The design assurance team supports Zebra’s promise of quality to our customers and is responsible for ensuring products meet specifications throughout program phases from components to final product.
Working as part of a design team, provides all design assurance deliverables required in the development process at each phase with moderate level of coaching, including:
Evaluation of the materials, properties and techniques used in production of Zebra’s devices or solutions
Advising design engineering on the selection, application and test of mechanical and /or electronic components and systems
Recommending design or test methods and statistical process control procedures for achieving required levels of product reliability
Determining reliability requirements of components and systems to achieve company, customer and any governmental agency reliability objectives
Using statistical methods to design reliability and verification test plans
Participate in creation and analysis of qualification test plans and results
Creating and analyzing designed experiments to determine main effects of low complexity device sub-systems to improve designs
Using hypothesis testing and other statistical methods to assess the significance of test results
Actively reviewing, understand and applying the Market Requirements Document and Engineering Specifications to quantify metrics and acceptance thresholds
May be responsible for quality and reliability sub team activties to support the initiatives of the core development team, program manager or product line management deliverables
Leading Failure Mode and Effects Analysis efforts
Communicates proactively with the project team and other stakeholders about progress against qualification testing and reliability analysis and results. Uses experience and knowledge to proactively identifies risks to the project and contribute beyond personal scope of deliverables. Contributes to overall project leadership.
Level 3 roles typically focus on a subset of products / devices in Zebra’s portfolio
Typically supports multiple derivative and/or single platform New Product or Sustaining projects simultaneously
Makes recommendations for changes in the selection and application of components and systems to drive improved reliability working directly with the design team
Demonstrates working knowledge of design for quality tasks, design FMEA, inspection fixture and measurement systems, MVT build qualification and correction action of results to appropriate core team discipline lead
Actively participate in program Risk Assessment and mitigation activities.
Assist project team in understanding technical issues and suggest testing or other approaches to determining root cause and corrective action.
Acts independently to apply knowledge to resolve novel issues or concerns about design approach and conformance to standards
Analyze and approve Engineering changes to production products
Contributes to innovation efforts by participating actively in brainstorming activities and actively benchmarking externally with other organizations on best practices in design assurance
Provides product qualification or reliability test support over the life-cycle of the product to support cost saving initiatives, end of life part requalifications, second source requalifications or critical design improvements due to field performance or customer escalations
May mentor or oversee the work of level 1 or 2 DAE or Technician level team members
May participate in special projects as a representative of the DAE team or support process improvement activties within the broader function
Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering field (Mechanical, Electrical, or Reliability).
Preferred Work Experience (years): 5-8 years
Key Skills and Competencies
Working knowledge, skill, and problem solving ability on personal computer based systems
Knowledge and experience with spreadsheet and statistical software programs
Advanced Statistical methods and problem solving tools
Familiarity with ISO9001 and internal audit techniques
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Detailed and numbers oriented
Six Sigma problem solving methodologies, Green or Black Belt certification or ASQ Certified Quality Engineer a plus