The Plant Supplier Quality Engineer will drive supplier process and systemic quality improvements. This position is the enabler of effective execution of Advanced Product Quality Planning through the receipt, release, and delivery of components to the manufacturing line. In ad-dition this position is a key contributor to ensuring customer satisfaction through leading containment and corrective action activities with suppliers to prevent quality non-conformances and improve the entire supply chain. Partner with procurement in assessing potential new suppliers as needed
Responsible for planning, organizing, and performing all supplier quality related activities delivering on-time PPAP and flawless
launch for responsible components.
Lead project teams related to incoming quality issues, CAPA, cost reduction, and quality system excellence driving process and
systemic quality improvements.
Drive supplier quality improvement work with supplier and request support from the Supplier Development group in case of major /
recurring supplier quality needs
Assist suppliers in quality assurance processes and procedures to facilitate continuous improvement of supplier and product
Perform and/or participate in source qualification by performing quality and manufacturing system surveys and special process
surveys. Take first action to protect the plant from non-conforming parts from suppliers.
Coordinate containment activities, initiate controls and safeguard replacement deliveries when needed .
Initiate, verify, evaluate, and ensure timely closure of supplier CAPAs as necessary to improve quality and reduce interruption of
Operations. Internally, report and follow-up on deviations. Initiate, follow-up and close deviation report requests.
Reduce quality nonconformities, improving quality metrics.
Prepare, distribute and communicate supplier quality data/information to various stakeholders including PPM data for tracking and
Improvement., Participate in design reviews of new products.
Serve as the Voice of the Customer within the organization in relating to supplier quality issues. Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline
6 years of experience in various functions of quality, manufacturing, customer relationship management
Ability to travel up to 30% (domestic and international). Six Sigma Green belt certification desirable.
Skills and competencies:
Must have in depth understanding and ability to apply Advanced Quality Planning processes, Quality Systems.
Understand and apply quality models and theories, advanced statistical techniques, problem solving and prevention, project
management and planning tools, process management and improvement tools, lean methodology and visual management
In-depth knowledge of quality systems including alignment to the Enterprise’s broader mission.
Be team oriented and proactive change agent with a true hands-on and collaborative approach in implementing and improving
supplier quality.A confident professional able to proactively resolve issues
Must be a strong communicator and possess organizational skills with ability to work on multiple priorities at once
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