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Supplier Quality Engineer in Nashua, NH at Global Partner Solutions

Date Posted: 11/8/2018

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Supplier Quality Engineer # 3259
Nashua, NH


Position Description:

We are looking for an experienced Supplier Quality Engineer with expertise in the Electrical commodities to implement tools and processes to insure suppliers starting new work are prepared and have robust plans to deliver first time quality to BAE Systems’ program customers. 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, Northeast 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 BAE’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

Skills Preferred

Lean Six Sigma Green / Black Belt • Eligibility for DOD Secret security clearance

Experience Required

• 5+ years of relevant work experience in Supplier Quality Engineering • Working knowledge of AS9100 Quality System and AS9102B First Article Requirements • Working knowledge of PWB/PCB/CCA inspection/test, equipment and instrumentation • Experience in Special Process application and validation (i.e. plating, paint, welding, heat treat) • Working knowledge and experience with Environmental Stress Screening (ESS) • 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 Preferred

• Experience in Avionics or Defense Electronics Prime Contract environment • Experience in a high volume manufacturing environment • Strong understanding of 8D problem solving methodology • Ability to generate cost reductions • Experience executing or coaching suppliers on AS9102 FAIs and PPVs • Working knowledge of APQP and PPAP techniques • IPC-A-600 or IPC-A-610 certification

Education Required

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technical field