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Quality Engineer, Heil Environmental

Environmental Solutions Group encompasses industry-leading brands — Heil Environmental, Marathon, Bayne, The Curotto-Can, 3rd Eye, Soft-Pak, and Parts Central — to create a premier, fully integrated equipment group serving the solid waste and recycling industry. Through extensive voice-of-customer outreach, in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities, a wide-reaching service network, and proven industry expertise, Environmental Solutions Group is focused on solving customer problems through environmentally responsible products and providing world-class support. Our mission, "Improving Lives," drives us to make a significant difference, both in the marketplace and in the lives of our employees and their communities. For more information, visit

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $8 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Clean Energy & Fueling, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Climate & Sustainability Technologies. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 65 years, our team of over 25,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what’s possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under “DOV.” Additional information is available at

Operating Company: Environmental Solutions Group – Heil Environmental

Location:  Fort Payne, AL

Reports to: Senior Director, Advanced Manufacturing, Quality and Continuous Improvement

Department: Quality



Heil Environmental is looking for a high caliber candidate to join our fast-paced organization as a Quality Engineer.  This candidate will have 3+ years’ experience in Quality, with exceptional root cause analysis skills and team leading and people skills.  The Quality Engineer will be experienced in one or more aspects of quality:

  • Systems (Metrology, ISO administration, APQP and Engineering Change Order facilitator, Customer Concerns)
  • Internal (A3 corrective actions, floor level team leadership in rework reduction programs, Cell and Process control plan development and maintenance, QMS analysis and reporting, and product/process auditor supervision.
  • External (8D corrective actions, warranty trend analysis, box audit control plan development and maintenance, direct interaction with customers and field team members, Supplier Quality Control, QMS analysis and reporting, and product/process auditor supervision.


The ideal candidate will have a strong background in continuous improvement activities (5S, Kanban, Value-stream and process mapping) and possess a thorough background in ISO 9001:2008/2015, Lean Enterprise, and preferably some Six Sigma experience and/or ISO TS 16949 methods (PPAP, MSA, Gage R&R, DFMEA, PFMEA, Process Capability, etc.).  The candidate must have strong analytical skills to process QMS collected data and be well versed in root cause analysis.  The candidate would show potential to become a valued team member in meeting goals in Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost.  Previous experience in a fabrication, assembly (including routing), paint, MIG welding, hydraulics, and electrical processes would be favorable.



  • Oversee the development and maintenance of control plans – in cell and at end of process, by managing and leading Process Auditors in identifying why defects were detected downstream of cells, installing temporary containment, and leading multifunctional teams in developing corrective actions to eliminate the containment.
  • Developing, and overseeing layered process audits to confirm effectiveness and sustainability of corrective actions, product/process changes released, and new team member qualification.
  • Assisting team members and team leaders in learning how to execute product and process changes and controlling high risk characteristics.
  • Consistently improve inspection effectiveness.
  • Develop training plans to improve the consistency of product audits across shifts.
  • Conduct internal ISO 9001:2015 audits.
  • Participate in teams performing both Kaizen and Lean activities.   Become both an information and method expert to the activity leader to identify, measure, and execute improvement.
  • Sift through the QMS reports daily to find trends and opportunities that warrant focus by limited resources.
  • Support other Quality team members in backfilling roles or team participation activities.
  • Travel up to 10% is required for this position.



  • Bachelor Degree in an Engineering discipline or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience in a structured manufacturing environment.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification would be a plus.
  • Able to read fabrication drawings specifications, including geometric tolerance and welding specifications.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint.  MS Project and MS Access would be a plus.
  • Proficient in using CAD and 3D model viewers/software including attribute assignments.
  • Works under limited supervision while implementing clearly communicated corporate strategy and goals.  Must work on own initiative and constantly support the company mission.
  • Exercises a moderate degree of judgment.  Specific and general results as well as effectiveness of operation and administration are subject to supervisor examination and review.  Questionable matters referred to supervisor for clarification, assistance, and/or intervention.
  • Travel up to 10% is required for this position.



Builds and Manages Collaborative Relationships

Customer Impact

Motivates and Inspires

Results Driven

Self-Awareness and Personal Development



Ethics and Work Standards: Maintain the highest ethical and work standards, while promoting the same attributes in co-workers and others.  Ensure that all business activities – with both internal and external customers – to be performed with a professional demeanor and that all participants be held accountable to this high standard.

Communication:  Expresses thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing, using good grammar. Presents concise, well-organized reports in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  Listens to understand input, feedback, and concerns.  Provides complete information in an open, honest, and straightforward manner.  Responds promptly and positively to questions and requests.

Teamwork and Relationships:  Works with other employees willingly and in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork.  Supports cooperation.  Demonstrates a commitment to the entire business and is supportive of all initiatives (company and departmental) to help grow Environmental Solutions Group business in the United States and abroad.  Cooperates fully with others to achieve organizational goals. Is tactful, courteous, and considerate.  Embraces a positive outlook.  Is respected and trusted by others.

Continual Improvement and Problem Resolution: Identifies and communicates suggestions for work improvements.  Uses technical and analytical abilities to assure existing work practices are the most efficient and cost effective possible. Performs root-cause analysis and implements viable, permanent solutions to problems.  Works with both internal and external customers to develop solutions which meet company-wide needs and objectives.  Applies a sense of urgency to resolve problems or creates opportunities that will increase productivity and create value.  Shares best practices with other employees across the business.

Accountability:  Accepts responsibility and accessibility for both the strategic planning and the successful implementation of all projects, programs, and duties as outlined in this job description. Advises supervisor of concerns, problems, and progress of work in a timely manner.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

Job Function : Quality & Continous Improvement; Engineering


Nearest Major Market: Fort Payne

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, Environmental Engineering, Quality Engineer, Engineering, Management

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