Senior Supplier Quality Engineer - New Product Development (NPD)



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Milwaukee Engineering - (USA) 100 Manpower Place WI Milwaukee , WI 53212



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Senior Supplier Quality Engineer - New Product Development

Position Overview:

Your primary focus will be developing, implementing and managing supplier quality management/improvement activities related to new product development/introduction projects.

What the Position & Company Offers:

* You will work with an experienced group of professionals regularly on projects who will also aid in your training and ongoing development toward operational excellence and continuous improvement

* Interact with cross-functional stakeholders and resources at all levels within and across the organization

* Opportunity to work for a world class leader within their industry who has a strong commitment to producing quality products and intimate service to customers all over the world

* Be part of an organization that provides career development paths designed to maximize employee potential while offering great advancement opportunities along the way as well as competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, and an excellent working environment

What You'll Do - How This Role Makes an Impact:

* Support new product development and the existing supplier base to lead onsite/virtual assessment and qualification of materials suppliers, identifying gaps/opportunities, driving gap closure and continuous improvement actions/projects.

* Support day-to-day activities addressing Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCAR) that will drive the cost of quality recovery process

* Review supplier's processes and identify improvement opportunities in processes and systems at supplier locations to improve quality, cost and flow of supplied materials

* Review and assess supplier Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) submissions including dimensional layouts, material certifications, control plans, process failure mode and effects analysis (PFMEA), process capability and gage studies

* Identify process improvements needed to drive better first-time yield resulting in improved delivery

* Work with various business unit teams, manufacturing sites and suppliers to facilitate problem solving, supplier corrective action, evaluation, development and communication of quality improvement plans and metrics.

* Participate in Design and Contract Reviews for Supplied Components

Requirements and Desired Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required

* 5+ years of NPD experience including vast array of product, manufacturing and engineering experience relating to electronics, refrigeration/gas systems, plastic, and/or metal components

* Knowledge of quality processes/procedures and experienced in 6-Sigma-Lean (including Advanced Statistics, Design of Experiments, Value Stream Mapping)

* Good facilitation and communication skills

* Understanding and interpretation of engineering drawings including GD&T

* Knowledge of measurement techniques including Metrology, Inspection Methods and Equipment

* ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) and/or Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) is preferred, but not required

* Ability to travel up 20% (domestic & international)