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Supplier Quality Engineer

Niles, IL 60714-4608

Posted: 09/11/2018 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Quality Engineers Job Number: 78051

Representative Duties:

• Ensures that suppliers deliver quality parts, materials, and services by creating or modifying inspection instructions, coordinating the disposition of non-conforming material, and obtaining documented effective supplier corrective/preventative actions for non-conforming material.

• Represents Supplier Quality on product development (Blue Ribbon, Advanced Development, etc.) teams, obtains initial new part qualifications, and participates in the selection of material suppliers.

• Participates in qualifying suppliers according to company standards and assures preferred suppliers are used.

• Monitors parts from acquisition through the manufacturing cycle and provides technical guidance on resolving quality problems on supplied production material.

• Develops and prioritizes an auditing schedule to ensure that designated suppliers are audited on a regular basis and quality standards (ISO procedures) are met.

• Evaluates suppliers’ internal functions to assess their overall performance and provides feedback through quality tools such as 8D process, cause and effect diagrams, FMEA, SPC, DOE, and GR&R.

• Acts as a liaison between product development teams and the appropriate commodity management team to ensure the timely purchase of materials.

• Participates in design reviews for product and/or components and assures that suppliers are involved early in the process.

• Coaches less experienced Engineers on SQE and Quality Tool processes, principles, and application.

 

Requirements:

• Bachelor’ s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, or Quality Engineering 

• ASQ Certification as a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) and/or Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) is strongly preferred.

• Minimum of 5 years of experience using skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with quality tools, for example, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Design of Experiments  (DOE), Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (GR&R) and Weibull Analysis.

• Engineering experience in industry, preferably with company(s) which design, manufacture, market and sell electrical and/or electromechanical products.

• Strong understanding of materials and manufacturing processes.

• In-depth hands-on expertise in metrology, gaging, and precision measurement.

• Understand and be capable of instructing others in Statistical Quality Control.

• Experience in procurement, supplier audit and certification is desirable.

• Experience in life and reliability testing of components is desirable.

• Has a full understanding of industry practices and/or company policies and procedures.

• Experienced with problem-solving skills and conflict resolution techniques

• Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions for difficult assignments and of diverse scope.

• Must have experience working in and excelling in a multifunctional team environment.

• Strong verbal and written communications skills.

• Adept at using Windows based computer programs such as Word and Excel. (Access is desirable).

• Able to travel domestically and internationally
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