The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) in the Supply Chain Team shall be responsible for the overall Supplier (Vendors and CM) Quality for Amber Kinetics. The SQE works with lead the technical pre-qualification, assessment and provide recommendation on supplier development initiatives. He/she shall work with the Sourcing Category Lead.
The responsibility shall also include working closely with manufacturing and engineering teams with the objective of continuously improve performance (increase lifecycle, reduce scrap, improve repair processes) by implementing process controls and develop quality assurance plans according to Amber Kinetics Supplier Quality Management procedures. This position requires leadership and technical skills that would enable the SQE to drive major quality improvement projects both with internal and external stakeholders.
-Apply technical expertise to provide assessment and in supplier development as well as take lead in initiating cost reduction projects together with the sourcing team
-Using the Statistical Process Control (SPC), Advanced Planning for Quality in Production (APQP) tools and the Metrics, proactively identify and help implement improvement to the Supplier Quality Procedure
-Promote the use of Statistical Process Control (SPC) and continuous improvement techniques at Suppliers to help them reduce variability and achieve process control
-Train Suppliers to effectively execute Supplier Quality Action Notices (SQAN) and implement preventive action.
-Initiate and follow-up Supplier Corrective Actions (SQAN) in partnership with Supply Chain to ensure complete and effective root cause analysis and corrective action implementation.
-Perform periodic audits of Supplier Quality Systems for the purpose of assuring continued Supplier conformance to approved quality procedures.
Administrative / Management Responsibilities:
-Develop positive relationships and effective lines of communication with suppliers: Partnership-oriented arrangements
-Create and Deploy tools to execute seamlessly all process modules (Audit, Non-conformance tracking, preventive action and Change Control) and ensures completion/follow-up on action items.
Manage the Supplier Quality Score Card metrics such as Non Conformance Tracking (MRB), Supplier Quality Action Notice (SQAN) incidence and response rates, Containment Plan and follow up,
-Roll up these KPIs into a collective supplier score card, which is a portion a bigger Supplier Scorecard that includes Delivery, Cost, Continuous Improvement and Savings Delivered.
- Track and Report the Cost Of Poor Quality in the Amber Kinetics Supply Chain and Manufacturing Environments
-Lead a weekly working meeting to review the status of the “Active Supplier Quality” issues
- BS Engineering or Electrical Engineering
- Minimum of Five (5+) Years experience in a manufacturing environment
- Minimum of Five (5+) years Supplier Quality Engineering Experience
- Advanced oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write technical reports and presentations
- Advanced knowledge of quality related tools including, but not limited to, SPC, APQP, 8D, 5S, Lean Six Sigma (certification is preferred).
- Ability to function and manage time and priorities autonomously while reporting in to Management for feedback and direction.
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