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Supplier Quality Engineer

Company: TREMEC
Location: Novi
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

The Supplier Quality Engineer position involves functioning as technical liaison between purchasing, engineering, manufacturing, operations and suppliers. Resolves technical & quality issues, implements and monitors advanced quality planning process, and provides technical support for manufacturing process validation and assure accomplishment of the product with the engineering specifications and quality requirements.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in the sourcing process, selection and evaluation of new potential suppliers as a support function to purchasing to have an approved supplier base
  • Involved with new business allocation, supplier feasibility analysis. Pre-fill out the feasibility analysis format describing the special characteristics and future quality requirements, including the early production containment (PCPP = GP-12)
  • Implement and monitor advanced quality planning process with selected suppliers for new business, be responsible for supplier APQP progress and process until final PPAP approval by engineering within time frame and according to requirement by engineering in coordination with purchasing
  • Assure supplier's understanding of product and submission requirements
  • Review supplier's manufacturing processes and quality systems
  • Assure the accomplishment of the product with the drawing tolerances, engineering specifications & quality requirements with selected suppliers
  • Function as liaison between purchasing, engineering, manufacturing, operations and suppliers to resolve supplier quality & technical issues and to provide technical support
  • Define the metrics, goals and periodic monitoring of supplier performance, improve quality performance of suppliers by conducting workshops at supplier locations, providing technical assistance in developing a quality system, or other technical support as required
  • Maintain required documentation and files
  • Identify part critical characteristics from product design and/or learned lessons and deploy to the supplier the required process controls
  • Review manufacturing fixtures concept to assure alignment to the GD&T part design
  • Cost recovery activities by DMR with suppliers.
  • Support incoming material department
  • Application of Controlled Shipping (CS-I and CS-II) procedures as required
  • Coordinate quality product audits in incoming inspection to assure accomplishment to the requirements and issue a DMR to the supplier if it applies.
  • Determine cause of supplier quality problems and coordinate/implement effective and timely resolutions through G8D's problem solving
  • Accomplishment of the organization quality system requirements management with supply base
    EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
    • Experience in automotive Supplier Quality Engineering (min 5 years)
    • MUST have either machining or metal casting experience.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Mechatronic is desirable)
    • PREFERRED: 2 years of high-pressure aluminum die casting experience or similar casting experience
      SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
      • Hands on experience in manufacturing (with thorough knowledge of manufacturing and assembly plant processes, procedures, facilities and equipment
      • Knowledge of automotive industry standards and launch procedures (as example; AIAG Core tools [APQP, PPAP, MSA, PFMEA, SPC], TS16949 (Now IATF 16949)
      • Highly proficient in print reading and interpretation, part measurement/GD&T.
      • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of probability, statistical quality control and techniques (for example DOE, SPC, 7 Quality tools, etc.)
      • Demonstrated expertise in investigating complex quality problems and applying sound technical problem solving skills (as example; 8D's, root cause analysis [DD&W, 5Why's, Fishbone, etc.], etc.)
      • Overall flexibility due to frequent plan changes driven by unforeseen current quality issue
      • Experience in with casting (as example; gravity, permanent mold, die cast, investment casting, etc.), forging, machining (turning, milling, spline rolling, drilling, shaping, shaving, boring, honing, grinding, etc.) electric & electronic products, PM process, heat treatment process (as example; carburizing, nitrating, normalizing, isothermal annealing, quench and temper, etc.)
      • Experience with other transmission components and manufacturing processesTRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
        • 40% travel and ability to periodically work non-traditional business hours to support local and international suppliers.

Keywords: TREMEC, Novi , Supplier Quality Engineer, Engineering , Novi, Michigan

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