Senior Quality Engineer

Job Description
Founded in 1980, Seattle-based Precor is a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation (, the world's largest sports equipment company, with internationally recognized brands that include Wilson, Atomic, Suunto, Salomon, Mavic and Arc’Teryx.

For more than 30 years, Precor has been inspiring people to live a life in motion. Precor’s world headquarters is located in Woodinville, WA with additional domestic operations in Whitsett, North Carolina.

Precor is the #1 supplier of fitness equipment to many of the world’s biggest fitness chains, including 24 Hour Fitness, Gold’s Gym, Anytime Fitness, and YMCA. Precor is also the exclusive fitness equipment supplier to Hilton Hotels worldwide.

With a mission to be the standard of excellence in the fitness industry, Precor manufactures and sells high-end fitness equipment for the home and commercial environment.

Cardio Equipment (e.g. Ellipticals (EFX), Treadmills, Adaptive Motion Trainers (AMT), Bikes)
Strength Training Systems
Fitness Entertainment Products (e.g. Personal Viewing Screens (PVS), Audio Transmitters/Receivers)
Why You Should Join the Precor Team

Dynamic, forward thinking company leading the industry in product innovation
Rewards and recognition for superior performance
Collaborative environment fostering teamwork and accountability
Opportunity to work for a company that positively impacts people’s lives
Exceptional benefits program including profit sharing, generous 401(k) match, and free on-site gym access
Superior employee discounts on Precor and other Amer Sports Corporation brand products

Job Description:
The position of Quality Engineer is part of the Manufacturing Engineering department and serves to design and administer implementation of statistical process control and other quality improvement methods both internally and through our suppliers. Quality planning, analyzing statistical data, and monitoring the overall effectiveness of both internal and external quality programs are a major responsibility. Interfacing with engineering team, cross-functional teams, all levels of management, and suppliers are included in the responsibilities of this position.

Incumbent reports directly to the Manufacturing Engineer Manager. Position involves a high degree of interaction with engineering team, cross functional teams, supervisors, managers, and Precor suppliers. Follow up, attention to detail, training skills, troubleshooting, supplier management, and professionalism are important factors in daily administration of this position.
• Actively pursues continuous improvement and ease of doing business to meet or exceed customer needs and to further overall company goals and objectives.
• Participates in Total Quality projects to support the quality effort at Precor.
• Create a set of metrics to measure product quality on a weekly/monthly basis.
• Take ownership for the quality of the product that is shipped.

Supplier Quality Management
• Work closely with purchasing/operations team to mange suppliers in key areas – product defect feed-back, manage course of action/solution, troubleshoot with supplier and team, come up with options/solutions.

Statistical Process Control
• Develops statistical process control internally through control chart implementation and process capability studies.
• Assists in training and implementation of control charts at operator level.
• Monitor process capability of suppliers processes.

Quality Planning
• Reviews and updates receiving inspection sampling plans (1st article testing), inspection methods and identifies characteristics to be inspected on purchased items.
• Represent QA in design, functional requirements, and design reviews.

Design Review
• Participate in design review and new product development while planning product requirements and reviewing product drawings for proper and realistic tolerance.
• Apply knowledge of reliability to design and test of products.

Monitor Quality Program Effectiveness
• Identify inadequacies in the overall quality program and quality control methods and implement programs to alleviate the inadequacies.

Defect Analysis
• Analyze causes of defects for both internal and external supplied components.

Field Complaints
• Perform field complaint analysis by product line.

Supplier Evaluation
• Assist in evaluating suppliers and their processes and their overall ability to meet Precor specifications.

Experience and Skills:
• Bachelor of Science in Engineering – REQUIRED
• Six-Sigma Black Belt Certified – REQUIRED
• A.S.Q.C. Certified Quality- PREFERRED

• Minimum of five to seven years experience working in the Quality field in a manufacturing environment.
• Computer literate, full experience in Windows interfaces.
• Experience with SAP, Mini-Tab & SPC Software – Plus
• Basic knowledge of reliability for manufactured products is required.

• Takes a ""no excuses"" approach to making things happen.
• Understanding the business - Understanding the organization's purpose and mission
• Results Focus: Attaining goals and objectives
• Customer Service: Fulfilling the needs of internal and external customers
• Teamwork: Collaborating and cooperating to get the job done
• Interpersonal Communication: Developing and maintaining positive relationships. Exchanging ideas and opinions
• Personal Effectiveness: Developing oneself, achieving results, and solving problems. Planning, organizing, and managing your own time and work.

Demonstrated knowledge of
• World class manufacturing methods
• Use a variety of computer programs / systems, at an advanced level, to track results (databases, SAP, Word, Excel, Email, Internet, Minitab, etc.).
• SAP knowledge preferred
• Manufacturing practices, principles, procedures, and regulations
• Total Quality principles

Ability to
• Anticipate, identify, analyze and resolve problems in a timely manner.
• Develop vision, strategies, tactical plans and performance measurements and metrics to monitor results
• Interact effectively at all levels in the organization to accomplish goals
• Effectively communicate ideas (through oral and written presentations)
• Listen to others and appropriately act on information provided
• Manage multiple processes and deadlines.
• Work in a fast-paced, changing environment
• Design, maintain, and improve systems and processes.
• Work with new product development processes

• Regularly working in office and manufacturing environments to accomplish stated work objectives.
• Will travel to/from suppliers 20%-40% Travel

• Light physical effort in an office/manufacturing environment. Some lifting of parts / products may be required in the manufacturing areas.



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North Carolina

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