SQE – Supplier Quality Engineer – Gastonia, NC USA

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Great opportunity to join an expanding manufacturing leader as Supplier Quality Engineer.  In this role, you will provide leadership and direction to suppliers to ensure their products are in compliance with Tier 1 or Tier 2 company and industry standards. 




— Key Supplier Quality contact for the Operations Director, attend daily plant production meetings and provide weekly updates on supplier quality and charge back status.

— Manage the supplier Concern and Complaint Management process, addressing non-conforming product quality issues, found through incoming inspection or line-side

— Recommend adjustments to scope and priorities for incoming inspection checks (SAP quality module) to reflect new parts, prior supplier history, current or repeat complaints.

— Develop a standard reporting that provides transparency to avoid repeat supplier quality issues.

— Support any production line activities related to APQP, PPAP and PTRS as well as IATF 16949 related plant audits.

— Lead other supplier quality engineers or supplier quality technicians across plants and shifts.

— Support new program launches as Supplier Quality Program Coordinator

— Establish a regular exchange platform with other plants SQAs

— As project leader, secure implementation of “proactive next steps and deliverables” to achieve the purchasing contribution towards our NRFT reduction targets.

— Administrative requirements regarding OSHA, ISO/TS 16949, and ISO 14001.





— BS in Engineering with 5+ years in Manufacturing Quality or Supplier Quality for Tier 1 or Tier 2 Automotive Industry

— Solid background in problem-solving skills (5WHYs, 8D, Fishbone, Red X, etc.) and experience with core quality tools, including SPC, APQP, P/FMEA and PPAP

— Experience/training with IATF 16949 or ISO systems, Lean Principles, Continuous Improvement, or Six Sigma desired

— Experience and knowledge in metallurgy, forging or machined casting is desired

— Ability to work in the USA without sponsorship, now or in the future


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