Senior Supplier Quality Engineer – Body in White
Farmington Hills, MI Supplier Quality
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Lordstown Motors Corporation seeks to eliminate inefficiencies that exist in modern work by creating electric vehicles that radically improve the way work gets done. Cost effective for fleets, safer, and designed to be more productive than traditional commercial vehicles, Lordstown pickup trucks and fleet vehicles are built to fix challenges that limit modern work. With a focus on Integrity, Discipline and Collaboration, we are working to design and build the work vehicles of the future. Join us to make a difference!

Culture – as a Startup, we are looking for Leaders that want to create an organization and structure where you can make an impact, have your voice heard, ambitious to step up to dynamic challenges and be accountable, like everyone else in the company, for your results.

Responsible for Executing Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP). Review and approve PPAP elements and records to assure best in class sub-systems. You will collaborate with other stakeholders to identify, root cause, and resolve issues. Commodity responsibility will include:


  • APQP and PPAP processes to assure product and supplier readiness for Body in White components, including chassis sub-assemblies, structures which includes interiors and exteriors. Knowledge and experience with steel / aluminum forming processes.
  • Drive usage of other quality core tools like FMEA, SPC and MSA to assure effective quality management system is in place
  • Support technical reviews to achieve supplier manufacturing feasibility, on time sourcing, tooling construction start, off-tool off-process readiness and other key supply deliverables.
  • Closely coordinate with Engineering, Purchasing and other cross functional teams to assure the execution of robust advance supplier quality strategies to support the program timeline and aggressive launch plan (preventive risk assessment, mitigation actions planning, continuous improvement tracking, KAI and KPI reporting)
  • Develop quality incident tracking processes for pre-production and production quality issues, including problem resolution process from the suppliers back to LMC, immediate containment, sorting, and permanent resolution of issues.
  • Establish a proactive launch containment process with LMC requirements for traceability and lot-level quality secondary inspection audits, to protect LMC during volume acceleration
  • Support Launch and sample part builds to ensure compliance to dimensional and functional requirements
  • Lead all root cause analysis activities for all pilot and production suppler quality issues, implement 8D
  • Handle confidential information with the highest degree of professionalism
  • Establish and maintain a close working relationship with all areas of the company
  • Required: 3-5 years of launching new programs (experience in engineering, manufacturing operations and/or new product launch).
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or Equivalent
  • Strong background in APQP and PPAP Experience. Preferred is actual on hands development of these documents not just an audit function.
  • Strong knowledge base in interpreting prints, GD&T, Dimensional report evaluations, Testing evaluations. Apply problem solving improvements base on real data.
  • Strong knowledge in frame/metal components and BIW closures and exterior structure systems.
  • Demonstrate excellent level of analytical ability, communication and interpersonal skills required to build relationships with team members and customers to solve problems and resolve issues
  • Strong proficiency and experience in Advanced Quality Planning and Quality Management Systems core tools APQP, PPAP, FMEA, SPC and MSA
  • Display a working knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC), Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), and how to apply these skills to improve quality, capacity, and reduce cost
  • Proficient in print reading and interpretation, part measurement, gage design and function
  • Experience with IATF-ISO/TS 16949 requirements. Certification is highly desirable
  • Proficient in use of MS office (i.e. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Robust knowledge and experience on problem solving methodologies. Kaizen, Six Sigma (certification or equivalent experience is highly desirable). Experience on 8D methodology
  • Ability to travel 40% domestic and international supplier locations to conduct, control plan reviews, quality audits, risk mitigation and product / process demonstration runs
  • Ability to perform work and deliver results in the fast pace automotive environment.

Lordstown Motors provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.