Quality Engineer Bowling Green, KY

192 Technology Way, Bowling Green, KY 42101

Full time

Organization: Nova Steel USA, Inc.

Establishment: Bowling Green Kentucky

Job Type: Quality - Engineer

Description of the Company

Nova Steel, USA, is a family-owned company that is known as an excellent employer with over 40 years of expertise in the processing, manufacturing, and distribution of steel.  We serve the automotive, mining, agriculture, transportation, plumbing and heating, HVAC, waste equipment, rail and other related industries across North America.

We are seeking a dynamic candidate to join our Bowling Green, Kentucky location as a Quality Engineer.

The ideal candidate would have experience in working in an ever-changing, fast-moving, and evolving environment. Candidates who have worked within a manufacturing/distribution environment are highly preferred.

Why Join Our Team?

  • Competitive Pay.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans.
  • Deferred Compensation (401k) Plan with a company match.
  • No-cost Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability overages.
  • Paid Time Off.
  • Team Events.
  • Employee Perks
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion.

Job Description

The Quality Engineer under the direction of the Manager of Quality, is responsible for implementing, evaluating, and improving inner plant Quality Systems and performance.

Job Skills and Knowledge:

  • Quality Engineer establishes production standards by creating quality control systems.
  • Identify and record any problems relating to the product, process, and quality system.
  • Initiate, recommend or provide solutions through designated channels.
  • Verify the implementation of solutions.
  • Control further processing, delivery, or installation on nonconforming product until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.
  • Represent the needs of the customer in internal functions in addressing IATF 16949 requirements.
  • Responsible for following all customer programs for engineering changes, specification requirements, material changes, or other activities involved with the program as directed.
  • Aid and implement Quality Systems, including SPC, incoming inspections, and auditing.
  • Conduct capability studies on existing and future processes and machinery.
  • Write control plans, PEMEA’s, flow diagrams, D.O.E. and other advance quality aids.
  • Lead the Corrective Action Phases and prepare the documentation that results from the investigations and corrections. Follow up on improvements.
  • Lead and participate in training sessions, including problem solving, SPC, and measurement analysis.
  • Help review Customer Award standards and action plans to achieve them, including Q1, TFE, and Pentestar.


  • Bachelor’s degree with statistical background, ASQC certified CQE or CRE, or three to five years’ experience in quality.
  • ASQ certification as a Certified Mechanical Inspector or Certified Quality Technician is preferred.
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to complete 8D or A3 for external vendor related NCM.
  • Must be flexible, work as a team player, and interact with all areas in manufacturing, engineering, document control as well as vendors.
  • Must have the following skills or knowledge: technical/shop math, blueprint reading/GD&T, inspection tools/equipment, gauge calibration/calibration system, quality systems/auditing, supplier quality/receiving inspection system, process analysis/improvement (Pareto chart, trend chart, flow chart), problem solving/corrective action reporting, hardness, and plating testing knowledge.
  • Must be able to verify part dimensions using engineering drawings / specifications.
  • Able to lift 40-50 lbs. when needed.
  • Must be able to travel to other NOVA locations as needed domestic and international.

Additional Information

Nova Steel USA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Nova Steel USA, complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Nova Steel USA expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Nova Steel USA’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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