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Quality & Continuous Improvement Engineer

Company:  Exemplis
Department:  Operations (OPS)
City:  Tampa, FL
Position Summary:

 In this unique, exciting, and highly impactful role, our hybrid Quality & CI Engineer is responsible for driving quality assurance and improving process efficiency within a dynamic production (woodshop) and warehouse (pick-and-pack) environment.  This position is integral to our site leadership team and our business success, and will also be aligned with (and supported by) functional Quality and Process Engineering leadership.


If you’re an energized, capable and proven Engineer who enjoys job diversity and can own and drive results on a variety of impactful projects, this could be your dream job!

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

Quality Related

  • Provide Quality Engineering support to Operations, ensuring consistent application of product quality assurance techniques
  • Support yellow and red Andon light process for reporting and correcting problems found during the manufacturing process and at end of line inspection respectively, which drives First Pass Yield (FPY)  Pareto charts for continuous improvement actions
  • Deploy Layered Process Audit (LPA) process using mobile audit platform for plant floor processes already developed and implemented at other manufacturing sites
  • Resolve product quality issues by identify problems, examining solution options and implementing closed looped corrective action-preventive action plans (CAPA).
  • Oversee MRB process and transactions, issuing internal corrective action requests, supplier quality notifications (SQNs) and supplier corrective action requests (SCARs)


CI/Process Related

  • Assist in teaching Lean methodologies and principles during project execution and facilitate Kaizen events, Gemba activities, and general process improvement approaches to optimize operations processes
  • Measure and report current-to-future state process improvements and manage post-project implementation to ensure sustainment
Qualifications, Skills and Education

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering, or related technical field
  • 5+ years of experience in fast paced, build-to-order production and/or warehouse environment.
  • 1+ years of experience in Quality Assurance and/or Manufacturing Excellence


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Six Sigma, Lean, or ASQ Certification
  • Training as a Quality Auditor
  • Experience with quality software/statistical analysis applications such as Minitab
  • Proficient in MS Office, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and other pertinent industry software
  • Ability to lead/facilitate teams
  • Proven project management skills
  • Exceptional problem solving skills using data driven analysis
  • Lean manufacturing training and proven ability to use lean tools and methodologies
  • Working knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Control Plans, Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA).
  • Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing, listening
About Us:

Exemplis LLC, headquartered in Cypress, CA, is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of branded contract office seating products in North America. The company provides a broad range of task, executive, conference, side, visitor and lounge seating products that are distributed through independent contract office furniture dealers under the SitOnIt Seating™ and IDEON™ brands. Exemplis is the market share leader in the middle segment of a $3.0 billion addressable seating market in North America.


The Company has an installed base of over five million seating products in a wide variety of industry and institutional environments, including High Tech, Health Care, Hospitality, Government, Education, and Manufacturing.  Exemplis has delivered strong sales growth and profit margins on a debt-free capital structure. The Company’s profitable growth has been enabled by its build-to-order business model which has allowed the Company to consistently deliver to its target market a value proposition based on choice, speed, quality and performance at affordable prices.


Exemplis' commitment to its customers drives the Company's market and operating strategies. Management has a strong bias to action and a focus on quality, operational excellence and superior financial performance. For more information, please visit http://www.exemplis.com.


Exemplis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national or ethnic origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal civil rights laws that is not related to job requirements. 

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