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Quality Assurance- ECU Controller Business

Company: Dana Corp
Location: Novi
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:

Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets - passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment - Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.

PURPOSE: This role will lead the management of quality process related to the development and manufacture of the Dana Open ECU Controller platform. Open ECU controllers are a critical quality component to any vehicle platform for system and component Integration. This individual will be responsible for the ISO 9001 quality system at the Novi Technical center as well as overseeing IATF 16949 at our partner manufacturing locations in the US and Mexico.


  • Drive the merging of the Pi-Innovo and Dana engineering quality systems for a world class engineering development process for Hardware and software products.

  • Lead the improvement activities across all HW/SW engineering sites to support structure and process control to the product delivery from concept through production.

  • Train and support project teams through the business processes to ensure sound project health and high quality deliveries to customers

  • Lead the project teams in developing and tailoring processes appropriate to the work being undertaken

  • Coordinate with the safety team and support review for functional safety development (e.g. ISO 26262)

  • Prepare the company for external quality assessment to meet the requirements of international standards

  • Liaise with customers on quality requirements for their projects

  • Represent the company as Quality Champion on the Advanced Product Quality Planning team (APQP), liaising with suppliers

  • Lead the internal audit team in performing product and process Quality Assurance activities to meet identified standards

  • Monitor and report to management on process performance and any improvements needed to meet business objectives

  • Lead cross-functional and cross-site teams in problem solving activities, using industry standard tools such as "Is, Is Not" , "5 Why" and 8D

  • Represent the company as Quality Champion, liaising with relevant agencies regarding audits, inspections and issues relating to product or process quality assurance

  • Plan and manage required tool and process transitions as required in the business

  • Lead the resolution of ECU supply quality issues with customers


    • Bachelors degree with a preference in Engineering

    • 5+years Quality Assurance or related experience in an engineering discipline

    • 5+ years experience of working with quality systems in the automotive sector, including NPI processes

    • 5+ years experience of implementing processes to standards such as IATF16949, ISO 9001, CMMi,

    • Experience working with manufacturing related quality issues

    • Awareness of Automotive SPICE, ISO 26262, ISO 21434

      • Qualified Lead Auditor

      • Effective working knowledge of quality assurance concepts and procedures to include APQP, PPAP, SPC, GR&R, PFMEA, Control Plan, Error-proofing, and 7Step (8D).

      • Proficient with MS Office Suite to include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.

      • Demonstrated leadership, team building, problem solving and decision-making skills.

      • Ability to travel as requiredto plants and customers.


        • Both strategic and hands on; able to lead in execution as well as develop strategy.

        • Able to make decisions independently with appropriate level of consultation/communication.

        • Commitment to the highest standards of ethical behavior in self and others; commitment to inclusion and diversity

        • Accomplished leader with the ability to work successfully in a matrix environment

        • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills

        • Proven excellent customer relationship management skills

          We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Keywords: Dana Corp, Novi , Quality Assurance- ECU Controller Business, Accounting, Auditing , Novi, Michigan

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