Role of a Quality Engineer in APQP process

S

student

#1
Hi professionals,
I am a new Masters who has passed out of QE. My questions is "What is the role of Quality Engineer in the APQP ?. Your answers are very much appreceated.

Thanks
Student
Wayne State Uni:thanx:
 
Last edited by a moderator:
Elsmar Forum Sponsor
M

mustafa siddiqui

#2
Quality Engineer in APQP

Hello Student :ca:
I have seen your thread and think its your interview question :biglaugh:
Look you have to first understand your processes in the APQP.
If you keenly look at the processes you will understand that in the each stage its the responsibility of one and the others are advisors. Look in the case of the first stage "plan and design" its the responsibility of the management to look after the planning of the new product.
In the next stage " The product design and verification " the Designeers/ Engineers take over the project starting with the Design of the product. Here the DFMEA..........etc takes place.
In the third stage " The process design and validation " takes place. Here the process for the production is put down, involving the QE.
In the stage called the "Product and process design and validation" the PPAP come into the picture where QE works.
Lastly its the launch stage where TGWs and TGRs come into picture, where you dont have a key role.
This is all I know of, it would be great if anyone else comments on it.
 

Howard Atkins

Forum Administrator
Leader
Admin
#3
As I see it the role of the Quality function in the APQP process is to monitor the progress and advise and moderate in the use of tools etc.

mustafa siddiqui said:
In the stage called the "Product and process design and validation" the PPAP come into the picture where QE works.
I would disagree with this. The PPAP is the documentation of the actions taken throughout the process and thus all that is needed is to collate the various reports which the QE is not responsible for.
IMO you are trying here to continue the fallacy that Quality Functions produce Quality.
 
M

mustafa siddiqui

#4
Thanks Atkins

Howard Atkins said:
As I see it the role of the Quality function in the APQP process is to monitor the progress and advise and moderate in the use of tools etc.


I would disagree with this. The PPAP is the documentation of the actions taken throughout the process and thus all that is needed is to collate the various reports which the QE is not responsible for.
IMO you are trying here to continue the fallacy that Quality Functions produce Quality.
Thanks for correcting me there. I beleive in the conccept of learning new things everyday.:D
 
M

Murph095

#5
I work as a Business Manager for a large Tier 1 exhaust supplier. In my position I lead a large team of professionals towards a common goal of launching a program on time and under budget. One of these members is my QE at the plant that the program will be run. He is responsible for compiling the documentation needed for the PPAP. Along with that, he acts as a laison between the plant, and corporate quality, to ensure that company standards and quality requirements are adhered to. I rely on him/her and my launch manager to ensure tasks are completed in sequence as we move between program phases. This probably does not fully answer your question but If you have any specific questions regarding duties I can try and answer them. Feel free to PM me.
 
Last edited by a moderator:
S

student

#6
hi Murph,
That really makes many things clear. When you are talking about the documentation side are we talking about the entire process or the Process launch /prelaunch. Thanks very much for your response. I am looking for a break in this field.
Your time is really appreceated.
 

Howard Atkins

Forum Administrator
Leader
Admin
#7
I think that Murph and I am really agreeing
The quality function is responsible for collating the documents, he is not really responsible for the content.
He helps to prepare the content as part of the team.
 
