Supplier Quality Engineer - Night Shift

Flex

Job Description

The Supplier Quality Engineer will be based in Columbia, SC. In this position, you will be responsible for supplier development in a manufacturing or service process; works with suppliers to continuously improve performance, implement process controls and develop quality assurance plans. You will work from 7:00 PM to 7:30 AM.

We are looking for someone who demonstrates:

  • Intense collaboration
  • Passionate customer focus
  • Thoughtful, fast, disciplined execution
  • Tenacious commitment to continuous improvement
  • Relentless drive to win

Here is a glimpse of what you’ll do:

  • Demonstrates operations and technical skills.  Experience in high volume, multi-shift manufacturing environment and high technology electronics industry or related field.  Medical industry experience.
  • Supplier Selection---Select the suitable supplier with jointed-effort of sourcing on aspects of quality, capability, pricing, delivery, environment, society regulation, etc. against customer requirements.
  • Supplier Qualification---Implement the new supplier qualification thru the process of capability matching, supplier risk assessment, supplier self-assessment, onsite qualification audit, qualification database management.
  • VEA (Value-Added Engineering Activity) ---Understand customer drawing, specification to feedback value-added engineering proposal to customer and supplier for optimization of supplier manufacturing process or products.
  • Material (Component) Qualification---Implement PPAP (FAI). PPAP include FAI, Material Certificates, Quality/Process Control Plan, FMEA, MSA, Process Parameter Sheet, RoHS compliance, Reliability Test, COC, etc.
  • Pilot Run Tracking---Track the new qualified parts quality performance to ensure meet the customer quality requirements in pilot run phase. Drive supplier corrective action from supplier in Pilot Runs (1-3 lots) and smoothly transfer the pilot run to mass production.
  • Hot Issue Solution and Trouble Shooting--- Working as SME (Subject Matter Expert) to support on supplier quality hot issue and trouble shooting.
  • Support Maintenance Audit---Support the annual maintenance audit for existing suppliers with SQE.
  • Support Supplier CIP (Continuous Improvement Program) --- Support supplier to use the quality tools to improve manufacturing process and product quality.
  • ECO/ECN/SCR implementation---Handle with ECO/ECN/SCR from customer, follow up the status in case that PPAP/FAI is required prior to production.
  • Has knowledge of a company's manufacturing process, applications and process development in order to actively work with suppliers in improving quality components of goods and services
  • Performs quality audits on suppliers to assure products and services meet International Organization for Standards (ISO) and regulatory standards.
  • Forms a good relationship with the purchasing engineer and the supplier system in order to maintain a strong support system and supplier relationships for the organization in which they work.
  • Provides cross functional support to select, approve and develop suppliers to meet customer and business needs.
  • Ensures supplier selection, development, approval and rejection according to SJM vendor guidelines and requirements.
  • Drives full assessment for effectiveness of supplier process control plans, measures and activities. Uses statistical techniques and professional independent judgment to analyze data for process improvement Develops and leads execution of process validations and tests; analyzes resulting data and document results (protocols/reports).
  • Leads supplier process capability studies. Constructs Design of Experiments to characterize supplier processes and/or determine root cause.
  • Develops and implements procedures for new and/or improved supplier processes Provides engineering support to Receiving Inspection including statistical analysis, measurement systems analysis, Gage R&R studies and inspection procedures. Participates in Material Review Board decisions on supplier provided parts and services Participates in supplier Quality System Improvement Plans.
  • Leads the Supplier Requests for Change process. Performs supplier Quality System audits. Performs corrective and preventive actions with suppliers.
  • Performs analysis of non-conformances and supplier performance for key performance indicators. Performs dock-to-stock monitoring and part selection activities.
  • Provides guidance to project teams for supplied component and supplier qualifications. Leads teams in identification of risks/hazards relative to new product designs, processes, suppliers and applications. Skillful and safe operation of job-related equipment.
  • Rate and track supplier’s performance and drive supplier continuous improvement. Establish and maintain supplier management processes and tools.

Here is some of what you’ll need (required):

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field. 
  • Working knowledge of product risk management standards and tools (e.g. ISO 14971, FMEA)
  • Expertise/experience in problem solving with quality tools such as: 6-sigma / 8-D / CAPA / FMEA/ 5WHY etc.
  • test method validation and gage R&R studies
  •  Lead auditor certifications
  • 4+ years of experience in Quality Engineering within a high-volume manufacturing environment.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing batch records.
  • Knowledge of a company's manufacturing process, applications and process development
  • Experience working with suppliers in improving quality components of goods and services
  • Material (Component) Qualification Implement.
  • Performs quality audits on suppliers to assure products and services meet International Organization for Standards (ISO) and regulatory standards.
  • Provides cross functional support to select, approve and develop suppliers to meet customer and business needs.
  • Demonstrates operations and technical skills.  Experience in high volume, multi-shift manufacturing environment and high technology electronics industry or related field. 
  • Troubleshooting, Hot Issue Solution.
  • Demonstrate advanced operations, technical and people and/or process skills as well as customer (external and internal) relationship skills.

Here are a few of our preferred experiences:

  • Experience within a plastics manufacturing environment.
  • ISO 13485 knowledge.
  • Six Sigma, Lean, or ASQ Certification
  • Medical industry experience preferred.

Here are a few examples of what you’ll get for the great work you provide:

•      Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision

•      Life Insurance

•      Matching 401K

•      PTO

•      Tuition Reimbursement

•      Employee discounts at local retailers

Job Category

Quality

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