Quality Assurance Engineer
Burlington, IA 
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Job Description

Job Description

Tenneco is one of the world's largest pure-play powertrain companies serving OE markets worldwide with engineered solutions addressing fuel economy, power output, and criteria pollution requirements for gasoline, diesel and electrified powertrains.

We are looking for a Quality Assurance Engineer. The Quality Engineering position is responsible for analyzing engineering specifications and monitoring operational processes to develop and install quality control methods, practices and procedures. This position will recommend dimensions and characteristics to be inspected and techniques to be followed as well as work on and install scrap reduction projects.

This position will be responsible for operating and maintaining the Burlington quality systems including but not limited to internal audits, layered audits, work instruction tracking and implementation and ensuring full compliance with IATF16949 and ISO requirements. This QE position will also be responsible for being the main customer contact for a select group of customers and communicate the customer requirements to manufacturing and necessary support groups.

Participates in solving complex quality problems and use the following tools: corrective action procedures, APQP, PPAP, Control Plan, PFMEA, SPC, lean manufacturing, and 5S.

Our recruiting team is ready to act immediately. You'll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through the process quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication.


  • Determines quality improvement parameters by identifying statistical methods relevant to manufacturing processes.
  • Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data; making recommendations.
  • Supervise and assist hourly employees in Quality Lab as required.
  • Ensure all customer quality requirements are met. (significant or critical characteristics if needed)
  • Lead containment and corrective action activities for all customer quality issues.
  • Work on APQP to determine quality rates and goals for all new product launches.
  • Participates in internal and external audits of both products and processes to ensure desired quality level is met and maintained.
  • Participates in developing and maintaining industry accepted quality standard policies and procedures.
  • Work on process improvements including but not limited to poka yokes, machine capabilities, and scrap reduction.
  • Participates in developing and maintaining IATF 16949 policies and procedures.
  • Review and communicate customer scorecards.
  • Notify staff of all new customer issues.
  • Problem solving using quality tools such as FMTips, GM 5 Why, APQP, PPAP, PFMEA, SPC, lean manufacturing and 5S.
  • Assists manufacturing engineer to create machine specific PFMEAs and lead in the creation of control plans for each process considering multiple processing methods

Required Experience

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in a technical or engineering field or equivalent is required.


  • TS 16949 Required Prior Experience
  • APQP Process Required Previous Experience
  • PPAP, PFMEA, and Control Plans Required Previous Experience
  • SPC Required Previous Experience
  • Problem Solving Required
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment in a related field is preferred

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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