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Quality Auditor/Inspector

Country/Region:  US

Vernon Hills, IL, US, 60061

Req ID 61545 | Vernon Hills, United States

Position Summary: Maintain quality standards by approving incoming materials, monitoring in-process materials, and recording quality results. Calibrate, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot monitoring and measuring devices to ensure conformance to established calibration standards.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Perform first piece and in-process inspection of parts using Coordinate Measuring machine (CMM) and other hand held gauges.
  • Analyze inspection data for compliance. Develop and maintain work instructions, documentation of inspection results.
  • Interpret blueprints and utilizes precision measuring equipment. Maintain and control monitoring and measuring devices using Gage Trak software.
  • Investigate and coordinate activities associated with non-conformances using information from Pies, NADT, or Axalant systems.
  • Support audit team for internal quality system audits.Follows and suggests safety regulations for shop operations.
  • Maintain supplier performance evaluations using Supplier Quality Rating (SQR)
  • Perform assigned laboratory tests and experiments of a moderate degree of complexity, in a research or test laboratory environment and records/reports the results.


Essential Skills and Experience:

  • High School Diploma required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Basic math and reading skills.
  • Detail oriented and team player.
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills.
  • GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing) and GR&R (Gage Repeatability & Reproducibility knowledge)
  • Blueprint reading, familiarity with measuring equipment. (e.g. CMM, surface measurements, calipers, micrometers).


Preferred Skills and experience:

  • CQA (Certified Quality Auditor)/CQE (Certified Quality Engineer)/Associates Degree preferred.
  • Forklift certification.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Familiarity with quality systems (e.g. ISO9000 & IATF16949).


Reporting to Position:

  • Reports to Quality Manager, has no direct reports.
  • Works closely with Purchasing, Product Managers, Shop personnel and Distribution Center.


Physical demands and work environment:  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the associate is occasionally required to stand, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools; or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear taste or smell.  The associate must occasionally lift and /or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.


Work Environment:  While performing the duties of the job, the associate is exposed to a manufacturing floor atmosphere with some office exposure.


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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are more than just words for us. They are at the core of the ZF Way that propels our team members towards their utmost success. We strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a natural reflex. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that every member of ZF can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape next generation mobility, safety, sustainability and social justice. 

With four generations across 118 nationalities in 41 countries, ZF combines a unique variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas. Together, we solve problems, drive innovation and shape next generation mobility. 

Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

What does DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) mean for ZF as a company?

At ZF, we continuously strive to build and maintain a culture where inclusiveness is lived and diversity is valued. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that all our employees can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this vision in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape the future of mobility.

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