Qc & Quality Engineering - Manager

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Paris, IL, US, 61944

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Who We Are 

North American Lighting Inc., member of the Koito Group of Companies, is the largest tier one automotive exterior lighting manufacturer in North America. As the market share leader in exterior automotive lighting, NAL provides advanced lighting technology, engineering design expertise, and state-of-the-art production capabilities to auto makers based in North America and around the world.  


Our Opportunity 

North American Lighting (NAL) is looking for a Quality Control & Quality Engineering Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate will plan, direct, and administer the overall quality function within the assigned manufacturing facility; including the quality program, policies, processes, and all related personnel. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Your Priorities 

  • Plans and directs all quality activities related to both internal and customer issues. 
  • Reviews quality systems and processes; assesses quality needs; and develops and implements the overall quality system to include methods. 
  • Works closely with customers to resolve quality issues and returns, leads all activities related to the formal response to management and the customer, and serves as lead contact with the customer. 
  • Ensures that incoming inspection processes eliminate unacceptable parts being sent to production. 
  • Develops, implements, and maintains testing and performance standards and procedures to determine the product quality level and to permit acceptance of satisfactory products for shipments. 
  • Manages the inspection, testing, and analysis on new products or design changes, and ensures the completion of the customer/vendor Initial Sample Inspection Reports (ISIR).


Your Background 

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or a manufacturing-related discipline, plus 8 - 10 of experience in quality in a manufacturing environment—including: 

  • 2 - 4 years of experience in a quality related field
  • 4 years of experience in a lead, supervisory, or management position. 


Knowledge of Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), and experience the quality function with an automotive lighting manufacturer are preferred. 

At North American Lighting

Team Member Benefits 

World class health insurance plans 

Award winning 401k plan 

Relocation assistance 

Paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays, etc) 

Supplier discounts (wireless, computer, vehicle, etc.) 

Company sponsored wellness program including gym reimbursement  

Diversity at NAL: 

The mission of NAL’s Diversity Committee is to facilitate NAL’s ongoing and continuing efforts to foster a culture and atmosphere of mutual respect, for the benefit of all Team Members from different backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities that represent our communities. 

You can learn more about NAL and our opportunities at jobs.nal.com. 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 13110

Location: Paris Plant 

Nearest Major Market: Decatur