actions. Job Responsibilities:

  • Duties will include management of change control, data collection schemes, developing testing metrologies, overseeing test methods & equipment, creating standard work and job instructions, audits and other routine quality systems areas.
  • Direct the activities of quality staff and audit team members in the Quality Manager's absence. Other duties include training plant personnel in quality processes; facilitating improvement teams and managing compliance to specifications.
  • Work directly with the local Quality Manager, the Corporate Quality Director, and plant management to define and implement quality objectives including KPI's that align with corporate and plant initiatives.
  • Directly manage the daily activities of several Quality employees.
  • Interpret Engineering specifications into Quality requirements on the plant floor.
  • Manage supplier quality through incoming inspection and interaction with suppliers on quality issues, occasionally may require visits to suppliers.
  • Lead and organize formal/informal problem solving in areas of scrap, process capability, warranty, etc. Provide training in quality systems and related areas such as APQP, BOS, Problem Solving, Statistical Process Control, Gage R&R, Process Capability, and DOE.
  • Work with the manufacturing department to implement quality requirements in assembly and component manufacturing.
  • Drive projects to reduce COPQ per company's goals.
  • Manage the testing and auditing of components and finished products.
  • Implement nonconforming material processes and lead Material Review Board (MRB) meetings.
  • Partner with Engineering and Manufacturing early in the design stage in order to build quality into the product design and manufacturing process. Participate in failure mode effects analysis (FMEA) as required.
  • Track quality issues and trends, report information to plant management and Corporate Quality.
  • Coordinate daily inspection and testing of components and products.
  • Implement customer specific quality requirements in the manufacturing of components and products.
  • Assist Lasko customer service to investigate customer quality issues and drive corrective actions.
  • Interact with customers to solve field Quality issues. -Competencies and Abilities
    • Experience, expertise, and implementation of Quality Management Systems, specifically ISO 9001 2015.
      • Experience with PPAP, APQP, FMEA, and structured problems solving tools such as 8D, PDCA, or DMAIC.
      • Practical knowledge of statistical tools and variance reduction
      • Experience with COPQ reduction
      • Project Management skills
      • Strong ability to develop talent -Certifications and Special Requirements
        • Six Sigma Green Belt required. Blackbelt is a plus.
          • Lean Systems training desired.
          • Proficiency is using Minitab and Visio.
          • Spanish is a plus. -Required Education and Experience
            • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Statistics, Engineering (Industrial or Mechanical), or Engineering Technology
              • 3-5 Years of experience in quality engineering area of a manufacturing facility
              • Plastic Injection molding experience desired
              • Assembly line experience desired About the Company Lasko Metal Products was founded in 1906 by Henry Lasko in Philadelphia. Lasko designs, manufactures, assembles, and distributes portable fans, heaters, and humidifiers for the consumer market (Lasko brand), air purifiers (Germ Guardian brand), ventilation products such as range hoods and bathroom exhaust fans to the construction industry (Air King brand) and water damage restoration products such as air scrubbers and dehumidifiers (B-Air brand). - -Lasko's products are sold in North America, South America, the Caribbean, and Asia. The company is recognized as the leader in the portable fan and portable heating categories and proudly operates American manufacturing, assembly, and distribution facilities across the US. -Lasko's leading market share in fans and heaters is 2X - 4X larger than the #2 brand. - -Lasko's domestic production capabilities uniquely position Lasko to serve its customers. Lasko's Mission is to improve everyday life with trusted products which create a healthier and more comfortable environment. - The company's success is based on 5 Core Values:
                • Be Bold:
                  • Challenge the status quo
                  • Courageously pursue the impossible -
                  • Reject mediocrity
                  • Be Together -
                    • Work together for success -
                    • Drive trust and candor with each other -
                    • Prioritize "We" before "I"
                    • -Be A Leader
                      • Lead with personal conviction -
                      • Inspire each other to deliver high- quality results
                      • Leverage resilience and agility to drive excellence
                      • Be Accountable -
                        • Consistently deliver to our customers -
                        • Embrace commitments as a contract -
                        • Take pride in our actions
                        • Be The Change -
                          • Demonstrate a passion to win -
                          • Make a difference at work in our communities -
                          • Step forward and take initiative The Lasko family owned and operated Lasko Products until November 2016, when private investment firms Comvest Partners and JW Levin Management Partners ("JWLMP") acquired the business. Comvest Partners and JWLMP are committed to growing the business with investments in growth and productivity. Geographic Reach Based in the greater Philadelphia, PA area, Lasko Products operates in locations throughout the US and Canada. The company's Tennessee, Texas, and Pennsylvania manufacturing facilities produce both indoor and outdoor fans and heaters. The company also sources select products internationally from China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, and India. -Lasko operates distribution centers in all manufacturing locations plus Nevada and Ohio. -Diversity & Inclusion Comvest and its portfolio companies recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race/national origin, gender/gender identification, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, religious affiliation, and other protected status. - We have a clear vision to be the place where . - We know our companies run on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and smart employees. - We believe that diversity within an organization creates long-term value for the organization itself and its constituents. - Comvest and its portfolio companies are high performing organizations that seeks to hire hard-working and dedicated high performers. - While Comvest and its portfolio companies always strive to look at a diverse pool of candidates, we will always choose the most qualified candidate for the job being recruited for, in order to strive for success for both the employee and the firm. #CB

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