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Supplier Quality Engineer

Company: RGBSI
Location: Novi
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

RGBSI, is dedicated to providing the highest quality of services to our clients and employees. We are proud to be the primary partner to top companies in the automotive, aerospace & defense, IT, media & entertainment, sports, energy, and finance industries. As a result of our clients' continued growth, we are looking for energetic, personable professionals to partner with these leading US companies.

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.
  • Applies diversified knowledge of quality engineering principles and practices to produce and or coordinate the solutions to complex problems.
  • Supplier Quality Management.
  • Considerable creativity and initiative are required.
  • Independent judgment is normally required with some direction from the supervisor.
    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
      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 with machining (turning, milling, spline rolling, drilling, shaping, shaving, boring, honing, grinding, etc.)
      • Experience with other transmission components and manufacturing processes
        Education and Qualifications:
        • Experience in manufacturing, quality, and/or engineering (min 5 years)
        • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Mechatronic is desirable)
          Travel Requirements:
          • 40% travel and ability to periodically work non-traditional business hours to support local and international suppliers.
            We offer attractive, competitive compensation and benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, Short Term Disability, AD&D and Tuition Reimbursement, etc. If you take pride in your work and are committed to personal and professional success we want to talk to you. Please visit to learn more.

            RGBSI is a Multi-National Corporation headquartered in Troy, MI with branches throughout the USA, Canada, Germany, Mexico, and India.

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

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