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Quality Analyst / Quality Engineer

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Location: Chennai, TN, India
Date Posted: Jan 24, 2020

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Job Description




To perform a variety of quality duties related to the development and implementation of methods, procedures and equipment supporting the Caterpillar Quality Management System (QMS). This role is fundamentally a reactive quality role responding to daily issues found in the manufacturing facility.




  • Quality Planning documents creation for Machining /Assy /Fabrication work

  • Perform preparatory work for quality planning

  • Develop detailed understanding of Drawings and 3D Models

  • Follow FTR procedures for the routine work

  • Use readily available clear and direct references for creating Quality documents

  • Develop proficiency for quality planning process for different commodities by learning from peers and reference material

  • Adhere to Quality and velocity for the delivered projects

  •  Gain an understanding of Caterpillar’s business, products, systems, and procedures;

  •  learn and develop skills which result from the practical application of basic engineering knowledge; and Present new ideas and approaches, creative / innovative ideas

  • Provide assistance to a project team or others in the work group.

  • Manages business partners for transformational projects.







Functional Skills:

Quality Compliance Management


Product Problem Management


Customer Requirements Analysis


Process Improvement Strategy


Quality Planning


Caterpillar Productions System Management


Tracking/Auditing/Monitoring Process Capability


Manufacturing Risk Mitigation (Defect Containment & Prevention)


Control Plans Methodology



Technical Competencies:

  • Basic Understanding of the six phases of the APQP Process and their inputs and outputs

  • Print Reading -Able to read and understand the information shown on Engineering Drawings

  • "Understand how CAV (Customer Acceptance Validation ) aligns

  • - Incoming Quality Audit

  • -Quality gates and In Process Validation (IPV)

  • - Internal Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI)

  • -Pre Delivery Audit (PDA)"

  • Understand the scope of CQMS (Caterpillar Quality Management System),including quality policies, the inputs, processes & outputs required for quality compliance. Understand the 9 clauses of CQMS and understand the key CQMS Metrics

  • Understand the basics of FMEA process and the ability to deploy a process FMEA &Control Plan

  • Quality Gates and In Process Validation (IPV)

  • IQA (In coming Quality Audit)

  • Understand Plan -Do -Check -Act methodology, Prevent, Control & Correct cycle, and how these are applied within the CQMS

  • Understands the alignment between the APQP and PPAP processes. Be able to recognize the elements of PPAP as well as notification and level requirements and PPAP dispositions.

  • Creation of SFMEA document with risk mitigation plan









Role Based Competencies:

Conflict Management


Decision Quality


Drive for Results





Value Based Competencies:


  • Dealing with Uncertainty 

  • Customer Focus

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Building Inclusive Relationships

  • Priority Setting

  • Problem Solving



  • Dip.Eng : 6-10

  • BE: 3-6

  • ME: n/a

  • PHD: n/a

  • Must have a good mechanical aptitude with ability to develop product concepts.

  • Requires strong leadership ability and good communications skills.


Required Qualifications:

* University or technical school degree in a Manufacturing Engineering-related degree;
* Thorough knowledge of Manufacturing and Quality concepts; and
* Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Desired Qualifications:

* Prior experience working in a manufacturing environment; and
* Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers.


  • Dip.Eng : 6-10

  • BE: 4-6

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Job Info

Jan 24, 2020