Quality Engineer II

Job Function:
Quality Assurance

US, IL, Bolingbrook

Innovating since 1905, G&W Electric has grown into a global leader in engineered electrical power grid solutions. Working with us means joining a worldwide team of passionate manufacturing professionals striving to continually improve the technologies the world depends on to deliver safe, reliable electricity. Our culture is focused on employee success, so we foster an entrepreneurial environment that encourages everyone to thrive.

Quality Engineer II

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Quality Manager this position develops, maintains, and improves all aspects of G&W’s quality program as it relates to production operations. This includes but not limited to shop floor problem solving, root cause analysis, FMEA, NCR’s, Control Plans, and Supplier issue management. Additionally, this position will develop ISO auditing and supplier quality along with APQP process skills for career growth.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities:

  • Managing the implementation of methods and procedures for process control and improvement to ensure products meet ideal standards. This includes designing experiments to understand sources of variation affecting products and processes and applying statistical process control (SPC) methods for data analysis.
  • Collaborating with the supplier quality team to address quality problems, ensure corrective actions are implemented, and contribute to supplier quality improvement programs.
  • Leading troubleshooting efforts for quality issues with diverse teams, conducting root cause analysis activities, and driving short-term and long-term corrective actions.
  • Participating in engineering design reviews and providing recommendations to enhance the quality and manufacturability of new designs.
  • Utilize Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to identify and mitigate potential failure modes in processes and products.
  • Applying sound and systematic problem-solving methodologies to identify, prioritize, communicate, and resolve quality issues.
  • Performing operational Material Review Board (MRB) walks and consolidating failure data for analysis.
  • Manage Non-Conformance Reports (NCR) and implement corrective actions.
  • Getting root cause analysis and corrective/preventive actions in place while ensuring adherence to the 8D methodology.
  • Investigating first pass yield failures and implementing corrective actions to prevent similar failures from occurring in the future.
  • Ensuring containment activities are performed when non-conformances are discovered to prevent repeat issues.
  • Working as a team member on various cross-functional High Impact Project teams to address quality-related challenges.
  • Reporting quality issues, performance metrics, and status updates to management and other department team members as needed. Additionally, communicating with engineering, suppliers, and operations regarding issues, process improvements, or other activities.
  • Conducting internal audits based on ISO 9001 standards to ensure compliance and identify areas for improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Materials, Chemical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering.
  • 3 -5 years experience
  • Strong knowledge of quality assurance methodologies, tools, and standards (e.g., ISO 9001, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing).
  • Proven experience with root cause analysis and problem-solving techniques.
  • Excellent analytical and data interpretation skills.
  • Proficient in using quality management software and tools.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Detail-oriented with a strong focus on accuracy and quality.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification in quality engineering (e.g., CQE, Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt).
  • Experience with statistical process control (SPC) and advanced quality planning (AQP).
  • Familiarity with industry-specific quality standards and regulations
  • Plant operations or issue resolution experience preferred

Physical Demands / Working Conditions:

  • General Office Environment, PC use
  • Travel up to 10%
  • Light Lifting (occasional 25 lbs or less)
  • Stooping
  • Standing

G&W Electric enjoys a long reputation for product quality, innovation and world-class customer service to the power industry. We have established this reputation by believing that our greatest asset is our employees. We owe our success to the initiative and talents of highly skilled individuals within our team-based organization. Our goal is to set the standard for customer satisfaction by ensuring a superior level of service, performance and innovation. As a global organization and industry leader, we are committed to cultivating an engaging work environment that embraces our core values and develops our talent. Our continuous focus on growth and innovation means that you become part of a company that provides challenging opportunities, rewards excellence and combines your individual expertise to achieve a higher level of shared success. As part of our organization, you also help power the world!

G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. G&W Electric participates in the E-Verify process for all new hires.

*G&W Electric participates in the E-Verify process for all new hires.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Application Tracking System Powered By