Prototype Quality Assurance Engineer

Allison Transmission Indianapolis, IN
Job Title:

Prototype Quality Assurance Engineer

Job Description:

Responsible for the expediting, tracking, of quality prototype hardware. Engineers in this position must be able to read a technical prints, understand the needs of the design/test teams, communicate with vendors, and secure new suppliers per program needs. Required to ensure all required documentation is complete and accurate to ensure timely delivery of quality parts for engineering test programs.

Essential Functions*

1. Assume appropriate responsibilities as a member of the Hardware Administration team.

* Participates in planning and/or status meetings.

* Promotes teamwork on all work related assignments.

* Cross-training for coverage of all department responsibilities.

2. Expedite parts to the required program timeline. Full communication with suppliers and vendors to ensure GP11 inspection is completed and quality parts are delivered on time.

3. Assist with the execution of engineering hardware procurement.

* Assure design and test teams are informed of vendor needs and facilitate conversations with suppliers to ensure design parameters are met.

* Issue appropriate instructional documents (prints/ models) as required to initiate/ support part procurement.

* Conduct and facilitate technical reviews with potential suppliers, design engineers, and the drafting team.

* Track hardware procurement and log database entries via Microsoft Access

* Maintain stock support via SAP programming

* Quarantine incoming hardware and secure engineering approval of GP11 inspection documentation and visual part inspection.

4. Source, develop and maintain new suppliers for future program needs.

5. Provide reports as needed for program status and estimates.

6. Monitor and assist in assembly process of test units when quality issues arise. Perform Root Cause Analysis to determine source of the quality incident. Negotiate/secure replacements as needed.

7. Observe applicable procedures and practices as delineated in Test Operations Manual, PE Procedures, & Standard Procedures.

* Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Education Requirement: Bachelor Degree Required


* BS degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Technology

* Proficient in written and spoken business communication skills.

* Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.

* Proficiency with computer operation, including SAP and Microsoft Office tools.

* Minimum of 3 years experience with complex machined assemblies and gear manufacturing processes

* The ability to travel on short notice is required.


* Basic knowledge of automatic transmission operation, clutches, controls (both hydraulic and electrical), hydraulics, & gears. Basic mechanical aptitude.

Primary Location:

Indianapolis, IN

Additional Locations:

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