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Quality Assurance Specialist - New Launch

Toyota Boshoku America, Inc Erlanger Full-Time
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I. General Summary: Support the new launch program gate review meetings for Filter Powertrain and/or Seats/Interiors business in North and South America to determine status of programs at critical milestones. Coordinate top management attendance, formulate meeting agenda, organize meeting logistics, collect meeting data/presentations, and follow-up open issues.

II. Essential Job Functions:

A.Schedule management representatives to attend program gate review meetings at appropriate program timing.

B.Obtain, review, and organize information from multiple departments to assist members in presenting appropriate and accurate information.

C.Lead actual gate review meetings and prepare meeting minutes.

D.Obtain management approvals for meeting minutes and distribute to appropriate members.

E.Follow-up on required action items resulting from open issues noted during gate review meeting.

III. Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:


*Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Quality, or related field required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

*Additional trade education and Quality certifications are preferred.


*Greater than four (4) years of relevant experience.

*Technical experience in automotive administration preferred.

*1-3 years of launch or production quality experience required.

*Two (2) years of automotive program management, production control, or engineering administration preferred.

*Previous exposure to a multicultural office environment preferred.

Personal/Technical Skills:

*General understanding and working knowledge of TBA plants and processes, company products, trade terminology, quality management and control systems and techniques, manufacturing processes, tooling and equipment, and machine operation.

*General understanding and working knowledge of Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) APQP and/or Toyota SQAM.

*Ability to read, interpret, and understand engineering documents such as automotive drawings (parts and components, assembly, and equipment), technical standards, general tolerances, critical characteristics, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T, Engineering Change Instructions (ECI), Prototype Parts Requests (PPR), and color instructions.

*Good presentation skills.

*Effective time management skills.

*Ability to work in a team environment.

*Ability to read automotive part drawings.

*Strong organization, planning, and visual management skills.

*Ability to perform responsibilities with minimal supervision.

*Ability to compile effective and concise visual reports from templates.

*Ability to take initiative on assigned tasks without significant supervision.

*Active listener with effective leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

*Ability to maintain confidentiality in matters involving security and/or manufacturing.

*Ability to communicate and work well with all levels of the organization including corporate and plant managers and team members.

Language Skills:

*Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.

*Japanese is preferred, but not required.


*Solid working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office and other computer-based applications (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, etc.).

*Experience using Minitab or other statistical program preferred.

*Experience using computer controllers (CNC/PLC) preferred.

IV. Work Environment/Conditions:

Office: Open Office Environment, moderate noise level.

Plant: Standard automotive plant environment with moderate noise level. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as safety glasses, steel toe shoes, hearing protection, etc. may be required in engineering, manufacturing, or industrial areas. Personal attire standards may apply.

Travel: Must be willing to travel up to 30% of the time with the ability to travel within North America, Latin America, and South America.

V. Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is required to talk, see, and hear. The team member must be capable of walking, sitting, and standing for extended periods of time and may be occasionally required to lift up to 30 pounds.

Disclaimer: This job description is intended to identify the general nature and level of work performed by team members within this classification, as well as certain essential job functions. It is not intended, and should not be interpreted, as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of team members assigned to this job. To qualify for this job, however, a team member must be able to perform its essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Under no circumstances may this job description be construed as altering the at-will nature of the employment relationship between TBA and any team member.



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Total Quality Management
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Corporate Philosophy

Toyota Boshoku aims to continue developing as a company that contributes to society and grow in harmony with our local communities as a good corporate citizen. We have instituted the Toyota Boshoku Fundamental Principles so that we may continue to enjoy the trust of our shareholders, investors, and all other stakeholders. We shall fulfill our corporate responsibilities through company activities based on these principles.

1. Society
- The Company will promote corporate growth while fulfilling the following responsibilities as a good corporate citizen:
- Maintain ethical values, ensuring that our corporate activities are fair and transparent;
- Supply safe products that do not harm the environment; Promote corporate activities that help protect the global environment;
- Create a better society as a member of our local communities.

2. Customers
- The Company will develop innovative technologies and products to deliver quality that satisfies our customers.

3. Shareholders
- The Company will promote innovative management policies that ensure future corporate growth and the trust of our shareholders.

4. Employees
- The Company will build and maintain positive labor-management relations, respect the individuality of its employees and create safe and comfortable workplaces.

5. Business partners
- The Company will promote open and mutually beneficial relationships with its business partners in pursuit of long-term growth and prosperity.

Toyota Boshoku is a manufacturing company, producing interior components, filtration and powertrain, textiles and exterior components. We continue to expand our business around the world. We always look into the future to create tomorrow's automobile interior space that will inspire our customers the world over.

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