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Quality Engineer (DuQuoin, IL)

City:  DuQuoin
Country/Region:  US

About Prysmian Group


Prysmian Group is the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. Each year, the Group manufacturers thousands of miles of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, as well as medium low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. We also produce a comprehensive range of optical fibers, copper cables and connectivity for voice, video and data transmission for the telecommunication sector.


We are almost 29,000 employees, across 52 countries. Everyone at Prysmian Group has the potential to make their mark; because whatever you do, wherever you are based, you will be part of a company that is helping transform the world around us. Make Your Mark at Prysmian!


Team Overview and Responsibilities:


Accountable to the Engineering & Quality Manager, this position is responsible to establish, implement, direct, and maintain Quality Assurance and Scrap Control programs and procedures throughout the various stages of manufacturing to assure a finished product with the highest quality possible. 


  • Develop and maintain effective systems to achieve Plant and Company quality objectives.
  • Maintain orderly records to demonstrate compliance with U.L./C.S.A. specifications or other applicable external organizations.
  • Develop appropriate statistical sampling, electronic and/or other control methods to assure desired cable product quality levels.
  • Develop, improve and support plant cable electrical test systems, such as those for Insertion Loss, Return Loss, DC Resistance, Impedance and others.
  • Develop, oversee and improve novel plant product quality databases for traceability and failure analysis.
  • Direct and lead Quality Assurance associates to effectively perform required sampling, testing, and reporting of quality data.
  • Establish measurement equipment and gage instrument maintenance and calibration system to ensure “accuracy” and reliability of all applicable instruments, measuring devices, testing equipment, etc. throughout the manufacturing process, as well as in the Laboratory.
  • Identify adverse quality trends as evidenced by statistical analysis and assists process engineering and/or manufacturing personnel in the development of corrective and preventive actions.
  • Investigate, evaluate, and report returned product from customers, ensuring complete corrective action through the Diamond System.
  • Lead plant efforts to conform to ISO-9002 requirements and ensure facility maintenance of certification.
  • Work with the plant staff to select most appropriate process improvement techniques.
  • Mentor problem solving, lean & operator led process control for production cells.
  • Effectively manage cross-functional relationships with other departments to support effective use of manpower and materials to achieve the desired level of product quality. 
  • Supervise other support groups for specified periods of time, as requested.
  • Perform related duties as directed by Manager.    


Who are we looking for?



  • Results driven with demonstrated ability working in a high-performance manufacturing environment.
  • Proven experience in quality assurance management.
  • Attention to details, with the ability to manage the big picture.
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex tasks and deal easily with pressure on a daily basis.
  • Ability to motivate, communicate and drive continuous improvement.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Solid planning, leadership, and administrative skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to install and maintain electronic test equipment.
  • Must be able to motivate, communicate and drive continuous improvement.
  • High energy; demonstrates urgency and fast pace.
  • Good understanding of business principles and practices; can effectively manage the quality function with a customer driven bottom line result.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum green belt with black belt preferred.
  • Critical thinker, with excellent analytical abilities. 
  • Electrical/electronic gage and testing knowledge/experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with databases and various programming languages is a plus.


Prysmian Group, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, aims to attract and recruit individuals with diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities, who will enhance the quality of service and contribute to the Group’s success. Prysmian Group is committed to the development of an organization that prioritizes talent, where people feel respected, appreciated and free to fully express their human potential. Prysmian Group strongly believes that diversity drives meritocracy and brings significant value at all levels of the organization, increases the possibility of capturing market opportunities and maximizing value for our customers and shareholders. Prysmian Group bases its decisions on principles of equality, with evaluations based on the type of position and with a focus on best practices so individuals succeed based on their efforts and skills and their alignment with applicable job requirements.


Line Managers, Hiring Managers, HR Corporate and HR Local are responsible for ensuring that diversity and inclusion are respected during the recruiting process. Unconscious bias and stereotypes must not influence our selection processes. We look for the best candidates and for the real value they can bring into the organization. We value meritocracy. We value diversity. We turn off our bias. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military service and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Prysmian Group will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.


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