APQP Quality Engineer
Full Time
Anderson, South Carolina


The APQP Engineer is responsible for producing a product quality plan which will support the product development process and satisfy the customer/consumer. They will be involved in the APQP process from design concept through to production handover and will support continuous improvement activities.  This includes from design to field success, incorporating all quality aspects of supply and manufacturing.


  • Initiate and lead design and process DFMEA’s and participate in design reviews
  • Prepare control plans and process flow diagrams
  • Use  voice of the customer techniques to determine customer needs and translate them into product characteristics / requirements
  • Leverage the advance quality planning process to provide feedback from other projects to develop counter-measures on current projects
  • Ensure product designs are within the enterprise’s process capabilities and initiate action to improve the process or acquire more capable equipment
  • Lead the investigation into external customer quality issues with robust problem solving techniques
  • Work directly with other departments to ensure product performance, quality, and launch
  • Review APQP documentation to ensure that the product design and performance intent is carried throughout the development process
  • Manage and continually improve APQP process

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering required
  • Minimum 5 Years experience operating in a mature ISO 9001:2000 / QS 9000 / TS-16949 quality system
  • Previous Six Sigma experience and/or ASQ Certified Quality Engineer designation
  • Strong knowledge and practical experience completing required elements of the APQP / PPAP process, including Boundary Diagrams, P-Diagrams, Interface Analysis, Design FMEA, Special
  • Characteristics, DVP&R, FRACAS, Fishbone and requirements management using QFD.
  • In-depth experience applying reliability engineering concepts and techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse team environment across a matrix organization
  • Required travel up to 40%


  • Strong change management skills
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills and abilities.
  • Passionate about quality and adaptable to changing customer requirements
  • Enterprise/broad operational view and organizational navigation skills
  • Proven analytical skills; data-driven and detail-oriented
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player
  • Highly organized; capable of multitasking across multiple projects
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Effective operating in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to influence
  • Highly self motivated and directed
  • Strong Continuous Improvement mindset