VDA COORDINATOR 

LOCATION: Acuna / Coahuila (MX-COA),  Mexico | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 3038 | JOB GRADE: 15 

 

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position Summary:

Manage the internal VDA audits program of the Plant Quality System

Responsible for the maintenance of the Plants quality assurance manual and quality procedures.

Manage and coordinate Product Safety Initiatives (PSA) and Audits for Mexico Operations.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Write / implement document control procedures
  • Coordinate changes on quality assurance manual and group procedures
  • Schedules, directs and participates in internal audits programs of VDA
  • Coordinate the External Audits to the Quality Management System
  • Coordinate the Management Review
  • Support and assist engineering department on all product transfer and new launches
  • Capable to respond with structured problems solving method to internal and external complaints
  • Drive the “Product Safety” initiatives and coordinate the implementation in Mexico Operations.
  • Communicate and Support PSA activities and procedures with team members
  • Knows and communicates the need for product safety.
  • Support PSA Activities and procedures with team members
  • Perform all those activities that by the nature of the position are required.

 

Management & Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Job is NOT directly responsible for managing other employees.

 

Knowledge:

  • In depth knowledge of VDA process audit, core tools APQP/PPAP/MSA/SPC/FMEA/Control Plan, C/C’s, S/C’s and quality assurance principles
  • VDA knowledge
  • Product Safety Exposure (Preferred)
  • Blue Print Interpretation and GD&T (Preferred).
  • Air Brake Product and Process Knowledge (Preferred)

 

Experience:

  • Experience as responsible of the VDA process and follow-up (3 yrs)

 

Skills:

  • Analytical & Quantitative
  • Problem Solving / Corrective Action
  • Sampling Principles
  • Auditing Skills
  • Customer Focus
  • Conflict Management
  • Decision Making (the "right" decision)
  • Able to travel at any date or time
  • Priority setting
  • Multi-task oriented
  • Project management
  • Teamwork
  • Computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc) preferred.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

Education/Certifications:

  • Industrial Engineer, B.S. in science related field or equiv.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) 100%
  • Certified Lead Auditor on VDA (Preferred)
  • Green Belt (Preferred)

What does Bendix have to offer you?
- Work-life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off
- Vacation Premium
- Major medical expenses
- Christmas Bonus
- Life insurance
- Educational assistance program
- Wellness program
- Saving Fund
- Pantry Vouchers
- Personal Days Paid
- Permits paid for: Marriage or Death of a direct relative
- Attendance Bonuses
- Cafeteria Subsidy
- Subsidy for prescription glasses
- Medical service in plant
- Recognition Programs
- Gym