Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer
Smith & Nephew
El Coyol, Provincia de Alajuela, San José, Costa Rica
hace 12 horas


Lead the effort in Supply Chain Management by working directly with suppliers to improve product quality and to mitigate, control and resolve supplier quality issues.

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.

Education :

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Licenses / Certifications :

  • ISO Lead Auditor Certification (Preferred).
  • American Society of Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) is preferred.
  • Green or Black Belt is preferred.
  • Experience :

  • 5-7 years of Technical (Engineering or Sciences) or transferrable experience is required. Medical device is preferred.
  • Experience implementing lean manufacturing and / or six sigma techniques towards problem solving, Experience with Quality System Requirements (QSR), ISO 13485 & 14971
  • Supervision : None required for this position.
  • Competencies :

    Project Management Skills, Statistical Analysis, Validation, Structured Problem Solving Process (A3, DMAIC, 5 Why's, 8D, etc.

    Decision Making, Exercising Influence, Ability to Influence at all Levels of Internal / External Organization, Communication, Facilitation, Self-Motivated, Ability to Motivate Others, Personable, Energetic, Responsive, Confident, Honest and Passionate.

    Other :

  • Knows and adheres to the quality policy of the company and the quality-related procedures and instructions
  • Reports any deviation in product or process, of which he / she becomes aware, to his / her manager or the Quality department
  • Completes all necessary training in the area of Quality and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)
  • Immediately reports any dissatisfaction or complaint which is brought to their attention from a customer or patient regarding a Smith & Nephew product (e.
  • g. in terms of quality, durability, reliability, safety or performance) to the complaints department

  • Complies with all health, safety and environmental policies, procedures and job hazard analyses applicable to specified job activities;
  • including medical evaluations as required by job function

  • Completes all required HSE training
  • Weight Lifting : Light (0kg - 5kg)
  • Position : 50 / 50 sitting / standing
  • Repetitive Motion : Low :
  • Chemical Exposure : No chemicals exposure or cleaning use only
  • Physical Risk (Personal Protective Equipment PPE) : No PPE required
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