Quality Engineer

Location: Shanghai, China
Reports to: Sr. Manager, Supplier Quality

About FTC Solar Inc

FTC Solar is a fast-growing, global provider of solar tracker systems, technology, software, and engineering services. We are as passionate about renewable energy as we are about our culture and values. We want to attract like-minded individuals who live and breathe Integrity, Accountability, Innovation, and Excellence. We’re humble enough to know that we don’t know everything, so we love bold ideas that disrupt the status quo. Basically, we don’t want you to just fall in line!

FTC Solar is committed to creating a culture of inclusion and diversity. For us, this is not just a set of words or metrics. It drives our culture, creativity, and future success. We support our employees and foster an environment where new ideas and perspectives are celebrated and encouraged. When our employees thrive, FTC Solar thrives. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

POSITION OVERVIEW

FTC Solar is looking for an individual to support the Supplier Quality & Customer Quality team through quality control & assurance.

In this role the Quality Engineer is responsible for ensuring that the products manufactured meet quality standards and thereby reducing number defect and cost of poor quality. Assist product development and new product introduction from initial stage of first articles all the way up to mass production. Root cause analysis and ensure feedback loop to prevent stoppage of solar plant construction and operation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for Quality at Source and Drive “Zero Defect” mentality within the Supply Base
  • Conduct Supplier Audits & drive Supplier Qualification using FTC Solar Supplier Quality Program
  • Conduct inspection & ensuring product quality during all stages of Supplier Qualification & Mass Production
  • Support suppliers & ensure adherence to FTC Solar’s PPAP Requirement (PFC, FMEA, QCP, FAI etc.)
  • Ensure control of process and product parameters at supplier to meet End Product Requirement
  • Support new Product Launches & ensure compliance to required Standards & Product Requirement.
  • Facilitate RCA & Corrective Actions of SQ issues. On-site Supplier visits for RCA & Verification of CAPA
  • Work with the supplier directly, create corrective action plans to address Process Failures.
  • Review supplier processes & work on process improvement (Kaizen, Poke-Yoke, Lean, Six Sigma etc)
  • Organize & evaluate supplier quality data, identify & work on improvement opportunities within Supply Base
  • Support SQ Manager & relevant Team members to monitor, report supplier quality & performance
  • Prepare and update all necessary quality reports as required by customers
  • Coordinates the on-site homologation activities of the new products according to customer’s requirements
  • Coordinate with FTC team to discuss and resolve product quality issues raised by customers
  • Update customers in a timely fashion regarding the status of quality issues or any requests
  • Visit project sites to assist and clarify customer queries and complaints
  • Attend customer audits at various locations

QUALIFICATIONS*

  • BE / B. Tech (Mechanical) or Engineering Equivalent
  • 5+ Year Experience in Supplier Quality & Customer Quality Function and Quality Assurance in General
  • Knowledge in Quality Management System (ISO 9001)
  • Understanding of Supplier Qualification, Supplier Audit, Supplier Development and Part Development
  • Comprehension of PPAP and its related activities PFC, FMEA, QCP, FAI, MSA, PSW etc.
  • Knowledge in Control Plan and method to ensure Adherence at Supplier End
  • Understanding of Root Cause Analysis & Corrective Action of Supplier Quality Issues (8D etc)
  • Comprehension of the Measurement Technique, Inspection Method & Equipment
  • Knowledge in reading and interpretation of Engineering Drawings
  • Knowledge in Manufacturing Processes (Sheet Metal Fab – Press Brake, Punching, Drilling, Tube Rolling, Welding, Assy etc) & Coating – HDG, Pre Galv, Zn Flake, Geomet, Plating, Powder Coating etc)
  • Planning and prioritising activities, Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Ability to travel 50% and need basis.

FTC Solar offers competitive wages, growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical and Life Insurance
  • Short-term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Unlimited vacation
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave
  • 401(k) with a company match and much more

*Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet 100% of the listed requirements. At FTC Solar, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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