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American Outdoor Brands Corporation Manufacturing Quality Engineer in Springfield, Massachusetts

Develops and implements optimal, cost-effective quality manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. Recommends and implements improvements to production processes, training, methods and controls. Coordinates manufacturing launch for new or revised products. Priorities include process improvement, problem resolution, project management and employee training.


  • Drive company to identify and establish quality management systems based in prevention, utilizing capability studies, process FMEA, SPC, DoE, CoV, gage R&R, and other quality tools

  • Assist in the qualification of new manufacturing processes and equipment

  • Be fully capable of recognizing machine, tool, & fixture issues and communicate suggestions to engineering

  • Conduct print reviews and approvals

  • Develop and define supplier product inspection criteria, cosmetic defects and communication of criteria and expectations internally and to the suppliers. Work effectively with the supplier quality engineers

  • Facilitate formal, hands-on Root Cause and Corrective Action activity

  • Create processes and procedures

  • Tabulate and analyze quality data -- Drive change with solid metrics

  • Provide assistance and direction to the inspectors and quality technicians

  • Assist in the processing of first article inspections

  • Assists with internal process and gage audits

  • Work to eliminate hard gauging through the use of statistical process controls


  • Experience, Competencies and Education

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical, manufacturing, quality, or materials engineering

  • Three to five years of prior related Manufacturing and Quality Assurance experience is required

  • A genuine belief in continuous improvement and disciplined processes, with a willingness to analyze, challenge and change processes, if needed, to create a more efficient environment and culture. Must also understand how to communicate these transformational changes to a diverse workforce and management

  • Expertise with all Statistical Process Control; Six Sigma experience is highly desirable

  • Extensive knowledge of metrology

  • Strong, proven problem solving skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and statistical software

  • Good Communication skills - Strong and well developed interpersonal skills

  • Ability to present data to management in an effective manner

  • Specific experience in drawing interpretation and standards (GD & T)

  • Strong organizational and time management skills accompanied with a proactive mindset

  • Knowledge, understanding, and experience with general industrial processes, such as machining, casting and molding.

  • Knowledge of metallurgy a plus


Standing, sitting, stooping and squatting can be expected along with lifting or with other means transfer of tooling, parts, containers and raw materials. Lifting requirement of 30 Lbs. Specific vision abilities required may include close vision, distance vision, peripheral and depth perception and ability to focus


  • Safety glasses with side shields when on factory floor

  • The use of additional personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required when a job task(s) is being completed in or around your assigned department or in another department, this includes safety eyewear, hearing protection, and safety footwear

  • All employees are required to apply ergonomic correctness to all job tasks

  • May be required depending on position:

  • Annual vision update in Medical Department

  • Involvement in the hearing conservation program

  • Involvement in the lead surveillance program

  • Wearing of safety certified shoes/boots

  • Participation in the stretching program


The performance of this position normally requires exposure to typical manufacturing areas that under certain conditions may require the use of personal protective equipment such as Safety Glasses with Side Shields and hearing protection. .Primary environment: Temperature of work area may be affected by outside temperatures and machining. Industrial lighting provided.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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