Quality Engineer

  • TN
  • Job Number 14505

Our client is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative nonwoven, flexible, and rigid products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets. Unmatched global capabilities, sustainability leadership, and deep innovation expertise serve their customers of all sizes around the world.

We are searching for an experienced Quality Engineer to be responsible for maintaining and improving quality systems, data analysis and customer interface, quality practices and continuous improvement activities for this Nonwovens manufacturing site in TN.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance to all safety policies and procedures
  • Establish, support and maintain a “safety first” culture
  • Supports and investigates situations in which line/equipment stoppage occurs due to perceived, imminent safety risk
  • Actively leads risk assessment activities for their area of responsibility by driving prioritized corrective and preventative actions to eliminate/reduce environmental, health or safety risks
  • Implement statistical based problem-solving methods through the use of Six Sigma practices, root cause analysis, and corrective actions
  • Monitor process capability thru statistical analysis of lab data and make recommendations for changes to product specifications
  • Determines quality improvement parameters by identifying statistical methods relevant to manufacturing processes
  • Initiates process improvement projects to increase efficiency, reduce costs, simplify processes and improve quality
  • Supports process and test method validation activities by developing and executing protocols for new or existing processes
  • Develops and implements methods and procedures for disposition of nonconforming material and ensures that effective root cause analysis is conducted; tracks implementation of corrective/preventive actions
  • Interfaces with customers and vendors to provide technical support for our products and assures quality of incoming materials
  • Supports research and development and manufacturing departments to ensure successful transition of products and processes from design to production
  • Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data
  • Maintain a database for product and supplier specifications and review as needed
  • Compiles and writes training material and conducts training sessions on quality control activities
  • Involvement in ISO Quality Management Systems requirements and audits


  • BS degree in Quality Management, Engineering or related field or equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities


  • Certified Quality Engineer a plus
  • Six Sigma certification preferred (green or black belt)

Work Experience:

  • 3+ years’ experience in a quality engineer role
  • Manufacturing experience preferably extrusion, textiles or paper

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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Included in this industry are the apparel, home furnishings and industrial markets. We work in the fiber, fabric and fashion industry with clients and candidates located all over the world.

All candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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