SIG SAUER, Inc., headquartered in a 206,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility at Pease International Trade Port in Newington, New Hampshire ( less than 1 hour north of Boston), is the world’s most renowned manufacturer of firearms. We are the largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes J.P. Sauer & Sohn and Blaser, Gmbh. in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland. A dedication to superior quality, ultimate reliability, and unmatched performance has made SIG SAUER® pistols and rifles the firearms of choice for responsible citizens and many of the world’s most elite military, government, and law enforcement units.
Unparalleled design expertise, extensive manufacturing capacity, continuous innovation, and a relentless dedication to excellence are driving forces behind the worldwide success of the company, and why SIG SAUER is the brand of choice, when it counts.
Our tremendous growth has fueled outstanding opportunities for experienced professionals to join our team.
We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Quality Engineer to join our Engineering Department at our Exeter, New Hampshire facility
SIG SAUER will provide relocation assistance if needed!
Responsible for instructing mechanical inspectors, establishing inspection and sampling plans, investigating causes of nonconformance, analyzing quality data, implementing corrective actions, and leading improvement efforts. Work with manufacturing to continually seek out sources of continual improvement.
The successful candidate will have hands on experience in mechanical inspection, a thorough understanding of drawings, specifications, and standards, familiarity with machined parts and their manufacturing processes, and a background of quality system improvement. Past experience working in a higher-level QMS (ISO 9000, QS 9000, etc.) is highly preferred.
Plan and direct activities concerned with development, application, and maintenance of quality standards for internal machining processes, materials, and products. Develop and initiate standards and methods for inspection, testing, and evaluation, utilizing knowledge in engineering fields as needed. Evaluate and process non-conforming product or processes. Analyze data to establish trends in order to prioritize root cause and corrective action activities. Investigate and resolve part or process quality issues as part of hands on operations team. This includes communicating with internal and external customers and suppliers both in writing and verbally to understand and fulfill requirements and to resolve complaints.
Devise sampling procedures and design and develop forms and instructions for recording, evaluating, and reporting quality and reliability data. Utilize problem solving techniques (8D or other), help perform root cause analysis and implementation of corrective action for process related concerns and effectively work with team members of other disciplines to resolve issues with robust solutions. Support the quality inspectors to ensure that products and processes comply with the relevant requirements of the quality management system. Implement methods and procedures for disposition of discrepant material utilizing existing procedures. Assist with planning the overall activities of in-process/outgoing quality areas relative to his/her product area responsibilities. Typically work with the production team to implement any new testing criteria or assembly methods that are developed.
Support preparation of first article inspections, including identification of critical features with engineering, and coordination with inspection to assure proper inspection techniques. Review inspection data to assure integrity and provide data analysis, as needed. Communicate effectively with all departments, particularly Inspection, Assembly and Engineering, regarding problems and corrective action.
Compile and write training material, control plans, and process work instructions and controls. Conduct training sessions on quality activities. Lead root cause analysis and implementation of corrective action for process related concerns. Engage in continual improvement activities to enhance the quality system, such as 5S, Kaizen lean methods, etc. Develop and continue training activities to build quality awareness within the specific product line(s).
Assist Quality manager in establishing, implementing and maintaining the quality management system. Interface with Engineering and Assembly to ensure transfers to Production of new products are in accordance with approved data and appropriate records.
Conduct audits, including closing out audit findings, creating audits finding reports and determining proper corrective and preventive actions. Analyze failure, corrective and preventive action to respond to customer complaints. Ensure timely resolution of internal failure, corrective actions and preventive actions.
Degree in mechanical, manufacturing or industrial engineering or equivalent experience
5+ years related experience and/or training
Ability to interpret drawings, including solid working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
Detailed knowledge of metrology concepts and basic inspection and statistical techniques
Detailed knowledge and experience in design for manufacture/assembly concepts
Detailed knowledge and experience in root cause analysis
Basic computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and MRP systems
ASQ CQE and/or Black or Green Belt Six Sigma Certification a plus
SIG SAUER, Inc. is an EO Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class.