Job interview - So I have to do a presentation on PPAP

#1
Hi all,

Been lurking for a little while now. Some great info on here.
I’d like to pick a few brains for a second job interview I have coming up.

So I have to do a presentation.
One of the selections is based around PPAP. I do not have expanded knowledge of PPAP as my current employer does not use that exact system. Although something similar.

They have asked me to present on the steps of PPAP & how I, as a QE will manage each step.
I’ve done a lot of research and am aware of what each step involves. But to manage each step?
I am the customer so will be receiving the PPAP from the supplier.
Any help on what they actually mean by manage.
Apart from ensuring all documentation is submitted on time & any corrective actions for discrepancies. I’m not sure how I can go into each step in so much detail.
Look forward to the replies.
Thanks
 
Elsmar Forum Sponsor

Al Rosen

Staff member
Super Moderator
#3
Hi all,

Been lurking for a little while now. Some great info on here.
I’d like to pick a few brains for a second job interview I have coming up.

So I have to do a presentation.
One of the selections is based around PPAP. I do not have expanded knowledge of PPAP as my current employer does not use that exact system. Although something similar.

They have asked me to present on the steps of PPAP & how I, as a QE will manage each step.
I’ve done a lot of research and am aware of what each step involves. But to manage each step?
I am the customer so will be receiving the PPAP from the supplier.
Any help on what they actually mean by manage.
Apart from ensuring all documentation is submitted on time & any corrective actions for discrepancies. I’m not sure how I can go into each step in so much detail.
Look forward to the replies.
Thanks
I would have a slide for each item and describe what you would do to verify that the item is acceptable/unacceptable. Use bullet points and have a script available. You will also need to have answers for how you interact with the supplier. You may be required to introduce the supplier to the process so this should be your first slide.
 
#4
Thanks for the reply both.
The exact question is..

Please define each step of a PPAP process and how an SQA engineer can manage each step.

Are you saying do 18 slides for each point?

Bearing in mind there is also feedback required on managing audits & reporting on a previous quality concern.

I’m a little wary of having a 30 slide presentation on it all.
Although no time limit has been set.
 

Al Rosen

Staff member
Super Moderator
#5
Thanks for the reply both.
The exact question is..

Please define each step of a PPAP process and how an SQA engineer can manage each step.

Are you saying do 18 slides for each point?

Bearing in mind there is also feedback required on managing audits & reporting on a previous quality concern.

I’m a little wary of having a 30 slide presentation on it all.
Although no time limit has been set.
One slide per element. Bullet what you would do for each element. I would rather have more than less. I would think 15-20 minutes for the presentation.
 

Ninja

Looking for Reality
Trusted Information Resource
#6
I don't see it mentioned above...

Who are you presenting TO ? Gear it to what their interests are.
Rather than just bullet points (though those are a good idea)...include also what makes it 'real' to those you are presenting to.
Always consider the audience, and tweak it accordingly.
 

Jim Wynne

Staff member
Admin
#8
I do not have expanded knowledge of PPAP ...
Was PPAP experience part of the job requirements? If so, how did you address it in your résumé? If you go into this with no experience but have told the company that you do have experience, this will probably not go well for you, I'm afraid. As far as the presentation is concerned, all of the PPAP elements are interrelated in one way or another, so it's difficult to say how you would "handle" each one in a presentation. Don't look at the elements in isolation. For example, look at how Material/Perfomance test results are related to Qualified Laboratory Documentation.
 
#9
Thank you all again.
Very helpful.

I did mention in my first interview that I am aware of PPAP, however do not have any experience with it.
Maybe this is a test to give me the research to see how I do?!
Like Al mentioned, this may be more about communication skills.
They’ve given me a week to prep. So far I have learned a hell of a lot in the last 3 days! Which is always good.
I’m presenting to HR reps x2, PUR manager & Senior quality engineer.
I’m relatively young still at 32, with 8 years of quality experience, I’m hoping they see more potential in me, as opposed to experience.
I’ve decided to use 3 slides.
6 points on each slide (18 total) with a kind of flow chart through each point. So starting with point —- definition —- how I manage it.
This does seem like a better idea.
It’s not much fun presenting about something you know very little about and have no real experience in. But it’s all a learning curve I suppose.
I’m using it as good experience.
 

Ninja

Looking for Reality
Trusted Information Resource
#10
FWIW, I've been in a position in the past where admitting "I consider myself an expert to this point, I have learned to this point comfortably, to this point where I think I might know what I'm doing, and beyond this point I still have much to learn".

Read your audience...part of communicating is realizing that admission of ignorance is sometimes a good thing (but not always).

