Quality Engineer

Whisker is the maker of Litter-Robot, Feeder-Robot, and Litterbox.com. At Whisker, we believe pet parenthood can always get better.

As leading innovators in pet tech and refined pet accessories, we work tirelessly to solve problems and deliver smarter insights for pet parents while enriching the lives of pets. Whether it’s a self-cleaning litter box that automates scooping, an automatic feeder that helps pets develop healthier eating habits, or a modern cat tree that delights both humans and felines, we strive to deliver better solutions for consumers while transforming pet care along the way. To us, having a pet is the best thing ever. At Whisker, life together just keeps getting better.

Whisker is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and Juneau, Wisconsin with 500+ passionate team members.

What You’ll Do:

The Quality Engineer is responsible for ensuring all incoming and outgoing manufacturing parts and products meet quality standards. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.

  • Provides technical advice and guidance to Manufacturing, Engineering, and other internal stakeholders in order to reduce defect rates
  • Follows processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
  • Ensures the appropriate quality plans are developed, implemented, and followed
  • Develops and administers quality-related project plans and schedules
  • Provides technical advice and guidance to suppliers in order to reduce defect rates
  • Serves as a liaison between vendors and Whisker management to identify quality issues and develop solutions
  • Reviews and approves supplier PPAP documentation 
  • Creates internal PPAP documentation
  • Responsible for performing quality engineering tasks in a timely fashion:
    • Assessing quality plans and product designs
    • Reviewing test and other performance data
    • Analyses of market feedback
  • Performs independent technical assessment on product quality performance and post-market product quality analysis
  • Works with Design Team / Product Engineers / Quality Manager to understand and create quality control objectives
  • Executes risk management activities, product failure rate and reliability estimations
  • Will perform additional responsibilities when required

What You’ll Bring:

  • Ability to maintain a professional atmosphere in a fast-paced environment with numerous interactions and interruptions
  • High degree of initiative, self-motivation, and ability to motivate others
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with team members and colleagues
  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline, engineering highly preferred
  • Experience independently producing and completing quality engineering documents
  • Experience working on issues of diverse scope where analysis of a situation or of data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends
  • Experience managing quality engineering milestones for 3-5 new products per year
  • Maintains confidentiality of proprietary information
  • Comfortable with office pets (cats, dogs) 

Not Required but Nice to Have!

  • Quality Engineering experience in a high volume production environment, preferably within consumer electronics
  • Not required to have pets but highly recommended! 
  • Previous experience in plastic injection molding and printed circuit board manufacturing

Benefits & Perks:

Join a tenacious, inventive company that empowers team members to chart their own path, lead by grounding decisions in the “why”, and has a strong sense of empathy and openness to new perspectives. Be a part of exciting growth, work with incredible people, and create tomorrow’s pet products—plus a whole lot of extras. You will also be provided with:

  • Premium Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • PTO
  • 14 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 401K with 4% Match
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Top of the line equipment

Statement of Inclusivity:

We believe different perspectives make Whisker better and strive to create a place where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive.

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