Manufacturing Quality Engineer
Brooklyn Park, MN 
Posted 2 months ago
Job Description

Responsible for fulfilling the Quality Engineer position. In this highly visible role, the Quality Engineer will ensure the quality of the machine assembled at Nilfisk meet all customer expectations; quickly and effectively take action when non-conformances are found. Maintain the most recent interpretations of the quality system requirements and therefore ensure that documented practices meet the true interpretation of the quality management system standards. The person will partner closely with various cross functional team to enable operational success, ensure supplier corrective action and improve process & customer quality.

  • Carry out internal product and process audits, (ISO, LPA)
  • Write product test procedures, work instructions, SOPs as required,
  • Contribute to develop and maintain for PFMEA/Control Plan,
  • Promote the use of continuous improvement techniques such as Six Sigma, Poka-Yoke (Error Proofing), and Measurement System Analysis (MSA) as applicable.

New Product / Solution Development support:
  • Participate in cross-functional teams in the development of new products (NPI, NPD/NSD) or changes related to current products in meeting customer requirements.

Supplier Quality Support:
  • Support alignment between supplier capability and design requirements,
  • Support supplier corrective action responses are aligned with the Nilfisk corrective action process (SCAR - 8D) and response time goals,
  • Support to manage the Supplier Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), DPPM (Defected Parts per Million).
Product Quality Assurance:
  • Reduce Customer complaints (TFR - Technical Failure Reports), production scrap, warranty and production quality costs,
  • Take active part of continuous improvement activities,
  • Support quality Inspector on their daily activity,
  • Support change verification and implementation,
  • Manage incomplete or non-conforming machines, parts,
  • Ensure processes are in used to identify quality related assembly issues and drive corrective and preventive (CA-PA) action,
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to resolve quality issues that arise as quickly and efficiently as possible to prevent compromising quality and safety standards,
  • Identify root cause and drive corrective actions (CAR) cross-functionally with internal and external team members,
  • Verifies effectiveness of problem resolution by monitoring production performance after solution implementation.
  • Identifies control methods (Control Plan) for assembly processes by performing and updating PFMEAs (as applicable),
  • Ensure data capture and reporting systems for KPIs are used to allow the management of In-Process, Product Quality;
  • Prepare reports.
  • Ensure part inspection/verification completed in scope of New Solution Development, Engineering Change or Sourcing projects.


  • MS or BS degree in Manufacturing, Industrial, Automotive, Mechanical Engineering, or Engineering Technology.
  • 1-2 years' production quality and/or supplier quality experience in ISO environment,
  • 1-2 years' experience in use of quality analysis, planning, validation tools such as APQP, FMEA, Control Plans, MSA, SPC & PPAP,
  • Previous experience in a low volume - high mix, high complexity assembly/manufacturing environment,
  • Experience of working in Quality Assurance,
  • Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing skills.
  • Proficient in quality analysis tools such as 8D, SPC, PFMEA. Strong problem-solving skills with ability to teach basic problem-solving techniques and facilitate problem solving team events,
  • Experience in managing part certification processes and vendor quality measures.
  • Strong engineering analysis skills
  • Must have strong skills and knowledge with Quality processes
  • Strong communication, presentation and team skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with a high level of initiative
  • Strong data analysis and reporting skills
  • Able to lead and facilitate cross functional teams
  • Proficient in use of MS Office software, Excel. Word, PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems, SAP

Let's create a cleaner future together

Clean is changing.Today, cleaning is a key contributor to health and safety, and a new clean is emerging, driven by technology and innovation. At Nilfisk we are a driving force in this development, and we work as one team with one agenda, supporting each other across an exciting, dynamic organization. Being part of Nilfisk means having the freedom to speak your mind and do what you do best. You will thrive by having a hands-on approach and the drive to bring your great ideas to life. At Nilfisk you can lead, innovate and collaborate for a cleaner future. Are you ready to make a change?

We embrace diversity and equality with an environment of inclusion. We encourage everyone to apply for the position, regardless of origin, race, ethnicity, religion, physical or mental ability, gender, gender-identity or expression, sexual orientation, and age.

Nilfisk offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Basic and Supplemental Life, Critical Illness and Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Account with Company Contribution, 401K with Company Match, Long and Short Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, Legal Plan, Parental Leave, Paid Vacation and Sick Time, Paid Volunteer Day, Tuition Reimbursement, Wellness Reimbursement, Scholarship opportunities, etc.

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EEO is the Law

Nilfisk, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants can learn more about our status as an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer by viewing the federalKNOW YOUR RIGHTSEEO poster.

Equal opportunity It is the policy of Nilfisk not to discriminate any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of Nilfisk to take action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 to 2 years
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