Kappa Search | Chicago Recruiters | Quality Assurance Engineers

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago recruiter that specializes in engineering, manufacturing, operations and technical sales recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for a plastics Quality Assurance Engineer as follows:

Plastic injection molding company seeks a QA engineering professional for a hands-on position involving teamwork, problem solving, and continuous improvement.


- Hands-on experience in automotive tier one and tier 2 supplier environment measuring product.

- Will manage and resolve internal and external 8D’s and work with TS systems.

- Manage customer quality issues utilizing MRB and 8D’s.

- Handle supplier quality issues utilizing MRB and 8D’s.

- Attend daily MRB meetings.

- Maintain paperwork on quality issues and assure closure of open issues.

- Member of cross-functional team to develop control plans, FMEA’s, and PPAP’s.

- Manage and maintain TS system as well as support and prepare for semi annual maintenance audits.

- Support and manage the “in-process” quality department.


Minimum requirements:

- Knows injection molded plastics and TS automotive guidelines.

- Experience working with suppliers and customers to resolve customer issues

- Some supervisory experience is desirable, will eventually have five direct reports

- Strong computer skills.

- 3 years of direct customer/supplier interaction.

- 5 years experience in automotive sector.

- Must be able to run CMM and optical measuring system without training.

- Strong GD&T knowledge.

- Must posses a strong understanding of conducting a 1st article inspection utilizing conventional measurement systems including but not limited to: Gauge pins, Calipers, Micrometers, Custom built gauging, CMM, and visual inspection)

Keywords: Quality Engineer; Quality Manager; Quality Technician; QA; QC; Six Sigma; CMM; Plastic Injection Molding; Manufacturing; Automotive; TS; QS; ISO; 8D; gauges; APQP; PPAP