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Supplier Quality Engineer
Novi, MI

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Posted 6/12/2018

Required Skills

  • Experience in manufacturing, quality, and / or engineering (min 5 years)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Mechatronic is desirable)
  • Hands on experience in manufacturing (with thorough knowledge of manufacturing and assembly plant processes, procedures, facilities and equipment
  • Knowledge of automotive industry standards and launch procedures (as example; AIAG Core tools [APQP, PPAP, MSA, PFMEA, SPC], TS16949 (Now IATF 16949), etc.)
  • Highly proficient in print reading and interpretation, part measurement / GD&T
  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of probability, statistical quality control and techniques (for example DOE, SPC, 7 Quality tools, etc.)
  • Demonstrated expertise in investigating complex quality problems and applying sound technical problem solving skills (as example; G8D’s, root cause analysis [DD&W, 5Why’s, Fishbone, etc.], etc.)
  • Overall flexibility due to frequent plan changes driven by unforeseen current quality issue
  • Experience in with casting (as example; gravity, permanent mold, die cast, investment casting, etc.), forging, machining (turning, milling, spline rolling, drilling, shaping, shaving, boring, honing, grinding, etc.) electric & electronic products, PM process, heat treatment process (as example; carburizing, nitrating, normalizing, isothermal annealing, quench and temper, etc.)
  • Experience with other transmission components and manufacturing processes
  • 40% travel and ability to periodically work non-traditional business hours to support local and international suppliers

Job Description

  • Involved with new business allocation, supplier feasibility analysis
  • Pre-fill out the feasibility analysis format describing the special characteristics and future quality requirements, including the early production containment (PCPP = GP-12) 
  • Participate in the sourcing process, selection and evaluation of new potential suppliers as a support function to purchasing to have an approved supplier base
  • Implement and monitor advanced quality planning process with selected suppliers for new business, be responsible for supplier APQP progress and process until final PPAP approval by engineering within time frame and according to requirement by engineering in coordination with purchasing
  • Assure supplier understanding of product and submission requirements
  • Review supplier manufacturing processes and quality systems
  • Assure the accomplishment of the product with the drawing tolerances, engineering specifications & quality requirements with selected suppliers
  • Function as liaison between purchasing, engineering, manufacturing, operations and suppliers to resolve supplier quality & technical issues and to provide technical support
  • Define the metrics, goals and periodical monitoring of supplier performance, improve quality performance of suppliers by conducting workshops at supplier locations, providing technical assistance in developing a quality system, or other technical support as required
  • Identify part critical characteristics from product design and / or learned lessons and deploy to the supplier the required process controls
  • Review manufacturing fixtures concept to assure alignment to the DG&T part design
  • Cost recovery activities by DMR with suppliers
  • Application of Controlled Shipping (CS-I and CS-II) procedures as required
  • Coordinate quality product audits in incoming inspection to assure accomplishment to the requirements and issue a DMR to the supplier if it applies
  • Determine cause of supplier quality problems and coordinate / implement effective and timely resolutions through G8D’s problem solving
  • Accomplishment of the organization quality system requirements management with supply base 

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