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Design Quality Assurance Engineer - Cottage Grove - Wisconsin

Position Overview:
Under the direction of the Engineering Manager, the Design Quality Assurance Engineer (DQE) focuses on the prevention of product flaws and failures throughout the Product Development processes in order to ensure the final product meets all customer and company requirements. The DQE will research, develop and implement appropriate specifications, project quality plans, test & validation plans, as well as audit samples to prevent product design and manufacturing flaws. Additionally, the DQE will administer the field testing process to verify products conform to established requirements.
Product Development:
Prevent design flaws on new products and components by investigating past failures and design defects, and implementing changes using the Project Quality Plan (PQP) on Key Component (KC), and New Product Development (NPD) projects.
Develop and implement appropriate specifications, quality requirements, testing/validation plans, audit and enhance related documentation in support of preventing product design, serviceability and manufacturing flaws
Work closely with the development team to evaluate the design warranty of all components and the risk to overall Cost of Quality (CoQ).
Work closely with the Development Team, SBUs and fitness facilities to create a project Field Test Plan that can be executed to successfully evaluate field test unit(s) performance in the specified market environment.
Support the Development Team of Key Component (KC) and New Product Development (NPD) during phase gate sample review processes in order to ensure the final component, software and/or product meets all marketing requirements and expectations.
Evaluate and audit the Product Project Specification (PPS) for accuracy of information pertaining to Field Test, Warranty Information, Sample Requirements, and PQP suggestions in product specifications.
Administer, co-ordinate, lead the execution, and review results for field testing on key components, software and new product projects.
Participate in, audit, and continuously enhance project documentation related to service, quality, software and design.
Project Task Management:
Follow the phase gate deliverables and ensure completion to company standards
Daily, weekly and monthly interaction with global Product Marketing and Asia-based factory teams
Lead continuous improvement projects to target the reduction of high dollar cost of quality product issues that can be resolved through design and quality systems improvements.
Travel internationally to production facilities and vendors as needed to insure proper communication and understanding of project specifications

Bachelors Degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience in related areas of emphasis
Minimum 2 years of design and/or quality assurance experience
Proven experience with SAP, PLM, CRM and/or other similar ERP systems
Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel with a focus on data analysis and reporting
Knowledge of 3D CAD software, FEA Tools, and Embedded System Troubleshooting
Experience working with R&D, Technical Support and Quality departments to troubleshoot and document issues
Experience with consumer product testing (a plus)
Experience working with oversea manufacturing facilities (a plus)
Other Requirements:
Intermediary working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Visio and Outlook
Ability and willingness to travel both internationally and domestically
Adaptable written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of team collaboration software such as Atlassian Confluence & JIRA or similar
Ability to work well with numerous diverse groups and individuals
Ability to multi-task well, change focus quickly and follow tasks to completion without sacrificing quality of work
Skilled in planning, organizing resources, and establishing priorities for work assignments for optimum results
Ability to work with minimal supervision and possess a high degree of motivation
Six Sigma White / Yellow Belt Certification or willingness to obtain one
Aptitude to continuously research, evaluate, and implement evolving technologies and industry practices
Other projects as assigned
We offer an excellent compensation package and team-oriented work environment with growth opportunities.
Some of our outstanding benefits include:
Health & Dental Insurance
Company paid Life Insurance
Paid Time Off benefits
Free access to our state-of-the-art onsite workout facility
Product discounts
Wellness programs
Relocation may also be offered.

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Primary Skills: Design Quality Assurance Engineer
Salary: Between -
Experience Required: 2 years minimum
Clearance Level Indicated: 0
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