Purple Innovations Quality Engineer in ALPINE, Utah
Alpine - ALPINE, UT
4 Year Degree
Purple is a digitally-native vertical brand with a mission to help people feel and live better through innovative comfort solutions. To us, comfort means more than great products, it means empowering every employee to feel comfortable being themselves. We believe your career at Purple will be a one-of-a-kind “Career in Comfort” because our workforce is one-of-a-kind. We are committed to a culture of collaboration where every voice is heard and understood. As an innovation company at our core, we believe a diversity workforce brings better insights, solutions and products and serves as the backbone to bettering our company. Join with us as we add to our team of exceptional individuals who will help us take over the world — one mattress at a time.
Purple is looking for an experienced and skilled Quality Engineer to join its dynamic and growing team. The Quality Engineer will support the organization by improving the customer satisfaction through quality process and product improvement. The primary goal for this position is to reduce customer complaints to targeted goals and to support product development and production. The ideal candidate will possess key knowledge in data collection, analysis and reporting, testing, development of control plans, specification setting, corrective action, and internal auditing. Must have a “roll up your sleeves and help out where needed” type attitude.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops, modifies, applies and maintains quality standards and protocol for processing materials into partially finished or finished materials/product
Collaborates with other engineering and manufacturing functions to ensure quality standards are in place
Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating products and production equipment
Conducts quality assurance tests and performs statistical analysis to assess the cost of and determine the responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications
Identifies risk, analyzes them, elevates to the correct level of management, suggests corrective actions, verifies closure of open issues
Analyzes any product nonconformities in order to determine causes, solve issues and verify concerns
Updates Control Plans and ensures that quality planning documentation is always updated
Implements statistical controls in processes as applicable
Determines root cause for products, processes and materials that do not meet standards
Leads MRB team in nonconforming product disposition
Provides feedback/recommendations to leadership as appropriate
Produce, track and trend quality metrics, generates and submits timely reports
Support the Product Development Process and ensure defendable practices and scientific analyses are employed
Provide quality representation on projects
Develop and initiate standard procedures and methods for inspection, testing, and evaluation.
Assist or lead the development or correction of quality procedures, work instructions, and forms as assigned
Training of operators, technicians, and other employees as assigned to assure all employees have awareness of their quality responsibilities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS
0-1 years hands on experience working in a manufacturing work environment
Technical writing and problem-solving skills required
Written and verbal communication skills, capable of synthesizing a problem statement/situation/observation and providing a concise synopsis to upper management
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task.
Must be capable of organizing data from multiple sources, extracting key information and writing technical reports with executive summaries including statistical analysis of data
Working knowledge of basic statistical techniques
Advanced knowledge and experience in root cause analysis (RCA) and problem-solving techniques
Intermediate working knowledge of Excel (pivot table, filtering, graphing), Word and PowerPoint
Certification as Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB) or Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) by reputable source
Minimum 5 years of experience in quality engineering position in a manufacturing environment
Bachelor of Science (BS) or equivalent in a technical discipline (engineering, chemistry, etc.)
Knowledge of problem investigation methodology, including NCs, CARs
Proficient in MS Office Suite
Excellent organizational, communication and project management skills
Experience utilizing quality assurance PC Applications is a plus: Minitab, SigmaXL, etc
BENEFITS AND PERKS
Medical, Dental, Vision
Earn a Mattress
Amazing Purple Products
WHY WORK AT PURPLE?
Make your mark: We value innovative thinking. At Purple, you will be empowered to bring your ideas to life as we work together to improve people’s lives through comfort.
Gain unique experience: Be a part of one of the fastest growing companies in Utah! The contributions you make will matter at Purple as the company continues to grow with you.
Awesome culture: Join the tight-knit team at Purple and you can enjoy working alongside industry experts, making close friends, and annual employee appreciation events.
Purple provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.