Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. is seeking a Quality Engineer for our world headquarters located in Portland, Oregon. Leatherman is the world leader in the design and manufacturer of innovative, high quality, compact, multi-purpose tools. We employ over 500 Team Members in our 90,000 square feet facility. Visit our website at: www.leatherman.com
The successful candidate for our Quality Engineer will provide meaningful information about both risk and performance over the entire supply chain through the application of a QMS system, data acquisition, and standardized reporting. Provide Quality Engineering solutions to maximize the benefits or gains to the organization from the Quality Management System and Continuous Improvement activities.
Contribute to Supplier Qualification and Reporting activities, including onsite supplier system reviews.
Contribute to New Equipment Qualification, including definition and validation of inspection methods, and travel to manufacturers to perform runoff validation (FAT).
Identify metrology strategies to meet GR&R requirements.
Design custom gages and fixtures as necessary to support both legacy and new products.
Identify and implement new metrology technologies in support of current and proposed manufacturing processes.
Establish and manage plant-wide standards for applying Statistical Process Control including standards for calculating control limits and reporting process capability.
Advise QA Technicians for the proper alignment of specific SPC techniques with specific work cells.
Contribute to a plant-wide strategy for process inspection SPC and records; software enhancements, and reporting standards.
Define and implement improvements to the Quality Management System as necessary through creation and revision of controlled Procedures and Work Instructions.
Lead and Participate in CAPA projects applying structured problem-solving techniques and root cause analysis.
Create and develop Acceptance Test Plans which align with quality standards or expectations of the organization.
Experience and Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial, Manufacturing Engineering or other related discipline required.
Five or more years of experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment which provides knowledge of Quality & Engineering Principles such as: process capability, advanced dimensional measurement, SPC, and root cause analysis.
Ability to perform complex problem solving utilizing the DMAIC methodology.
Ability to interpret 2D prints and 3D models utilizing current GD&T standards.
Must have strong analytical, statistical and critical thinking skills.
Experience in basic and advanced dimensional measurement techniques including: Micrometer, Optical Comparator, CMM, and Vision / Camera based inspection equipment.
Experience with custom gage design and application.
Excellent skills in interpersonal relationships, communication and teamwork.
Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to speak and communicate effectively with both senior management and production.
Work independently and possess a high level of self-motivation and initiative.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive Compensation, Bonus Plan with Performance Multiplier, 401k Employer Match up to 5%, Onsite Health Clinic, Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Award Winning Wellness Program, PTO, 10 Paid Holidays, On Premise Gym, Opportunities for Career Advancement and Personal Growth with Educational Reimbursement Program, Employee Assistance Program and Employee Discount on Products. Come be part of the Leatherman Team. Leave nothing undone . . . . Including your career!
About Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
Out here in Oregon, we’re used to getting things done—you could call it our pioneering spirit. It’s why Leatherman Tool Group is proud to support U.S. workers who, just like our founder Tim Leatherman, are dedicated to the quality craftsmanship that goes into each of our original American multi-tools.
After spending his childhood in Oregon, Tim Leatherman stayed local and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University. A low-budget, post-college trip abroad, which included many fix-it situations, convinced Tim of the need for a pliers based multi-purpose tool.
Once back home in the states, Tim set to work developing his idea. On July 5, 1983 Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. was officially incorporated based on a few simple principles: manufacture quality products that deliver excellent value to the consumer while providing good, living-wage jobs to the local workforce. More than thirty years later we’re still going strong in the U.S., in our home town of Portland, Oregon.
Every multi-tool and knife we make is crafted by one of the 600 Oregonians who call Leatherman a great place to work, and we stand behind our products with a no-questions-asked 25 yea...r warranty. When asked about the company’s devotion to quality, Tim always replies, “It has to be perfect; my name is on every tool.”
We’re proud to live and work in the USA and it shows in every original multi-tool and knife we make. Leatherman. Leave nothing undone.