Senior Quality Engineer in Simi Valley, CA at Milgard Windows & Doors

Date Posted: 10/12/2019

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Job Description

Job Description

Milgard Windows & Doors is the leading manufacturer of windows and doors in the Western United States with operations in Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, and Texas. 

We are looking for a Senior Quality Engineer to join our team in Simi Valley, California.  At Milgard Windows and Doors, our Senior Quality Engineer is a member of the location Leadership team. Directly responsible for the overall management of the Quality Department, this position oversees activities in the inspection, data collection and reporting of quality issues. Selected candidate will provide direction to the Quality team for continuous improvement of quality management systems in the plant.  The Quality Engineer is hands on in finding the root cause of quality issues, enhancing processes, and driving organizational solutions for meeting customer requirements.

The Senior Quality Engineer is responsible for the following key functions:

  • Serve as a quality leader for plant, part of local leadership team
  • Analyze data from internal inspections and customer complaints to identify key quality improvement targets
  • Use lean and Six Sigma tools to identify root causes for failures and drive to corrective actions
  • Improve quality metrics for site to budget
  • Manage 5 Quality Technicians
  • Be a site leader of a data-driven approach towards quality management


  • Minimum five years related experience
  • Excel skills, pivot tables and data analysis
  • Quality system development and implementation (Six Sigma or TQM) required
  • Strong background of driving data to get to root causes and delivering quantifiable results
  • Demonstrate track record of quality improvement
  • Prior background in similar industries, make to order and quick lead times

The successful candidate will have proficiency in:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Critical thinking skills including the ability to understand, effectively interpret and communicate complex situations
  • Implementing processes
  • Being hands on and since of urgency

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged standing and repetitive motions, bending, stooping, pushing and pulling
  • May be required to frequently lift up to 50 lbs. depending on the job
  • Hand dexterity and strength

The Senior Quality Engineer role is a great opportunity to learn our business and show what you can do to build a great team and organization. We have a robust total rewards offering including items such as:

  • Performance Bonus Incentive – your efforts are rewarded!
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time Off
  • Medical/Dental/Vision – Milgard picks up the majority cost of these important benefits!
  • 401k with a Company match – 100% of the first 4%
  • Tuition assistance – continue your education; we will help!
  • Career growth opportunities – take on more responsibility and grow!

To learn more about Milgard’s products, services, and culture visit our website at We have built our success on our foundational philosophy of Respect, Service, and Excellence.  Milgard Windows & Doors is a great place to grow your career as we continue to build an even greater organization!


Full or Part Time

Full time

Milgard (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

Milgard is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States. Please click on the following links for more information.

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No visa sponsorship is available for this position, unless specified within the job description.