UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries, Inc.

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Paducah, KY

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Job Location:    Paducah - Paducah, KY
Salary Range:    Undisclosed

Job Purpose: Support the extrusion team with quality engineering, which results in continuously improved quality of product purchased by our internal and external customers. The Extrusion Quality Engineer is the primary interface with the customer relating to APQP, quality complaints and corrective actions; quality systems and customer quality expectations and customer specific requirements.


  • Education and Experience: B.S. degree in Engineering and/or 3-5 years automotive industry experience.
  • Knowledge: An understanding of quality process and engineering tools, i.e. APQP, PPAP, PFMEA, SPC, MSA, TS16949 Auditing, CQI-9, GD&T, etc. Basic metallurgy, chemistry, and mechanical engineering aptitude preferred. Good communication and organization skills required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:

  1. Designing, installing, and evaluating quality assurance process sampling systems, procedures, and statistical techniques;
  2. Designing or specifying inspection and testing mechanisms and equipment;
  3. Recommending revisions of specifications when indicated;
  4. Assure that plant wide quality policies and instructions are adhered to by Whitehall employees.
  5. Responsible for vision system programming and the accuracy of the data.
  6. Assure inspection of product is conducted and data is analyzed
  7. Provide extrusion data feedback to the die shop and production team
  8. Responsible for analyzing mechanical property testing including: TYE, crush, flare, etc.
  9. Support the extrusion team in continuous improvement activities
  10. Perform CQI-9 aging oven surveys to maintain compliance to the standard.
  11. Maintain (update) Quality documents i.e. Control Plan, FMEA, Flow Diagrams, P-Charts, CQI-9
  12. Support New Product Launches and Engineering changes
  13. Direct Cell Techs and support daily production
  14. Communicate to the plant, customer quality expectations and corrective/preventive actions
  15. Evaluate the effectiveness of corrective/preventive actions
  16. Analyze and disposition non-conforming material
  17. Log and follow-up quality complaints

Physical Demands: Requires standing or walking a total of 2-4 hours in an 8 hour day, but no more than 1 hour at any one time; sitting a total of 2-4 hours in an 8 hour day, but no more than 1 hour at any one time; frequently requires lifting less than 10 lbs, but occasionally may lift 50 lbs or less 3-5 times in a week; Intermittently (5-10% of the day) may need to stoop/bend, crouch, kneel, twist, reach and pull or push