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QA Engineer

Company: Gates Corporation
Location: Red Bay
Posted on: August 2, 2022

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Red Bay, AL United States


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Are you inspired by challenging the status quo? Do you thrive in collaborative environments that drive results? If so, Gates could be for you.

Gates is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. We push the boundaries of material science to engineer solutions that continually exceed customer expectations.

Let's simplify it, think belts and hoses. Found in motorcycles, conveyor belts, cars, tractors, blenders, vacuum cleaners, bicycles, & 3D printers just to name a few. Because why not do it all?


As an innovation leader, we look for ambitious, forward thinking, open-minded and well-rounded individuals to join our global team. Located in our Red Bay facility, you will be a Quality Engineer.

  • You'll be working with operational site management (Plant Manager, Quality Manager, Operations Manager, etc.) to support and achieve quality improvement objectives (KPI's).
  • This position will provide quality support and work cross-functionally with peers and Gates management in developing and executing Advanced Product Quality Plans (APQP) and for new & existing products.
  • Internal quality system audits (E.g. ISO9001) and process audits as part of Gates Layered Process Audit programs will be supported and completed by this role.
  • This position is responsible for assuring quality in all phases of the manufacturing value stream. Where nonconformance is identified, this position will employ effective problem-solving methodologies to identify root causes and implement their corresponding corrective and preventive actions with a sense of urgency. Key responsibilities (to name a few):
    • Drive and support quality initiatives and corrective and preventive action (CAPA) across the assigned manufacturing value streams to achieve strategic quality improvement objectives (E.g. Customer Incident Rate, PPM, Cost of Poor Quality, Inter-Company Incident Rate, Supplier PPM, QMS Management Review KPI's, etc.).
    • Lead and support root cause investigation and resolution of customer, supplier quality incidents, warranty failures, etc. by using problem solving methodologies (E.g. 8D, 5-Why, Fishbone Diagrams, A3, PDCA, etc.) and Gates Quality Management System (eQIM) requirements. Coordinate containment activities to ensure proper segregation of nonconforming product from un-intended use.
    • Complete internal quality system audits as assigned within the plant Internal QMS audit program. Complete process audits and corrective actions as part of the plant Layered Process Audit (LPA) program.
    • Support the plant in establishing solid process controls, documentation, etc. on critical to quality characteristics to prevent quality escapes.
    • Aid in the coordination of PPAP submissions as necessary for part qualification with customers, or as part of incoming part qualification.
    • Updating quality assurance Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) for assigned areas.

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      • 3 + years of progressive manufacturing quality assurance preferred.
      • Bachelor of Science (BS) undergraduate college
      • Working knowledge of quality management standards (AIAG - APQP, PPAP, SPC, MSA, etc.) and quality assurance problem solving tools (E.g. 5-Why, Cause & Effect Diagrams, DOE, 8D, etc.).
      • An effective communicator with capability to interact with all layers of management both internal and external to the company.
      • Drive and high expectations of getting results through self and team.
      • Change management
      • High level interpersonal skills, ability to interact on the shop floor
      • Proficiency using common PC applications: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Office, MS SharePoint, MS PowerPoint
      • Experience utilizing quality assurance PC Applications is a plus: Minitab, SPC Applications, etc. is preferred
      • Certification as a Quality Engineer (CQE), Quality Auditor (CQA) or Six Sigma Black or Green Belt through ASQ or an equivalent certification is preferred, but not required.
      • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
        PAY & BENEFITS
        • Full-Time
        • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance and other voluntary benefit options: benefits begin on the first day of the month immediately following your date of hire
        • Eligible for 3 weeks of paid vacation + 11 holidays (9 scheduled & 2 floating) + 8 sick days. All vacation days are accrued
        • 401(k): 3% company contribution and additional 3% company match
        • Tuition Reimbursement
        • Learn more about the benefits we provide at
          WHY GATES?

          Founded in 1911 in Denver, Colorado, Gates is publicly traded on the NYSE. While we might operate in a vast amount of time zones we operate as 'One Gates' and have a common goal of pushing the boundaries of materials science. We invest in our people, bringing real-world experience that enables us to solve our customers' diverse challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow.

          While we expect the best, we also want to give you the best. That's why at Gates we provide an environment where people can succeed from our policy of 'Dress for your Day' (yes - that means you can wear jeans), health club reimbursement, to our ownership of your work/life balance and more. Visit to learn more.


          At Gates, we believe that we are better together. Proximity has been important to our success over the years as there are critical items that are simply better when done together. One of those critical items is efficient collaboration. We cannot underestimate the power of informal conversations and connecting face-to-face with our coworkers.

          While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands and fingers to work with objects, tools, or controls; and use office equipment including computers, telephones, and/or copiers/scanners. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

          Gates is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other consideration defined by law.



Keywords: Gates Corporation, Oxford , QA Engineer, Engineering , Red Bay, Mississippi

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