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Sr Supplier Qual Engineer

Crystal, MN 55428

Posted: 11/09/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 592298 Is job remote?: Yes Country: United States

Job Description

  1. Can you please confirm your top 3 skills sets required?
    1. Experience with PPAP, component qualification, or equivalent processes for purchased components.
    2. Experience with incoming quality controls (inspection procedures, incoming inspection processes) and handling non-conforming material reports (NCR/NCMR) especially for purchased components.
    3. Experience with change processes for supplier quality documents (i.e. change orders for Approved Supplier List records, Inspection Procedures, etc.)
  2. What is your target years of experience?
    1. 4-6 years

A Day in the Life
  • Ensures that suppliers deliver quality parts, materials, and services.
  • Leads cross-functional teams of engineers and manufacturing functions to investigate and resolve supplier-related quality or compliance issues discovered during incoming inspection.
  • Lead and/or participate in corrective/preventive action teams in resolving supplier-related issues (e.g., nonconformances, CAPA activities, audit findings, complaint investigations, etc.).
  • Qualifies suppliers according to company standards and may administer a Certified Supplier Program in receiving inspection to ensure cost effectiveness.
  • Define component qualification strategy (PPAP), partner with suppliers to develop qualification plan, report performance, and demonstrate release readiness. Author or review key component engineering lifecycle deliverables throughout product development, as defined by procedures. Define control plans to ensure appropriate acceptance activities.
  • Monitors parts from acquisition through the manufacturing cycle and communicates and resolves supplier-related problems as they occur.
  • Supports and prioritizes an auditing schedule to ensure that designated suppliers are audited on a regular basis to ensure good manufacturing practices (GMP) and quality standards are met.
  • Evaluates suppliers' internal functions to assess their overall performance and provides feedback in assessment of their operation.
  • Develops and delivers the Product Acceptance Sampling Strategy, Approved Supplier List coordination, Supplier Owned Quality deployment, and Control Plans for existing products.
  • Evaluates and acts as a lead in processing and approving supplier change requests.
  • Define Receiving Inspection requirements as required


Must Have: Minimum Requirements

Bachelors degree in Engineering, Science or Technical field with 4+ years of experience in Quality and/or Engineering OR Advanced Degree in Engineering, Science or Technical field with 2+ years of experience in Quality and/or Engineering


Nice to Have (Preferred Qualifications)
  • MBA, Masters in Engineering, science or technical field
  • ASQ CQE, CQA and/or CSQP certification
  • First Time Quality Coach (FTQ) / Six Sigma/ DFSS / Lean Green Belt or Black Belt certified
  • Strong communication, organizational and project planning skills
  • Demonstrated track record of effectively influencing and negotiating with suppliers and leading effective/successful change initiatives
  • Strong knowledge of metrology & measurement techniques; statistical analysis (Cpk, standard deviation, etc) in Minitab, measurement uncertainty, GD&T, Gauge Repeatability & Reproducibility
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