Supplier Quality Engineer


Manufacturing and Production

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Southern California Engineering - (USA) 2100 Main Street 4th Floor CA Irvine , CA 92614



Job Description

Principal Responsibilities:

* Lead applicable new component supplier sourcing for new product development (NPD)

* Request, follow, review and approve supplier PPAPs/FAIs

* Execute AIAG, IATF16949, ISO 9001 or industry applicable quality system requirements, and customer requirements for supply chain

* Work directly with supplier's upper management/owners to drive improved performance

* Manage and coordinate containment actions for supplier non conformant material

* Coordinate disposition for supplier non conformant material

* Issued and follow supplier corrective actions until effective closure using 8D

* Communicate internally and externally (corporate, customers & suppliers) about supplier quality issues and suppliers performance


* Bachelor's Degree in Engineering; Master degree is a plus

* At least 5 years in Supplier Quality with experience in Plastic Molding, Machining, Stamping and/or Plating.

* Strong knowledge of Problem Solving capabilities (prefer the capability to complete 8D format)

* Strong knowledge of automotive core tools such as APQP, PPAP, MSA, SPC & FMEA

* Strong knowledge of GD&T

* Knowledge on Process Based Audits (Audit Preparation, Performing an Actual Audit, Submission and Review of Corrective Action, and ensuring effectiveness & closure)

* Knowledge of Lean Practices (prefer someone that worked a Process Engineer in Lean Manufacturing environment)

* Knowledge of Mistake Proofing / Poka Yoke methodology and practices

* Knowledge of Kaizen (someone that has led or participated in Continuous Improvement Projects)

* Knowledge of Standardize Work

* Knowledge with PDCA and Six Sigma methodologies (DMAIC)

* Knowledge or certified internal auditor based on IATF 16494 (or TS16949)

* Knowledge or has been through crisis management (need to be able to explain crisis situation, where in leadership position to manage and resolve)

* Experience with Project / Program Management

* Experience with VDA 6.3 is a plus but not a requirement

* Experience of AIAG CQI Process Assessments is a plus

Additional Details:

* Excellent communication & teamwork skills

* Microsoft Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)