Manufacturing & Quality Engineer

Job Scope

The Manufacturing & Quality Engineer is responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining production processes and quality systems capable of meeting internal and external safety, quality, capacity, and cost goals.  This position drives process improvement through the implementation of appropriate automation, lean manufacturing methodologies, process optimization, and process stabilization while reducing the cost of poor quality and the associated risks for Vernay and its customers through appropriate improvement, corrective and preventative measures.  This person will serve as the primary customer interface for all quality-related issues associated with the local facility.

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Skills

  • Initiate and implement stable, capable manufacturing processes with lean manufacturing principles, automation, and standard procedures as applicable for alignment with Vernay Operating Priorities (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost).
  • Support manufacturing processes, quality systems, and employees with problem-solving and training to drive improvements in quality, efficiency, and safety.
  • Leadership role in APQP, NPD, PPAP, MSA, Capital Planning and ROCCs planning and activities.
  • Ensure compliance with Vernay’s Business Management Procedures for alignment to ISO9001, IATF16949 and ISO14001 standards.
  • Ensure that quality systems comply with customer system requirements and 3rd party certifications.
  • Take the lead in assuring that internally and externally driven corrective and/or preventative measures are completed, recorded, and communicated in a timely and satisfactory manner.
  • Establish appropriate operational definitions (i.e. visual standards etc.) to differentiate between acceptable and nonconforming product.
  • Disposition of product when standards are unclear.
  • Build appropriate statistical tools (i.e., SPC) and response plans into the quality system to drive down process variation.
  • Lead efforts to implement zero-defect strategies.
  • Initiate activities to drive down the cost of poor quality and reduce risk for Vernay and its customers.

Education, Experience, and Skills Required

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a technical field (mechanical, chemical, industrial, or electrical).
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in manufacturing facility. 
  • Working knowledge of current ISO quality standards. 
  • Proven Problem Solver; Demonstrated ability to determine true root cause.
  • Working knowledge of one of the following; rubber, LSR, plastic materials, or assembly.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to

Vernay Career Opportunities

Since its founding over 70 years ago, Vernay has developed into a trusted fluid control specialist serving leading OEM’s and emerging companies in the Automotive, Medical, Consumer/ Specialty, Printer and Small Engine industries.

The company maintains engineering and manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia as part of its strategy to provide customers with global reach and local service.  Vernay manufactures, assembles and tests complex flow-control components and devices utilizing a wide range of production technologies including rubber injection molding and finishing equipment. Vernay is searching for an important addition to its team in Griffin, GA – an experienced LIM Engineer with excellent leadership, communication, and problem solving skills.

We offer a challenging and independent position in a growing international company with excellent conditions of employment.  Vernay is committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle for our employees. We are proud to be a tobacco and drug free workplace. Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment drug/tobacco test.