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Senior Manufacturing Quality Engineer

Senior Manufacturing Quality Engineer

Job ID 
# of Positions 
Internal Title 
QC Engineer Lead
Position Type 
Regular Full Time Employee
Reliability & Quality - RQ
Up To 25%
Relocation Offered 
ERP Eligibility 
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus


Navistar - Driven By Uptime. Our focus is delivering Trucks and Buses that carry on the promise of being on the road, and staying there.


Why Navistar?

  • International Truck vehicle line-up, including the LT Series and RH Series tractors, HX Series vocational truck, and soon to be introduced HV Series and MV Series trucks.  The company is witnessing market share growth in several of its core segments, a testament to the customer acceptance of its new products
  • Product quality and uptime has been a strong and ongoing focus across the entire company.  Navistar has introduced a number of new powertrains to its truck line-up, including the International® A26 12.4L diesel.  
  • Our alliance with Volkswagen Truck and Bus increases our global scale, strengthens our competitiveness, and provides our customers with expanded access to cutting-edge products, technology and services.
  • Superior parts and services offering throughout the country via our distribution channel
  • Best in class non-asset based products that enable our customers to not only create value for themselves but for their customers as well

The Senior Manufacturing Quality Engineer will lead manufacturing in the establishment and improvement of Quality Assurance Process Controls on all assigned product launches and existing production lines. Work with the factory leaders and staff to insure that Quality is built into our manufacturing processes, maintained, and continuously improved.

  • Coordinate local Manufacturing APQP efforts on assigned product launches per the New Model Launch Handbook.
  • Quality Leader between the Global Quality Planning group in Lisle, IL and the Plant Quality and Manufacturing groups, Reliability Group, and Product Engineering group for new or significantly changed Quality Requirements.
  • Participate in Cross-Functional PFMEA revisions and drive recommended actions to closure.
  • Review the PFMEA draft and lead the development and updating of the Site PFMEA and Control Plan.
  • Support PV Test Plan creation and results review meeting.
  • Support the Pilot Build Events in the factory floor.
  • Follow Up and Review Corrective Actions in the Plants (3 Leg / 5 Why)
  • Analyze process data to establish capability using statistical analysis.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in preventive and corrective action activities.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement to PFMEAs and error proofing
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Purpose and Requirements

Evaluates and implements protocols and methods to inspect and test in-process raw materials and finished products and ensure that they are in compliance with internal and external safety, quality and regulatory standards requirements for distribution. Performs analysis and identifies trends in the inspection of finished products, in-process materials and bulk raw materials, and recommends corrective actions when necessary. Develops processes and tests to determine that appropriate quality control analysis is being performed. Prepares documentation for inspection/testing procedures.  Evaluates and analyzes the efforts in organizing, documenting and interpreting inspection support documents and records. May assure compliance to in-house and/or external specifications and standards (i.e., GLP, GMP, ISO, Six Sigma).


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 5 years of Engineering and Quality Control experience


  • Master’s degree
  • At least 3 years of Engineering Quality Control experience


  • At least 7 years of Engineering Quality Control experience

Additional Requirements

  • Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status)

Desired Skills:

Experience with PFMEA, Control Plans, Error Proofing, Gage Capability, Process Capability, Process Flow, Preventive Maintenance, Run at Rate, etc.

  • Analytical Problem Solving: Understands problem solving methods – i.e. 8D, root cause analysis, Six Sigma, 3 Leg & 5 Why, and the associated statistical tools used to analyze problems
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross functional teams
  • Demonstrated understanding of PFMEAs and their role in Manufacturing
  • Strong knowledge of GD&T and drawing interpretation
  • Experience in error proofing implementation and validation
  • Willing to Travel up to 25%. (US and Mexico Primarily)
  • Ability to work on and manage several large projects simultaneously from start to finish
  • Ability to take on work without a clear answer at the beginning and drive to resolution
  • Willing to travel up to 10%
  • CQE or CQA preferred
  • Positive Attitude, Ethics, and International Values which support our company's values and a healthy, high performance culture
  • Technical Writing Skills
  • Team-oriented positive attitude
  • Experience in Quality, Manufacturing, Assembly or Automotive industry
  • Experience with Trucks, Buses, and Engines and their components
  • Proficient with MS Windows applications
    Team Center Software Experience
  • Experience with CDM – configuration of machines
  • Experience Auditing Machines or Quality Systems (ISO 9001, TS 16949, etc.)
  • CDL or willingness to train to earn a CDL to operate our Truck Cabs on Initial Drive Tests  


  • Action Oriented
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Process Management

Compliance/Marketing Requirements

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Navistar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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