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Quality Engineer - Manufacturing

Quality Engineer - Manufacturing

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FuelCell Energy is transforming the world’s energy landscape by delivering clean and efficient solutions for the supply, recovery and storage of energy.  We thrive on innovation as our fuel cell power plants provide answers to some of the industry’s biggest challenges, such as generating a virtually pollutant-free and affordable supply of electric power within cities, reducing carbon emissions from coal and gas-fired power stations, and producing hydrogen for transportation, industry and utility-scale energy storage.  Our unique mission requires a diverse, energetic and creative workforce, and our shared passion for a cleaner energy future is the foundation of our Company’s culture. We take pride in what we have accomplished and are dedicated to providing innovative solutions that address energy, environmental and economic challenges for power users and communities world-wide.


With SureSource™ installations on three continents and millions of megawatt hours of ultra-clean power produced, FuelCell Energy is a global leader with environmentally responsible power solutions. 


Join our team and contribute to a brighter, cleaner energy future.




We are currently seeking a highly motivated, hands-on Manufacturing Quality Engineer to join our fast-paced, dynamic team and support FCE’s business plan by effectively and proactively ensuring the highest possible quality levels of our power plant products.  The ideal candidate must be well-versed in quality engineering processes such as quality planning, process and product qualification, development, integration, monitoring, auditing, corrective/preventative action, and continuous improvement. In addition, this individual must have the ability to work with all levels of the organization as a cross-functional team member.  


The Manufacturing Quality Engineer is responsible for the quality of internally manufactured company products and manufacturing processes. 

  • Provides Quality interface and expertise within Torrington manufacturing to pro-actively assure that product requirements are well developed, understood, and satisfied.
  • Qualifies, controls, monitors, and continuously improves internal manufacturing processes using Lean Six Sigma tools as part of the FCE Value Stream Teams.
  • Defines Process Qualification processes, required levels of process capability, and process controls to ensure that Cost of Quality goals are met.
  • Participates in the Design and Product Development Process as a representative of Manufacturing Quality to connect product Critical to Quality (CTQ) requirements with process requirements and ensuring successful execution of related Verification and Validation plans.
  • Leads and participates in investigations, root cause analyses, and corrective/preventive action solutions as needed using Lean Six Sigma tools applied in an 8D framework.
  • Supports the continuous improvement of FCE’s Quality Management System (QMS) processes and related documentation.
  • Develops, executes and analyzes quality-reporting measures and periodically reports to management on quality issues, trends and losses, always with a plan included for resolution and/or improvement.
  • Provides statistical expertise to the Value Stream Team to ensure actions and decisions are based on the most statistically significant information possible.
  • Performs Internal Audits in accordance with ISO-9001 and internal requiremen


Education:  B.S. degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing, Quality Engineering or related engineering degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.


Experience:  4+ years of relevant experience as an onsite Manufacturing Quality Engineer required; or, 2+ years of experience with a related Master’s degree.  Applicable Manufacturing Process Engineering experience will be considered.


Candidate Must Have:

  • Six Sigma Green Belt or higher; or demonstrated application of statistical concepts (e.g. Lean Six Sigma tool application or Reliability Engineering).
  • Demonstrated use of Lean Six Sigma tools to manufacturing process qualification, control, root cause & corrective action, and continuous improvement. E.g. MSA, DoE, SPC, FMEA, 5 Whys, etc.
  • Experience in one or more of the following manufacturing categories: assembly, welding and/or coating processes; metal forming or stamping processes; chemical reactor / refinery processes; and / or continuous or discrete component manufacturing from basic chemical constituents (e.g. alloy/oxide powders & solvents in a tape casting process).
  • Must have knowledge of inspection methods and techniques.
  • Experience utilizing standard mechanical, chemical, and electrical measurement instruments and functional gauges.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and product requirements.
  • Strong technical writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrable ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently.
  • Cross functional team leadership skills
  • Excellent computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of ISO9001 quality systems, policies and procedures preferred.
  • Experience with ERP and database system use preferred.

Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:

  • Occasional Domestic and International Travel may be required: up to 10%
  • Able to travel between CT locations regularly
  • Ability to obtain/maintain a valid passport and travel without restriction internationally is required.
  • Must be able to work physically in the manufacturing plant or construction site, wearing required personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety gloves, hard hats, safety shoes, etc., as designated
  • Lifting up to 25 pounds, walking (standing) in/on a large manufacturing plant, on concrete flooring or uneven installation/construction site for extended periods of time
  • Periodic bending, reaching - working with both hands and arms in full range of motion; and climbing ladders required to perform inspection of incoming, installed or manufactured parts
  • Ability to hear or be aware of audible danger alerts
  • Ability to remain on feet and move from area to area within a supplier shop or construction site
  • Computer work for extended periods of time is also required
  • Ability to distinguish color



Equal Opportunity Employer - Vet/Disability


We offer a competitive compensation package as well as comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, company-paid life/disability insurance, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase plan, and generous paid leave.


Employment with FCE is subject to pre-employment drug-screen and background investigation.


No agency submissions please. Resumes submitted to any FuelCell Energy employee without a current, signed and valid contract in place with the FuelCell Energy Recruiting team for this position will become the property of FuelCell Energy and no agency fees will be paid.


FuelCell Energy, Inc. is committed to ensuring that its application process provides an equal employment opportunity to all U.S. job seekers, including individuals with disabilities.


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