Supplier Quality Engineer

Chatsworth, CA 91311

Posted: 09/05/2018 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 79934
SUMMARY: Responsible for identifying, resolving, organizing and executing opportunities related to improving the quality of purchased material.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:
  • Performs to individual Key Performance Indicators (KPI’ s) established during performance reviews and/or goal setting meetings.
  • Coordinates activities with Quality to establish programs for qualifications and monitoring of supplier and supplier processes.
    • Perform supplier process audits (FMEA, Control Plans, SPC data).
    • 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 by performing the following duties.
  • 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.
Bachelor degree and five years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience; or as deemed appropriate by the Senior Management.
  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems, ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 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
  • Working Knowledge of Statistical Process Controls
  • Ability to Read, Interpret and Understand Blue Prints
  • Knowledge and Understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance
  • 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 Compute
 must be willing to travel Foreign and domestic. Travel will be about 25%

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