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Supplier Preparation and Development Specialist (SQE)

Company: Hino Motors MFG USA, Inc.
Location: Novi
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hino Motors, Ltd. (Japan) and a Toyota Group Company. For seven decades, Hino Motors, Ltd. has proudly manufactured the number one selling medium and heavy-duty truck in Japan.
In the United States, Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. currently has employees in 4 states including Michigan, Arkansas, West Virginia and California. The Corporate Office resides in Novi, Michigan. Hino assembles medium-duty trucks at its Mineral Wells, West Virginia plant. Its manufacturing facilities in Marion, Arkansas produces axles, knuckles and suspension components. Hino's Parts Distribution Center in Mira Loma, California supplies Latin American and Caribbean distributors with genuine Hino service parts.
We are currently seeking a Supplier Preparation and Development Specialist (Engineer) for our Supplier Preparation and Development (SPD) department located at Headquarters in Novi, MI reporting directly to the Manager, SPD. This position is responsible for pre-production (including prototype stage), production of supplier parts by means of securing delivery and quality to our manufacturing plants and will review manufacturing processes and recommend improvements.

  • Track overall supplier program progress
  • Coordinate between Design (Engineering) Departments and Suppliers with preparation scheduling to track supplier prototype parts preparation to enable on time delivery of parts for prototype build
  • Track supplier production preparation, coordinate progress of supplier(s) relating departments: quality, engineering, production control to realize smooth launch
  • Visit suppliers to confirm existing manufacturing processes, recommend process improvement ideas, and confirm readiness of off tool/ off process parts prior to launch
  • Visit suppliers to confirm correction production procedures are being followed post launch
  • Report and visualize progress of supplier production preparation and development
  • Monitor and Track supplier performance
  • Report out supplier performance for distribution to suppliers and management on a monthly basis
  • Maintain supplier performance data
  • Support suppliers on issues to include production, quality, and delivery concerns
  • Offer recommendations to Purchasing for direction regarding supplier capability
  • Complete assignments on time and accurately
  • Other duties as required Required Education & Experience to be successful in this position:
    • BS in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical preferred)
    • 3-5 years of industrial design, experiment, quality control or manufacturing engineering
    • Experience working in a manufacturing environment with TQM, PPAP, FMEA, Control Plans, DOE, and SPC
    • Experience working for an automotive company preferred
    • Board Visualization
    • Ability to complete assignments on time and accurately
    • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and motivate/inspire others
    • Working knowledge of technical materials to include drawings, testing data, inspection data, statistics data, and industrial standards
    • Report writing
    • Analytical skills
    • Understanding of manufacturing process
    • Strong proficiency in MS Office - Excel and PowerPoint
    • Ability to travel nationally and internationally (USA & Canada): 20 - 30%
      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
      Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. (HMMUSA) requires all new hires to successfully pass a post offer-employment drug screen and background check prior to beginning employment.
      All new hires must provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.A. within their first 3 days of employment. HMMUSA uses E-Verify.
      Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. (HMMUSA) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HMMUSA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Keywords: Hino Motors MFG USA, Inc., Novi , Supplier Preparation and Development Specialist (SQE), Other , Novi, Michigan

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