Quality Engineer
Asahi Kasei

Job Info

At Asahi Kasei we believe anyone can buy equipment or build a facility. It is our diverse team members around the globe who will enable us to develop ideas and technologies and capture the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. We look for candidates with a fresh perspective, people with a wide variety of skills who are creative thinkers, enjoy challenges and are driven to excel.

We are currently seeking applications to fill the following job opening at Celgard where we develop and manufacture membrane battery separators that are critical components used in lithium-ion batteries for electric drive vehicles (EDVs) and energy storage systems (ESS).

Celgard, LLC

Job Description:

Job Duties: Working in a team-centered environment, the Quality Engineer will directly contribute to the goals and objectives of the quality department for the facility by driving continuous improvement in the quality systems and processes in the plant.

  • This position will be key in affecting change within the production area by championing initiatives targeted at converting from a "reactive" to a "proactive" quality philosophy .
  • Maintain compliance with all plant safety systems and policies, and applicable laws/regulations; plan safety into all work.
  • Potentially manage direct reports and lead cross-functional teams to resolve quality concerns.
  • Utilize problem solving/troubleshooting tools to identify root cause of issues and implement correction/preventative action items.
  • Improve process control scheme at the plant by updating process control plans, PFMEA's, and process work instructions; developing content with cross functional teams.
  • Manage document control process on the floor in the plant.
  • Identify, initiate, and implement continuous improvement projects related to the QMS (Quality Management System) that benefit the site.
  • Assist in deploying QMS training for all employees.
  • Work with other Quality Engineers on the 8D process/customer complaints.
  • Act as an engaged participant in the daily communication meetings.
  • Monitor SPC charts in areas and lead SPC /Trend Review meetings.
  • Lead Top Scrap Reduction Initiative in the plant.
  • Assist/lead internal audits, external audits, and customer audits.
  • Oversee calibration management in production area.
  • Manage the MRB process with the value stream team and ensure the NG material control process is effectively implemented.
  • Participate on cross-functional continuous improvement teams. Lead and execute improvement projects that affect product quality.
  • Ability to travel if needed.


BS Degree in Science/Engineering field preferred. Certification through the American Society of Quality (ASQ) in one of the following areas preferred: ASQ/CQE, ASQ/CSSBB, ASQ/CSSGB, ASQ/CQA.

Work Experience:
  • Experience working as a quality engineer or supplier quality engineer; 3-4 years, preferably in the automotive, battery or plastic film industries.
  • Experience implementing, administrating, and auditing IATF:16949/ISO9001.
  • Experience practicing and applying AIAG core tools in a production environment (APQP/PPAP/PFMEA/SPC/MSA).
  • Have previous experience supervising others. (Preferred).

Special Skills:
  • Internal auditing experience.
  • Experience with SPC software such as Minitab.
  • Experience leading and facilitating scrap reduction projects with cross functional teams.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Able to work independently under limited supervision, and provide direction/leadership to others.
  • Strengths in organization, excellent communication, teamwork, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work on a high performing team, contributing to an environment where open and honest communication is the norm.
  • Ability to build effective workplace relationships, motivate co-workers, and support co-worker development.
  • Ability to evaluate team effectiveness and improve its performance.


We believe a diverse workforce is crucial to our growth as a global supplier of advanced materials. Asahi Kasei is an equal opportunity employer.

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