The Senior Quality/Reliability Engineer's primary duties are to utilize advanced level engineering skills to contribute to the development and qualification of power tool products. The Senior Quality/Reliability Engineer is a critical member of the New Product Development Team reporting to the Reliability / Quality Team Lead. Throughout a product's development cycle, this position requires strong cross-functional communication skills and analytical expertise to help launch new and exciting solutions that meet user needs. You will work in a fast-paced environment to innovate new products as a member of a cross-functional team.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead teams for new product designs and engineering changes with respect to product reliability, user requirements and warranty information
Participate in User Need Research to identify "critical to quality" (CtQ) requirements on mechanical and electrical design features
Support of Advanced Engineering activities at targeted CtQ needs
Collaborate with Engineering and Marketing to define the products' specifications leading in all aspect of reliability, quality and testing
Use designed experiment techniques to improve development efforts
Lead Risk Assessments (Design and Manufacturing) for NPD projects during the product development cycle
Interact with US and Asian suppliers that participate with product development
Track multiple projects simultaneously to ensure adherence to schedule and the Milwaukee Tool process.
Develop test plans and procedures based on new or established products, to ensure product meets customer requirements
Lead test laboratories implementing test plans/procedures ensuring full test completion and best practices are utilized
Analyze, draw conclusions, report and present product information utilizing statistical techniques such as Weibull analysis, reliability distributions and matrices
Draw concise, logical, written conclusions from experiments based on data analysis
Ensure timely failure reporting and lead root cause analysis and effective corrective/preventative actions (FRACA)
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or educational equivalent field
5+ years of experience in related reliability and quality field
Experience with new product commercialization processes emphasizing design, manufacturing, quality, test or reliability activities
Experience including training in quality engineering fundamentals and proven experience leading a primary function within a project team
Previous relevant experience with Design of Experiments, life data analysis, and other related statistical tools and software (i.e. Minitab, Reliasoft)
Written and verbal communication skills and creative problem-solving capabilities
Ability to travel 10% of the time is required (travel includes Domestic and International)
Preferred: ASQ Reliability Engineering Certification (ASQ-CRE) or the ability and desire to achieve certification
Preferred: Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) or Six Sigma experience
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Milwaukee Tool
Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool has led the industry in developing innovative solutions that deliver increased productivity and unmatched durability for professional construction users. Whether it is through our world-leading M12™ and M18™ cordless systems, the ground-breaking performance of our M12 and M18 FUEL™ products, jobsite lighting, time-saving accessories, or innovative hand tool and storage products, we are dedicated to delivering a continuous flow of advanced, trade-specific solutions.