Kappa Search | Chicago Staffing Agencies | Quality Assurance Engineer

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago staffing agency that specializes in the recruitment and placement of engineering, manufacturing, sales and supply chain professionals. We are currently recruiting for a QA Engineer with automotive components experience as follows.


  • Will develop suppliers and components using the APQP process.
  • Develop molding flow charts
  • Will define requirements for supplier PPAP submissions of current production components regarding product/process changes, resourcing, and supplier location changes and review and disposition supplier PPAP submissions.
  • Review and develop suppliers of purchased components in areas such as: process flow diagrams, molding control plans, PFMEAs, RPN reduction plans, gage plans, gauging, error/mistake proofing, work instructions, handling of nonconforming material, and other quality related areas.
  • Achieve flawless on-time PPAPs and launches of purchased components; perform on-site technical and quality system audits/assessments of suppliers and processes.
  • Document open issues and manage the supplier until issues are resolved, investigate supplier quality issues such as PR&Rs and ensure proper containment, root cause analysis, and corrective action implementation and verification.
  • Perform run at rates, tooled capacity reviews, and launch readiness reviews at suppliers, conduct meetings with suppliers, regarding supplier quality, with authority, control, and effectiveness.
  • Review and analyze capability studies and GR&R’s and proactively develop suppliers through continuous improvement initiatives.


  • Bachelors degree in Engineering preferred; BSME, BSIE or BSEE
  • Several years QA engineering experience out of an automotive parts manufacturer.
  • PPAP, APQP, PFMEA expertise is a plus.