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Quality Engineer II (Supplier Quality Assurance/SQA)

Company: LG Energy Solution Michigan, Inc.
Location: Holland
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Job Description:

Title: Engineer II in Supplier Quality Assurance,

Reports to: Manager of Supplier Quality Assurance

Location: Holland, MI

LG Energy Solution Michigan Inc. (LGESMI) develops and manufactures large lithium-ion polymer batteries and packs for electric vehicle (EV) and energy storage applications. LGESMI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of LG Energy Solution, a South Korean company that has global operations focused on petrochemical products, information/electronic materials, and energy solutions. LG Energy Solution is part of the LG Group. Come join the leader in advanced EV batteries!

Job Summary:

The role is responsible for leading supplier quality teams to meet the requirements for the engineering, production, and customer in a safe a timely manner. This position is responsible for driving world-class manufacturing performance by developing a talented workforce through planning, coordinating, and executing its manufacturing processes. Part Leader monitors the supplier quality for production performance of lithium-ion battery-related materials/products to ensure accurate, targeted volumes are produced at the highest quality and lowest cost while providing support to LGESMI.


  • Results for this position will be measured by internal customer satisfaction and supplier metrics.
  • Drives and supports quality improvement efforts internally and externally.
  • Respond to, and fully support, company plant production by ensuring all supplier parts meet engineering requirements.
  • Responsible for advanced product quality planning, and successful launch of supply base components.
  • Ensures that internal needs for Control Systems are established, communicated, and met in a timely and functional manner at the supply base.
  • Optimizes Process Capability on critical characteristics at the supply base through effective application of statistical analysis techniques and Problem-Solving.
  • Proactively work with suppliers to minimize and/or eliminate launch and ongoing quality/performance issues. Qualifications:
    • Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent job experience in Quality, Engineering, Chemical or equivalent; or a combination of more than 3 years of Manufacturing/ Engineering /Quality/Lab management/Training experience in the Manufacturing industry. Experience with or knowledge of large global supply chains and multiple plants.
    • Knowledge of 8-D's, Fishbone Diagrams, 5 - Why's, LSS six sigma, or other problem-solving tools.
    • Strong computer skills: MS Office.
    • Able to work flexible hours as needed to support and work with HQ, and global site
      • Complete daily documentation and audits, as required by the position
      • Maintain 5S and 3R standards
      • Adhere to general, and position-specific, dress code requirements
      • Participate in, and successfully complete, any and all training requirements Experience
        • Experience and knowledge of Drawing, SOP, Control plan, CTQ, SPC
        • Knowledge of troubleshooting from the quality issues related.
        • A positive, dedicated attitude and demonstrated effectiveness to achieve given goals within due dates
        • The willingness and ability to work flexible hours occasionally to support the team.
        • Strong written and verbal communication skills
        • Ability to analyze data and prepare reports, statements, and projections Skills
          • Must have demonstrated knowledge of APQP, inspection equipment and techniques, root cause failure analysis, capability studies, statistical distributions, machine, and assembly processes, problem-solving, PFD/PFMEA/Control Plan, PPAP, 8D/5Why, team facilitation, and geometric dimensioning and tolerance
          • Experience with Global Plant and Supplier Development a plus.
          • Data analysis skills are required.
          • Must be able to excel, PowerPoint, pivot tables, equations, plots for data analysis
          • Experience with report writing in Microsoft Word and graphical analysis in Minitab is strongly preferred.

Keywords: LG Energy Solution Michigan, Inc., Grand Rapids , Quality Engineer II (Supplier Quality Assurance/SQA), Engineering , Holland, Michigan

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