Quality Engineer
at our site in Waverly

Your Tasks

  • Responsibilities
  • Participates on any Continuous Improvement teams as a team member or leader and provides the team with expertise, direction and advice.  Responsible as a team leader to manage the Continuous Improvement project by documenting each meeting, establishing timelines, goals, objectives and working within budget parameters.
  • Stay abreast of customer engineering procedures and requirements (i.e. feasibility studies, durability testing as per ES SPECS, products validation ECR, FMEAS, etc).
  • Serve as customer liaison to ensure that all customer needs are achieved; function as a key player in the plant operation to support other departments from a technical standpoint.
  • Identify, address, follow up and close all issues.
  • Prepare timelines and keep management informed of progress issues.
  • Ensure Ts 16949 and ISO 14001 compliance.
  • Ensure that other departments provide the appropriate support to the plant.  For example:  work instructions, set-up sheets, safe equipment, useable tools, and effective processes.
  • Responsible for documenting current projects e.g. gages, etc. and provides information to management.
  • Ensure that all quality documentation required by internal/external customers and TS 16949 is completed.
  • Actively participate Continuous Improvement and TS 16949.
  • Provides engineering support to other departments within the Company as directed by the Engineering Manager.
  • Prepares work schedules with interim end target estimates for all projects within his/her responsibility.
  • Initiate plans and ideas for cost reductions and/or quality improvement measures.
  • Maintain proper filing system to ensure all information is properly stored and easily retrieved.
  • Follows and enforces the guidelines and rules as defined in the Employee Handbook and Company policies.
  • Carries out assigned responsibilities under TS16949 and ISO 14001.
  • Any other reasonable request made by management.
  • Contributes to a safe, clean and comfortable work environment that complements the Occupational Health and Safety Act by ensuring the principles of the 5S discipline (simplify, separate, sanitize, standardize and support) are supported and adhered to.
  • Ensures he/she is in full compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, while representing KVRW or during the use of any KVRW provided equipment.

Core Competencies

  • Communication
  • Customer Orientation
  • Passion for Excellence
  • Willingness to Learn

Position Competencies

  • Creativity
  • Planning and Organization
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork


  • Understanding and use of relevant KAPS methods and tools in all processes, and adherence to applicable KAPS standards.
  • Understanding and use of the applicable Shopfloor and Office Management pillars and standards, and active participation in all applicable Shopfloor and Office Management meetings and activities.
  • Understanding and use of the KIRCHHOFF Behaviors in the daily relationship with other colleagues, customers and suppliers.
  • Understanding, support and participation in all tasks, trainings and development topics that will drive KIRCHHOFF towards Lean Excellence.

Your Profile

Work Experience 

  • Knowledge of presses, weld assembly equipment, inspection/gauging equipment.


  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task
  • Organized and self-motivated professional
  • Must be able to communicate fluently in both written and spoken English
  • Must be able to relate / communicate well with people at all levels
  • Blueprint Reading, Basic Measuring Techniques, Proficient with CAD (preferably AUTOCAD or CADKEY)


  • Knowledge of ANSI, SAE and other industry/customer related standards
  • Knowledge of GD&T, SPC Data Collection, Cad Models, Design for Manufacturing, VE/VA, DOE, FMEA, DFMEA/PFMEA, Reliability Engineering Plans
  • Must be very familiar with Automotive Manufacturing Process, Synchronous Manufacturing, SPC, 8D’s, Control Plans, Continuous Improvement Techniques
  • Thorough knowledge of TS16949 and ISO14001


  • Selecting vendors for quotations
  • Determining all relevant details for quotation summary
  • Prioritizing activities and recognizing critical tasks


  • Successful implementation of quality system
  • Ensuring equipment meets quality requirements
  • Accuracy and completeness of recommendation summary
  • Meeting program timing requirements pertaining to quality


  • Employees within Production Control, Quality Assurance, Production, Purchasing, Sales, Accounting, Maintenance and team members
  • Outside vendors



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or 3 years post-secondary school education, preferably in Mechanical, Industrial or related on the job experience with specific discipline



  • Complying with Company and legal requirements, following safe work practices, and contributing to a positive health and safety culture. 
  • Identifying, communicating, and correcting hazards within their ability and authority to protect themselves, co-workers, or other persons at our facilities.
  • Taking positive steps to achieve a state of health consistent with the demands of his/her occupation.

Your contact

Living and working in the region