Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer

Chatsworth, CA 91311

Posted: 11/19/2018 Employment Type: Direct Industry: ADMIN Job Number: 80015
  • SUMMARY: Responsible for identifying, resolving, organizing and executing opportunities related to improving the quality of purchased material. This function drives the supplier quality assessment, performance and development activities required to assure the delivery of high quality materials and services.
  • Performs to individual Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) established during performance reviews and/or goal setting meetings.
  • Supports all elements of the supplier program and for driving overall quality in all aspects of the supplier relationship.
  • Coordinates activities with Quality and Materials to establish programs for qualifications and monitoring of suppliers and supplier processes.
    • Audit and assess supplier Quality Management Systems against ISO 13485 requirements
    • Perform supplier process audits ( per Control Plans).
    • Ensures quality measures with associated suppliers are established and maintained for the supply chain quality performance.
    • Lead suppliers through a basic problem solving and corrective action effort using a disciplined step-by-step process (e.g. Define the problem, Interim action, Possible / Actual cause, Solution / Verification, Prevention).
  • Provides support to manufacturing and materials department by ensuring purchased parts meet quality and reliability requirements with the lowest total cost ownership
  • Continuously work to improve the processes and systems that facilitate the conversion of purchased parts and raw materials into value added products for our customers.
  • Interface with materials, engineering and operations personnel regarding quality issues and corrective actions.
  • Assist with Materials Review Board related to supplier quality. Analyze non-conforming material historical information for opportunities to prevent/improve product quality.
  • Continually drives the utilization of advanced quality tools and techniques: Six Sigma, Effective Root Cause Analysis, Effective Use and Analysis of Data, Industry Benchmarking, Lean Manufacturing, Industry Associations.
  • Follows, maintains, and improves established quality systems and procedures.
  • Reads, understands and adheres to appropriate company and department policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance, safe and productive workplace and quality products and customer service.
  • Must immediately report any and all unsafe conditions and/or work related injuries/illnesses to supervisor.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, to maintain efficiency throughout the company.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor degree and ten years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience; or as deemed appropriate by the Senior Management of ResMed Motor Technologies.
 
PREREQUISITES:
  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems, ISO 13485 and FDA requirements, Six Sigma, GMP and Lean Manufacturing Principles
  • Knowledge of Applicable Industry and International Standards
  • Knowledge of basic statistical techniques; must be able to understand statistics compiled by suppliers to support evidence of conformance
  • Knowledge of the PPAP process
  • Familiar with validation techniques (i.e. IQ/OQ/PQ)
  • Working Knowledge of Statistical Process Controls
  • Ability to Read, Interpret and Understand Blue Prints
  • Knowledge and Understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance
  • Strong Analytical Capability
  • Data Collection and Recording Skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of motor and/or rotary components
  • Knowledge of electronic components
  • Mechanical Inspection Knowledge
  • Ability to Use a Personal Computer
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