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Supplier / Operational Quality Engineer

Company: EFI Automotive
Location: Elkmont
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Quality Engineer - EFI Automotive

EFI Automotive in Elkmont, AL has an exciting opportunity for a collaborative and experienced Quality Engineer! Do you enjoy a broad range of focus in your role to include Development, Supplier and Operational Quality? Do you enjoy being involved in projects and initiatives on the production floor? If so, this may be the fit for you. A successful candidate for this position will possess a high degree of customer focus, a strong sense of collaboration, a high level of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills, and will be skilled at balancing stakeholders in a dynamic and changing environment.

EFI Automotive is a family company that has been a first and second-tier independent component supplier for more than 80 years. Today, it operates internationally to be as close as possible in serving leading automotive manufacturers and working with them to meet the challenges of a worldwide industry. Our drive for innovation is at the heart of automotive challenges. It focuses on sensors, actuators and intelligent location service systems for applications that contribute to engine (internal combustion, hybrid and electric) and transmission efficiency and improve vehicle comfort and safety. Although we are fundamentally manufacturers and automobiles have always been our driving force, our culture has always been a customer-focused service company first and foremost. Herein lies our main competitive advantage.


This position will be a "dual role", with emphasis being on Operational Quality (Manufacturing) and Supplier Quality (Supplier Development and Management).

The Quality Engineer is responsible for the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of the organizational quality system at EFI Automotive. They are a professional who understands the principals of product and service quality evaluation and control. This body of knowledge and experience can include creating quality and safety documentation, monitoring, testing, and reporting on the quality of products, and identifying technical issues and problem-solving. The person in this role must be highly collaborative with peer groups, production operators as well as plant leadership. The person in this role will manage customer and supplier relationships and specifications, as well as act as an auditor for all internal systems to identify issues and recommend solutions.


  • Actively evaluates suppliers, engages and managers customer-based quality issues and contributes to production floor process improvements.
  • At the group level, is responsible for suppliers and components in development (this can be for parts / projects in the US, or at another site).
  • Actively supports, owns, and facilitates the IATF audit process for the plant as appropriate.
  • Develops and implements programs to assess and improve the quality of products, components, materials and/or operations using classic Quality tools such as SPC, GRRs, 8Ds, APQP, PPAP, MSA4, FMEA and Capability Studies.
  • Acts as a Second Party Auditor with the Purchasing team for new components and serial process audits.
  • Creates policies and processes including standard procedures (e.g. audits/review, analysis of raw materials, finished product, etc.)
  • Leads PFMEA and Control Plans as appropriate.
  • Actively involved in new product development, working to improve supplier techniques, processes, hardware, software, fixtures, gauges, etc.
  • Develops and implements Quality related trainings to site and supplier personnel as needed.
  • Supports global EFI Automotive initiatives and projects, and overall strategic goals and objectives.


  • Actively participates in and champions Safety Committee and continuous improvement initiatives.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering related discipline (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, etc.) highly preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar Quality related role supporting Automotive industry, with OEM and launch/ramp up phases highly preferred.
  • Experience with customer portals for Ford, GM and Chrysler is a huge plus.
  • Strong organizational, collaborative and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Committed, dedicated and self-motivated work ethics, with full ownership of projects or assigned tasks is required.
  • The desire to strive for continuous improvement and excellence within a fast-paced growth environment is required.


Sitting; standing; walking throughout the facility; talking; seeing; hearing; feeling; bending or stooping; squatting or crouching; reaching; kneeling; pushing; pulling; lifting to 35 lbs. The candidate must wear appropriate/required Personal Protective Equipment and must be able to work at a desk or in front of a computer for long periods of time.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This specification is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned. Ability to competently perform all the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment to effective customer service delivery, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic requirements of all positions at EFI Automotive.

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Keywords: EFI Automotive, Huntsville , Supplier / Operational Quality Engineer, Other , Elkmont, Alabama

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