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Supplier Quality Engineer in Charlotte, NC at Global Partner Solutions

Date Posted: 11/20/2018

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Job Description

Supplier Quality Engineer – Charlotte, NC

6-month approximate duration

$55/hr. - $62.50/hr.

8 AM to 5:30 PM (Every other Friday off)


We are looking for an experienced Supplier Quality Engineer to implement tools and processes to insure suppliers starting new work are prepared and have robust plans to deliver first time quality to client program customers. The person will also 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, Southeast Region. Expected travel requirement: Approximately 50%. This will be a mix of local day visits as well as 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 our client’s 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

Experience Required

• 5+ years of relevant work experience in Supplier Quality Engineering

• Experience in Avionics or Defense Electronics Prime Contract environment

• Proficient experience in Failure Analysis, Root Cause Analysis and developing Corrective/ Preventative Actions

• Proficient knowledge of Microelectronics manufacturing and test practices

• Proficient experience in supplier and process auditing

• Working knowledge of AS9100 Quality System and AS9102B First Article Requirements

• Working knowledge of supply chain logistics from raw material to finished goods including experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system/Quality Management Software system

Experience in at least two of the following areas preferred:

• Proficient experience with Special Processes (i.e. plating, painting), Product Production Line Validation, test, equipment, instrumentation and qualification

• Proficient experience with Microelectronics test practices and acceptance standards (e.g.MIL-STD-883, IPC-A-610) • Proficient knowledge of Lean Six Sigma concepts and tools (e.g. Green belt/ Black Belt, Kaizen)

• Working knowledge of APQP and PPAP techniques

• Working knowledge of electrical and mechanical manufacturing, test and inspection

Educational Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technical Field

Please note that our requirement is like the following: AS + 6 yrs. relevant experience or BS + 4 yrs. relevant experience or MS + 2 yrs. relevant experience

We would consider a candidate with only an engineering or technical Associate’s degree if they have an additional 2+ years of Supplier Quality Engineering beyond our requirement of 5+ years of relevant work experience in Supplier Quality Engineering