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Quality Engineer

Ashland City, Tennessee · Manufacturing
Bob Jones & Associates, Inc. is a U.S. based recruiting firm providing permanent placement services. Currently, we are looking for a Quality Engineer based in Ashland City, Tennessee.

Company / Location Information

They are one of the leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. They are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history of which employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. They are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

Primary Function
The incumbent follows established engineering principles to determine the sequence of steps or processes required to fabricate and assemble products that meet the organization's standards of quality and cost.  This person also analyzes product specifications, parts drawings, and other engineering data to develop new production processes, estimate time requirements for each step, and prepares operation sheets.
  • Investigate and address customer concerns regarding quality and the customer experience.
  • Lead and facilitate meetings to drive improvement in plant KPI’s.
  • Work cross functionally to investigate and define root causes to issues as they arise.
  • Collect various sets of data and lead area cross functional teams on metric improvement initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain process and product control plans.
  • Participate in PFMEA’s.
  • Review manufacturing process and procedural documents for accuracy and approvals.
  • Works with all business units at the operational and corporate level to drive process improvements, identifying compliance to customer service standards and strategies for consistent, repeatable, and flawless execution.
  • Responsible to evaluate and provide recommendations to production issues discovered on the shop floor. This includes data collecting, research, facilitating and collaborating with other team members to drive improvement.
  • Evaluate plant operations and procedures to improve safety, quality, productivity, improved throughput, reduce non-value-added activities, improve operation efficiencies and promote a safer and more ergonomic working environment.
  • Identify, lead and execute projects that target improvements to key plant metrics: safety, quality, on-time delivery and efficiency. 
  • Expert in statistical analysis tools and understands how and when to apply them based on the situation and specific needs. Preferably certified black belt or Green Belt and proficient with Minitab.
  • Experience with ISO, QMS document control. Preferably a certified ISO auditor.

Role Specific Responsibilities
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably Mechanical or Industrial Engineering from a 4-year college or university
  • 3-5 years of experience in process improvement, quality, and analysis in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in utilizing Six Sigma and Lean methodologies to drive process improvements. 
  • Statistical background with certification as black belt preferred.
  • Proficient with Minitab, Microsoft Office, Auto CAD
  • Certified ISO auditor with prior experience of QMS and document control
  • Prior experience with SAP helpful
  • Experience leading supplier development and improvement initiatives
They Offer
Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a leader in its industry.  This is a full-time opportunity. Please submit most recent resume for quick and confidential consideration.
Bob Jones
Professional Recruiter/Owner
Bob Jones & Associates, Inc.

Please contact me with any questions:



(w) 317-834-7827

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