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3296 Part Quality Engineer

Company: Mercedes Benz
Location: Vance
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Mercedes-Benz: Building Exceptional Vehicles...and Careers!

The best chapters in Alabama's automotive success story are yet to come. The Mercedes-Benz automobile of the future will be different; greener, more efficient, safer, and even more fascinating. Only one thing will never change - It will wear a star.

MBUSI is home to the GLE, GLE Coupe, and GLS Sport Utility Vehicles produced for all global markets. Our facility is one of the most advanced automotive manufacturing facilities in the world, with over 6 million square feet under one roof. The plant, located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, is positioned in an area of natural beauty and abundant natural resources.

MBUSI offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including health and life insurance, 401(k) and retirement, on-site child development and wellness facilities. MBUSI is committed to excellence and actively promotes teamwork, safety, quality, and continuous improvement within its ranks. Our Team Members share a common goal to always be the best premium auto manufacturer in North America.

Mercedes-Benz, U.S. International, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. follows all local, state and federal laws in all aspects of business.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for any open positions.

Job Overview:

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for investigating, analyzing and correcting issues with supplier parts through collaborative efforts with business partners within the company and suppliers to ensure the incoming quality and functionality of parts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinate, align and report on activities for Model Year and Running Change Measures.

This includes the following:

  • Problem solving documentation.
  • Communicate and coordinate part quality and data information between supplier plants.
  • Coordinate and manage part campaigns for retrofit/rework.
  • Align with the Supplier Quality Engieer (MP) on boundary samples, reviewing trial parts and providing line support, and reporting part readiness for launch to the MP team.
  • Lead corrective action and root cause analysis using problem solving methods and continuous improvement techniques.
  • Support Production Operations regarding supplier related issues, process improvements, and cross-functional activities to achieve quality, safety and production goals.
  • Coordinate part sorting activities utilizing 3rd party to include in-house, yard and sequencing areas.
  • Coordinate and initiate containment activities in-house and feedback to Supplier Quality and Supplier(s).
  • Initiate supplier notification and initial pro
  • Perform safe work practices and participate in trainings and safety programs in a positive and proactive way by following safety rules, procedures, regulations, standards and laws. Report all unsafe acts, unsafe conditions, and injuries to supervisor or Human Resources.
  • Work safely 100% of the time.
  • Performs other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Experience and Necessary Skills all must be met in order to qualify for position.


Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Supply chain/Operations Management or in a related area, and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience.


A minimum of three (3) years' of relevant professional experience in the following area(s):

Quality Engineering function within a manufacturing environment

Necessary Skills, Certifications, etc.:

  • Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc)
  • Experience in using hand held measuremetn tools (i.e. calipers, micrometers, etc)
  • GD&T and SPC analysis understanding
  • Ability to enforce the basic requirements of a quality system within an automotive manufactureing environment:
  • i.e. APQP steps, control plan validation, PFMEA reviews, audits
  • Working knowledge of specific manufacturing processes i.e. chassis drive train components including manufacturing experience in welding, stamping, injection/blow molding, casting and machining. Knowledge of power train components including brake, suspension, exhaust, steering, HVAC, engine and transmission systems. Knowledge of interior systems and processes not limited to seats, center consoles, cockpits, door panels, headliners, carpet and interior trim.
  • Strong problem solving skills using established methodologies including 8D, 5-WHY, DOE, RedX, Six Sigma, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to perform other Supplier Quality Operations related duties as required such as line call support, issue response, audit finding investigations, walk-backs, non-conforming material handling, etc.
  • German language skills
  • Proficiency in CAD,Catia, CMM, FMEA, APQP, Faro Arm measurement

Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Keywords: Mercedes Benz, Tuscaloosa , 3296 Part Quality Engineer, Other , Vance, Alabama

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