P

prabhudvp

#8
Value addition

What value addition the QE does in APQP

1.Review the Drawing for correctness and copletness

2.Verify the Tolerences are achievable with the required Capability

3.Provide the feedback on simmilar process/product failure modes

4.The control plan/Inspection plan reflects these failures

5. Coordinate various activities with in the plant

6.Desgin/Revoiew/Evaluate Gages and Instruments

7. Conduct MSA

8.Layout Inspection

9.Coordinate with Customer

10. Control and Improve the process

Prabhu
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
B What is the role of Quality Engineer in APQP and PPAP APQP and PPAP 5
B Interview Presentation for Quality Engineer Role Next Week! Career and Occupation Discussions 22
P Quality Engineer's Role in Tracking MRT Metrics & PDT Metrics Customer Complaints 2
P Quality Engineer's Role in Cost Management (including UMC) Misc. Quality Assurance and Business Systems Related Topics 3
Q Quality Organization Guidance - The Role of a Quality Engineer in a Company Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 8
M Role of Quality Manager in a manufacturing company AS9100, IAQG, NADCAP and Aerospace related Standards and Requirements 7
Sidney Vianna Interesting Discussion Accreditation Matters: Our Role in The Quality Infrastructure ASQ, ANAB, UKAS, IAF, IRCA, Exemplar Global and Related Organizations 0
A How would a candidate for Quality Systems Manager role answer questions in a med device manufacturing org ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 11
Q Quality role Human Factors and Ergonomics in Engineering 2
R Role of quality compliance in SAP Software Quality Assurance 2
T New role Quality Manager IATF 16949, new company, advise how to get started IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 2
Sidney Vianna Informational The role of the quality professional - an interesting video by CQI Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 1
Kronos147 Quality Manager's Role in AS9100 Rev. D AS9100, IAQG, NADCAP and Aerospace related Standards and Requirements 9
K New Quality Manager Role Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 13
G Quality/Regulatory role in Automotive industry Career and Occupation Discussions 1
K What is Quality's and Engineering's role within FAI's AS9100, IAQG, NADCAP and Aerospace related Standards and Requirements 6
J Quality Manager's role in Customer and Supplier Complaints Customer Complaints 10
N Role of Quality Function in Approving Work Instructions Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 4
D Designing a Training Course called "Role of the Laboratory Quality Manager" Training - Internal, External, Online and Distance Learning 13
V Defining Quality Assurance's Role in R&D (Product and Process Development) Design and Development of Products and Processes 11
K The role of mid level managers in a Quality System Manufacturing and Related Processes 9
P Role of Quality within an Organization Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 3
M Effect of your Quality Role on your life Coffee Break and Water Cooler Discussions 31
P What is the role of a Quality Management Systems Auditor? General Auditing Discussions 8
T The Role of a Quality Assurance Manager in a Manufacturing Environment Career and Occupation Discussions 3
S Does Quality Engineering have a role in QFD (Quality Function Deployment)? APQP and PPAP 1
J Role of Quality Manager / Quality Management System Representative ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 44
R Resourcing Proposals - Quality Team - Should include salaries and role detai Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 2
B Dual Role Question - Metrologist AND Quality Manager - Conflict of Interest? Career and Occupation Discussions 14
M Dual Role - Quality and Production ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 10
C EU Importer Role EU Medical Device Regulations 2
S How to deal with customers requesting documents as being in the role of distributor? EU Medical Device Regulations 5
somashekar Medical device file Vs Role undertaken by the organization ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 1
R Role of QA during Design and Development of Products and Processes Design and Development of Products and Processes 4
marmotte MDD legacy until 2024 - EUDAMED, role (and cost!) of the EC Rep EU Medical Device Regulations 6
A PRRC effective role and activities EU Medical Device Regulations 1
L Implementing the PRRC role in a company EU Medical Device Regulations 8
C NB approval - Basic question about Notified Bodies and their role EU Medical Device Regulations 10
Z Role of economic operators (EO) post the EU MDR Date of application in May 2020 EU Medical Device Regulations 1
A Audit purpose - case study - What is the role of SQE in such case? General Auditing Discussions 3
M Informational Webinar: The role of the TGA in digital health Medical Device and FDA Regulations and Standards News 0
A Leadership Role in Designing QMS - Upper Management Support Quality Manager and Management Related Issues 16
H Clinical investigation - Role of Notified Body (NB) EU Medical Device Regulations 6
Edward Reesor Role of increased regulatory costs in increasing risk ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 10
Paul Simpson Informational The role of Annex SL - High Level Structure of ISO MSS's - Revision Update February 2019 ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 26
supadrai Forced into Regulatory Affairs Role - Where do I begin? Career and Occupation Discussions 4
D Document approvers by role or by name Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 8
C Role of Breast Tissue Expander in Breast Reconstruction process. Medical Information Technology, Medical Software and Health Informatics 0
G Role of Remote Locations IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 1
R Registrars offering to perform Second Party Audits - Have they failed their role? Registrars and Notified Bodies 112

Similar threads

Top Bottom