Quality Engineer

locationUSA, USA
portfolioEngineering
calendarPosted 22/11/2023

Why Join AVIRE?

Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset? Do you like being part of high growth, high impact environments? Are you looking for an opportunity to provide your customers with world class quality products providing safe solutions? If you have answered yes to these questions, we should connect!

The Americas AVIRE team is looking for a highly driven, highly motivated individual to take us to new heights. In this role, you will be responsible for both internal and supplier quality. You will have the opportunity to establish a robust quality system ensuring compliance to both internal and external quality requirements. You’ll have an eye toward continuous improvement, and you’ll inject a new level of rigor into our operations’ processes. You’ll focus your efforts on ensuring that our team is supported to effectively build high-quality products for our customers.

What you will do:

  • Define and establish a quality system for managing both internal and external (supplier) quality requirements aligned with Avire’s corporate policies.
  • Work directly with operational leadership to manage quality outputs/results in alignment with business objectives.
  • Work cross-functionally to ensure effective quality processes are employed and tracked throughout the organization, including supplier oversight, i.e., supplier quality audits and first article inspections.
  • Be the point of contact and leader for external audits including 3P certifications, i.e., CSA, UL, Intertek, etc. and be the owner for resolving any associated findings.
  • Build a culture of continuous improvement to ensure discipline in problem identification and investigation with effective mitigation of root cause issues.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining robust EH&S processes and procedures.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned or defined by the Management System.

We want someone who displays:

  • Action-Oriented Curiosity: You readily take on challenges, and you identify and seize new opportunities. You have an outstanding history of delivering on your projects. You work on the problems that truly need solving, and you effectively challenge the organization to be better. You can cut through the clutter and focus on the priorities that align with organizational objectives.
  • Collaboration: You embrace the unique experiences, viewpoints, and abilities of your teammates and proactively engage those differences to come to the best possible outcome.
  • Empowerment: You thrive in an environment where you can make decisions. You do not shy away from taking a stand, and you recognize the importance of challenging the team to ensure that we strive for more.
  • Accountability: You take responsibility for your actions, and you deliver on your commitments.
  • Inclusion: In all aspects of your work, you treat everyone with respect.

Performance Objectives

  • Establish and maintain Quality Management System including periodic assessments and benchmarking
  • Key measures (KPI’s) of the Quality Management System effectiveness are established, maintained and utilized for continuous improvement
  • Quality assurance processes and procedures are incorporated throughout the order-to-cash process to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Structured problem-solving methodologies are incorporated into the company culture.

Job Skills

  • Lean Sigma Green Belt or higher certification
  • Proven ability to facilitate and solve problems in a team environment
  • Experience managing regulatory requirements and certifications, i.e. UL, CSA
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience in electronics manufacturing a plus
  • Experience with KPI metric management and deployment
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to work effectively with diverse groups of people both within, and outside, of the organization.
  • Fluent in English

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering management, electronics, or other applicable area of major
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a production environment holding positions of progressive responsibility
  • Experience in an APQP-style management system a plus
  • Experience with EH&S processes and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills at all organizational levels
  • Proven analytical ability and familiarity with a KPI-driven operations environment
  • Experience working in a Lean environment a plus

Who is AVIRE?

Connecting and Protecting People.  AVIRE combines 6 market-leading brands (Rath, Janus, E-Motive, TL Jones, Microkey, and Memco) within the elevator and emergency communications industries; currently offering light curtains,  emergency telephones / GSMs, and life safety solutions. Each brand has a strong market presence, a unique identity, a distinct product range, and a long, successful history. The group has manufacturing locations in 4 countries, R&D in 3 countries and Sales & Marketing in 11 countries employing over 500 people globally.

Avire is part of the Halma group (www.halma.com). Halma offers very high levels of autonomy to its operating companies, while providing support when needed, with a particular focus on talent development and investment in people. Halma employs over 6,300 people in nearly 50 subsidiary businesses based in over 20 countries. Through innovation and acquisition, we have developed a portfolio of market-leading companies within our three sectors: Safety, Medical, and Environmental & Analysis.

Avire is an equal opportunity employer.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary with Bonus Pool
  • Complete benefits package including health, dental & vision insurance, 401K, vacation, and generous parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development training opportunities
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