Supplier Quality Engineer

Location: Ft. Valley, GA  [Onsite]
Category: Technology
Employment Type: Contract to Direct Hire
Job ID: 12509
Date Added: 05/25/2024

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Supplier Quality Engineer
Onsite 5 days/week
Macon, GA or Greater Atlanta Area

Client is in search of a Supplier Quality Engineer responsible for leading both Supplier Development and Management initiatives.  This position will utilize databases to ensure Supplier metrics are met and to create reports including supplier quality reviews and support department initiatives.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage projects released into the system, ensuring timely information receipt and completion of project tasks and steps
  • Confirm PPAP submission including accuracy of Quality information, approval of PPAPs for Projects, and support Pilot production builds
  • Conduct and support new and existing soppier audits and on-boarding, including data preparation and report documents
  • Champion problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers and customers to eliminate non- conformances where needed
  • Review Supplier metric data and generate reports for project management, supplier development, risk mitigation and supplier reviews
  • Create Supplier Development plans (data driven) for New and Existing Suppliers, as needed to ensure Project and Quality goals are realized
  • Communicate engineering and manufacturing specifications with clarity to supplier technical teams
  • Decision maker, monitoring supplier rejects and projects daily and leading action plans for quick resolution including due dates are not met
  • Utilize escalation process as needed for items which do not meet Supplier Quality criteria, response timing or Project timing deadlines
  • Use metrology tools to confirm parts to engineering specification
  • Lead inter-departmental meetings for root cause analysis for a part concern with applicable
  • Supplier Management including daily concern resolution and analysis of defect trends
  • Monitor, Communicate and Improve key supply chain KPI’s, including PPM, RMA and CAR response timing
  • Drive “Zero” defect mentality within the supply base
  • Create 5W-2H reports for Supplier part failures identified in house to submission to supplier requesting corrective action for non-conformances
  • Support containment activity
  • Review Supplier corrective action reports (CAR) for root cause definition and adequate application of corrective actions
  • Manage and record supplier deviations and PPCNs, issuing TCRs as needed
  • Support department/company activities and issue purchase requests as needed
  • Support departmental ISO compliance and documentation of process changes and/or improvements
  • Must be a team player and maintain 5 S within the assigned work area
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Computer literate, competency in Microsoft office (Word/Excel/ PowerPoint/Access) preferred
  • Strong organizational, communication and project management skills with ability to interact with various internal departments
  • Knowledge of various quality system methodologies 8D, 5-Why, Lean, Pareto Analysis, 6-Sigma, PFMEA, Control Plan, PPAP, ISO etc. preferred
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivated
  • Familiar with vehicle function and technical knowledge of component parts and processes preferred
  • Basic problem-solving skills, proficient in using metrology equipment (CMM preferred)
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to changes in priority
Education and/or Training:
  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Quality, or a related field preferred
  • 3 years required, 5-10 years preferred or more of related experience in Quality and Manufacturing environment (Transportation/Automotive industry preferred)
  • Competency in computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong organizational and communication skills