Supplier Quality Engineer


ResourceTek is the Human Capital division of Barge Design Solutions, a multi-discipline Engineering firm. We specialize in providing technical recruitment and staffing services to industry and government in all areas of Engineering, Information Technology, and a broad range of other Technical disciplines.

 

In partnership with our client, a global automotive manufacturer, ResourceTek is seeking multiple Supplier Quality Engineers to join their team in Huntsville, AL. The right candidate will be responsible for the quality assurance of parts that are supplied to the client and its affiliated vehicle & powertrain assembly plant. This is a direct hire opportunity.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

  • To assure the parts quality that satisfies customer specification and expectation with the experience of quality, manufacturing, engineering, financial, and regulatory knowledge.
  • To resolve quality concern through the investigations and manufacturing process review/audit.
  • To improve supplier quality system through the process and system audit.
  • Responsible for administration and enforcement of Quality Operating System (QOS) processes used within Client and manufacturing affiliates.
  • This position is expected to have mind set of Challenger spirit, Self-initiative, Integrity, Flawless execution, Continuous Kaizen, Co-creation, and Teamwork.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Application of Quality Standard Requirement for Suppliers (QRS)

  • Promotes and applies procedures stated in the manual of Client Quality Requirement for Supplier.
  • Execute Clients QRS training for assuring supplier thorough the understanding of quality requirements and expectations.
  • Train, assist, and support suppliers to maintain 100% MQRS compliance for all production stages (pre-production through mass-production).

Manufacturing Site Assessment (MSA)

  • Perform Client System Assessment audits to ensure the effectiveness of quality operating systems (QOS) on all potential supplier candidates and make recommendations for suitability to Client requirements and development needs.
  • Perform System Assessment Audits on current supplier.
  • Provide feedback and report results to Client responsible groups/departments when determining supplier suitability for business awards.

New Parts Launch and Change control (APQP, PPAP)

  • Project Management Tracking: Monitor progress (QRS APQP Tracking Sheet) of schedule, objectives and targets for development, continuous improvements implementation. Report results to responsible groups/departments. Take appropriate recovery actions when progress of monitored actions are not achieved.
  • As a part of (CFT) Cross-functional Team collaborate with suppliers and Engineers during design reviews to ensure the design is appropriate for Manufacturability and Assembly.
  • Review Design Drawings / Component Drawings / Engineering Standards to properly address Critical (CC) and Significant (SC) characteristics.
  • Review high impact characteristics for correct dimensioning to ensure manufacturing, processing, measuring and testing feasibility.
  • Perform production readiness assessment process audits (PPAP reviews) at suppliers manufacturing facilities.
  • Report assessment readiness status results with identification of all deficiencies, corrective action plans, timing and responsibilities.
  • Supplier Production Readiness: Conduct on-site manufacturing trial run process reviews to assess supplier manufacturing capability and quality systems effectiveness. Report results and corrective actions to be implemented.
  • Train, support and assist Suppliers to effectively execute Client QRS APQP PSD PPAP activities.
  • Promote and implement the use of (SPC) Statistical Process Control with added safety margins in efforts to reduce process variability for achieving and maintaining Process Control.

Corrective Actions and Continuous Improvement of current on-going parts product/Improvement of warranty parts performance

  • Train, support and assist supplier corrective action and continuous improvement activities for effective and timely resolution.
  • Initiate and track corrective actions 8D reports. Identify both “root cause” and “systemic root cause” to drive systems and manufacturing processes improvements, using tangible objective evidence (Statistical data) to prioritize actions/work to be taken.
  • Support and assist production assembly plants for RN, DI, corrective actions, continuous improvement activities and warranty concerns to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Use lean and PDCA tools to optimize on-going process efficiency and effectiveness (Lean, Quality/Problem Solving Skill).

Focus Supplier Improvement

  • Identify focus suppliers and conduct intensive continuous improvement activities.
  • Negotiate with suppliers to initiate investigations and support resolving warranty issues through corrective action activities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education (Minimum):

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • 3 + years of experience in Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Quality Engineering, or Quality Control related fields

 

TRAINING/CERTIFICATION

Must have elements:

  • Advance Product Quality Planning, (APQP)
  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)

Highly desired elements:

  • Quality Operating System (QOS)
  • Geometric Dimension and Tolerance (GD&T)
  • Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA)
  • Process Flow Diagram (PFD)
  • Control Plan (CP)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Manufacturing process and Quality system audit

Preferred elements:

  • TS16949 quality system requirements
  • Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis (DFMEA)

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

Must Have Elements:

  • Project management
  • Presentation skills
  • Training Skills
  • Oral and Written Language Skills, Technical Report Writing Skills
  • Leadership Skills

Highly Desired Elements:

  • English – Japanese bilingual
  • Manufacturing process audit
  • Quality systems audit
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • 8D Team Problem Solving
  • MS office Excel
  • Corrective and Preventive Action Methods and Techniques

Preferred Elements:

  • 6 Sigma problem solving
  • MS office and database skills such as Access, Mini-tab, Business Objects

 

Company offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including life, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, 401k with company contributions as well as many other options to employees. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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RESOURCETEK provides technical staff augmentation, professional recruitment and support services to our partner clients in industry and government. RESOURCETEK has proven experience in providing the highest qualified technical talent in the areas of Engineering, Design, Construction Project Management, Information Technology and other Technical Disciplines.

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