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Company name
Allison Transmission, Inc.

Indianapolis, IN

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Key Job Elements

Works with local India and global supplier quality and purchasing organizations to support the sourcing process.

Performs as needed Potential Supplier Assessments and participates in Technical Review Meetings.

Participates in the development of sourcing recommendation packages.

Coordinates containment activities to minimize supplied part quality impact to the plants.

Provides, as needed, support for formal 8D containment, root cause, and corrective action documentation. Coordinates supplier scheduling of formal 8D report outs either at Allison or via teleconference. (Note: 8D is a standard automotive industry problem solving methodology)

Works with the global supplier quality organization to drive corrective action to closure for supplied part issues.

Supports plant supplier cost recovery requests

Ensures required supplier quality documentation is organized and retained according to corporate guidelines.

Summarizes, reports, and presents audit results.

Assists in the implementation and monitoring of advanced quality planning with selected future product suppliers, as required.

Validates supplier design of product and processes utilizing the automotive standard, AIAG PPAP process (Automotive Industry Action Group Production Part Approval Process).

Implements and monitors part conformance.

Monitors supplier performance and reports results to management.

Improves quality performance of supplier by conducting workshops at supplier locations, providing technical assistance in developing a quality system, or other technical support required.

Posts, calculates, and analyzes routine statistical data.

Manages ongoing relationships and resolves conflicts as needed.

Adheres to corporate purchasing policies and procedures.

Assures accurate and timely records are maintained within various systems, including Supplier Quality Notifications (SQN), SAP ERP, and online Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).

Maintains a physical presence in the workplace.

Works under general supervision.

Exercises judgment related to supplied part quality issues.

Oral and written communication skills - ability to communicate orally and in written format in cross-functional environments.

Knowledge of statistical quality control techniques.

Knowledge of manufacturing and assembly plant processes.

Knowledge of gaging techniques and MSA.

Proficient interpersonal skills to work effectively with others.

Knowledge of geometric design and tolerancing (GD&T).

Relatively high level of analytical ability where problems are complex.

Collaboration in a variety of work settings.

Familiar with a variety of Purchasing / Global Supply Chain concepts.

Wide degree of creativity and latitude.

Knowledge of manufacturing or automotive quality standards.

Ability to organize, plan, document tasks, and prioritize work.

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Position Requirements

Educational Requirements

Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Educational Qualifications Preferred:

BS in Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Technology

Additional Required Candidate Qualifications

3-5 years commercial heavy duty or automotive experience

Conversant in English

Travel can be up to 50%

Additional Preferred Candidate Qualifications

Certified Quality Analyst (CQA)

ASQ certified Quality Engineer (CQE)

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

Certified Six Sigma Green Belt

Experience in heavy duty automotive industry

Familiar with SAP software

Working knowledge of AIAG standards - APQP, Control Plans, FMEA, PPAP, SPC, and MSA.

Working knowledge of the automotive industry 8D problem solving tool.

Allison Transmission is an equal opportunity employer. We have opportunities for all qualified applicants regardless of age, race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.

Company info

Allison Transmission, Inc.
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Company Profile
Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial-duty automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems. Our products are specified by more than 300 of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers and are used in a range of market sectors—from bus, refuse and emergency to construction, distribution and defense. Allison was founded in 1915 in Indianapolis, Indiana, where the company’s global headquarters is still located. We have approximately 1,400 dealer and distributor locations, employ more than 2,800 people around the world and our international presence spans more than 80 countries.

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