Supplier Quality Engineer


Assist with supplier sourcing, development, and management tasks. Serve as point of contact between internal quality department and NAFTA supply base. Assists in making dimensional and/or mechanical inspection and test of assemblies, sub-assemblies, units, and components for size, to ensure conformance with quality standards. Assists with devising dimensional gauging set-ups. Inspects and checks instruments, apparatus, machines, and equipment following established procedures. Checks layout and processing of critical parts. Assists in determining reasons for defects or malfunctions, effect of deviations on product requirements.

Note:  Relocation assistance not available

  • Perform onsite Supplier Assessments
  • Monitor supplier performance including issuing corrective actions for deficiencies
  • Visit suppliers as needed
  • Participate as team member in supplier improvement projects
  • Develop new or potential suppliers
  • Perform sourcing activities such as initial site assessments
  • Perform containment activities associated with supplied products
  • Capable of inspecting all units produced for conformity to specification
  • Data entry and basic analysis of statistical process control charts
  • Ability to develop work instructions and procedures in compliance with ISO/TS 16949 requirements
  • Perform internal audits for TS certification
  • Ability to verify startup checklists to ensure production line, gauges and measuring devices are setup correctly and producing quality products
  • Monitor production line fallout and yields and provide samples for root cause analysis and corrective action
  • Assist/lead suppliers in containment activities for possible quality spills and initiate the corrective action process.
  • Communicate with customers/suppliers to resolve supplier concerns.
  • Ability to conduct production line audits
  • Assist suppliers in training team members to perform various operations on the production floor
  • Maintain current knowledge of the quality control field, relying on current literature pertaining to materials use, technological advances, and statistical studies
  • Ensure 5-S is adhered to properly
  • Ability to identify visual defects and make dispositions on inspected materials


  • Bachelor’s Degree 

Technical Skills and Work Experience:

  • 2-5 years previous experience in a manufacturing environment - preferably with automotive 2 years minimum
  • Experience with supplier monitoring and reporting activities
  • Previous quality control experience in a manufacturing environment - preferably with automotive or aluminum extrusion
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • Must be proficient using MS Office applications such as Excel and Word (MS Access preferred).
  • Familiar with APQP, PPAP, drawings, flowcharts, work instructions, and control plans.
  • A proven track record of results and enjoys working in a manufacturing environment; results oriented and self-motivated.
  • Familiar with and committed to lean manufacturing principles
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple activities simultaneously and successfully function in a cross functional manufacturing environment
  • Must be able to properly use quality gages - Micrometers - calipers - optical comparators -height gauges, indicating micrometers, etc.
  • Ability to identify and make quality determination for visual defects