Quality Engineer (entry level) 

LOCATION: Westminster / Maryland (US-MD), United States | BRAND: Knorr Brake Company | REQUISITION ID: 1505 | JOB GRADE:16 



Knorr Brake Company is the innovative leader in the manufacture and supply of braking systems, passenger doors and climate-control equipment for all types of Mass Transit customers such as: METRO, Light Rail Vehicles, High-Speed Trains, Commuter Rail and Monorail Vehicles for the North America market. We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today at www.KnorrBrake.com!



The Quality Engineer is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring a Quality Management system for material review, quality improvement, quality audits, and customer source inspection to sustain a pro-active quality system.


Quality Processes and Audits

  • Develop, implement, and review quality procedures/instructions as well as conduct internal audits to ISO 9001 and IRIS standards.
  • Participant on the Material Review Board, change Control Board and monitor the effectiveness of corrective action.
  • Timely resolution of internal corrective actions based on ISO/IRIS audits.
  • Development of effective preventative action for the business based on ISO/IRIS audits by Bureau Veritas (registrar).


Customer and Product Support

  • Review customer proposals and contracts for quality related contractual requirements.
  • Support the manufacture and procurement of all components used in brakes, doors, and HVAC systems.
  • Troubleshoot in-process and supplier related quality issues as well as assist with Supplier Improvement programs.
  • Coordinate customer corrective actions and/or follow-up on supplier corrective actions in a timely manner.
  • Prepare, submit, and assure acceptance by the customer, quality plans, inspection, and test plans per the project requirements.
  • This position has the authority to withhold product from presentation to the customer or shipment, in accordance with the Quality Procedures.    


Continuous Improvement

  • Quality and continuous improvement is mandatory for all businesses today.
  • Partner with suppliers to resolve issues, identify areas for improvement and recommend corrective actions.
  • Review processes and work instructions, with non-conforming material and with contractual requirements.  


Skills and Competencies

  • Has the ability to develop and implement Quality standards.
  • Understands KPS or lean behaviors and able to apply these to processes.
  • Experienced with APQP and relevant Quality control tools and processes, including knowledge of or education in Quality Engineering, design control, and verification and validation tools and methodologies.
  • Independently analyze and trend data, formulate and implement corrective actions to improve products, processes, and systems.
  • Experienced in Advanced Math, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MiniTab.
  • Understands PFMEA (Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis).
  • Has intermediate to advanced problem-solving skills.
  • Experienced in Metallurgy/Materials Testing and inspection/measuring machines and tools (ex. CMM, micrometers, calipers, gauges).


Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor Degree in Engineering  

3-5 Years Relevant Experience



Member of ASQ, Certification as Quality Manager, Quality Engineer, or Quality  Auditor.

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What does Knorr Brake Company have to offer you? 

- Competitive Health Benefits, including Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and Video visits
- Company-paid Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
- Company-paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Coverage
- Accident Insurance
- Health and Dependent Care FSAs
- Generous 401(k) plan
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Free corporate passes to the Baltimore Zoo and Aquarium 
- Free gym membership
- Additional discounts include cellular, auto, theme park & attraction tickets, local restaurants, bank partnerships, etc.
- Paid “KBC Cares” Volunteer Time Off
- Vacation and Sick/Administrative Leave
- 12 company-paid holidays (includes full week between Christmas and New Year’s)
- Monthly employee welfare events and corporate outreach (Crab Feast, Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Chili Cook-Off, etc.)

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore