Methode Electronics, Inc

  • Quality Engineer

    Division Power Solutions Group (PSG)
    Requisition ID
    Location : Location
    US-IL-Rolling Meadows
  • Overview

    Plans and directs activities concerned with development, application, and maintenance of quality standards for industrial processes, materials, and products.


    • Addresses customer concerns by writing corrective actions, interacting with customers, working with core team to resolve issues promptly.  Inputs any customer concern into the corrective action (CA) tracking database, which is reviewed regularly for closure.
    • Addresses internal line concerns by reviewing line rejects and working with core team to resolve the issues promptly.
    • Addresses supplier concerns by notifying the supplier about issues through Quality Concern Rejection (QCR) forms, reviewing supplier corrective actions for closure, and visiting supplier facilities for re-occurring issues.
    • Addresses lab concerns by working with core team on lab failures and following up with corrective actions for closure.
    • Addresses audit concerns by working with core team on daily audit findings and following up with resolution for closure.
    • Prepares and ensures control plans conform to customer, product, process, and line specifications.
    • Develops and initiates standards and methods for inspecting, testing, and evaluating.
    • Ensures dimensional layout inspection meets customer print requirements for PPAPs and Annual Dimensional Layout and works with core team and/or supplier to resolve any open issues.
    • Analyzes warranty returned parts, provides feedback to the warranty group through the warranty report, writes corrective actions for nonconforming parts as a result of Methode product or process related issues.
    • Participates actively in design and manufacturing reviews by reviewing design prints for assigning Receiving Inspection criteria and for assigning critical dimensions [significant characteristics (SC), critical characteristics (CC)] and addressed all customer, supplier, and internal issues on previous programs with the core team.
    • Participates actively in the stages of Project Sign Off (PSO, PSA, PSB) and addresses any open issues promptly.
    • Participates actively in Process Improvement Team (PIT) and the Factory Improvement Council (FIC) and addresses any open issues promptly.
    • Reviews and maintains the Quality Open Issues Deck and addresses issues with core team for timely closure.
    • Leads and/or supports TS and ISO 14001 Roles, Responsibilities, and Authorities.
    • Assists in ITAR and Safety compliance measures as needed, under the direction of the Quality Manager and the plant’s General Manager.
    • Audit quality systems, initiating corrective action as required
    • Develop and recommend inspectionand sampling techniques and quality assurance plans
    • Develop process control procedures ensuring production of finished products meeting quality specification and standards
    • Develop and lead supplier initiatives, including supplier quality audits
    • Develop training for and trainemployees on quality related pratices and system requirements
    • Initiates and facilitates lean improvement programs and activities
    • Establish metrics to monitor operational financial savings
    • Develop and maintain VSM efforts, CI plans, and all Lean activities
    • Typical improvement activity resulta in improved safety, productivity, quality, and cost reductions
    • Produce quality reports, analyze information, and address and resolve problem areas
    • Develop and lead cross-functional teams to address and resolve quality issues and to improve levels of quality and productivity
    • Devise and review specifications for products or processes
    • Set requirements for raw material or intermediate products for suppliers and monitor their compliance
    • Submit detailes reports to appropriate personnel and external customers as requested
    • Lead cusotmer quality audits


    • Bachelor's degree (BA) from four-year college or university in engineering, focusing on mechanical-electrical or electronics, preferred.
    • 3-5 years of related experience, preferred.
    • Experience in Metal Fabrication and Aerospace industries, strongly preferred.
    • Advanced SPC skills and ability to read blueprints.  Ability to perform root cause analysis and to apply statistics to problem solving, knowledge of techniques such DOE, FMEA, Global 8D and regression analysis.
    • Familiar with lean manufacturing concepts.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
    • Ability to travel 10%-20% of the time on short notice.

    Methode Electronics is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: EEO Poster, if you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (708) 867-6777 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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