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Supplier Quality Engineer

Ithaca - New York - USA

Sep 14, 2020

Full time



The Supplier Quality Engineer shall provide quality support to production operations, ensuring the integrity of components and products purchased from sub suppliers meet engineering requirements. The individual will aggressively drive quality improvements, lead problem solving teams, coach and mentor peers, provide support to interfacing departments, ensure company standards are adhered to, and organizational goals for achieving “zero defect” performance are met without the need for unplanned support. The individual will foster cross functional support to implement process improvements and problem-solving efforts for the supply base, to focus on protecting and improving incoming product quality.


  • Results for this position will be measured by internal customer satisfaction and supplier metrics.
  • Leads cross functional problem-solving teams.
  • Coach and mentor peers.
  • Interfaces and provides support for other departments within the facility.
  • Drives and champions quality improvement efforts internally and externally (supply base).
  • Respond to, and fully support, company plant production by ensuring all supplier parts meet engineering requirements.
  • Ensures that internal needs for Control Systems are established, communicated and met in a timely and functional manner at the supply base.
  • Conduct supplier audits of Implemented Corrective Actions Plans, quality systems and overall operations.
  • Provides expert analysis, guidance and support to Production/Supplier in Process Improvement activities, including effective use of Problem-Solving tools / techniques, statistical analysis and Inspection Equipment and Techniques.
  • Utilizes analytical skill sets to implement root cause analysis and provide recommendations for corrective action.
  • Optimizes Process Capability on critical characteristics at the supply base through effective application of statistical analysis techniques and Problem-Solving.
  • Proactively work with suppliers to minimize and/or eliminate ongoing quality/performance issues.
  • Report Supplier quality and performance progress/problems to company management.

Safety and Health – Responsible for completing required safety training, reporting and correcting any unsafe practices as appropriate, completing work activities in a safe manner, and complying with safety and health requirements for respective position.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering; and a combination of five years Manufacturing Engineering / Quality Assurance experience in the automotive industry.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of advanced quality planning, inspection equipment and techniques, root cause failure analysis, capability studies, statistical distributions, machine and assembly processes, problem solving, team facilitation and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • Knowledge of IATF16949:2016 preferred.
  • Experience with Supplier Development a plus.
  • Experience with report writing in Microsoft Word and graphical analysis in Minitab strongly preferred.


  • Customer Focus
  • Innovation Management
  • Decision Quality
  • Ethics and Values
  • Priority Setting
  • Problem Solving
  • Informing
  • Process Management
  • Drive for Results
  • Functional/Technical Skills

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