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Quality Engineer

Blue Frontier

Blue Frontier

Quality Assurance
Blue Bell, PA, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2023

Job Description: 

 

This is an extraordinary opportunity to come in at the ground floor of a fast growing, ultra-high impact Cleantech startup. We at Blue Frontier are racing to solve arguably the biggest sustainability problem in the world using disruptive technology and business models. Air conditioning is the fastest growing use of electricity in the US and globally. If present trends continue, by 2050 air conditioning electricity consumption will be bigger than the combined electricity consumption of China and India today! 

Blue Frontier’s AC system combines dew-point-style sensible cooling with liquid desiccant dehumidification to reduce electricity use by up to 90%. The desiccant is recharged and stored when electricity is the cleanest or lowest cost, and later used to deliver cooling when electricity is dirty or costly. These features enable our system to solve an array of today’s largest sustainability problems — from the Duck Curve to peak load management, from humidity control to integration of intermittent renewable resources. 

Working in the Manufacturing department and reporting directly to the VP of Manufacturing, the Quality Engineer will be responsible for defining detailed quality control procedures, designing, and implementing quality systems and procedures, establishing quality control processes, testing, and monitoring quality KPI’s and assisting with quality control and process for sub suppliers. Also work with relevant stakeholders for product certification from competent authorities, customers and third part inspection agencies time and again.  

To the ideal candidate, this position is an opportunity to create products with the potential to literally change the world for the better. If you are creative, personable, highly responsible, passionate, intelligent, and driven, you should join us.  

 

Roles and Responsibilities 

Design and Implementation of Quality Systems and Procedures 

  • Assist the VP of Manufacturing to design and implement quality systems and procedures for   assembly of the core components and testing of Blue Frontier’s novel air conditioning systems.

  • Assist with the developing quality control and inspection report formats for the material/components/sub-assemblies from Supplier. 

  • Establish and validate safe and efficient assembly procedures. 

  • Monthly Quality Reports including scrap, warranty, rework, and customer satisfaction.

  • Create PPAP’s

  • Material certification review (MTR Tracking and traceability).

  • Develop ISO 9001 and 14001 manual, internal/external audits.

  • Third party certification audits

  • Shop floor support

  • Create/revise procedures for new accreditations

  • Corrective action follow-ups, internal and external

  • Contract review

  • Drawing reviews

  • Reject and ECN disposition

  • Quality alerts for drawing changes

  • Data sheet creation and review

  • Involvement with Six Sigma, Kaizen and Lean projects/training (depending on employee’s program level)

 

Process performance monitoring and improvement 

  • Monitor and measure process performance and quality through the production cycle. 
    • Identify opportunities for productivity, efficiency, and quality gains, applying lean manufacturing methodologies and other best practices as appropriate. 

  • Improve supplier quality to enhance customer experience and brand reputation.

  • Resolve supplier quality issues and implement corrective actions by driving root cause analysis.

  • Develop and nurture strong relationships with suppliers, driving continuous improvement.

  • Define supplier quality standards and requirements. Assess and monitor supplier quality performance.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and evaluate potential new suppliers.

  • Lead Quality assessment in Quarterly Business Reviews and perform onsite Supplier Audits to ensure compliance with quality standards and requirements. Identify areas of improvement for the supplier's processes and products.

  • Communicate and align quality requirements with internal teams and suppliers.

  • Stay updated on regulations and standards related to supplier quality.

  • Provide training and education to suppliers and internal stakeholders on quality standards, requirements, and processes.

  • Work closely with the Sustaining Engineering, Manufacturing, Product Management, Business development, Customer Service, and suppliers.

 

Skills & Capabilities 

Education & Experience 

  • 5+ years relevant industry experience as a process engineer in manufacturing. Preferably from HVAC equipment manufacturing, high volume mechanical engineering industrial product line, hands on process flow design and implementation.
  • Develop and execute projects to achieve company targets for Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and People (SQDCP).
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in mechanical, Materials, Aerospace or Manufacturing Engineering from a top 100 university. 

 Technical Skills 

  • ASQ CQE (Certified Quality Engineer) or related certification in quality engineering principles.
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing and resolving problems using Six Sigma, Lean, and other problem-solving tools. Six Sigma Green or Black belt certification.
  • Ability to read and review technical drawings and Bills of Materials (BOM).
  • Experience with ISO 9001 and UL specifications.
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 software tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
  • Ability to promote a positive working culture and environment.
  • Continuous Improvement and problem-solving experience.
  • CAD and Solid works experience is added advantage.

 

Compensation & Benefits

Salary 

Highly competitive salary commensurate with the position and level of capabilities of the applicant 

Benefits 

Medical and dental insurance. Paid vacation and holidays. 

 

Location & Travel 

This role will be based in our Boca Raton facility which is located close to Boca Raton Tri-Rail station. 

Travel to Manufacturing site and vendors approximately 10-25% time.