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Ascend Elements · 6 days ago

Quality Engineer

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Monitor daily production quality performance using SPC (Statistical Process Control).
Initiate and lead RCI (root cause investigations) on non-conforming production results using 8D and Six Sigma methodology with a cross-functional team.
Report weekly and monthly SPC and process quality performance for internal and external customers.
Update and maintain SAP Quality Management views.
Lead change management initiatives related to quality improvements.
Participate in establishing quality parameters and systems for new product launch.
Participate in vendor, customer, and internal audits.
Maintain customer-specific PPAP and control plans.
Participate in PFMEA reviews.
Analyze quality and production data and propose and lead continuous improvement.
Adherence to established ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 standards and policies.
Conduct Internal, External, and Layered Process Audits.
Identify problem areas and follow up with countermeasures and solutions.
Schedule, review, and document dock audits in the automated audit system.
Respond to customer inquiries and complaints.
Develop, submit, participate in the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), for new or existing product(s) to meet APEX 1 requirements.
Coordinate pre-launch production trial run process monitoring.
Serve as the administrator of the calibration system, which includes performing calibrations and scheduling.
Perform tests as requested for production support.
Supplier product quality monitoring – assist/submit Supplier Corrective Actions.
Oversee the disposition of the non-conforming area.
Develop and update quality system procedures.
Generate process capability analysis.
Effectively coordinate and provide timely completion of supplier corrective action activities.
Comply with all company guidelines, policies, and procedures.
Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and making recommendations.
Determines quality improvement parameters by identifying statistical methods relevant to manufacturing processes.
Respond to ongoing non-conformities, review for disposition and materials release.
Other duties as assigned.
The employee is committed to and must support the EHS management process to obtain the ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certification as well as participate in system standards and practices in its compliance and commitment to policies, objectives, operational controls, documentation, system guidelines, and others that the organization subscribes to as mandatory.
Will participate in all EHS aspects, including reporting hazards, incidents, and injury/illness without fear of reprisal.
Must attend an Environment, Health, and Safety Orientation program appropriate to their work environment.
The employee must follow 6S step-by-step methodology to maintain orderly workspaces and resources thereby enhancing productivity and safety.


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Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, or Engineering with minimum 5 years of experience in quality and manufacturing environment or equivalent on the job experience
Prior experience and knowledge of ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 standards
Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint to compile and present information
Knowledgeable in SPC
Familiar with JMP and SAP software
American Society for Quality (ASQ) certification(s) desired


Working knowledge of ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 standards and policies experience strongly preferred
Chemical industry experience preferred, but not required


Full benefits package


Ascend Elements

Ascend Elements manufactures sustainable battery materials using elements from discarded lithium-ion batteries.


Current Stage
Late Stage
Total Funding
Key Investors
Fifth WallUS Department of EnergySK ecoplant
2024-02-20Series D· $162M
2023-09-06Series D· $542M
2023-05-01Series D· $82M

Leadership Team

Eric Gratz
Co-founder & CTO
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