Supplier Engineer Job Description

Supplier Engineer Job Description

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Supplier engineer provides leadership in the understanding of Medical Device 21 CFR 820 regulations to other disciplines.

Supplier Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Takes an active leadership role in the PROLaunch process to ensure flawless product and/or process launches with suppliers
Support BOS measures to establish supplier performance requirements
Perform on-site process audit at supplier side to verify suppliers’ CAs, evaluate suppliers’ quality system and process capabilities for potential suppliers’ identification and risk assessment
Lead new components qualification plan and implementation according to Sensata supplier management process
Support global New Product Development, local Best Cost Sourcing activities for supplier selection, qualification, components qualification, and supplier capacity verification
Manages and oversees overall supply chain performance
Work with purchasing to ensure supplier performance is regularly reported and appropriate and timely corrective actions are implemented
Champion problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers and customers to eliminate recurrence of non‐conformances, ensure SCAR’s are completed and timely
Strategically lead supplier performance improvement projects in an effort to increase the supplier capability of consistently meeting Utilities requirements
Perform quarterly and/or annual audits on our suppliers to make sure they are adhering to the Utilities Supplier expectations

Supplier Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Supplier Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASQ, UPPAP, SQEP, CQE, CQA, BB, GB, ASQC, BBSS, PPM

Education for Supplier Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the supplier engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Technical, Manufacturing, Science, Education, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial, Business, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering

Skills for Supplier Engineer

Desired skills for supplier engineer include:

Related disciplines
Best practices and how own area integrates with others
Is aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market
21 CFR part 820 and ISO 13485
Disciplines within the function
Similar software programs
Cost and capacity
Experience with Microsoft Office® suite
Lead time reductions
Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing techniques

Desired experience for supplier engineer includes:

Due to the nature of our work this position may require the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance
This position may require overtime, weekend, holiday and/or non-standard working hours
BS degree in mechanical or other relevant engineering background
Be familiar with quality management knowledge such as SPC, ISO, TS
Familiar with GD&T,PPAP and MSA knowledge
Supplier quality and development experience is preferred

Supplier Engineer Examples


Supplier Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a supplier engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for supplier engineer
  • Facilitate the follow thru of suppliers corrective actions indicated by BNA approved auditor
  • Participates in evaluation and approval of new suppliers
  • Help develop new suppliers to adhere to Bossard audit qualifications, perform audits
  • Integrate and collaborate collectively with other global Bossard unit resources to increase efficiencies
  • Define activities within the commodity management team to improve supplier quality, delivery, and performance for direct material suppliers (Electro Mechanical including electrical, mechanical, and electro-mechanical components, , raw materials and finished goods)
  • Internally support GM, Ford and Chrysler Customer Teams with supplier issues as needed
  • Generate trip reports when supplier site visits are made, to communicate all necessary follow-up actions needed
  • Manage supplier corrective action responses and conduct follow-up verification
  • Improve supplier performance
  • Inspect finished parts at supplier sites, work with buyers to ensure communication on rejected materials
Qualifications for supplier engineer
  • Program manager experience is preferred
  • Abundant commodity (machining, molding, electronics, stamping, wire, ceramic, assembly) knowledge is preferred
  • 6 Sigma Green Belt or above is preferred
  • Strong technology background in the areas of stamping, machining, and molding
  • CQI for special process requirements
  • Audit skills TS 16949 or VDA6.3

Supplier Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of supplier engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for supplier engineer
  • Lead evaluation and approval of new suppliers and parts through Advanced Quality Planning (AQP)
  • Drive programs designed to reduce total cost while maintaining quality
  • Develop and track product, process and system audits from his category
  • Participate in supplier assessment and rating processes
  • Initiate and manage Supplier Development Processes
  • Track Supplier Corrective Action Reports and generate statistical situation based on it
  • Report the status of quarantine and blocked stock to the supplier, if required
  • Report on periodic bases supplier KPIs
  • Participate in Kaizen and Six Sigma processes, if required
  • Support internal quality and production in tasks and meetings
Qualifications for supplier engineer
  • Manage multiple tasks/projects at one time
  • Coordinate assignments among multiple support groups and provide direction to Team Members
  • Ability to compile data, synthesize, draw conclusions, and present results in a format tailored to the audience
  • High degree of initiative and proficiency in learning new skill
  • Ability to comprehend and communicate requirements from technical drawings and specifications
  • 0-3 years of supplier quality engineering experience

