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NPI Failure Analysis Engineer, Quality

Company: GILLIG
Location: Livermore
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

GILLIG LLC is the largest and most dependable manufacturer of Heavy Duty Transit Buses in North America. Our customers are in all 50 states, and include cities, counties, transit districts, universities and major private fleet operators. We are headquartered in Livermore, CA.
GILLIG is seeking a highly motivated and passionate Quality Engineer specializing in Failure Analysis to effectively lead root cause analysis and identify improvements for significant early product development projects like the zero emission transit bus programs. This individual contributor role will have high visibility within the broader GILLIG organization while working within a dynamic, fast paced manufacturing environment. He or she must have a strong desire to be very hands on when determining if an issue is design, assembly, or supplier quality related. The Failure Analysis Engineer reports directly to the Director of Quality and is a full time role.

  • Responsible for Issue Management, tracking failure modes, addressing root cause, and verifying closure of issues from assigned owners
  • Leads root cause investigations related to supplier material non-conformances
  • Participates in numerous formalized Continuous Improvement / Lean Manufacturing initiatives[ML1] [CA2]
  • Responsible for NPI electrical assemblies and electrical subsystems hardware
  • Drive issue resolution from root cause analysis to countermeasure implementation on electromechanical components and use analytical tools and techniques
  • Administer of Corrective Action Preventative Action (CAPA) process and system
    We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor work visa's now or in the future
    • Bachelor's degree in combination with at least 5 years of experience having Electrical Engineering responsibilities in a manufacturing environment
    • Extensive knowledge and experience in circuit design, assembly, harnesses, electrical test, APQP/PPAP, as well as applying quality tools such as 8D, Root-cause analysis, etc.
    • Solid quantitative skill set and the ability to analyze, think and communicate with well-supported data
    • Capability to ask the right questions, help frame logical conclusions and arrive at effective solutions
    • Highly motivated with strong problem solving and organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task
    • Strong demonstrable experience with electrical test equipment: power supplies, multimeter, oscilloscopes, and similar equipment
    • Knowledge of analog, digital, and mixed signal circuit design and analysis
    • Understanding and command of circuit simulation and analysis tools
    • Comprehensive experience with hand tools, basic power tools, soldering, and instrumentation
    • Extremely proficient at reading schematics and troubleshooting
    • Working experience with IPC 600, 610, and 620 and related industry standards
    • Well versed in SAE J1939
    • Adept in problem solving skills like Ishikawa, Force-Field, Is-Is Not, Fault trees
    • LabVIEW program development/Data Acquisition experience a plus
    • Experience with Electric Vehicles and high voltage power systems a plus
    • ASQ certification or equivalent is a plus
    • Mechatronics experience is a plus
    • Previous experience in vehicle or heavy equipment manufacturing preferred
      • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
      • Working environment is primarily indoors (office and production environment), however, at times job may require time spent outdoors
      • Regularly required to sit, stand and walk and occasionally kneel or squat
      • May be required to work overtime based on business needs-- Up to 20% domestic travel required visiting customers, assisting suppliers' trouble-shooting components at customers, or supplier component validation[ML1]
        • Start time 5AM [ML1]Mike - any chance we could put this in % of time format - it is more helpful for setting expectations with candidate/ee. i.e up to 50% of time traveling

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