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PQA Warranty Engineer (ECL 4)

Company: Nissan Motor Co
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Life at Nissan encompasses everything that inspires both the quality of our vehicles and the quality of our people. Company-wide, you'll find fast learners and self-starting engines as well as people who are quick to embrace change and take an idea into overdrive. At Nissan, minds race. Imagination gets a green light. Each opportunity is the fuel that drives an idea from inspiration to real-life.

We are looking for a PQA Warranty Engineer (ECL 4) to join our team in Smyrna, TN.

Job Summary

Leads engineering activities for the development, production, and quality of new and current manufactured vehicles within assigned area at NNA manufacturing plants. Communicates with suppliers, manufacturing plants, and other Nissan affiliates to propose and implement countermeasures for quality, manufacturing, and field concerns within assigned area. Assists manufacturing plants and suppliers in identifying cost saving methods while improving quality.

Contributes to building brand value and achieving enduring profitable growth.

Job Functions

* Leads or provides engineering support for trial builds for new models; develops trial schedules, material and personnel requirements to support trials; writes various reports as needed in completing trials in the most efficient manner.

* Evaluates design notes and cost studies to identify assembly feasibility and to provide processing, tooling impact, and layout changes including lead time, costs, and method improvements; reviews tool line-up or phase testing of new materials to confirm process capability; assists purchasing in determining purchase requirements for tooling, prototype, or trial parts and equipment.

* Confirms part or system design intent complies with manufacturing and quality requirements; develops and approves designs for tooling, checking gauges, and process equipment for new models.

* Develops new and revised process sheets and inspection standards based on design note information; develops DCC and process control requirements, recommends and implements countermeasures to keep process within approved specifications.

* Audits supplier quality and production capability; provides feedback and cost, quality, and production improvement recommendations to suppliers; acts as key Nissan representative to conduct supplier quality and system surveys; develops inspection standards for new parts; monitors supplier progress toward tool completion, off tool parts, and new material development to ensure parts meet Nissan quality standards.

* Determines testing required, analyzes results, evaluates alternatives and recommends action pertaining to vehicle subsystem concerns in assigned areas; leads joint check activities between plants and reports results and countermeasures.

* Analyzes and distributes field information to facilitate tracking warranty and customer satisfaction concerns; ensures supplier quality assurance through warranty reduction activities; conducts warranty part investigation, warranty cost recovery, warranty part countermeasures, and customer satisfaction countermeasures.

* Represents assigned areas for all vehicle trial activities; coordinates with manufacturing plants to ensure manufacturing workability and quality of new model designs and new production tooling; works with maintenance, design, and quality personnel to facilitate design changes and process tooling modification.

* As necessary, performs other related duties of which the above are representative.

Minimum Qualifications

Job Knowledge and Skill:

Must meet requirements for MR3 level or possess equivalent experience. High level of knowledge in process design and floor layout, value analysis, and vehicle structure. Must be able to perform and lead cross discipline investigations of vehicle quality concerns. Working knowledge of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, and Nissan Important A or B system. Expert ability to analyze and interpret dimensional layout data. Ability to propose and implement effective countermeasures for dimensional accuracy improvements and quality concerns.


Five to seven years of related experience at a professional level.


A four-year degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology or Engineering Technology.

Computer Skills:

Thorough computer knowledge such as word processor, spreadsheet, other PC applications, or mainframe applications to resolve complex problems in day to day situations.

Physical Requirements


Occasional day or overnight travel, including international travel. Extended travel may be required if assigned to new programs.

Nissan is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of a drug screen for roles based in the United States and background screening for all positions.

All of us at Nissan - regardless of functional area or expertise - share a passion to design, manufacture, and sell high-performance vehicles. It is Nissan's policy to provide Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, gender, military status, disability, or any other status protected by law. Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States and will be required to provide proof of employment eligibility at the time of hire; Nissan uses E-Verify to validate employment eligibility.

Visa sponsorship for this position is not available at this time.


People are our most valuable assets, and diversity and inclusion are the key to maximizing the power of each individual member of our team. When everyone belongs, the power of NISSAN is undeniable. Our Corporate Diversity Initiative aims to improve business results by ensuring that our workplace and core businesses meet the unique needs of our employees and customer base.

Nissan is committed to creating a culture where everyone belongs and employees, customers, and partners feel respected, valued, and heard. We have over 10 Business Synergy Teams (BSTs) across the U.S. and Canada that connect employees - with shared characteristics or interests - build allies, and foster a company culture where all employees feel supported and included.

Nissan also values inclusion in all areas of our business as we strive to mirror the diversity of our customer base and the communities where we do business. We are committed to procuring innovative goods and services, retailing our products and communicating from a diverse perspective which will help us continue to offer our customers competitively designed, market-driven products.

Join us as we carry our commitment to diversity and inclusion into the future.

Smyrna Tennessee United States of America

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