Supplier Quality Engineer

Supplier Quality Engineer

The supplier Quality Engineer is the quality interface between the company and its supply base, being responsible for qualification, monitoring, analyzing defect trends, on-site audits, and continuous improvement of suppliers.

Responsibilities and Deliverables:

  • Participate in selection and qualification of suppliers
  • Conduct supplier audits, document findings, and continually monitor improvement and mitigation plans
  • Generate and analyze supplier quality metrics such as Pareto and trending
  • Guide suppliers on root cause analysis
  • Communicate with customers as needed on critical supplier-related issues and corrective actions
  • Establish mindset of “zero defect” with suppliers   

Skills Required:

  • Basic understanding of Mechanical (GD&T) & Electrical drawings.  Ability to read and understand blueprints.
  • Competence in various Quality Tools, such as 8-D, 5-why, fishbone, and Kepner-Tregoe
  • Knowledge of statistical process control and SPC tools
  • Understanding of LEAN principles and 5S
  • Familiarity with Design for Manufacturability, Serviceability, and Cost Reduction practices
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite of Products, especially Excel, Word, and Power point
  • Skilled at establishing and maintaining effective relations between company and individual suppliers to obtain desired level of cooperation and collaboration

Education/Experience Required:

  • 5+ years of experience as a Mechanical, Quality, Reliability, Manufacturing Engineer, or equivalent position
  • Semiconductor industry experience is a plus
  • Direct involvement in supplier quality or supplier management is a plus
  • Having worked under ISO 9001 and ISO 1401 standards
  • Experience participating in internal audits and/or supplier audits
  • Minitab or other statistical software experience will be an advantage

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