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Sr Production Engineer

Apply Now Location: 2300 Walnut Hill Ln, Dallas, Texas, United States, 75220; job id: R0000334328
job family: Product Quality Assurance
schedule: Full time
The pay range is $69,000.00 - $124,200.00

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Senior Production Engineer PSQA

About us:

Working at Target means helping all families discover the joy of everyday life. We bring that vision to life through our values and culture. Learn more about Target here.

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.​

Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It’s how we care, grow, and win together.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure vendors and factories produce safe and quality product for Target owned brands

  • Deep knowledge of consumer product manufacturing quality oversight, compliance, & regulatory requirements

  • Responsible for proactive and preventive quality assurance and control, delivering end to end result through QMS activities

  • Engage with factories in-person and remotely to assess performance and provide support to drive for continuous improvement of manufacturing processes.

  • Actively influence decision-making and address business needs through active engagement with internal business partners.

  • Leverage analysis and reporting on vendors & factories performance with a feedback loop.

  • Actively influence decision-making and address business needs through active engagement with CFT/business

  • Conduct calibration activities on process and product for 3rd parties, vendors and factories


Key Competency Expectation

  • Product and Technical knowledge

    • Category level product knowledge; understand the guest expectation/brand expression through product standards, specification, approved samples and testing requirement/protocols to support field operations

    • Ensure Target products are good & healthy, safe to use, guest friendly and durable & functional through product lifecycle

    • Knowledge of product and manufacturing process risk assessment and mitigation to support product development - Identify and validate key quality and capability callouts (e.g., manufacturing variability, critical to quality, manufacturability to scale) from product development stage through a robust MCP

    • Deep understanding of capacity analysis – to ensure appropriate capacities are allocated, both holistically and at a program level

    • Ability to understand diverse and ever evolving manufacturing processes

    • Understand process management - able to determine the critical processes to quality and its controls to prevent or mitigate potential issues/risks

    • Knowledge of tools from Lean/6 Sigma/TOC/SPC to assess factory's performance to support OBSD strategy

    • Technical ability to assess and resolve product and inspection issues

    • Understanding of cost engineering to support factory’s drive towards efficiency and right first time quality

  • Quality Strategy and Management

    • Understand and be able to assess the effectiveness of a factory’s preventive QMS and its sustainability, across diverse manufacturing processes

    • Drive continuous improvement of a factory’s quality management system, shifting focus from detection to prevention.

    • Plan for quality through preventive product risk mitigation, factory capability assessment and capacity validation prior to production.

    • Strategic overview of the factory’s performance in order to prioritize and identify areas of opportunity to drive elevation

    • Understand the guest expectation through voice of the guest

  • Data/Reporting and Analytical thinking

    • Ability to review data and conduct statistical analysis

    • Leverage data to identify opportunities for calibration, continuous improvement and problem-solving

    • Understand industry and share business intelligence with CFT teams when needed

    • Engage in proactive sourcing and category management from technical, quality and engineering perspective to drive robust business placement decisions

    • Extensive use of quantifiable data and KPIs in decision-making; to provide performance feedback to vendors/factories

Communication/CFT Collaboration/Training

  • Successfully navigate through tough choices and be able to articulate a strong point of view both internally and externally - to leaders, peers, team members and vendor/factories.

  • Steer decision effectiveness and efficiency; take smart risk based on facts, figures and guest insights through critical thinking

  • Engage in new vendor/factory vetting and exploration process that supports sourcing decision-making and long-range business plan

Operational Excellence and Brand Reputation

  • Adapt to change and adhere to Target strategy, direction and business goals

  • Continually focus on and demonstrate commitment to concepts of value creation through COQ/Lean/Six Sigma tools/efficiency

  • Ensure transparency and adherence to escalation process when required

  • Demonstrate the highest level of ethics; championing ethics for Target and supply chain

  • Support HQ through product investigations and activate on guest data analysis appropriately.

  • Investigate quality issues, ensure effectiveness of CAPA and validate vendor/factories are driving toward continuous improvement.



  • Bachelor degree in engineering

  • Minimum 5-8 years’ experience in industry  

  • Technical disciplines equivalent in retail compliance/manufacturing

  • Quality management, raw material, product, and manufacturing industry experience/knowledge

  • Background in quality and technical/engineering

  • Knowledge of quality tools RCA/Fishbone/Lean/Six Sigma/Industrial Engineering Experienced in line setup

  • Good communication skills and strong interpersonal skills

  • Collaborative focus and ability to work successfully across functional areas

  • Ability to drive/fly to factories 3-4 days a week with overnight travel up to 40% of the time

  • Close proximity to a major airport

  • Position requires a current and valid driver license


  • Multilingual

  • Experience in retail purchasing operations or support (Sourcing, procurement, QA, development, etc.)

  • Certified Quality Engineer

  • ISO 9001 certification

  • Six Sigma or Lean certified

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Supply Chain Facility or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

Application deadline is : 04/25/2024
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