Quality/Continuous Improvement Engineer

Job Category: Quality

Reference: G&H 1034

Location: Ohio

Gooch & Housego offers exciting and rewarding opportunities for motivated and talented people to join a team of like-minded, highly skilled colleagues who want to grow and succeed with our company.

Hiring talent to complement and grow our current teams’ skills and capabilities is a strategic priority to enable our plans for growth.

Our six business locations in the United States and four UK-based businesses employ across a broad range of functions including engineering and process, manufacturing, product management, supply chain and customer services, quality assurance, continuous improvement, compliance and finance.


Key focus of this role will be to transition an ISO9001 accredited QMS to the new 2015 version, driving through working level disciplines and controls into the manufacturing arena, while leading the drive for Continuous Improvement, with a focus on proactive deployment of quality and use of tools in addressing Cost of Non-Conformance as part of the journey towards becoming a Lean Enterprise.

Job Responsibilities

Activities will include:

  • Review, update and implementation of QMS documents, procedures and work instruction
  • Product verification – establishing an effective operator controlled inspection regime/methodology, that will cover; incoming material inspection, in process checks, FAIR (1st Articles) and the documentation thereof. Assist in the development of test plans to proactively verify products and process changes
  • NPI/Change Control – ensure a smooth and effective rollout of new products and product changes
  • Customer Returns – assisting with the root cause analysis/reduction and generation of 8D reports along with administration of an overall closed loop CAPA (Corrective Action & Preventive Action) system
  • Drive Continuous Improvement activities in the facility. Assist in the coordination and training of facility LEAN initiatives while creating and providing structure and formality to LEAN implementation
  • Develops measurement systems supporting LEAN manufacturing philosophy
  • Evaluates work flow and cell design, and recommends improvements to enhance productivity and safety
  • Tracks and executes cost reduction on process improvements
  • Documents and communicates improvements in manufacturing overhead, efficiency and utilization
  • Coordinating and facilitating accreditation audits along with planning/performing internal audits, agreeing and progressing corrective actions, business process improvements
  • Overseeing the equipment calibration system
  • Customer support activities; audits, questionnaires

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Due to major investment in the Cleveland site to prepare for future growth, it is vital this candidate is ambitious and capable of progression. Therefore the following requirements have been identified in support of this:

  • The successful candidate will have ideally worked within a technical environment for at least 3 years and be familiar with the requirements of either; ISO9000, AS9100 or ISO13485 along with preparing documents as part of the QMS.  Additionally they will have been trained in LEAN/Six-Sigma and show active participation leading team events
  • Minimum of a 4-year degree in an engineering discipline
  • Proven ability with customer focus/interaction, while having a practical hands-on approach to dealing with issues
  • Familiar with Quality /LEAN / Six-Sigma tools and methodologies in addressing process improvements and problem solving in a structured manner
  • Ability of multi-tasking and demonstration of leading multi-functional projects.
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail with excellent analytical and spread sheet skills
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel and Power Point

How to Apply

Resumes should be sent using the online application form below or to usjobs@goochandhousego.com with Quality/Continuous Improvement Engineer in the subject line.