Supplier Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of supplier engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for supplier engineer
  • Improving quality performance of suppliers by conducting onsite workshops at supplier locations, providing technical assistance in developing a robust quality system, or other technical support as required
  • Complete PFMEA risk reduction reviews with cross functional teams
  • Integrate Supplier Quality activities into the component / system Product Development Team (PDT)
  • Develop and execute plans to ensure supplier quoted capacity is achieved through use of Run at Rate process
  • Ability to travel as needed to Suppliers and support emerging issue conference calls
  • Ability to lead meetings with Supplier and GM executive leadership teams at High-Risk Suppliers
  • Assess Suppliers’ quality systems and perform on-site audits at Supplier manufacturing locations
  • Monitor and develop Suppliers’ quality performance and Bidlist scores
  • Understand the factors which, both positively and negatively, affect our supplier’s ability to deliver compliant parts to KEO, on time
  • Establish a comprehensive understanding of the capabilities and capacities of their assigned suppliers, as a basis for improvement project recommendations
Qualifications for supplier engineer
  • ASQ certification (CQA, CQE, CSSBB) a plus
  • Have working knowledge of lean principles such as 5S, Standard Work, Waste Reduction, and Value Stream mapping
  • Potential for 50 hour work weeks
  • 10-30% travel can be expected depending on business need
  • Possibility of travel domestically and overseas
  • Industry Standard customer specific specification interpretation and application

Supplier Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a supplier engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for supplier engineer
  • Monitor supplier performance and facilitate improvement projects using KEO KPI’s as a basis for prioritization and maintain total internal and external customer awareness
  • Support the receipt and processing of purchased material
  • Work within the internal and external supply chain to identify and develop performance improvement opportunities and business cases for improvement
  • Cycle Time Reduction – Use Value Stream Analysis to identify Non-Value Added activities with supplier processes
  • Set-up and maintain systems for the on-going assessment of suppliers via Process Performance Measurement, without the need for continuous audit
  • Work with the Procurement team to schedule activities to suit the needs of the business
  • Leading a cross-functional team including the supplier to drive issue resolution and improvement activities
  • Monitor and drive for Cost of Failure/ Quality (COF / COQ) reduction within the business and working with the Sourcing/Commercial teams costs associated with rejects/defects
  • Providing technical guidance to suppliers towards assuring product/process compliance with engineering drawings, customer flowdown requirements and specifications
  • Apply QSR 21CFR Part 820 (Medical Devices) to everyday application of Supplier Quality Management activities
Qualifications for supplier engineer
  • Working knowledge and application of quality standards (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, TS 19649)
  • Well-developed oral and written communications skills required
  • US and International travel as required, up to 40% of time
  • Has an awareness of the basic tools of AQP, , FMEA, Control Plan, Process Capability
  • Ability to thoroughly understand key fastener manufacturing, heat treatment, and finishing operations
  • Ability to thoroughly understand ISO, ANSI, SAE, ASTM and similar industry standards and customer specifications

Supplier Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a supplier engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for supplier engineer
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to investigate and reduce First Pass Yield (FPY) issues
  • Assist on Technical Call Rate (TCR) reduction projects
  • Communication and resolution of supplied part quality issues
  • Look up inspection requirements for all supplied parts per check/work instructions
  • Provide proper training for all positions in the area, including methods, quality, safety, productivity and parts knowledge
  • Ability to use a variety of measuring devices to determine if supplied parts meet specifications
  • Coordinate and maintain records of accepted and rejected parts received from suppliers
  • Coordinate and maintain records of rejected parts returned from the assembly line
  • Work with production on questions involving function or cosmetics
  • Support receiving inspection department
Qualifications for supplier engineer
  • Demonstrated ability to investigate and resolve Quality problems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing and assembly plant processes and tooling
  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistical quality control and experiment design
  • Able to understand mechanical drawings for fabrication and installation
  • Professional manner and presentation of self
  • Plus 3 years of Quality Engineering experience in the automotive industry

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