Quality Assurance Engineer - LA in Los Angeles, CA

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 9/6/2019

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Job Description

Quality Assurance Engineer – Los Angeles

Are you a kid at heart looking to build a career with a leading global children's entertainment company?

At Spin Master, our unwavering commitment to open mindedness, integrity and innovation is a great part of what has made us an industry leader. How do we stay ahead of the pack? By hiring the best and brightest minds—and that’s why we want you!

What’s it like to work here?

Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; though our challenging start-up atmosphere isn’t for everyone, we have a proven record of opportunities for future advancement and internal transfers for our passionate and results driven team.

The Job:

Do you love to play? Are you looking for an exciting, vibrant, crazy, fun place to work?  Do you want a chance to help bring smiles to millions of children? In this exciting, dynamic role, you will assist with the introduction of new children’s toys by managing quality, reliability, and safety compliance activities for a wide range of products and brands. During the New Product Introduction (NPI) process, you will help ensure that Spin Master products meet and/or exceed worldwide safety, chemical, and performance requirements, deliver optimal product reliability, and fulfill customer expectations for the product. You will also monitor product performance in the field and use this information to anticipate and prevent issues on future products.

What we can expect from you:

  • Integral member of new product introduction (NPI) teams: lead all quality, safety and reliability activities and requirements to ensure product consistently meets all regulatory and customer requirements.
  • Develop qualification requirements for downstream stages of testing.
  • Coordinate internal and external testing as required and planned for the development stage.
  • Maintain technical files for projects in accordance with various regional requirements.
  • Analyze customer return and complaints, and issue and monitor corrective action requests to address root cause.
  • Ensure that packaging labelling specifications for new toys are met.
  • Travel as needed to suppliers and/or customers (less than 10%).
  • Work closely with other functional groups such as Design, Marketing, Customer Care, Sales, Planning and other divisions in Asia and Europe.
  • Stay abreast of changing global, region-specific regulations, standards, and retailer requirements to anticipate potential impacts to processes or products.
  • Perform training to other departments as required.

Job Requirements

You should apply if you have the following:

  • B.Eng / B.Sc
  • 5+ years relevant experience in Quality Engineering for product safety and reliability
  • Compliance experience with agency standards for safety or other similar requirements
  • Desirable experience in areas of mechanical, electro-mechanical, PLC controllers, chemical or manufacturing engineering disciplines
  • Experience with, and knowledge of, one or more of the following specialties desirable: consumer electronics, chemistry, food safety, plastics, clothing/fabrics
  • Superior team and project management skills
  • Problem solving abilities and FMEA /root cause analysis experience
  • Six sigma, lean manufacturing, kaizen highly desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Toy industry specific experience is preferred

What you can expect from us:

Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun. From top leadership to new and veteran team members alike, everyone at Spin Master embodies our Core Values:

  • Integrity
  • Open Mindset
  • Innovation
  • Partnerships
  • Collaboration
  • Driving Results
  • Entrepreneurship

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