Good luck!
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Manix Supplier Control and Development Presentation for a Job Interview - Input Requested Supplier Quality Assurance and other Supplier Issues 5
R Help with Job Interview presentation - Position of Management Auditor Career and Occupation Discussions 8
H Job Interview Question - Faulty machine Manufacturing and Related Processes 8
B Suggestions for job interview regarding CCD's (Charge Coupled Device) Quality Tools, Improvement and Analysis 3
S Calibration Engineer and Calibration Technician Job Interview Questions General Measurement Device and Calibration Topics 2
Wes Bucey The "Informational Interview" - a job hunt tip? Career and Occupation Discussions 2
Q Does she need to reveal her pregnancy during job interview? Career and Occupation Discussions 19
8 Lean Specialist Job Interview - Revision & Question Lean in Manufacturing and Service Industries 1
S SQE (Supplier Quality Engineer) Job Interview Questions Benchmarking 4
Wes Bucey That dreaded Job Interview Salary Question Career and Occupation Discussions 46
B Demonstrating Leadership Skills in a Job Interview Career and Occupation Discussions 7
T Nylon Fiber Production - Job Interview - New to this type of process Manufacturing and Related Processes 1
Q Job Interview Feedback from HR Career and Occupation Discussions 17
E Interview Questions to ask a Job Applicant on a Second Interview Career and Occupation Discussions 1
Y Phone Interview for Job - Help on Follow Up Career and Occupation Discussions 3
Marc How Skype Is Changing the Job Interview Career and Occupation Discussions 12
Wes Bucey Surviving the job interview! Career and Occupation Discussions 5
C Job Interview Tips needed - Specific questions that maybe asked Career and Occupation Discussions 32
B Quality Engineer Job Interview Questions Career and Occupation Discussions 19
G "Inspection Culture " to "Quality Assurance Culture" - Upcoming Job Interview Career and Occupation Discussions 15
S Is PPAP exclusive to the Automobile Industry? Job Interview APQP and PPAP 11
C Job Decision Making - Post Interview Followup Career and Occupation Discussions 15
C Post Interview Job Follow up - What should I do? Career and Occupation Discussions 3
Jen Kirley Jennifer's Job Interview - This oughta be in the papers Career and Occupation Discussions 54
M ISO 9001 vs. QS9000 vs. ISO 14001 - Job interview tomorrow night for a QM position Career and Occupation Discussions 4
Sidney Vianna Job Opening in the USA - IATF 16949 Lead Auditor Position Job Openings, Consulting and Employment Opportunities 0
F So my quality management position is being marginalized by my job. Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 10
Awais How to mistake proof - Shipping Orders with Shortages - Product Quantity Accountability mismatch with Job Traveller? Manufacturing and Related Processes 17
R Job order / Traveler AS9100, IAQG, NADCAP and Aerospace related Standards and Requirements 15
T How should I approach REACH, CM, etc. as a job shop? RoHS, REACH, ELV, IMDS and Restricted Substances 18
was named killer Job Opportunity-Quality Engineer-Tampa Florida Job Openings, Consulting and Employment Opportunities 0
Marc Job Opportunity – Quality Assurance Specialist - Suspense 7 April 2021 Job Openings, Consulting and Employment Opportunities 0
L Job Aids for administrative staff in GLP environment Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 6
B Qualifcations of Staffing Agency Employees to meet job description General Auditing Discussions 6
K Looking for a job as Quality Engineer Career and Occupation Discussions 3
J New Job Position - Achieving ISO 13485 Certification ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 5
XRAY_3121 New Job with Wholesale Distributor Pharmaceuticals (21 CFR Part 210, 21 CFR Part 211 and related Regulations) 0
N Looking to Impress - New Job - Advice, Thoughts, Comments Welcome Career and Occupation Discussions 23
C Refreshing an old and boring topic - Job descriptions and Roles vs Process Documentation ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 38
BeaBea Organizational Charts and Job Titles Process Maps, Process Mapping and Turtle Diagrams 20
M IATF 16949 8.5.1.3 Verification of job set-ups - Do we need secondary check? IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 7
B Product Safety Responsibility - Job shop such as a machine shop AS9100, IAQG, NADCAP and Aerospace related Standards and Requirements 10
JAMESH Job Safety - Lockout/Tagout and Respiratory Protocols Manufacturing and Related Processes 3
S Regulatory job in pharma vs. medical device US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 16
S Regulatory job in pharma vs. medical device CE Marking (Conformité Européene) / CB Scheme 0
M Do I Expect Too Much of Job Candidates? Career and Occupation Discussions 33
JAMESH Building a "Lean" Job Shop Training Program Training - Internal, External, Online and Distance Learning 0
I "On the job training" as a response to how someone was trained? ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 75
M Nonconformity for missing form number on the job description document Nonconformance and Corrective Action 1
Sidney Vianna Are the Accreditation Bodies doing their job? Keeping CB's accountable Registrars and Notified Bodies 0

Similar threads

Top Bottom