Posted on 
Aug 3

Quality Engineer

Position Overview

This position will provide comprehensive quality engineering support to Proterra’s VP, Quality and site leadership team members. You will be responsible for ensuring product and process integrity through the development and implementation of systems that support manufacturing and for activities internal and external related to process development, qualification, optimization as well as product and supplier certification in line with company protocols and objectives.

About the Role – You Will:
- Plan and direct activities pertinent to the development, application and maintenance of quality standards for manufacturing processes; create and maintain quality documentation, such as procedures, inspection plans, work instructions, quality assurance specifications, etc.
- Support the Production Line with Root Cause analysis and problem-solving skills; review production issues and articulate proper problem ownership of Engineering, Manufacturing and Supplier and assign Non-Conforming Reports (NCR’s) accordingly while being a catalyst for timely closure of NCR’s from various owners.
- Present to Management the status of issues and countermeasures; participate with other stakeholders to drive more robustness in the manufacturing processes.
- Manage the calibration of tools, gages and equipment; specify equipment required for measurement and testing.
- Manage the timely resolution of defects found in the Material Review Board process; drive error proofing.
- Support quality control by performing inspections, ensuring the product and process comply with relevant specifications and requirements (FMVSS, DOT, FTA, White book, etc.)
- Work with Assembly, Product Development and Sales to ensure that customer expectations and contract requirements are met.
- Other duties as assigned by management.

About Our Group

  • As strategic partners, the Quality team strives to ensure that our values, culture and engagement always allow us to do great things for our company.
  • We strive to provide the highest-level service and support to our clients each and every day.
  • We work collaboratively to build strong relationships with our clients, partners, and own team.
  • We treat each other with respect, and always try to have a little fun every day!
  • This position will be part of the Greenville, SC based Quality team that supports Proterra’s Manufacturing and Engineering operations in Greenville, SC.
  • You will report to the Manager, Quality and collaborate with other Quality team members located at our other facilities.

About You

  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization and active coordination with other departments.
  • Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, act with complete integrity, and help others to maintain the same expected performance standards.
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, diligent, and works under pressure with tight schedules that may require extra hours to meet deadlines.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent English, written and verbal, communication skills.

Your Experience Includes
- Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing, Industrial or equivalent) or equivalent experience.
- 3+ years’ quality experience in a manufacturing environment
- Strong problem-solving skills supported by structured Root Cause analysis, may include the following: Kepner-Tregoe, Triz, Shainin, etc.
- Basic knowledge of GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing)
- Knowledge and understanding of the following: ISO 9001, IATF 16949 quality systems, electro-mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
- Auditor experience a plus
- Knowledge of quality and continuous improvement tools
- Proficient computer skills that may include the following applications: Microsoft Office Suite, Oracle, Arena, Kronos, Ascentis, Outlook, Zoom or similar applications
- Experience using the following measurement tools including but not limited to gages, calipers, micrometers, optical comparators
- Physical Demands:
- May work various shifts as needed; may be requested to travel to different locations.
- Lifting up to 25 pounds and occasionally 50 pounds.
- Able to walk, stand, crouch, bench, kneel, lift, carry and reach as needed in large and tight spaces.
- Good eye/hand coordination and ability to identify color variations, depth perceptions and close or distance visual items.
- Manual dexterity with occasional repetitive finger motion.
- Environmental Demands:
- Ability to work in manufacturing environment with extreme heat and cold conditions.
- Wear protective clothing or respiratory protective equipment.
- Works with irritant chemicals, gases, etc.

Location: Greenville, SC
Travel: 0 - 10%

Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Description

Position Overview

This position will provide comprehensive quality engineering support to Proterra’s VP, Quality and site leadership team members. You will be responsible for ensuring product and process integrity through the development and implementation of systems that support manufacturing and for activities internal and external related to process development, qualification, optimization as well as product and supplier certification in line with company protocols and objectives.

About the Role – You Will:
- Plan and direct activities pertinent to the development, application and maintenance of quality standards for manufacturing processes; create and maintain quality documentation, such as procedures, inspection plans, work instructions, quality assurance specifications, etc.
- Support the Production Line with Root Cause analysis and problem-solving skills; review production issues and articulate proper problem ownership of Engineering, Manufacturing and Supplier and assign Non-Conforming Reports (NCR’s) accordingly while being a catalyst for timely closure of NCR’s from various owners.
- Present to Management the status of issues and countermeasures; participate with other stakeholders to drive more robustness in the manufacturing processes.
- Manage the calibration of tools, gages and equipment; specify equipment required for measurement and testing.
- Manage the timely resolution of defects found in the Material Review Board process; drive error proofing.
- Support quality control by performing inspections, ensuring the product and process comply with relevant specifications and requirements (FMVSS, DOT, FTA, White book, etc.)
- Work with Assembly, Product Development and Sales to ensure that customer expectations and contract requirements are met.
- Other duties as assigned by management.

About Our Group

  • As strategic partners, the Quality team strives to ensure that our values, culture and engagement always allow us to do great things for our company.
  • We strive to provide the highest-level service and support to our clients each and every day.
  • We work collaboratively to build strong relationships with our clients, partners, and own team.
  • We treat each other with respect, and always try to have a little fun every day!
  • This position will be part of the Greenville, SC based Quality team that supports Proterra’s Manufacturing and Engineering operations in Greenville, SC.
  • You will report to the Manager, Quality and collaborate with other Quality team members located at our other facilities.

About You

  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt interpersonal styles and techniques to influence at all levels of the organization and active coordination with other departments.
  • Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, establish trust and credibility, act with complete integrity, and help others to maintain the same expected performance standards.
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, diligent, and works under pressure with tight schedules that may require extra hours to meet deadlines.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent English, written and verbal, communication skills.

Your Experience Includes
- Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing, Industrial or equivalent) or equivalent experience.
- 3+ years’ quality experience in a manufacturing environment
- Strong problem-solving skills supported by structured Root Cause analysis, may include the following: Kepner-Tregoe, Triz, Shainin, etc.
- Basic knowledge of GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing)
- Knowledge and understanding of the following: ISO 9001, IATF 16949 quality systems, electro-mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
- Auditor experience a plus
- Knowledge of quality and continuous improvement tools
- Proficient computer skills that may include the following applications: Microsoft Office Suite, Oracle, Arena, Kronos, Ascentis, Outlook, Zoom or similar applications
- Experience using the following measurement tools including but not limited to gages, calipers, micrometers, optical comparators
- Physical Demands:
- May work various shifts as needed; may be requested to travel to different locations.
- Lifting up to 25 pounds and occasionally 50 pounds.
- Able to walk, stand, crouch, bench, kneel, lift, carry and reach as needed in large and tight spaces.
- Good eye/hand coordination and ability to identify color variations, depth perceptions and close or distance visual items.
- Manual dexterity with occasional repetitive finger motion.
- Environmental Demands:
- Ability to work in manufacturing environment with extreme heat and cold conditions.
- Wear protective clothing or respiratory protective equipment.
- Works with irritant chemicals, gases, etc.

Location: Greenville, SC
Travel: 0 - 10%

Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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