Fortive Corporation Quality Engineer in Stow, Ohio

Quality Engineer

About Us:

Matco Tools is a manufacturer and distributor of quality, professional grade automotive equipment, tools and toolboxes. Over 13,000 products are sold to customers through franchise business owner/manager mobile tool operators. Matco employs approximately 600 associates in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada and reported record financial results for 2015. For additional information on Matco, please visit .

Founded in 1946 with headquarters in Stow, Ohio, Matco Tools is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fortive Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, and has revenues in excess of $400 million. Matco distributors operate in all 50 states, as well as in Canada and Puerto Rico. Matco Tools was ranked as the #1 Tool Distribution franchise in 2010 by Entrepreneur Magazine and recognized as Best Automotive Franchise in 2009 by Franchise Business Review. Matco offers its franchise owners industry-leading training, on-going field support, pre-identified customers, and in-house financing. Those thriving in an innovative, supportive, energized organization where continuous learning is the norm will find themselves well rewarded. For additional information on Fortive, please visit .



The selected candidate will identify and root-cause field quality issues to reduce warranty expenses utilizing formal problem-solving processes such as Six Sigma DMAIC, Red X, A3 or equivalent. The Quality Engineer will interact with suppliers to identify process failures including production and Quality Assurance activities.

The successful candidate will support new item creation efforts through competitive benchmarking and researching product options. Responsibilities will include creating/maintaining technical documents, reviewing product designs for compliance with company and ASTM standards, and developing testing criteria for new product offerings. Additionally, the position will utilize tensile, torque, hardness and other testing equipment in a lab setting to perform product testing on new and existing tools. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are required for interaction between field personnel and end user customers.


  • Warranty reduction

  • Track top warranty items for assigned HPLs by number of defects and cost

  • Identify opportunities for improving tool performance, functionality and durability

  • Lead the root cause analysis of product failures and implement corrective actions

  • Perform bin audits at distribution center to understand product failures

  • Present warranty reduction projects at quarterly management warranty review

  • Execute the quality hold process for field quality concerns

  • Support the New item Creation (NIC) process including evaluation of new tools

  • Acquire specifications/drawings/testing/application data

  • Assist with the creation of equipment design, manufacturing and test specifications

  • Perform Product testing on new and existing tools

  • Internal lab testing

  • 3rd party external testing

  • Field testing

  • Attend supplier review meetings and provide Engineering and Quality feedback to the scorecard

  • Perform data analysis for new and existing warranty agreements with suppliers

  • Support the technical specification and description creation within the Stibo system

  • Respond to Customer Service requests for engineering and quality expertise through the Epost-it process

  • Author field communications for quality related concerns

  • Track/monitor tool repair and repair center performance through the MTRT system

  • Support Distribution Center returns by assigned tool categories (HPL)

  • Check Distribution Center stock

  • Return items to stock

  • Review packaging requirements and adequacy

  • 10% travel or less. May include one international trip per year



  • B.S. in Engineering required; Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial preferred

  • Minimum three years of experience in a Quality Engineer or related role

  • Minimum three years of experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Minimum two years of experience executing Six Sigma DMAIC, Red X, A3 or equivalent tools


  • Hands-on automotive repair experience, both mechanical and electrical, with an excellent working knowledge of automotive tools

  • Hands-on experience with automotive diagnostic scan tools and electrical diagnostic tools

  • Database/Business Intelligence system query writing and analysis preferred

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, specifically Excel and Access

  • ASQ certified

  • Prior manufacturing quality experience

  • Formal problem-solving training and successful execution of its tools

  • ISO 9001:2015 requirements and processes

  • Ability to interpret and understand ASTM standards

  • Experience with material testing equipment

  • Automotive industry experience

  • Current US Passport

Fit Factors

  • Strong self-management skills

  • Problem solving

  • Organization

  • Planning and prioritization

  • High level of energy and self-motivation

  • Strong ability to influence

  • Ability to present and communicate to all levels of the organization

  • Assertiveness

  • Gaining consensus and commitment of peers and suppliers

  • Conflict resolution

  • Negotiating skills

Fortive Corporation Overview:

Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company comprised of global businesses that are recognized leaders in attractive markets. With more than $6 billion in annual revenues, Fortive’s well-known brands hold leading positions in field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution.

Fortive is headquartered in Everett, Washington and employs a team of more than 24,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administrative employees in more than 40 countries around the world. Our team grows by tackling challenges that accelerate progress and further their careers. With a culture rooted in continuous improvement, the core of our company’s operating model is the Fortive Business System. For more information please visit: .

Job: Engineering

Primary Location: North America-United States-OH-Stow

Organization: Matco

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: MAT001665