Senior Quality Engineer

Herman Miller | Zeeland, MI

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Posted Date 6/10/2019
Description You can make a salary. Or you can make a difference. Or you can work as a Senior Quality Engineer at Herman Miller and make both.

About this Opportunity
As a Senior Quality Engineer, you'll independently develop and apply engineering theories and concepts to assignments in support of business objectives and provide engineering leadership and expertise. You will review design and documentation to ensure compliance with design criteria and standards. You'll also conduct feasibility studies, determine manpower and cost estimates, and develop engineering criteria. In addition, you will apply originality, ingenuity, and knowledge of other disciplines in solving complex problems. Emphasis in your work will be placed on your team leadership, participation, communication, ability to plan, and ability to achieve results on assigned projects.

What You'll Do
You'll have opportunities to speak up, solve problems, lead others, and be an owner every day as you...
  • Analyze supply chain cost, value stream capabilities, and economic principles and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Apply advanced problem-solving skills and execute solutions to complex problems independently.
  • Apply learned engineering skills to work assignments.
  • Coach and mentor engineering tasks and skills to others.
  • Develop and implement engineering and quality processes.
  • Exercise considerable latitude in determining the technical objectives of an assignment.
  • Identify opportunities and own improvements to products and processes.
  • Lead, define, and complete complex engineering tasks with minimal oversight of leadership.
  • Manage and hold accountability for budgets and expenses.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.
  • Present work output in a clear and concise manner.
  • Schedule and coordinate major segments of complex engineering projects to meet cost and time objectives.
  • Work broadly across the organization at a strategic level applying knowledge of other disciplines in solving complex problems.
Sound Like You?
You might be just who we’re looking for if you have...
  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited program.
  • Seven to ten years of professional experience.
  • Proven experience in leading cross-functional technical project teams.
  • Knowledge in Lean principles and their application.
  • The ability to assess process concepts and determine where continuous improvement opportunities exist.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with people at various levels including Production, Engineering, and management, and the ability to work well with and develop a partnering relationship with other team members.
  • Knowledge in the use of common office automation software, Herman Miller mainframe applications, and engineering-related software.
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to apply engineering expertise to solving problems.
  • The ability to be an effective team leader, which includes setting team goals and commitments and holding team members accountable for their assigned tasks.
  • A proven ability to assess priorities and determine a course of action with minimal day-to-day supervision, and the ability to anticipate, recognize, and respond effectively to changes which affect project plans.
  • An overall business sense and an understanding of how decisions affect the business.
  • The ability to perform all essential job functions of the position with or without accommodations.
Who We Are
At Herman Miller, our unique culture represents the collective attitudes, ideas, and experiences of the people who work here. We focus on protecting the environment, impacting our communities, exceeding the expectations of our customers through high quality products, and championing diversity in all areas of the business, and together we are on a journey toward a better world. We support the well-being of our employees in and outside of work by providing a variety of opportunities including award-winning work-life integration resources, development programs, complex health and wellness offerings, and much more.

Herman Miller is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Headquartered in West Michigan, we have relied on innovative design for over 100 years to solve problems for people wherever they work, live, learn, and heal.

Herman Miller is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer including veterans and people with disabilities.
Job Type
Full time

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