Senior Quality Engineer

Harsco   •  

Columbia, SC

Industry: Manufacturing / Diversified


8 - 10 years

Posted 375 days ago


As the Senior Quality Engineer, you will be responsible for updating and coordinating the maintenance of Stone Blower work instructions/standard work and relationship to ISO 9001 Quality Management System procedures, as needed. You will capture all as build NCR’s for ‘redline’ drawing updates and coordinate with Engineering to perform/execute within the HCR process to closure, and review and actively comment on drawings, calculations, specifications and other design inputs/outputs; as required. You will have the responsibility to provide direction and monitor performance in the development & application of inspection plans: First Article Inspection, In-Process and Final Product Inspection, Sampling Plans, inspection and acceptance criteria and Design Validation Testing. You will also be responsible for the following:

Monitor and/or perform quality inspection and clerical activities for First Article Inspection and ongoing part acceptance.

Manage WIP inspection data and prepare statistical and operational performance reports, as requested by management.

Working with the C/I team to perform process capability studies or special studies necessary to increase control and lower total quality costs.

Manage WIP materials traceability and assist with Pre-Check and FAT Vehicle Reporting for our customers.

Perform internal audits to assess compliance to Standards and to the internal Quality System, including investigation, presentation of observations and findings, and reporting.  

Apply sound systematic problem-solving methodologies in identifying, prioritizing, communicating, and resolving quality constraints/issues/part problems and openly share findings during Gemba Team walks and during project reviews.

This role must be proficient in the use quality tools and practices to establish approval criteria that ensures the identification of quality failures; using consistent appraisal techniques for internal and external manufactured parts and assemblies.

Provide “lessons learned” report outs (for example A3/8D) and own” the representation of such” to management for cooperative enlistment of support

Provide trending analysis on quality corrective actions/countermeasures and performance metrics, as well as key supplier failure data.

Ownership of supplier part inspection and failure analysis – to drive quality requirements back to the source. (whether design or manufacturing caused)

Support Customer Service to ensure fulfillment of customer requirements.

Coordinate and participates in elements of investigations regarding customer complaints.

Actively participate in definition of machine test requirements, justification of acceptance limits and sampling plans to assure compliance with requirements.

Perform product and process evaluations to identify areas for improvement. Recommend solutions to identified problems. Implement approved changes using sound quality engineering principles and fully document requirements on a timely basis.

Represent Quality on the Project/Program Core Teams, as required.

Assist in development, review and approval of new manufacturing processes and equipment validation/qualifications.

Participate in the improvement of the manufacturing process for existing products. Document/Review and approve Work Instructions, inspection records/documents, Bills of Material and drawings.


Basic Qualifications 



BS Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other related engineering discipline


7-10 yrs. Experience in heavy industrial manufacturing environment

5 - 7 years in Quality role

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of ISO Quality Standards

BS Quality Engineering


10+ yrs. experience in heavy industrial manufacturing environment

7 - 10 years in Quality role

Understanding of GD&T

Understanding of CMM measurement reporting and inspection layout metrology