Tarkett team in Florence, Alabama is seeking a Sr. Quality Engineer to be responsible for Color, Shade and Gloss processes as well as systems. This position is responsible for driving continuous improvements across all processes and reports directly to the Quality Manager. He/ She will be responsible for managing and supervising a team of operators and specialists that drive color related processes.
ESSESNTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Schedule, plan, conduct, and supervise color development, customer support, and product testing activities using established and innovative techniques, approaches, and materials.
Leads efforts to reduce variation through process improvements.
Measure, drive, and monitor daily improvements of key quality metrics/scorecard KPIs, trends and non-conformances which are the necessary tools for improvement and corrective actions.
Develop Continuous Improvement projects that will allow the business to decrease costs through the reduction/elimination of variation.
Develop detailed manufacturing Standard Work Instructions (SWI’s).
Maintain test methods to ensure product integrity and performance reliability.
Promote safety and environmental regulations by ensuring that standards, policies, and procedures are adhered to in compliance with corporate, federal, state, and local requirements.
Serves as primary contact for customer complaints/claims related to color, shade and gloss.
Contribute to team efforts by collaborating with related tasks as needed.
REQUIREMENTS (including educational requirements)
2-3 years’ work related experience with Color Spectrophotometer Hardware and Software at an advanced level.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other related technical field.
Candidates must have a minimum 5 years’ experience / Certification specific to Color Development and Management responsibility.
A strong knowledge and capability of Farnsworth Munsel Acuity for Visual Color Discernment.
Candidates must have pigment formulating knowledge in color development.
Knowledge of Lean Concepts. (e.g. World Class Manufacturing, 5S, Kaizen, Six-Sigma)
Excellent communication skills
Possesses strong project management, organizational and prioritization skills.
Proven problem solving and follow-up skills
Ability to support existing agreements with suppliers and communicate with all levels in the plant (verbal and business writing)
Must be Self-motivated, Show Initiative, Anticipate and Prevent issues by executing advanced problem solving skills.
Able to work well under pressure and time constraints to meet deadlines.
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