Join our team! Do you have experience in leading quality initiatives in a very busy, challenging manufactured hardgoods environment? Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Do you enjoy camping, hiking, canoeing or kayaking? Would you like the opportunity to work with an outstanding group of people who share those interests? Come join our team!
Johnson Outdoors Gear, home to Jetboil® & Eureka!®, some of the world’s most awesome and best-known outdoor recreation brands, creates amazing outdoor experiences - for adventurers, by adventurers.
Easy access to adventure for all outdoor recreation lifestyles is our hallmark Go for the fun of it with Eureka!® tents and camping gear, designed to deliver ease of use and complete comfort. Wildly versatile Jetboil® outdoor cooking gear brings advanced technology to the backcountry for every cooking need.
The Quality Engineer is expected to assume a key role in quality initiatives including new product and ongoing quality conformance, product certifications, performance improvement initiatives, safety and regulatory compliance.
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What you will do:
New Product Quality Conformance
Support quality in new product processes by serving as member and/or resource on development teams.
Plan, execute and coordinate the product certification process with international agencies. Secure product approval with the testing labs as well as the certification body, ie. CE/CSA; communicate proactively with the product development and sales teams.
Write, execute and report test plans based upon scientific methods to support the new product process and on-going testing.
Ongoing Quality Conformance
Provide receiving-inspection technical support and writing/reviewing receiving-inspection procedures.
Lead the material review board (MRB) and implements corrective actions internally and externally with suppliers.
Support and or provide input for published monthly performance reports as well as identify areas for improvement.
Support engineering solutions to quality assurance.
Plan, control and ensure process and product quality in accordance with quality principles, which include planning processes, material control, acceptance sampling, and measurement systems.
Provide support in our efforts to continually make products greener by supporting our Environmental initiatives.
Plan, conduct and report audits of suppliers.
Interface with suppliers concerning quality issues and represent Johnson Outdoors’ interests.
Evaluate defective parts returned from the field.
Ensure compliance to all company quality policies.What you need to succeed:
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
2 or more years of experience in quality engineering and quality assurance and improvement initiatives within a manufacturing environment. ASQ Certified Quality Engineer is a plus.
Ability to navigate and interrogate 3D models using CAD. Knowledge of Solidworks is a plus.
Ability to design, develop and manufacture test fixtures for V&V in NPD and ongoing Quality analysis.
Fundamental understanding of: quality philosophies, methods, tools, standards, organizational and team dynamics, customer expectations and satisfaction, supplier relations and performance.
Understanding of quality systems and their development, documentation and implementation with respect to domestic and international standards or requirements.
Thorough understanding of problem-solving and quality improvement tools and techniques. This includes knowledge of management and planning tools, quality tools, preventative and corrective actions, and how to overcome barriers to quality improvements.
Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively develop and communicate quality policies, initiatives and problem solve. Ability to communicate effectively across departmental lines and externally as needed.
Domestic and international travel required.
A few pointers about our culture:
Entrepreneurial spirit and innovation are in our bones! We authentically innovate trusted equipment that gets people out there.
We are laser-focused on our consumers, and passionate about inspiring people to actively engage with the amazing awe of the outdoors again and again.
We strive to create meaningful, healthy change in the world as individuals and as a family of brands.
We value team members who are willing to wear many hats; who take personal initiative, anticipating what needs to be done, and figuring things out to make them happen; but who are also willing to ask help, to assist others and work together.
What you will receive:
Share in the company’s success – Competitive base salary, with additional earning potential through our cash profit sharing and employee stock purchase plans.
Find your work/life balance with generous paid time off and holiday benefits, health insurance and wellness plans.
Further your career with training opportunities including our tuition assistance program.
Plan for your future with our 401k with company match and deferred retirement contributions, Sons & Daughters Scholarship program, life and LTD insurance, employee stock purchase plan, and more.
Johnson Outdoors Gear is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Pre-employment drug test and background check required.
About Johnson Outdoors Gear Inc.
JOHNSON OUTDOORS is a leading global innovator of outdoor recreation equipment and technologies that inspire more people to experience the awe of the great outdoors. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of winning, consumer-preferred brands across four categories: Watercraft Recreation, Fishing, Diving and Camping. Johnson Outdoors' iconic brands include: Old Town® canoes and kayaks; Ocean Kayak™; Carlisle® paddles; Minn Kota® fishing motors, batteries and anchors; Cannon® downriggers; Humminbird® marine electronics and charts; SCUBAPRO® dive equipment; Jetboil® outdoor cooking systems; and, Eureka!®camping and hiking equipment.