Supplier Quality Engineer

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Career Development Partners

Award Winning Manufacturer of Consumer Products
World Leader in outdoor products

Comprehensive Benefits and Salary Program
Chance to be part of a proud team manufacturing award winning products recognized world wide

The Supplier Quality Engineer is a key member of the Quality team with primary responsibilities for APQP activities and PPAP for new projects, continuous improvement of vendors and suppliers of materials, products and / or services. This individual is the technical liaison between purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and our suppliers.
Lead APQP and Continuous Improvement Activities.
Audit suppliers for conformance to quality requirements and identify opportunities and weaknesses in processes, delivery, and requirements...and to develop and implement corrective actions.
Regular communication with vendors to develop, implement and document improvements, drive SCAR's to closure. Organize and track issues to ensure or improve timely progress on supplier deliverables.
Responsible for leading problem solving, root cause analysis and skill development at suppliers using Six Sigma tools such as statistical data analysis, Fishbone, 5-Why, 8D, etc.
Provide guidance and direction in the use of Quality Systems and tools such as Process Flow diagrams, PFMEA, Work Instructions, Control Plans, SPC, and MSA techniques.

Smaller sized city located about 45 minutes southeast from the capital city of Columbia and just over an hour northeast of Charleston SC
Cost of living is 8% lower than the average cost of living in the US with housing being a particular bargain at 27% below the national average

BS degree in Quality, Mechanical Engineering, Business or related field.
Minimum 5 years Supplier Quality Experience in a high volume manufacturing environment
SQ certification CQE, CMQ/QE strongly preferred
Willingness to travel 10 - 25% with occasional international travel
Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Experience. (Six Sigma Black Belt Preferred)
Knowledge of GD&T & SPC
Demonstrated knowledge and competence in machining, stamping, welding, castings, forging and/or assembly operations.
Demonstrated project management skills
Working knowledge of ISO 9001
Competency in drawing interpretation, spreadsheet analysis database research, and presentation skills
Dedication to continuous improvement quality improvement

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