Project Quality Engineer

Saint Just, Spain


Main responsibilities and duties :

  • Ensures the deployment of customers and AKWEL requirements.
  • Supports the Project Manager to define the Quality Plan.
  • Fulfils all tasks defined for a PQE in the quality plan (i.e., qualifying audits, Customer PPAP file collecting, Supplier PPAP collecting …).
  • Takes part in the project reviews (Customer or Supplier) and ensures that their final statement is consistent with the project status.
  • Can participate in the Project Steering Committee (CPP).
  • Participates and uses the QRQC approach to alert in case of major risks detected, such as :
    • Bias between project status and customer information;
    • Product validation tests not OK without customer information ;
    • Customer or Supplier specifications violated (i.e., deliveries to customer without Part Submission Warrant (PSW) approved or official waiver, …) ;
    • Start of production of new products without formal waiver (concession/derogation) when qualification audit is not approved ;
    • Product and process modifications not managed according QSE² rules ;
    • Special characteristics not deployed on AWKEL and/or AKWEL Supplier product and process definition and work instructions or omitted special characteristics ;
    • Declared customer dissatisfaction ;
    • Supplier Quality risk impacting AKWEL and/or AKWEL Customers Satisfaction;
    • Any other potential risk identified.
  • Ensures the deployment and implementation of Quality tools and AKWEL QSE²MS throughout the project.
  • Performs the QSE2 audits (Customer or Pre-production audits) attached to Project Management activities on AKWEL and/or AKWEL Supplier and follows up with the relevant action plans when necessary.
  • Responsible for Supplier Process Confirmation of Qualification
  • Supports the Product/Process problem solving to use the appropriate tools and measures in collaboration with:
    • Product Line team;
    • Manufacturing Plant team in case of problems related to products/processes escalated to the Product Line ;
    • Purchasing and AKWEL Supplier team in case of problems related to products / processes escalated to the Product Line.
  • Could prepare, support and participate in customer assessment, audit or visit.


Requirements :

Qualifications et Experience

  • Superior Technical education and/or Quality training (at a University or Technical school), strengthened by 3 years experience, preferably in the automotive industry.


Professional abilities

  • Autonomy, organizational abilities and interpersonal skills ;
  • Synthetic and analytical thinking, integrity, rigor, and tenacity ;
  • Oral and written competencies; ability to communicate succinctly the quality standpoint ;
  • Good IT skills (MS Office, PDM, Portal) ;
  • Proficiency in English; knowledge of some other customer language(s), such as French, German, Chinese, are recommended.


Technical knowledge

  • Technical skills: ability to analyse and understand all technical decisions made by the project team ;
  • Deep knowledge of Project Development steps, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP);
  • Knowledge of Functional Analysis and FMEA (Product, Process, etc.) ;
  • Knowledge of core automotive Quality tools, such as: QSE2 audit supports (customer, pre-production, and/or VD6.3), Control Plan, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Measurement System Analysis (MSA), Problem-Solving (8D, etc.) approach, QRQC approach ;
  • Knowledge of AKWEL QSE²MS for CLI02 and CLI05,
  • Knowledge of automotive customer specific requirements affecting the product line;
  • Basic knowledge of QSE2 management standards (IATF 16949, ISO 9000, ISO 14001…).