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Swagelok Job Posting Description

Position Summary:
The Quality Engineer(AQIL) is a key change agent that drives quality improvements across the organization.  A successful AQIL will identify and drive a quality culture and quality improvements through auditing, managing quality projects, administering corrective actions and providing training on tools such as the DPS process.  The ultimate goal of the AQIL is to deliver on the brand promise of Zero Customer Disappointments.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

•    Method Ownership - For a given Quality Methodology, has a working knowledge of the company's current state practices.  
•    Able to request projects, develop plans, and implement improvements to our quality methodologies.  
•    Coordinates with other subject matter experts for a given Quality Methodology to monitor the current state and drive future improvements.
•    Participate in the integration of our quality and business process management systems.
•    Partner with improvement leaders in other functional areas to ensure inputs from customers and outputs from operations are focused on ZCD.  
•    Utilize and drive standardization of leading indicator metrics to drive external performance.  
•    Lead Disciplined Problem Solving (DPS) events.  Demonstrate sound root-cause thinking and problem solving skills.
•    Utilize quality expertise and lean kaizen facilitation skills to drive improvements.
•    Train and mentor associates in the application of disciplined problem solving, the Swagelok Quality System, Swagelok Improvement System and Continuous Improvement Methods.  
•    Leads teams to deliver results on tactical quality efforts.
•    Participate in the assessment, contracting, and execution of improvement projects.
•    Improves quality systems across the enterprise, including distributorships.  
•    Process ownership and KPI maintenance, development, analysis, and tracking from executive to local levels throughout the organization.  
•    Implements & improves quality culture programs at Swagelok.
•    Engages with engineers, supervisors, and managers to drive methods and systems that deliver on the brand promise of Zero Customer Disappointments.  
•    Presents and facilitates functional meetings and influences associates on project teams.  
•    Adherence and alignment with the corporate quality and continuous improvement department and roadmap.  

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

•    Bachelor’s degree 
•    3-5 years of experience in quality, engineering, or a technical field with a problem solving, continuous improvement, or quality focus.
•    Functional understanding of multiple business processes including Quality Assurance, Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering & Technology and Information Services.
•    Organizational, planning, and communication skills.  
•    Proven problem solving capabilities.  
•    Computer and office software skills.  

•    Bachelors degree in engineering or technical field    
•    Advanced business or technical degree and formal training / certification in project management, quality management, or six-sigma.  

Critical Competencies:

Self-Awareness:  Emotional Self-Awareness, Accurate Self-Assessment, Self-Confidence
Self-Management:  Emotional Self-Control, Transparency, Adaptability, Achievement, Initiative, Optimism
Social Awareness:  Empathy, Organizational Awareness, Service Orientation
Relationship Management:  Change Catalyst, Influence, Conflict Management, Teamwork & Collaboration

Working Conditions and/or Physical Requirements:

•    Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards. 
•    Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.

Swagelok is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Applicants are selected without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristic under federal, state or local law.


Swagelok will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008.

This job summary is intended to be brief and does not list all the duties for this position. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. Swagelok is an at-will employer, which means that either party is free to terminate the employment relationship at any time, without any advanced notice, for any reason or no reason.

Looking to take the next step in your career with a company that invests in its people? Whether you’re just starting out or experienced, join us today!​

Right Fit.​

75 years of operating with a no-layoff philosophy​

Full benefits, including employee stock ownership program, from day one​

Culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion​

11-time NorthCoast 99 top workplace​

Right Here.​

One of the largest hourly employers in Northeast Ohio​

Locally based, globally strong company​

Clean, safety-first environment​

Right Now.​

We’re a leading manufacturer of tube fittings and valves. Come grow with us.​

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland