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Hardware/Software Quality Engineer (2018)


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  US-Corporate (COR)
Req ID:  36002


Nexteer is looking for a highly motivated individual to work as the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) engineer for the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) product line.  In this position, the candidate will be involved in all phases of the project and will support all functions in the process regarding quality requirements.  Each customer has a specific project tracker system; the APQP engineer is responsible for updating the system to provide the customer with information regarding the status of the project.  Additionally, the APQP engineer is responsible to collect lessons learned and support implementation of corrective actions in the new projects. 


*Position location is Saginaw, Michigan until July 1, 2019.  Position location after July 1, 2019 is Bangalore, India.*




  • Plan and lead quality assurance activities for EPS with a focus on electronic hardware, calibration, software and diagnostics
  • Be the voice of the customer and communicate customer specific quality requirements to Nexteer organization
  • Work with the various functional groups to ensure process compliance and resolve quality issues
  • Perform software quality audits, deriving actions to control and improve software processes and quality
  • Representative quality for all CPI/Project “Systems & Electronics”  activities such as  (MQ1/MQ2, FMEAs, PPAP, Line Side Review, Design Review, BOM Risk assessment, Prototype Build,  Launch, etc.). 
  • Collaborate with the Supplier Quality team particularly for new suppliers, suppliers providing safety/compliance parts and parts with key characteristics
  • Ensure lessons learned are captured and incorporated into new projects by bringing them forward in BOM risk assessment, design reviews etc.
  • Exhibit a strong understanding of Nexteer functional processes and procedures applicable to the APQP activities
  • Support and verify implementation of CoA, RMA within the Nexteer facilities
  • Participate/lead design/ process compliance audits both internally and externally




DEGREE:         Bachelor of Science preferred (or Equivalent Experience)

MAJOR:            Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering preferred


  • Minimum 1 year of automotive embedded electronics or software development experience 
  • Prior experience in Engineering, APQP, and Project Management preferred
  • Knowledgeable of ISO 9000 standards, TS-16949 standards, ISO 26262 standards (ASIL-D) and AutoSPICE preferred
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office software
  • Good communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to lead complex and challenging initiatives successfully
  • Available for limited travel abroad


Physical Requirements:

  • Speaking & Listening:  Communicating with work team and customers
  • Sitting: The employee may be required to sit for extended periods of time


Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women


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Nexteer is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employees to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States.


Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities: If you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability please call 1-989-757-5000. Please provide your contact information and details about the posted position of interest. Only inquiries regarding assistance for those who need an accommodation with the online application process due to a disability will be returned.


Nearest Major Market: Saginaw