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Supervisor, Quality

Company: Karma Automotive
Location: Moreno Valley
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Job Description:

Southern California-based Karma is more than just a car company. Although we are best known as a creator of soul-stirring luxury electric vehicles, Karma has emerged as a high-tech incubator offering innovators a perfect platform to prove their emerging technologies. Every Revero is designed at our Headquarters in Irvine and created with great individual care and world-class craftsmanship at the Karma Innovation and Customization Center in Moreno Valley, CA.


The Supervisor, Quality will support General Assembly, Body Shop, Paint Shop, and Warehouse.  They will lead a team of Quality inspectors/ CMM Operators. Under the direction of the Director of Quality and Safety, the Supervisor, Quality will have knowledge of: Lean Manufacturing, Team interaction within and outside the department, report writing, CMM programing, dimensional management, SAP, Aluminum MIG welding inspection, SPR riveting inspection, automotive exterior paint, power tool torque inspection, Aluminum metal finishing Black belt problem solving and other quality engineering practice.

• Lead a team of inspectors in the General Assembly, Paint Shop, Body Shop and Warehouse.
• Learn and follow Karma Quality Inspection Standards.
• Lead and practice Kaizen.
• Cover Final Process Audit process when needed.
• Collaborate with Engineering, Supplier Quality, After Sales, and Plant-specific Area Managers (BIW, Paint, and General Assembly) to identify and resolve Quality issues and concerns.
• Directs workers engaged in measuring and testing product and tabulating data concerning materials, product, or process quality and reliability.
• Support Quality Specialists in response to customer claims and concerns by using verbal, written, and graphical communication tools.
• Support Quality Specialists in developing new scrap reduction projects and follow-up on already implemented projects.
• Support Plant Quality Manager/Director in quality planning, quality reporting, and issues following through.
• Apply PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) across areas within quality operations.
• Drive and empower BIQ (built in quality) philosophy and practice.
• Approves employee’s time worked in the time and attendance system
• Other responsibilities assigned by management.

BS – Quality/Mechanical/Industrial Engineering preferred.
• Experience: Minimum of 5 years working in quality engineering in the automobile manufacturing, aerospace, or related industry.
• Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015), as applicable.
• Knowledge of CMM preferred.
• Knowledge and experience in 5S methodology.
• Problem solving skillset, A3 thinking
• Experience in dealing directly with customer, supplier, or shop floor quality complaints or issues.
• Able to read and understand product prints.
• Proven supervisory experience and problem-solving skills.
• Proficient in computer systems (Microsoft Office apps + statistical software).
• Proven understanding of process capabilities.
• Basic understanding of Lean manufacturing principles.
• Ability to work under minimum supervision
• Experience in SAP is preferred
• Greenbelt is required, Black belt preferred
• Experience/ exposure is required
o dimensional management
o Aluminum MIG welding inspections
o SPR riverting inspection
o Powere tool torque inspection
o Aluminum metal finishing

Physical Demands

Note: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee should have the:
• Ability to Use or operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer etc.
• Ability to walk or move- to regularly move about inside the office or onto the facility..
• Ability to see or detect, identify, recognize or Assess surroundings while in the office or warehouse areas
• Ability to bend, turn and stoop occasionally
• Ability to sit or be stationary for extended continuous periods of time
• Ability to stand for prolongued periods of time
• Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds


Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing their job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will spend approximately 20% (excluding breaks and meal periods) of time in an office environment and 80% of the time in the warehouse. When working in the warehouse it requires the use of personal protective equipment including (but not limited to) steel toe shoes, bump caps, safety goggles, reflective colored vest.





No 3rd Parties.  Principals Only, Please


Join Karma as we transform transportation and mobility with innovative team work.


Karma Automotive offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD; paid vacation, holidays and personal days; and a 401K with matching contributions. 


Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender identity and expression, color, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy or related conditions (including breastfeeding), national origin/ancestry, religion, military/veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other characteristic and group protected by applicable law.  Karma Automotive LLC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a physical or mental disability. 

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