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Supplier Quality Engineer
Auburn Hills, MI
$38 - $48 / Hr.

Position No Longer Open

Posted 6/06/2018

Required Skills

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering or related field is required
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience, preferred in automotive or automotive supplier industry in field of manufacturing and quality assurance required
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills to be able to communicate to all levels of company and supplier organizations
  • In-depth understanding of Quality Management Systems (TS 16949, IATF 16949, VDA6.3) standards and requirements
  • Certified auditor preferred
  • Strong Knowledge base for print reading and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance (GD&T) skills required
  • Experience with drivetrain, gears, sprockets, castings, and machining technologies preferred
  • Understanding of measurement systems, methods, and qualification preferred
  • Strong training and or knowledge in one or more of the following areas; Kaizen, Six Sigma, Lean Deployment and Value Engineering / Value Analysis is required

Job Description

  • Site Quality Support – All aspects of quality function
  • Supplier Quality Development, incoming part quality including review of vendor supplied PPAP information and data, Manufacturing and Prototype floor quality support, Intermediate and Final Customer quality support
  • Supplier evaluation - Conduct supplier-on-site assessment (quality systems, part and process verifications) for new or existing suppliers 
  • Support sourcing activities with the Global Supply Management organization; such as team feasibility meeting, risk assessment, tech review, and sourcing recommendation
  • Initiate and create records within the site PPAP database application 
  • Execute APQP activities for high-risk suppliers and some medium-risk suppliers
  • Ensure Supplier completion of product compliance documentation (SPV or PPAP)
  • Coordinate and oversee production readiness – coordinate plant trial run activities, conduct capacity verification studies and Early Production Containment activities during the initial production ramp-up cycle
  • Support Plant Quality in the resolution of systemic and / or chronic issues (e.g. failed launch)
  • Manage pre-production supplier quality problem-reporting / resolution and Supplier Performance
  • Initiate and track supplier continuous improvement activities, working closely with suppliers to improve processes with the focus on eliminating waste and driving non-value added cost out of the suppliers system
  • Employ Value Engineering / Value Analysis, Kaizen, Lean Deployment and / or Six Sigma methodologies to drive waste / cost out of the supply chain

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