Supplier Quality Engineer
Nashua, NH 03060
Eligibility for DOD Secret security clearance
We are looking for an experienced Supplier Quality Engineer with expertise in the Electrical commodities to implement tools and processes to insure suppliers starting new work are prepared and have robust plans to deliver first time quality to program customers. This position will investigate, evaluate, and resolve supplier quality problems by conducting audits, analyzing defect trends, and leading continuous improvement projects. The Supplier Quality Engineer will conduct capability assessments that verify supplier qualifications, travel to assigned suppliers, and lead multiple projects to completion. You must be a self-starting problem solver who will utilize your analytical skills to find innovative solutions to quality-related issues. Strong communication skills are required to insure suppliers understand requirements and expectations, make progress reports and present findings. You will be reporting to the Supplier Quality Director, Northeast Region. Expected travel is approximately 50%. This will be mostly local day trips with some overnight travel in the region. Additionally, you will:
Utilize supplier Scorecards/metrics and analytical tools to quantify performance levels of individual suppliers and work with those suppliers to develop improvement plans to achieve 100% quality performanceEvaluate the impact of nonconforming product and assess suppliers corrective actionsChampion problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers to eliminate recurrence of non-conformancesPerform Source Inspection of product at supplier locationsPerform and Evaluate First Article Inspections per the requirements of AS9102 as well as train suppliers to meet expectationsDrive Zero Defect mentality within the supply base
Strong verbal and written communication skillsAbility to comfortably learn and adapt to new (company) software tools and databases necessary for the job; such as Autotime, TipQA, PDM, Excel, etc.Ability to identify trends from complex data streams
Lean Six Sigma Green / Black Belt
Relevant work experience in Supplier Quality EngineeringWorking knowledge of AS9100 Quality System and AS9102B First Article RequirementsWorking knowledge of PWB/PCB/CCA inspection/test, equipment and instrumentationExperience in Special Process application and validation (i.E. Plating, paint, welding, heat treat)Working knowledge and experience with Environmental Stress Screening (ESS) Working knowledge of supply chain logistics from raw material to finished goods including experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system/Quality Management Software system
Experience in Avionics or Defense Electronics Prime Contract environmentExperience in a high volume manufacturing environmentStrong understanding of 8D problem solving methodologyAbility to generate cost reductionsExperience executing or coaching suppliers on AS9102 FAIs and PPVsWorking knowledge of APQP and PPAP techniquesIPC-A-600 or IPC-A-610 certification
Client Relationship Coordinator
Marques joined The Panther Group in 2015. He developed a keen eye for talent which serves both our candidates and clients well!
Fun Fact: He is a big Boston sports fan, and is a season ticket holder for the New England Patriots.