Quality and Reliability Engineering Lead in Brookfield, Wisconsin

Date Posted: 12/27/2019

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Job Type: Engineering
Date Posted: 12/27/2019

Job Description

The Quality Engineering Lead's primary duties are directing a team of reports focused on ensuring product reaching end-users maintains Milwaukee's superior quality reputation. The Quality Engineering Lead assists with the implementation of standard processes within our global manufacturing facilities. This includes identifying a plan for assessing and reducing risk and taking a hands-on approach to solve complex issues while communicating timely updates to upper management. The fast-paced environment allows the opportunity to implement new, innovative solutions both within the quality team and company-wide. As part of working for Milwaukee Tool, you will assist in the launch of many new, exciting products which deliver unique solutions to our end-users.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and direct a team focused on ensuring only high-quality product reaches our end-users.
  • Understand and react to end-user feedback received through various channels (social, product reviews, and warranty claim information).
  • Develop the quality management system, training others, creating standard procedures, and completing documentation when required.
  • Support multiple projects simultaneously, monitoring and communicating progress until completion.
  • Host global team meetings with all manufacturing facilities to drive unified quality processes support across all locations
  • Identify and provide training opportunities to team to develop team capability and skill levels
  • Ensure compliance with company-specific regulations related to the quality of product and to the proper performance of day-to-day activities.
  • Oversee detailed inspections of components and completed assemblies at various phases of production and throughout the manufacturing processes.
  • Drive global documentation of nonconforming material
  • Lead and/or assist with the product testing and manufacturing problem solving throughout projects as needed.
  • Assist in the continuous growth of Milwaukee Tool's global quality processes to enable and support future growth.
  • Brings new and innovated ideas to take Milwaukee's quality department to develop the always improving culture
  • Aggregate warranty, inspection, and customer feedback to drive risk discussions on products


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or educational equivalent field
  • 5+ years of experience in related quality and/or reliability field
  • Experience with new product commercialization processes emphasizing design, manufacturing, quality, test or reliability activities
  • Experience including training in quality engineering fundamentals and proven experience leading a project team
  • Previous relevant experience with Design of Experiments, life data analysis, and other related statistical tools and software (i.e. Minitab, Reliasoft, JMP)
  • Experience with using quality management systems in a manufacturing environment
  • Written and verbal communication skills and creative problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability to seek out growth opportunities focused on enhancing personal and professional skills
  • Ability to travel 10-20% of the time is required (travel includes Domestic and International)
  • Preferred: Former Lead or Supervisory Experience
  • Preferred: ASQ Quality Engineering Certification (ASQ-CQE) or the ability and desire to achieve certification
  • Preferred: Experience and knowledge using power tools
  • Preferred: Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) or Six Sigma experience


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