Supplier Quality Engineer
Michigan, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-
Coordinate supplier concern responses including initial contact, containment, root cause analysis, action item follow up, completion of corrective action reports, PFMEA updates and ensuring internal & customer satisfaction.
Lead suppliers to drive cross functional problem solving and the implementation of robust corrective actions.
Work with Program Managers to support new product launches for assigned programs.
Educate suppliers on company quality requirements.
Work closely with the Purchasing function to support the evaluation of the supply base.
Coordinate supplier surveys and on-site assessments with the Supplier Development Engineer (SDE).
Support & review supplier PPAPs for assigned programs with special focus on failure prevention.
Support the development of inspection plans and criteria for new & changing products and outside services.
Support product quality on the floor in conjunction with the Customer (CQE) & Production Quality Engineers (PQE).
Actively support departmental, plant level and corporate key metrics to accomplish meeting the annual strategic plan.
Investigate and process ECRs including coordination with the supply base, negotiation / approvals, and advanced quality planning for product changes.
Participate in the compliance of our Quality Management System by being an Internal Auditor.
Assist in evaluating and improving internal and supplier quality systems & procedures.
Coordinate with customers in conjunction with the customer quality engineer (CQE) to address outside processes that impact customer quality.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:
A Bachelor s degree in quality, manufacturing or engineering or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
5-8 years of experience working in a quality role in a manufacturing environment. (SQE experience preferred)
Strong computer skills (MS office, Mini-Tab etc.).
A working understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
A working knowledge of both Descriptive (mean, range, standard deviation, control charts etc.) and Inferential Statistics (sampling, capability, distribution, fit analysis, probability, etc.) to drive decision making.
Training & experience applying formal problem solving methodologies & tools.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:
Automotive APQP & PPAP experience.
Experience in the metal stamping industry.
ISO/TS experience including system auditing.