Supplier Quality Engineer

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OH, United States

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Supplier Quality Engineer


Fort Wayne, IN 


$70,000 - $80,000

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A large Tier-1 automotive client in the Midwest is looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer to join their quality team.  The purpose of this role is to manage and develop suppliers to ensure that there is a consistent supply of high-quality components moving through the supply chain and you’ll be working alongside a team of supplier quality engineers under the direction of the Plant Quality Manager.  This role is critical to meeting objectives to meet & improve Launch Performance and Current production parts Quality.


  • Ensure adherence to Supplier Launch Performance Manual for new programs through completing APQP (Advanced Part Quality Planning) phases that lead to flawless Quality (PPAP – Production Part Approval Process), Capacity Planning and Verification.
  • ​Escalate red issues and SOP plan to appropriate management. Ensure compliance to On-site review cadence of cross-functional teams based on priority levels. Complete PPAPs on time.
  • Drive robust problem-solving process for Supplier Quality issues related to PRR’s, Stop Shipment/build, Field Service Actions, Read Across Best Practices into Commodity Control Plans.

  • Support on-site Supplier’s Process capacity issues resolution – ensure a production plan exists to meet requirements and manage SOP plan.

  • Conduct supplier visits and audits to support sourcing through appropriate forums.

  • Lead cross-functional team during technical reviews and respective deliverable sign off.

  • Support Implementation of VAVE activities to achieve cost reduction targets.

  • Support on-site Supplier emerging issues (Quality, manufacturing, delivery, etc.).

  • Engage with critical suppliers and address systemic Quality, capacity, and manufacturing issues.

  • Engage & participate on DEI initiatives.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Required Skills And Education

  • Bachelor of Science/ Engineering, or academic equivalent
  • Metallurgist/Metallurgical or CNC machining background/knowledge preferred

  • Knowledge of manufacturing process(es)

  • Understands interpretation and application of global quality standards (ISO 9001 & IATF 19649, and VDA 6.3)

  • Understands GD&T