Karma Automotive

Quality Engineer, Reliability

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Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising.


We make beautiful, ecologically sensitive products, and we will provide a memorable ownership experience for our customers.


Our work environment is casual, and our culture is results-oriented.


The Karma Automotive Quality organization is seeking a candidate with automotive experience that will support the operations departments of our assembly plant to drive and deliver “Zero Defects” products and process to our customers. Work will be conducted in a team environment supported by functional support organizations to assure the final product to our customers is nothing short of the “Highest Quality vehicle in its Class”.

The Reliability Engineer position will lead, coach, monitor and drive actions in the assembly operations to assure our teams, products and process are performing at their best. Measuring success and driving continuous improvement through hands-on involvement sets the stage for this position, in our ever growing and expanding company.


  • Analyze quality data and take actions to resolve: quality issues & supporting production operations.
  • Manage “Issues Communication Report” to document and follow-up on non-conformances.
  • Follow-up with SQA & suppliers to feedback status of findings and drive issue resolution using quality problem solving tools. Review all supplier 8D (Issues resolution plans) for accuracy and conformity.
  • Serve as liaison between engineering, logistics, supplier quality, purchasing and manufacturing organizations, to assure quality of our products, and release levels are compliant, and in accordance to change management. Take appropriate actions to contain, communicate, control and correct nonconformities.
  • Manage all material containment activities on suspect materials, and supplier requests. Support MRB.
  • Communicate up & down – stream with teams and organizations to gather feedback, and feedforward on product status to assure awareness and actions required. Preform Layered Process Audits – Daily.
  • Support incoming quality inspection activities and assure compliance to specifications and appearance standards. Implement product quality standards.  Audit to assure compliance with ISO-9001.
  • Develop material review list base on supplier performance, risk priority concerns, shipment concerns, and special handling needs to assure a steady flow of quality products are delivered to the assembly operations.
  • Confirm product packaging can withstand shipping, storage and in-plant handling to meet quality requirements delivered to the line.
  • Generate corrective action reports and quality alerts to communicate issues to the respective organizations to drive actions with the responsible parties.  Track and monitor performance



  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering
  • Strong Analytical Skills utilizing common and advance quality tools – demonstrated
  • Lean/Quality production system proficiency with demonstrated achievements
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in OEM Automotive Manufacturing or Quality with leadership roles
  • MS Office proficiency including presentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills and must be comfortable with working with people at all levels.
  • Proficient in the use of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • ISO 9001 / TS 16949 audit experienced


  • Green Belt I/ Black Belt in Six Sigma preferred
    Statistical Engineering (Shainin, Taguchi, etc.) preferred



Come and join the great Karma Team, where you can make a career! Karma Automotive offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD; paid vacation, holidays and personal days; and a 401K with matching contributions.  Relocation assistance is available.


NO 3rd Party Recruiters.  Principles Only, Please


Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law. Karma Automotive LLC, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability. Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.



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