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Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer in Independence, OH at Kichler

Date Posted: 3/27/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Description


  • Work with cross functional teams to help define and drive process/Quality/Test deliverables for new product launches
  • Effectively communicate Process/Quality deliverables status to Project Managers and other key stakeholders
  • Active participation in development of FMEA’s, design verification & validation protocols for new products and product enhancements
  • Drive process validation runs in collaboration with global teams during NPI launches
  • Drive PPAP deliverables during New Product launches
  • Perform Supplier Qualification, and Process audits, as required.
  • Champion problem solving initiatives using structured methods to prevent recurrence of non-conformances
  • Analyze warranty data to understand primary drivers for returns, monitor trends and drive appropriate corrective actions.
  • Support Total cost productivity and other Kaizen initiatives aligned with Business goals.
  • Assist in setting Annual TCP (Total Cost Productivity) targets and facilitate actions to realize targets.
  • Lead supplier performance improvement projects for Strategic suppliers, as applicable. (Overseas Travel)
  • Support MRB (Material Review Board) and drive root cause counter measures
  • Interface with customers to manage customer complaints and drive resolution


  • Five (5) plus years’ experience in similar field and function
  • Must be a strong team player and have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Self-directed with ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities
  • Experience working with Global teams and Asian Suppliers
  • Drive Process Validation runs and PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) protocols for new product launches
  • Be proficient in Statistical process control techniques (Control charts, Pareto, Sampling plans, Cause and Effects diagram, Gage R&R, Cp, Cpk etc.) and leading discussions on development of PFMEA and control plans
  • Proficient in Process audits, and Supplier qualification audits.
  • Ability to read and understand blue prints
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills.Must be familiar with formal problem-solving methodology such as 8D.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power point).
  • Expect 10-15% travel.Occasional International travel may be required
  • Good understanding of SMT, and Wave Soldering Process
  • Understanding of LED Technology
  • Quality Systems Knowledge


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering

Why Kichler?

Kichler is a leader in interior and exterior decorative lighting, landscape lighting and ceiling fans. Kichler products are available through authorized independent lighting showrooms, electrical distributors, procurement companies, irrigation distributors and select e-retailers.

What we offer you as a Kichler employee:

  • Competitive salary, Paid vacation 
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance 
  • Available 401(k) program with generous company match (no waiting period, 100% vested)
  • Company-paid life and STD/LTD disability coverage 
  • Onsite cafeteria and work-out facility (free yoga and personal training classes weekly)
  • Location: Adjacent to Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • Employee discount purchase program (MASCO partners)
  • Company events including Night at the Indians, Holiday party, Breakfast with Santa, Summer Picnic lunches

The Kichler brand encompasses more than 3,000 products, including chandeliers, wall sconces, bath lighting, ceiling fans, under-cabinet lighting, landscape lighting, lamps and accessories. A leader in energy-efficient technology, Kichler's line of Design Pro LED fixtures feature several winners of the Lighting for Tomorrow Award, sponsored by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, the U.S. Department of Energy and the American Lighting Association.


Full or Part Time

Full time

Kichler Lighting is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, protected status as a veteran, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law.

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