EPO Quality Engineer

Quality Control, R&D
Novi, MI
May 18, 2017
Introduction about the Business
Novelis is the world’s premier producer of rolled aluminum and the global leader in aluminum recycling. Drawing on our expertise, commitment to innovation and world-leading technology, we deliver sustainable solutions for the most demanding applications, including automobiles, beverage cans, architecture, and consumer electronics. With industry-leading assets and technology, we produce the highest-quality aluminum sheet and foil products for customers in high-value markets including automotive, transportation, packaging, construction and printing. Our customers include major brands such as Agfa-Gevaert, Alcan, Anheuser-Busch, Ball, BMW, Coca-Cola, Crown Cork & Seal, Daching Holdings, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lotte Aluminum, Kodak, Pactiv, Rexam, Ryerson, Tetra Pak, ThyssenKrupp and others. Much of our aluminum is re-created from material already in the world today, saving natural resources and allowing for the creation of consumer products that have a lower environmental footprint. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Novelis has approximately 11,600 employees in 25 operating facilities on four continents and is investing close to $1.5 billion in global rolling and recycling expansions to meet the growing demand for our premium product.


Role Overview

The EPO Quality Engineer is responsible for QCI implementation at the various tolling and warehousing facilities that make up the External Processing Operations.The primary purpose of the position is to ensure each EPO facility has implemented a quality operating system compliant to Novelis requirements (and Specific Customer requirements) that the process and associated product are performing at the expected quality level. The role also assesses product quality concerns, coordinates trials, leads/supports 8Ds, supports CI activities, conducts process/product audits and broadly supports Novelis goals/objectives into the EPO facility from a quality and process/product perspective

  • Ensure the quality system implemented at each EPO facility meets the expectations of Novelis and our Customers
  • At each EPO facility provide routine assessment / participation in the following
    • Product quality
    • Product capability
    • Product Recovery and Cost of Poor Quality
    • Trials
    • Active 8Ds
    • Layered Process Audits
    • Continuous Improvement Activities
    • Throughputs
    • Scrap Segregation / Return
  • Report on metrics associated to these subject
  • Identify opportunities at EPO locations for
    • Product Quality Improvement
    • Cost Reduction
    • Throughput Increase
  • Ensure the accuracy of quality data fed to the EPO and received back from the EPO
  • Provide routine and meaningful communication with the following:
    • Plants supplying metal into the EPO, whether from Novelis or another EPO site
    • Technical Services Teams from the various product groups
    • As necessary the customers supplied from the EPO
  • Actively support the qualification of new EPO locations
  • Ensure the ongoing qualification of existing EPO locations
  • Provide technical assistance to the EPO locations as needed
  • Promote Continuous Improvement Activities at the EPOs


  • Bachelor’s Degree – Business/Quality Engineering/Industrial Engineering or related field
  • 5-7 years of experience in the field of Quality Engineering/Industrial Engineering or related field
  • Any of the following certifications preferred – CQE/CQA/CQM Six Sigma Belt
  • Aluminum experience is a plus
  • Stamping experience a plus
  • Experience with Automotive customers/suppliers is required
  • Excellent problem solving skills/experience
  • Able to juggle multiple issues simultaneously
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Minitab experience preferred
  • Knowledgeable in Quality System Requirements inclusive of PPAP, Control Plans, FMEA, APQP, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to convince stakeholders on new concepts
  • Travel up to 75%

Facilities, Amenities or Infrastructure
Novelis is the world’s premier producer of rolled aluminum and the global leader in aluminum recycling, with world headquarters located in the Buckhead business district of Atlanta, Georgia. Novelis headquarters was opened in 2010 and serves as the strategic hub for executive leadership and all corporate functions. Our Global Headquarters are home to Novelis corporate functions, including Global Commercial and Strategy, Supply Chain, Recycling, Procurement, Human Resources, Sustainability, Communications and Government Affairs, Legal, Audit, Finance and Information Technology.