VIVA USA Inc PDP Quality Engineer in Ankeny, Iowa

Req Ref No: JNIAEQ843 Location: Ankeny, IA Duration: 36.0 months



This job fully integrates an individual into the engineering culture by performing specific quality engineering assignments that are limited in scope, depth and degree of skill required. Work plans and decisions are usually reviewed by others.


Learns and uses quality planning tools and analysis to formulate/facilitate quality plans for new products within the product delivery, order fulfillment or customer support processes. Learns and uses quality tools consistent with quality processes to enable the focus on prevention by identifying and performing activities to minimize risk. Investigates product and process quality related issues and recommends changes to control plans and/or prints. Gathers and analyzes data pertinent to quality tools in the Enterprise Order Fulfillment Process (EOFP), Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP) and/or Customer Support Process (CSP). Performs quality audits, including supporting International Standards Organization (ISO) audits, and maintains quality manual. Inputs and maintains information in factory databases and systems. Monitors quality plan tracking system. Assists in reviews and investigations of warranty claim information.

Position Title PDP Quality Engineer

Specific Position Requirements JOB DUTIES: Participate, generate, validate, facilitate and/or conduct Quality Plan Levels, Design Reviews, System, Design, Process FMEAS, Design Process and Assembly Reviews, Gage R&Rs and Capability studies for components and assemblies Prepare process/ assembly control plans Review and approve PPAPs Support virtual and physical builds Perform Routing Quality Assessments (RQA) and Process Quality Assessments (PQA) for virtual and pre-production builds Prepare audit and inspection plans and audit check sheets Create and approve temporary deviations Create NCCAs for all required corrective action requests derived from various quality planning activities and various build events Execute problem solving tools (3L5Y root cause analysis, Fishbone, Critical to Quality, etc.).


We need an excellent communicator, who thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment. Ideally, you will have a Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering/ Technology discipline, or equivalent work experience. In addition, we require: 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing, industrial and/or quality engineering environment Knowledge of quality tools such as FMEAs, DPARs, Control Plans, PPAPs Experience with GD&T and blue print reading Experience with Microsoft Office tools such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access Ability to work flexible hours during physical build times (i.e. longer shifts and/or weekends). Ability to travel for field trips, domestically, up to 25%

*Safety shoes with internal metatarsal protection.


2+ years of experience in a similar role within a manufacturing work environment.

VIVA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants have an equal opportunity for placement, and all employees have an equal opportunity to develop on the job. This means that VIVA will not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.