Supplier Quality Engineer III
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- KEY RESPONSIBILITY
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Develop,evaluate, revise and apply technical quality assurance protocol and methods to accomplish Supplier Quality Assurance management activity. Conduct supplierquality audits and evaluations of supplier quality systems implementation andevaluate process capability / capacity contributing to decisions regardingsupplier approval into the Approved Supplier List. Accomplish supplier pre-capand final inspection of supplier product prior to shipment as required. Coordinate andevaluate supplier corrective action requests (SCARs) communicating withsuppliers to obtain effective and timely corrective actions to preventrecurrence of product defects. Coordinate with the purchasing organizationresolution of supplier quality issues and assignment of PO Quality Codes. Develop purchase order drawing requirementsand establish / enter ERP inspection planningfor purchased material. Ensurecompliance with quality standards and applicable government regulations;perform analysis and identify trends for supplier purchased material.
ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS and DUTIES:
Analyze and verify supplier quality system implementation andprocess methods and procedures for manufacturing, testing and inspecting thequality level of products.
Review supplier manufacturing documentation ensuring the necessarycriteria and provisions are incorporated to permit effective inspection,testing and use of materials.
Analyze reports and product to be returned to suppliers; initiatecorrection action (SCAR) for procedural, product or process deficiencies.
A thorough understanding of use and application of statisticalquality assurance methods is required.
Chair/lead MRB team meetings. Participate in CCB as required tosupport program performance.
Analyze supplier failure analysis root cause determination andcorrective action to assure the action is contributing to supplier processimprovement and recurrence prevention.
Review in-coming inspection rejections of supplier material, partsor products identifying rejection trends observed, communicating these tosuppliers andtaking action as appropriate.
Promote supplier / Cobham partnerships internal and external with cross organizational teams.
Interface with buyers planning supplier management efforts and resolving supplier and procurement quality issues.
Improve and maintain 5S in SQA area, make suggestions for improvements.
Participatein Lean/Six Sigma activities in own work area as well as events for other areasto enhance cross-functional problem solving.
Collaboratein team meetings and activities, including SET team support as appropriate.
Issueregular supplier performance reports to key suppliers, visit suppliers asnecessary accomplishing supplier process audits and to qualify them as“Approved Suppliers”, participate with suppliers improving supplier process,procedures and product quality.
Evaluatefinished goods product and paperwork and sign C of C’s certifying our company’sproduct as conforming to customer requirements.
AccomplishCustomer Source Inspection (CSI) at suppliers when required.
InputERP Material Master data for Quality related fields
BecomeERP Subject Matter Expert (SME) and perform other Quality Engineering tasks asassigned.
Performswork of moderate complexity; uses discretion and judgment to develop processesand procedures for continuous improvement;
Ability to effectively communicate with suppliers developing astrong working relationship with supplier QA and management. Represent Cobham as a world class DODcontractor;
Ability to coordinate long term effective and efficient supplierproduct corrective actions leading to improved quality and reliability ofsupplier products;
Ability to learn and understand various supplier productconfiguration and processing methods
Knowledge of and experience with precision machining.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, anddraw valid conclusions.
. Ability to effectively communicate and presentinformation to team members, top management and suppliers.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: (insert bullets below - must be relevantand objective)
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:(insert bullets below)
Minimum of Two to5 years of related experience in Supplier Quality Assurance
Bachelor ofScience degree in Business, Engineering, Science, Math or related field isrequired.
Experience working in a defense related industry under AS9100 andAS9102 regulations
Requiredto obtain and maintain a security clearance which requires US citizenship
Masters of Science degree in Business, Engineering, Science, Mathor related field is desired.
Experience with manufacturing processes such as soldering,plating, machining, etc.
IPC-A-610, J-STD-001 certification
SPC/LEAN/Six Sigma/DMAIC experience
Leadership skills: ability toinspire and motivate others; Communication skills: ability to receive messagesby telephone, in person, electronically and in writing; ask questions andrephrase statements to clarify meaning; ability to read, analyze,interpret and comprehend written complex instructions; communicate acrossorganizational levels; ability to read, analyze and interpret generalbusiness periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures orgovernmental regulations; abilityto write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectivelybefore customers, employees and with suppliers; ability to communicatewith quality, integrity and respect in a way that inspires others andencourages innovation and possibilities;
Computerskills: workingknowledge of networked environment using a Windows and/or Windows likeinterface using Power Point, Excel, Word and Outlook software programs atan intermediate to advanced level; abilityto use Enterprise-wide information systems;
Math & Analyticalskills: intermediate to advance mathematical skills, includingstatistical inferences and patterns; ability to apply conceptssuch as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practicalsolutions; review and compare data to identify inconsistencies anddetermine priorities; ability to collect, analyze and summarize information
to a general understanding; ability to think abstractly and separatecomplex ideas into simple elements; solid understanding of basic statistics and statistical patterns. Ability to rationally analyze productperformance and improvement solutions.
Time Management and Organizational skills: flexibility andadaptability to changing priorities and assignments; ability to maintainconfidentiality; work with the vast array of information gathered duringelicitation and analysis and to cope with rapidly changing information;
ExcellenceBehaviors: remain engaged, proactive and positiveeven in tough circumstances; own assignments and be fully accountable fortheir success; align actions, behaviors and conversations to what mattersmost; bring out the best in others and recognize the value in everyperson’s contributions; ability to work independently as well in a teamenvironment and multi-task.
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