Quality Engineer - Dampers 

LOCATION: Huntington / Indiana (US-IN), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 1793 


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Position Summary:

Quality Engineer responsible for supporting the Damper business. Effectively manage site activities for product launches, significant product changes and manufacturing changes. Lead manufacturing and engineering teams through 8D problem solving and continuous improvement.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform all of the duties associated with those of a Quality Engineer in an assembly environment.
  • Be an active participant on the Damper Cross Functional Business Teams; providing support and leadership for the Damper Process Improvement projects.
  • Provide support for Damper PBT and CoC 1.3, when requested.
  • Serve as effective team member of all Damper related supplier transitions, product launches and/or manufacturing changes.   Ensure timely completion of APQP activities.
  • Set up and maintain a system to measure and monitor process capability as needed for the Damper processes.
  • Provide support as needed to CMM Quality Technician who is responsible to write and/or revise programs as needed to measure parts on a programmable and motorized CMM.
  • Provide technical assistance for the internal Gaging system and AIAG MSA requirements.
  • Provide support in developing and monitoring Process FMEAs and control plans.
  • Drive the reduction of internal non-conformances in Damper processes using cross functional teams and proven corrective action tools.
  • Monitor business performance to goals and initiate problem solving and corrective action, when necessary, to address gaps in performance.
  • Promote and maintain strong customer relationships, as needed.
  • Provide leadership for any Corrective Action Teams, as needed, developed to implement process changes.
  • Active involvement in and support of quality related initiatives and Advanced Quality Planning.
  • Support IATF16949 certification.
  • Communicate and support Product Safety activities and procedures with team members


  • Strong analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills
  • Fully familiar with FMEA, Control Plan, PPAP, SPC, MSA – AIAG Modules
  • Working Knowledge of IATF16949 & ISO9001


  • Self motivated, positive attitude, self reliant
  • Multi-task oriented, ability to balance multiple assignments
  • Flexible – can adapt to frequent priority changes & substantial role diversity
  • Project management, follow-up and team skills essential
  • Strong PC skills including MS Excel use, experience with database use/construction
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively within department as well as with external/internal customers
  • Strong training skills




  • 5 or more years of experience in the truck, distribution, automotive or aerospace industries in the areas of Quality and Engineering.
  • 10 or more years of quality management for those without a technical Bachelors degree.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Science/Industrial Management.  (Will consider other types of Bachelor’s degrees only with significant quality management experience +10 years)
  • ASQ certification (CQE, CQA, CQM) desired
  • Six Sigma Black Belt Certification desired
  • Automotive/Truck industry experience


Physical Requirements:


In performing the essential elements of this position, the following physical activities are required. The activities are measured in the amount of on-the-job time that is spent performing these activities.




up to 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

2/3 and more





















Using Hands or Fingers to Handle or Feel





Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, or Crawl





Reach with Hands and Arms





Taste or Smell






In performing the essential elements of this position, the following weight is required to be lifted or force to be exerted.  These activities are measured in the amount of weight lifted or force exerted and how often.




up to 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

2/3 and more

Up to 10 pounds





Up to 25 pounds





Up to 50 pounds





Up to 100 pounds





More than 100 pounds






In performing the essential elements of this position, the following vision requirements apply.





Close vision



Distance vision



Color vision



Peripheral vision



Depth perception



Ability to adjust focus





May be exposed to moderate heat, light dust, fumes, extreme temperatures, noise and hazards such as electrical shock or gases.  Some outside assignments could involve exposure to adverse weather conditions.  Adequate hearing protection is required for 85 decibels and above


Revision Level

Description / Section
















The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



What does Bendix have to offer you? 
- Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off 
- 401k Plan with Company matching 
- Retirement Savings Plan
- Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
- Wellness Program and incentives
- On-Site Fitness Center
- On-Site Health Center
- Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:


Company-Paid Benefits:
- Basic Life Insurance
- Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Business Travel Accident Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
- Medical and Prescription insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
- Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
- Long Term Disability
- Accident Plan
- Critical Illness Plan
- Hospital Indemnity Plan

Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne