Supplier Quality Engineer

East Bay, CA | Contract

Post Date: 10/20/2017 Job ID: 1010 Industry: Software/Hardware

The candidate will be responsible for leading suppliers and engineering teams to meet PG 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.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides expertise in manufacturing processes for Robots, Elastomers, bearings and motion control solutions.

  • Provides Design-For-Manufacturing inputs to design engineers for wafer handling solutions.

  • 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.

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

  • Strong problem solving, project management and communication skills.

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