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Greeneville | USA Project Quality Engineer

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We are a leading developer and manufacturer of mechanical and electronic locking systems as well as car access and authorization systems for the global automotive industry. Founded in 1908 in Velbert, Germany, we are an independent, family-owned company with around 7,300 employees at locations in Europe, America and Asia and achieved sales of more than EUR 1 billion in the financial year 2022.

Project Quality (PQ) departments main goal is to ensure the best quality of final product. PQ department is responsible for completing projects and working with various levels of the organization to ensure the quality and performance of the organization in the planning and execution of the development process and series process implementation.

Project Quality Engineer (PQE) represents the product quality to the Project Core Team during product development and introduction into production (GW3 -GW9). PQE works in close cooperation with Quality Operation and Project Manager to ensure successful Project Development. PQE acts as point-of-contact for all matters relating to Quality Management on the assigned project related to the product. PQE provides leadership and entrepreneurship in regards of Quality to the Project Team and liaises with all team members to ensure consistency of approach and standards.

This position will ensure compliance with our customer(s), industry and company requirements for product and process quality. To monitor and confirm the status of product/process realization at critical milestones to ensure compliance with project milestones. In case of deviations, the PQE has the task to make sure that appropriate corrective actions are taken.

PQE acts independently from other roles in the projects and has the authority to escalate. PQE is the voice of the stakeholder in the project (Customer and Internal Management).

Key Activities

  • Day-to-day activities within Huf Group Project Quality Department, serving product development across projects for different Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
  • Manage all quality aspects of complex and diverse problems occurred within development phase
  • Identify deviations from standard or process, initiate and track to closure, corrective actions
  • Initiate and lead problem solving activities, to define actions, identify root causes, ensure corrective actions and to prevent further occurrence
  • Support and coach project team regarding automotive and internal process
  • Monitor and confirm the status of product/process realization at critical milestones to ensure compliance with project milestones (Customer milestones)
  • Develop and maintain Project Quality documents for development projects, according to Huf Group internal process
  • Ensure quality control strategy for in house, inter-company, and supplier deliverables
  • Support for Supplier Quality Development (SQD) activities regarding definition of supplier controls and methods and oversight of supplier Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) activity and quality
  • Provide key leadership and coordination of the Quality Team within a development project, (Supplier Quality, Operational Quality, Software (SW) Quality)
  • Monitor and measure process compliance and effectiveness inside the development project
  • Ensure that the requirements of automotive standards are applied correctly (German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), Automotive Software Performance Improvement and Capability Determination  (ASPICE), International Automotive Task Force( IATF))
  • Monitor and measure work product quality inside the development project
  • Coordinate and participate in the readiness assessment of Gateway, Design Review events within development project
  • Management of quality requirements and deliverables inside development projects
  • Proactive identification and suggestion for correction of project weaknesses and risk
  • Ensure a Project Quality Assurance mindset in the project - right first time, on time, team ownership
  • Ensure and execute Customer PPAP submission on time
  • Provide monthly reporting on project performance
  • Assist with internal /external audits as needed
  • Other duties as assigned (reference Corporate documentation)

Desired Profile

Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline or 4 years’ experience in a similar role or a combination or education and experience.

  • 5 years plus experience  in a quality assurance position preferred
  • Management experience preferred
  • Automotive industry experience or in a company which has been certified to ISO / IATF
  • Good interpersonal communication skills / Team leadership experience
  • High level of organizational skills
  • Solid data analysis skills


  • Full comprehensive health insurance, dental, vision, flexible spending account
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid Time Off
Your benefits at a glance

Broad range of health measures

Huf North America Automotive Parts Manufacturing, Corp.
Michelle Myers
395 T. Elmer Cox Drive
Greeneville, TN 37743

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Huf North America (Greeneville)

395 T. Elmer Cox Drive
Greeneville, Tennessee 37743, USA

+1 423787 8500

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