Quality Supplier Engineer Materials/Metals

East Bay, (none selected) | Contract

Post Date: 06/03/2016 Job ID: 1057 Industry: Consumer Electronics / Appliance

The candidate will be responsible for leading suppliers and engineering teams in developing products to meet product groups needs.

In addition the candidate will be required to have strong problem solving, project management, and communication skills to support product development activities.

The candidate will be responsible for conducting supplier process audits to ensure manufacturing processes are in place to produce reliable products in a repeatable manner.

Furthermore the candidate will be required to provide input to design engineering during the product development phases.

Project management duties are a must and include working with cross-functional teams consisting of supply business management, engineering, manufacturing, field service and suppliers to provide feedback and requirements during new product development through to production release.

Job Duties 

  • Provides expertise in manufacturing processes for OEM, Vacuum components, pumps, mechanical and  electrical components

  • Provides Design-For-Manufacturing inputs to design engineers OEM Vacuum valves, Automation and OEM components.

  • Ensures suppliers' manufacturing processes are in place to produce reliable products in a repeatable manner; develops and audits quality control systems.

  • Conduct supplier process audit, risk assessments and drives closure on improvement actions.

  • Manages suppliers and analytical labs to perform failure analyses of parts for development and failure analysis

  • Leads development activities with suppliers and product groups in developing products to meet product groups' needs.

  • Conducts supplier assessments (with emphasis on manufacturing capabilities and quality management systems) of new and existing suppliers.

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  • Education & Experience:

  • Experience in or knowledge of standard fabrication practices of metals and plastics fabrication

  • Proven track record of successfully  managing multiple projects and achieving results

  • Strong knowledge of statistical methods and FMEA

  • Proficient in problem solving

  • BS/MS/PhD degree in a technical field listed in (but not limited to) the following: IE, ME, EE.

  • Strong problem solving, project management and communication skills.

    Able to travel as much as 10% of the time – both domestic and international.

Six Sigma Green Belt Certifications

Statistical process control packages


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