Sr Quality Engineer – New Product Development

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.

Position Summary: As the Sr. Quality Engineer – NPD, you will participate as a member of a cross-functional NPD team by representing the Quality Assurance discipline. This position works closely with members from Program Management, Engineering, Purchasing, Sales/Marketing, Supplier Quality, and our Operations team to facilitate the use of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) methods with our NPD projects to assure a flawless product launch.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities:

  • Incorporates product requirements into program AQP plan and assures requirements are cascaded to components AQP plan.
  • Utilize the tools of APQP (PPAP, FMEA’s, control plans, capability studies) throughout the NPD process. Develop and manage an open issues list to drive to on-time closure with a cross functional team.
  • Conduct process audits for all disciplines of the NPD process to ensure accuracy of paperwork, test reports, and compliance to NPD procedures.
  • Partner with our supplier quality team on the supplier PPAP requirements and compliance.
  • Develops and manages a program specific quality plan on each new program.
  • Facilitates root cause investigations including all project 8D’s and 5Y’s including reporting status to closure.
  • Develops and maintains statistics (Yields, X-Bar & R, Sigma, Pp/Ppk, Cp/Cpk, Gage R&R, etc.) on all significant part and internal process characteristics on new products.
  • Develops prototype control plan; collects and analyzes pilot build data to refine.
  • Provides quality/warranty concerns to team by reviewing lessons learned, warranty performance, and ensures additions to the DFMEA.
  • Performs plant control plan and PFMEA audits at major milestone events and manages / drives open issues list with cross functional team.
  • Keeps good quality plan records and informs program team of timely execution.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge and application of Advanced Quality Planning tools (PPAP, FMEA, Control Plan, Process Mapping, Gage Studies, and SPC).
  • Knowledge and ability to apply statistical tools/methods to sample size, problem solving and process improvement (Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, Lean Principles, Root Cause Analysis, Mistake Proofing/Poka Yoke).
  • Advanced knowledge of audit methodologies related to process audits and quality systems audits.
  • Knowledge of GD&T principles.
  • Strong leadership, organization and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work with multiple levels of personnel/departments within the organization
  • Ability to advocate product excellence and quality.


  • Bachelor’s in engineering or related area, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)

Physical Demands / Working Conditions / Travel Required:

  • General Office Environment, PC use
  • Travel requirements up to 25% including Internationally

Why join us? G&W 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.

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