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Quality Engineer-APQP (Bilingual - Japanese) (Hybrid/Onsite) - $70-110k

Job Title
Quality Engineer-APQP (Bilingual - Japanese) (Hybrid/Onsite) - $70-110k
Job ID
Novi,  MI 48377
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The APQP Engineer (Bilingual Japanese/English) is responsible for the overall quality and development milestones delivery as specified by the Customer.  The APQP Engineer will be the primary customer contact regarding APQP and Part Approval issues. This includes the ramp-up and readiness of the manufacturing plants for current and new production, managing and coordinating changes after SOP with a cross-functional team, and leading IPQM and Launch Preparation activities.  They will maintain a direct customer relationship with the appropriate customer contacts (Engineering, Quality, Supplier Quality, etc..) and have overall ownership of the APQP schedule.


  • Leads, guides and participates in Advanced Product Quality Planning activities to assure the safe launch of new products.

  • Attends customer and internal program-related meetings (e.g. PDT, change coordination, etc.) and reports the status of APQP (PPAP) deliverables.

  • Maintains quality/manufacturing open issues matrix for customer and internal meeting activities.

  • Coordinates, schedules, and moderates global meetings to assure completion of APQP (PPAP) deliverables.

  • Reviews data obtained during all program-related quality assurance activities to ensure consistency with company policies and procedures.

  • Build and manage customer relationships at an engineer and manager level

  • Build and maintain a customer interface team to support this relationship and manage the overall program changes and development

  • Ensure overall success of the product launch and production changes after SOP (i. e. work with Sales, manufacturing, PM and QA etc.).

  • Manage program risk proactively from IPQM standpoint, identify program risks, and coordinate meetings with the F10 cross-functional team to address risks before they become issues.

  • Be able to provide program status summary if needed and represent the program internally at quality reviews.

  • Be the primary escalation point for both internal and external program communications

  • Responsible for tracking and reporting the progress of production changes for current programs to both the customer and within the company. Support Sales monitoring change at the manufacturing plant and work with Production control managing breakpoints at customer plants.

  • Responsible for communicating the customer APQP requirements within the organization and interfacing with multiple groups within to ensure customer’s requirement expectations are being met.

  • Responsible for submitting all necessary Part Approval (PPAP, PA, ISR…) documents, maintaining parts status on Customer portal (GQTS, NARS), and update the system when needed. Coordinate changes with customer SQEs and the F10 manufacturing team.

  • Responsible for Customer Gate Review completion based on customer requirements. Work with the F10 team (QA/sales/PM) to gather necessary information.

  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

  • Expertise in driving projects and program deliverables

  • Analytical thinking

  • Drive for Results, Team Player, Change Orientation, Customer Focus, Self Awareness

  • Experience leading cross-functional teams.


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