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Supplier Quality Engineer

bw_wordkay_placeArcore - Italy

bw_wordkay_timeMar 15, 2018

bw_wordkay_optionFull time


Work in a team environment with suppliers to develop and implement best practices that emphasise defect prevention, reduction in variation and waste and provide for continuous improvements in meeting all customer requirements.
Collect root cause analysis and provide corrective feedback to prevent line stops due to supply issues.
Manage the customer specific requirements and offer technical support to suppliers.
Responsible for ensuring that the products produced meet quality standards required to minimise quality costs and maximise customer satisfaction whilst ensuring that procedures and processes are adhered to.
Maintain the robustness of product builds following new product introductions to ensure continuity and improvement in supplier capability.
Manage the customer specific requirements and offer technical support.
Work on multiple phases or sub-tasks of projects or entire projects of moderate complexity, with results impacting on project completion.
Work under general supervision, reviewed at project milestones and/or on completion by Senior Management.
Position requires 15-30% travel (domestic and international).

- Work with Engineering (Design and Manufacturing Engineers) team to define process parameters and criteria to ensure supplier process capability is effective to meet product and process requirements
- Participate in cross-functional teams in the development of new products or changes related to current products in meeting customer requirements
- Carry out supplier validation audits
- Manage the  Advanced Quality Process (AQP) tools and the Metrics, proactively identify and help implement improvement to the Supplier Quality and Supplier Quality Tools and Processes, inlcuding the use of Statistical Process Control (SPC)
- Assist in the supplier approval process by assessing manufacturing/technology capabilities and Health, Safety and Environmental risks
- Assist in new product launches to ensure that supplier quality meets the required standards
- Facilitate root cause analysis and corrective actions of supplier quality issues, working directly with the supplier to create correction action plans to address process failures
- Perform on-site supplier visits for root cause analysis and verification of correction actions of supplier quality issues
- Facilitate the escalation of unresolved supplier quality issues within assigned projects and suppliers
- Collate/evaluate supplier quality data and review supplier manufacturing processes, to identify process improvement opportunities within the supply chain
- Promote the use of customer preferred techniques for continuous improvement such as Lean, Six-Sigma, Poka-Yoke (Error Proofing), Measurement System Analysis, and PFMEA (Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)
- Provide concise, complete and accurate documentation of inspection results relative to area of responsibility. In appropriate functional areas, this refers to supporting inspection and test status requirements defined by regulations, engineering product specifications or Control Plans, PPAP approval or product warrant submission
- Manage and coordinate supplier PPM, supplier problem solving on time, cost recovery and supplier warranty indicators
- Assist the Quality Manager to monitor and report on supplier product quality and performance
- Assist with training of quality awareness
- Report on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in order to adhere to process and prevent occurrence of any non-conformity relating to product, process or system
- Lead quality audits
- Assist with first off sample approvals
- Write reports and present progress at project meetings and to clients
- Undertake special projects as required
- Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions

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