Posted time 2nd April 2024 Location Port Elizabeth Job type Full-time
  • Experience: 3 years vehicle building quality experience
  • Salary: R negotiable

An international automotive OEM based in Kariega, Eastern Cape is looking for 2 x Quality Engineers to ensure that problem analysis is done to the required Group guideline and meets the customer’s expectations in terms of sustainability of the solution. Special tasks performed by the Engineer entail series monitoring and analyses in order to identify process deviations as early as possible. The Quality Engineer has to clearly define and coordinate corrective action implementation.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Advise Production, Pilot Hall and QA on product, process improvements by monitoring and reviewing action progress and results, to ensure process stability and continuous improvement.
  • Coordinate the implementation of cross functional action plans for product, process improvements by analyzing and evaluating data and communication through SET meetings.
  • Achieve Group problem resolution targets through constant analysis and corrective action for noise, function, water leak and electrical related deviations.
  • Perform root cause analysis, implement corrective actions for problems assigned to QA by conducting detailed analysis.
  • Drive problem resolution process by creating problem sheets and coordinating cross functional teams to ensure speedy and effective problem resolution for improved build quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Assist with providing technical expertise for training of production personnel and optimizing of production build process.
  • Liaise with overseas counterparts regarding build/ quality issues through telecommunications to exchange information and stay abreast of latest product changes to ensure vehicles are built to the latest levels.
  • Liaise with suppliers via QA Purchase Parts, with regards to part quality problems by completing fitment exercises, evaluating the condition and advise on corrective action measures to ensure parts are to design specification

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • National Diploma Mechanical/Electrical or Mechatronics.
  • 3-5 years relevant experience of vehicle build process.
  • Sound knowledge of audit processes (Final Vehicle Audit, Process Audits) and interpretation and application of results for product and process quality improvement.
  • Proficient in MS Office Excel, PowerPoint and Word with a basic understanding of CAD viewer.
  • Knowledge of the measuring process, the interpretation of the data/results and its interface with the overall production process.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Creating and using relevant statistical data during problem resolution process as well as series monitoring process.
  • Be assertive and have the ability to coordinate and work within a team structure.
  • Ability to work under pressure and make sound decisions.
  • Sound and innovative problem analyses skills.
  • High problem solving skills, creative ability and attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and target-orientated
  • Good presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • A basic knowledge of technical German.
  • Develop test plans and coordinate the adherence thereto


Brief Role Description

To carry out the responsibility and accountability for the Zones; Front-end, Rear-end, Doors, Interior, Powertrain-chassis, Electric with the overall focus on improving Quality KPIs through the introduction and monitoring of critical vehicle fitment and adjustment processes, eliminating reworks and improving vehicle appearances within the Production environment.  To establishing and monitoring of controlled rework solutions in support of series production. To developing and proposing product, process and part changes for series production in order to improve build/assembly processes with the objective to support the “one-time fitment” concept and reduce operator dependency thereby reducing reworks, offline repairs and replacement of parts. To supporting new model introductions during the Pre-Series phase by following vehicles through the production process and initiating the problem solving process as required and to ensure production support by attending Shop floor meetings.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsibility for the Assembly Product Role in a cross-functional team of engineers with the mandate to investigate and resolve product and process deviations
  • Analysis and close-out of Audit findings by implementing corrective actions with timing and responsibility to improve the overall Quality, DRR and reduce reworks in line with Plant KPI’s
  • Responsible for monitoring, setting and optimization of fitment relevant fixtures and gauges in Assembly, including the establishment and conducting of necessary checks, as well as developing new gauges
  • Develop and propose product and process changes for series production in order to improve build/assembly processes with the objective to reduce reworks
  • Develop, agree and implement controlled reworks to out of specification parts/ fitment related problems in order to secure stable production and quality output until corrective actions have been implemented. This includes the monitoring and termination of rework.
  • Drive and escalate product and process issues into KPM and FAP Management meetings to ensure the implementation of corrective actions
  • Preparation and presentation of product and process problems with detailed physical or virtual analysis and corrective actions with timing to forums such as DKA; FVA; FAP; TOP-Q; SFM; Projects and Cubing meetings in order to advise Management and Top-Management regarding the achievement of Quality and Production targets

Qualification requirements

National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics

Experience Needed:

A minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience within an automotive or engineering environment.


  • Knowledge and experience in Vehicle Build and Manufacturing Process
  • Analytical ability and creativity for problem solving.
  • Must be computer literate (MS Office)
  • Good communication skills, team player, high engagement and self-driven ability

Added Advantages:

  • Proficient in the German language
  • Good knowledge of the vehicle Product development processes (PEP)
  • Good knowledge of  Systems; KPM; Hyper KVS; Connect and Avon
  • Experience with virtual analysis tools in a CAD environment
  • Experience and capability on the assembly and dis-assembly of vehicles

Package & Remuneration


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