Quality Engineer
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 6 days ago
Job Description
For over 50 years Kracor Rotational Molders, a Division of Yamaha Marine Systems Company, Inc., has manufactured high quality rotationally molded plastic products for national and international markets with parts for the recreational marine, industrial, agricultural, waste, lawn and garden, medical and others.

Yamaha-Kracor has an excellent opportunity for a Quality Engineer to join our facility in Milwaukee, WI.  The Quality Engineer will oversee all aspects of quality improvement and assurance.  He/ She will provide strong leadership to the organization and established policies and procedures to meet our quality expectations.  This position reports to the Plant Manager.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead the organization in ISO 9001 certification.
  • Assist in the ongoing design and implementation of quality control processes and procedures.
  • Develop and implement action plans to meet goals for quality improvement.
  • Develop and follow a Gemba walk procedure, perform regular daily audits of key processes to ensure optimum quality.
  • Maintain quality metrics utilizing visual management techniques. Ensure all employees understand these metrics and how they impact/improve each metric.
  • Analyze production data to identify and categorize internal scrap and customer returns.  Perform pareto analysis on results and select items for specific quality improvement efforts.
  • Lead ad-hoc quality improvement teams to identify root cause of quality issues and the develop and implement corrective actions.
  • Respond to production problems to assure a continuing flow of product. Utilize formal problem-solving methodologies to discover and eliminate root cause.
  • Manage the RGA process to resolve any issues related to parts returned from the customers.
  • Perform ISIR/PPAP documentation for new products as required.
  • Perform dimensional analysis and product testing as required.
  • Perform visual and mechanical inspection of parts throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Maintain knowledge of the industry best practices, introducing the most suitable practices to the business.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Quality or Engineering required. Equivalent of the same in practical experience is also acceptable.
  • Experience – At least 5 years of experience in a Quality Engineer position in a fast-paced and constantly evolving manufacturing environment. Must have ISO 9001 Certification experience.
  • Experience in problem solving techniques such as 8D, PDCA, or DEMAIC required.
  • MS Office – MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are all necessary in the creation of both visually and verbally engaging analysis reports and presentations.
  • Results oriented individual that is helpful and consumer-oriented, procedural and meticulous, a team-builder and team player, and have the ability to work on multiple projects and meet tight deadlines.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal form, as well as listening skills are all imperative for this position.
  • Ability to demonstrate a passion for research and analysis and possess exceptional troubleshooting skills. Have knowledge of ISO 9001 Certification and the ability to query and manipulate the data.
  • Self-motivated and proactive tendencies that require minimal supervision, work comfortable in a cross-functional setting and in a constantly evolving environment, and demonstrate the ability to stay calm in stressful and uncertain times, inspiring the same in the team.
Yamaha-Kracor offers our employees:
  • A great work environment
  • Competitive wages
  • Medical, dental, vision, disability and life Insurance
  • 401(k) with Match and Profit Share
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Days
  • Employee Purchase Program
  • Career Growth Opportunities
  • Job Security – We’re Growing And Expanding

Yamaha-Kracor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
7:00am to 4:00pm
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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