Quality Engineer

ATEK Metal Technologies

SUMMARY: Quality engineering position focusing on supplier and customer management.  Use customer requirements, APQP/PPAP processes and ATEK ISO 9001 QMS to facilitate product launches and continuous improvement efforts at ATEK and supplier locations.

LOCATION: New Hampton, IA


FLSA Exemption: Exempt

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary focus on supporting product launch efforts to ensure quality principles are integrated into the launch process including APQP (PFMEA, Control Plans), PPAP and safe launch processes.  Working as a customer liaison regarding quality issues both at ATEK and related supply chain organizations.   Support activities related to maintaining supplier/Tier 2 quality assurance. Responsible for driving and maintaining continuous improvement efforts related to customer satisfaction and internal processes.


Reports to: Director of Quality   
Supervises: None

QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be substituted for the expected levels of education and experience required.

Education and/or Experience Expected:  

  • Experience with APQP processes specifically related to product launches.
  • Knowledge and experience of ISO 9001: 2015 quality systems.
  • Experience in developing and managing a supplier quality assurance system.
  • Hands-on experience continuous improvement background using Six Sigma and/or Lean methodology.


  • Five plus years operating quality measurement equipment in a production environment.
  • Knowledge of blueprint reading and GDT principles.
  • Experience with powder coat paint and CNC machining processes.
  • Familiar with CMM, laser scanning, x-ray and LPI measurement systems.
  • Certifications: Certified Quality Engineer.
  • Foundry knowledge.

Required Skills:

  • Attention to detail and sense of urgency.
  • Must be able to read, write and comprehend the English language.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills using Six Sigma and Lean principles.
  • Able to make quality decisions using customer and company specifications and common sense. 

System Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Statistical process control principles using software such as Minitab.  
  • Familiar with ERP system based software in document control and calibration modules.

Working Conditions:

  • Works in climate controlled office 50% of time.
  • Will have regular exposure to foundry environment including: dust, heat, fumes and noise.  
  • Will travel regularly to customer and supplier sites. 

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Women / Veterans / Disabilities

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