Quality Management Product & Process Development Specialist will collaborate with the Product Design and Development, Model, CAM, and Manufacturing teams to advise and make recommendations related to product introduction and improvement.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The Process and Product Development Specialist - Technical is responsible for attending regular meetings and providing insight related to products in planning stages, utilizing knowledge of manufacturing and CAM processes.
This position coordinates manufacturing and use testing of products as needed to provide useful insight to Product Design and Development Teams.
Manages projects and timelines to ensure accurate delivery of results, utilizing internal resources and collaborating with QM, TM, CAM, and other teams.
Collaborates with Process Specialists - Technical to review vendor products being added to the Stuller product selection, checking cost cards for accuracy and making recommendations for durability and manufacturability, as appropriate.
Responsible for approval of products as representative of Quality Management department and Stuller.
Collaborates with Project Manager to assign testing responsibilities
Advise and train appropriate staff and management on technical processes and project status.
Responsible for designing and implementing production procedures to optimize new and existing jewelry manufacturing processes
Responsible for the success of the project as defined by the ROI
Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected
Prepares and presents reports for management, peers and other teams, regarding status of projects
Lead problem solving teams using established tools and methodologies
Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, monitors and summarizes progress of project
Has the authority to implement the changes they identify in their efforts, crossing departmental lines as appropriate
Understanding of Oracle WIP systems
Strong knowledge of the practical application of Lean Systems and Tools
5 - 8 years of experience in Jewelery Manufacturing or related field with strong expertise in at least 50% of the technical skills listed in section below
Perform detailed ROI analysis on proposed projects
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel
Understanding and demonstrated ability in all MetalSmith levels 1, 2, and 3 including oven assembly and operations
Understanding of all Stone Setting operations and set types. Understanding of necessary skills by setter level as illustrated in Skills Development system
Understanding and demonstrated ablility in sizing including Perform system and size in wax operations.
Understanding and demonstrated ability in laser welding assembly and repair
Understanding and demonstrated ability in Laser Engraving operations and laser machinery
Understanding and demonstrated ability in Plating operations
High level understanding of Jewelry Quality Standards and Quality checking techniques including use of optical aids
Understanding of Casting Operations
Understanding of all Metal types and behaviors during manufacturing
Understanding and demonstrated ability of wax and plastic injection including spruing techniques and how it affects casting success
Understanding and demonstrated ability of rubber mold making and cutting including RTV
Understanding of Oracle WIP systems and navigation
Understanding of basic CAD/CAM operations
Understanding of Mass Finishing techniques and operation
Understanding and demonstrated ability of Special Finishes application
Manage/influence associates that are not their direct reports