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Quality Engineer

Bristol, IN 46507, USA Req #397
Thursday, July 23, 2020
The Shyft Group embodies a lean culture - not just a lean manufacturing process - to ensure everything from our product planning, to our engineering protocol, to our final assembly and finish processes are highly efficient and carry with them the demand for continuous improvement. 
Although publicly traded, we're entrepreneurial in spirit and carry the core beliefs that hard work and accountability pay off.  We take personal pride in every vehicle we build, every partnership we secure, every process we advance, and every owner and driver we empower to command their road.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • 401(k)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Dependent Scholarships
  • Quarterly Bonus
  • Holiday Pay
  • Vacation Pay
  • Purchased Vacation
  • Employee Assistance Program


The Quality Engineer is responsible for facilitating and supporting the creation of repeatable, reliable processes which lead to the reduction/removal of defects throughout the value stream


  • Promote the expectation that team members will consider the impact of their work/actions on others and make deliberate decisions to act in ways which prevent rework or constraints on the process. The Quality Engineer is a leader in this regard.
  • Facilitate creation of systems and processes which enhance the team’s ability to meet customer expectations (identification of standards, creating of buy/sell agreements, audit
    processes, etc.)
  • Provide leadership in Root Cause Analysis, Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Production Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Practical Problem Solving, etc.
  • Act as mediator when needed to clarify customer expectations or interpret standards
  • Prepare formal programs for dissemination to the team
  • Collaborate with Design and Manufacturing Engineering to prepare gauges and determine inspection frequencies
  • Work with operations and materials leadership to develop repeatable, reliable
  • Perform data entry, analysis and sharing/explanation of same
  • Design, review and interpret reports
  • Perform audits of new and existing processes
  • Document writing, control and management
  • Initiate non-conforming material documents for supplier quality issues
  • Assist in the execution of activities which promote continuous improvement and protect customers
  • Conduct training, information sharing and orientation sessions
  • Lead by example regarding safety and acting in the best interests of the team
  • Provide coverage for other technicians as needed
  • Act as the Quality Manager in their absence
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Quality Manager


  • Superior leadership ability in the development and implementation of quality systems
  • Knowledge of/ability to acquire a thorough understanding of customer expectations and regulatory requirements
  • Team oriented
  • Excellent attendance
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read relevant measuring equipment
  • Provide appropriate feedback and documentation of any defects
  • Strong and consistent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with the ability to stay on task
  • Prior quality experience, preferred

Able to:

  • Read and understand Engineering documents such as part prints, assembly drawings o Work overtime on short notice

Be willing to: 

  • Learn and rotate within all quality areas Improve self / area / company (including pursuing additional training, if needed)
  • Develop a working knowledge of Utilimasters systems (example: AS/400, Sparcon)
This job description is intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification.  This description is not intended to be all - inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.  Spartan Motors reserves the right to change or assign to this position as required.

The Shyft Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, Veteran status or disability. 

Other details

  • Job Family Quality
  • Job Function Indirect
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Bristol, IN 46507, USA