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Supplier Quality Engineer
Cottondale, AL

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Posted 2/13/2020

Required Skills

  • BS Engineering / Manufacturing / Quality / Supply Chain /Purchasing 
  • 3 years Automotive Quality experience 
  • 1+ years previous Quality Supervisory / Lab level experience 
  • 2 years Global Quality exposure 
  • Demonstrated, excellent understanding of DBL testing requirements for customer
  • APQP, PPAP, Ran @ Rate, SPC Control Plans
  • Supplier Quality Development, Readiness & Assessment experience is required 
  • Must be able to read print and understand part measurements (GD&T) 
  • Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (IATF 169949) and Quality Auditing Systems (VDA) 
  • Understanding of Quality problem solving tools: 8D, 5 Why, Six Sigma preferred

Job Description

  • Will have 80% travel to Michigan
  • Manage team of 7 SQE’s in US & Mexico
  • Assess supplier manufacturing facilities and determine if supplier is capable of meeting  technical, manufacturing, and quality requirements
  • Assess supplier manufacturing facilities and determine supplier's readiness to support program timing plans
  • Develop and implement countermeasures as needed 
  • Drive supplier PPAP timing plans, and submission and approval dates to ensure adherence / compliance to program timing 
  • Monitor supplier performance to program deliverables and part quality
  • Develop and implement countermeasures as needed
  • Conduct onsite supplier assessment & production readiness for potential new suppliers 
  • Support / conduct APQP meetings with SQEs and suppliers 
  • Develop continuous improvement plans as appropriate 
  • Provide Supplier Quality support for functional team members 
  • Ensure flawless launch execution 
  • Assuring supplier understanding and compliance with APQP processes and product PPAP submission and part approval requirements
  • Reviewing and approving supplier manufacturing, tooling and quality plans for component parts and assemblies
  • Determining root cause of supplier manufacturing problems and implementing timely, effective, and efficient quality resolutions

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