Manufacturing Quality Engineer

at BorgWarner Inc. in Dixon, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Provide world class manufacturing and quality engineering technical support to the manufacturing areas and product launch activities that meet or exceed customer expectations.

JOB TITLE: Manufacturing/Quality Engineer


Provide world class manufacturing and quality engineering technical support to the manufacturing areas and product launch activities that meet or exceed customer expectations.


+ Identify and implement improvements with manufacturing teams that reduce product cost, improve quality and maximize customer satisfaction.

+ Ensure the maximum safety, quality, capability and utilization of manufacturing/processing equipment and processes.

+ Continuously research and implement “Best Practice” manufacturing and processing methods.

+ Lead new product introductions and current product modifications to the manufacturing floor.

+ Review and quote processing and production equipment and tools.

+ Ensure that effective documentation and control systems are developed, utilized, and maintained.

+ Lead the manufacturing team to define, justify, and coordinate the purchase and implementation of new equipment and processes; perform capacity analysis, track tooling and AR expenditures.

+ Assist and/or lead specific elements in the APQP/NPDP process, including selections of special characteristics for product and build processes.

+ Lead in the design and build of manufacturing/assembly/processing equipment and processes.

+ Resolve and prevent issues through robust problem-solving methodologies (8D’s, 5 Why’s, A3s, etc.).

+ Coordinate or perform as needed, process diagnostics, maintenance, repairs, calibrations,

+ and operating procedures.

+ Coordinate and perform special studies, DOE’s and capacity/capability analysis.

+ Review and disposition on non-conforming materials. Represent BorgWarner on related issues.

+ Prepare and make presentations to customers, employees, and all levels of the management team.

+ Manage customer portals for assigned activities i.e. corrective actions, capacity reports, warranty management, SCR’s, etc.

+ Lead fast response meeting for Customer complaints and corrective action follow up to on-time completion.

+ Coordinate and manage outside contract projects.

+ Coordinate and manage specialized processes such as heat treating, welding, soldering, etc.

+ Lead and utilize a teamwork approach to achieve departmental objectives (safety, scrap, FTT, others).

+ Provide technical leadership, training, and support to manufacturing teams as well as to peers.

+ Use of required PPE; following safety rules and procedures and training others; compliance with plant code of conduct.

+ Attendance and participation at safety and health training sessions.

+ Lead and promote the 5S Standards.

+ Lead and promote by example BW Beliefs.

+ Define and get customer approval on FG packing.

+ Perform other activities as needed.



Core Education/Experience/Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or related technical field from a four-year college or university.

+ Travel with minimal notification may arise.

Level 1 (Associate)

+ 0 – 1 year Engineering experience (May include relevant co-op experience)

Level 2

+ 1 – 3 years Engineering experience (May include relevant co-op experience)

+ Demonstrated a general depth and breadth of knowledge and experience in manufacturing / quality engineering principles

Level 3

+ 3 – 5 years Engineering experience

+ Actively participated in a major product launch

+ Demonstrated a thorough depth and breadth of knowledge and experience in manufacturing / quality engineering principles


Core Job Skills/Experience

+ DOE [Echip]

+ Product knowledge

+ Understanding of manufacturing processes

+ Understanding of quality systems

+ Time and Motion analysis

+ Economics and cost analysis

+ Value analysis

+ Tool and fixture design

+ Automation design and application

+ Ergonomics

+ Statistical Process Control (SPC)

+ Geometric Dimensioning and Toleranceing (GD & T)

+ Communication (verbal and written) skills for both internal and external customers

+ Presentation skills

+ Organization skills

+ Project management skills (gantt and PERT charts)

+ SMED theory and application

+ Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)

+ Problem solving skills (5W, 8Ds, A3, Fish Bone, etc.)

+ Visual factory concepts

+ Health and Safety systems and procedures

+ Knowledge of the automotive industry and customers


+ Metrology skills

+ Injection molding knowledge: theory/processing, mold flow


+ Hydraulics and electricity


+ Hydraulics and electricity

+ Metallurgy skills

+ Machining processes and cutting tools

+ CNC processes


+ Electrical prints and schematics, wiring, and mechanical diagrams

+ Digital and analog circuitry

+ Circuit board diagnostics

+ PC and peripheral hardware

+ Solid state sensing devices

+ Stepper and servo motor technology

+ PLC’ s (installation, troubleshooting, programming, and interfaceing)

+ Mechanical and automated assembly equipment

+ Instrumentation and measurement systems


+ Action-Oriented

+ Customer Focus

+ Functional-Technical Skills

+ Innovation Management

+ Problem Solving

+ Process Management

+ Drive for Results

+ Creativity

+ Learning on the Fly

+ Building Effective Teams

+ Decision Quality

Equal Employer Opportunity Statement

BorgWarner is an equal employment opportunity employer such that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


This position will adhere to safety rules, practices, and training as outlined in all BorgWarner safety policies and procedures. This individual will work in manners that stress the importance of preventing accidents and illnesses. He/she must take every precaution reasonable in the given circumstance for the protection of themselves and coworkers. In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all injuries and/or possible dangerous situations, incidents, or occurrences to the immediate supervisor

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Job Posting: JC259155463

Posted On: May 15, 2024

Updated On: May 30, 2024

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