The Supplier Quality Engineer is primarily responsible for support and sustain of robust Supplier Management programs for designated manufacturing and development activities.
Emphasis will be on component supplier, Contract Manufacturer and OEM activities that will assure that products meet design and process specifications consistently.
The Manager of Supplier Quality Engineering will lead a a supplier quality engineering team to ensure the implementation of data driven decisions and proven processes by utilizing engineering techniques and tools such as six sigma / DMAIC, statistics, predictive indicators, process validation, SPC, DOE, PFMEA, PPM defective, root cause analysis, etc.
Deploy all critical to Quality (CTQ) control plans and measurement system analysis. In addition, the Manager of Supplier Quality Engineering will work with teams to develop the supplier risk mitigation strategy with procurement, category management.
Responsibilities : (Please specify % amount against each responsibility)
Lead a Supplier Quality Engineering team to improve supplier performance and ensure reliable supply chain. Enlist support from internal company personnel and departments as needed.
Utilize standard and advance statistical techniques to determine product acceptance, evaluate process capabilities, and develop statistically sound tolerance limits.
Serve as a member or lead auditor of process auditing team and as lead auditor for existing supplier base as required. (40%)
Includes such activities as supplier assessment, supplier / product qualification and test method alignment. Provides key supplier performance metrics to the department manager, senior management and key stakeholders. (20%)
Develops and implements overall quality plan, including master validation plan, process map, quality control plan, inspection and testing techniques (Gage R&R), and Statistical Process Control (SPC) program.
Assists with identification of needed biocompatibility and reliability testing, and procurement of inspection equipment and testing services.
May also be asked to support process and product validation at suppliers and internal factories. (10%)
as well as modifies existing drawings and specifications to improve quality and correcting errors. Initiates and approves engineering change requests if required. (10%)