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Supplier Quality Engineer

Website TRIAD Engineering Corp

Our client, a rapidly-growing firm northwest of Boston, is seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) to assume overall responsibility for making sure proper processes, quality criteria, test methods, etc. are established at a supplier. A mix of manufacturing, supply chain, and logistics specialists who play a central role in assessing supplier quality and ensuring that products received are free of defects.

Responsibilities for the Supplier Quality Engineer will include:

• Utilize, update and manage Inspection Check Lists and Supplier Quality Requirements.
• Track and qualify or disqualify suppliers according to predefined criteria that they help establish.
• Visit supplier facilities to assess their practices and procedures for effectiveness.
• Review and assess manufacturing procedures, typically by visiting vendor facilities and observing their manufacturing processes.
• Address and resolve quality issues, providing technical input and guidance on process enhancements and improvements
• While conducting site visits and reviewing incoming products from vendors, look for non-conformances and issues with quality.
• Maintain detailed reports related to supplier quality by measuring KPIs and participating in supplier performance reviews. Enable reporting of metrics for monthly reviews as required.
• Participate in the Production Part Approval Process (PAPP).
• Drive supplier requirements and supplier performance objectives
• Help develop commodity strategies.
• Manage first article and vendor source inspections, incoming, in process and final product inspection.
• Investigate, disposition and conduct root cause and corrective actions

Background profile for the Supplier Quality Engineer:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 3-7 years of related supplier quality experience.
• Lean, lean six sigma and/or related certification a plus.
• Principles and practices of process validation.
• Quality improvement tools and techniques.
• Auditing procedures.
• Ability to read blueprints
• Willingness to travel up to 30% of the time. Some overseas travel may be required.

Tagged as: inspection, KPI, logistics, manufacturing, PAPP, process validation, supply chain, vendor

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ByTRIAD Recruiting TeamJan 24, 2020

About the Author:

The TRIAD Recruiting Team is comprised of technical recruiters specializing in the engineering disciplines. TRIAD Engineering Corp. (www.triad-eng.com) is an engineering staffing firm based in Lynnfield, Massachusetts that connects successful firms with technical talent throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. For almost 50 years, TRIAD has provided clients with flexible staffing arrangements including contract, contract-to-direct, and direct placement services.