Textron 2019 Entry Level - Quality Engineer in Detroit, Michigan

2019 Entry Level - Quality Engineer


Kautex - a division of Textron (TXT) - is headquartered in Bonn, Germany, and rated among the TOP 100 Automotive Suppliers worldwide. Kautex is a leading global supplier of plastic fuel systems, selective catalytic reduction systems (SCR) and clear vision systems and sensor cleaning solutions. Furthermore, the company produces and supplies camshafts and industrial packaging. Kautex operates in 14 countries with more than 6,000 employees.

Job Summary:

We are a seeking a Quality Engineer to join our team in our team in the US production facilities. The candidate will perform tasks under the supervision of a Kautex Quality Manager and will work closely with the Manufacturing teams.

Potential Locations for placement include but are not limited to Detroit MI, Muskegon MI, Troy MI, and Lavonia GA.


  • Responsible for all KPIs and measures with regards to an improved product quality duringthe development phase according the PMR

  • Responsible for achieving manufacturing process quality targets during launch and serial production

  • Responsible to stop processes and escalate in all cases of non-conformities to quality (STOP-AT-DEFECT)

  • Drive and implement continuous improvement activities affecting process quality in the plant

  • Create and maintain plant related quality documentation

  • Support assembly trials and drive for best process quality

  • Responsible for alerting management for all items affecting product quality/functionality in a negative manner

  • First contact for all customer related questions

  • Ensure knowledge about customer specific requirements

  • Ensure knowledge about risk management and product safety

  • Conduct claim management with customer (8D) including warranty

  • Submit final submitting PPAP to customer (incl. update of customer portals and IMDS)

  • Support project-related documents (e.g. P-FMEA, process flow chart)

  • Perform internal Audits

  • Support Quality Manager on external and customer audits


Position Requirements:

  • Master or Bachelor in Engineering or comparable education

  • Preference given to candidates who possess skills in Automotive Electric Systems, Software Development / Validation, Thermal Management, Robotics / Automation, and Materials Science

  • Knowledge in quality tools/ valid quality standards

  • Knowledge in customer specific quality requirements

  • Knowledge of Kautex manufacturing processes

  • Six Sigma Green Belt is a plus

  • Professional competencies required: Learning on the Fly, Compassion, Dealing with Ambiguity, Drive for Results, Organization.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Quality

Primary Location US-Michigan-Detroit

Other Locations US-Michigan-Muskegon, US-Georgia-Lavonia, US-Michigan-Troy

Recruiting Company Kautex

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 266314