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Senior Product Quality Engineer in Irvine, CA at Karma Automotive

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

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Job Description

Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising.

We make beautiful, ecologically sensitive products, and we will provide a memorable ownership experience for our customers.

Our work environment is casual, and our culture is results-oriented.

The Plant Product Quality Engineer is to assist all three areas of the assembly plant, Body Shop, Paint Shop and General Assembly.  He / she will work closely with Quality peers at the corporate office and plant.


  • Collaborate with Karma customers’ quality and engineering personnel to determine critical part features and review manufacturability of design.  Make recommendations to modify customer part specifications and tolerances as necessary to support cost effective production.
  • Provide engineering support to operations ensuring consistent application of quality techniques
  • Resolve quality issues of capability, tolerancing, and materials related issues.
  • Resolve quality issues by identifying problems, examining solution options, implementing action plans, and providing resources.
  • Effectively communicate and reinforce Res’ commitment to quality improvement efforts
  • Perform duties in accordance with quality system requirements as the voice of Res' customers.
  • Coordinate with Sales, Purchasing, Engineering, Production, and Toolroom to resolve customer complaints and concerns.
  • Lead PPM improvement plan for strategic customers.
  • Apply appropriate use of statistical techniques.
  • Determine and apply appropriate Measurement System Analysis tools.
  • Maintain Control Plans and FMEA's throughout the life of the part.


  • Develop and submit PPAP documents for new product launches to meet customer requirements.
  • Determine when process stability and capability studies should be performed on existing processes.  Review and analyze results.  Recommend changes to processes based upon findings and perform follow up to verify effectiveness.
  • Participate in the Advanced Product Quality Planning activities to determine appropriate use of existing and new measurement systems during new tool or process design and startup.
  • Coordinate pre-launch production trial run process monitoring.
  • Participate in the development of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
  • Facilitate and promote use of appropriate problem solving techniques for effective root cause analysis and successful corrective action.


  • Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Physics or Mathematics. 
  • A minimum of eight years of experience
  • Must be able to work well in groups, particularly in areas of analysis.
  • Preferred candidate should have experience in: 
    • compressive sensing
    • signal processing
    • digital image processing
  • The applicant must have the desire to work on teams.
  • A demonstrated ability to give presentations and interact well with peers and customers is required. 
  • Ability to program in Matlab is required. 
  • Some travel outside the locate area is required. 

Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.  Karma Automotive LLC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability.  Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.