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Supplier Quality Engineer (Minneapolis) in Minneapolis, MN at Global Partner Solutions

Date Posted: 10/22/2018

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Supplier Quality Engineer - Minneapolis, MN

1st Shift

6 month assignment

Position Description:

To ensure our suppliers produce products which meet all requirements. This position will investigate, evaluate, and resolve supplier quality problems by conducting audits, analyzing defect trends, and leading continuous improvement projects. The Supplier Quality Engineer will conduct capability assessments that verify supplier qualifications, travel to assigned suppliers, and lead multiple projects to completion. You must be a self-starting problem solver who will utilize your analytical skills to find innovative solutions to quality-related issues. Strong communication skills are required to insure suppliers understand requirements and expectations, make progress reports and present findings. You will be reporting to the Supplier Quality Director, Central Region. Expected travel is approximately 50%. This will be mostly local day trips with some overnight travel in the region. Additionally, you will:

• Utilize supplier Scorecards/metrics and analytical tools to quantify performance levels of individual suppliers and work with those suppliers to develop improvement plans to achieve 100% quality performance

• Evaluate the impact of nonconforming product and assess suppliers’ corrective actions

• Champion problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers to eliminate recurrence of non-conformances

• Perform Source Inspection of product at supplier locations

• Perform and Evaluate First Article Inspections per the requirements of AS9102 as well as train suppliers to meet expectations

• Drive “Zero Defect” mentality within the supply base

Skills Required:

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to comfortably learn and adapt to new (company) software tools and databases necessary for the job; such as Autotime, TipQA, PDM, Excel, etc.

• Ability to identify trends from complex data streams

Skills Preferred:

Lean Six Sigma Green / Black Belt

Experience Required:

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in Supplier Quality Engineering
  • Experience in an Avionics or Defense Electronics contract environment
  • Working knowledge of AS9100 Quality Management System and AS9102B First Article Requirements
  • Experience with electrical/mechanical inspections, product test, equipment and instrumentation

Experience Preferred:

  • Experience in a high volume manufacturing environment
  • Practical application of root cause methodologies and driving supplier corrective action 
  • Experience executing or coaching suppliers on AS9102 FAIs and PPVs
  • Working knowledge of APQP and PPAP techniques
  • Implementation of Lean and Six Sigma

Education Required:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technical field