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16012">Supplier Quality Engineer
Job Code :16012
Division :AAG - HSD Kalamazoo
Location :Kalamazoo MI US 49001
Job Type :Full Time
Career Level :Entry Level
Education :Bachelor's Degree
Job Description :
Develops, modifies, applies, and maintains quality
standards and evaluation methods for products and
processes. Provides statistical information for quality
improvements by determining and applying testing methods
and criteria. Coordinates and guides technical
evaluations, analysis, and related data acquisition
processes to ensure division quality objectives are
1. Assesses quality performance (or cost-of-quality) using
statistical and analytical methods. Devises and implements
methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and
evaluating the precision, reliability, and accuracy of
products, processes, and production equipment.
2. Develops and establishes quality systems and procedures,
inspection plans, quality performance trends, statistical
plans, cost estimates, and quality plans. Ensures that
project and/or process control documentation is compliant
with requirements and/or contract.
3. Assesses the cost of, and determines the responsibility
for, products or materials that do not meet required
standards and specifications by performing statistical
4. May act as member of the Material Review Board to assure
the timely processing of nonconforming material and to
assist in the disposition process.
5. Develops sampling plans by applying attribute, variable,
and sequential sampling methods. Develops experiments by
applying factorial techniques. May develop other test
procedures as appropriate for assigned products or system.
6. Evaluates process control and troubleshoots problems by
establishing and maintaining statistical data. Develops
and maintains statistical process controls by applying and
maintaining applicable control charts. Analyzes data by
completing hypothesis, normal distribution, and process
capability analysis tests.
7. May perform analyses of supplier capabilities and
reviews suppliers' system to assure fulfillment of
contract/purchase order requirements. Participates in
programs designed to improve supplier performance (e.g.
training, interface with procurement).
8. Refines and enhances products and processes by applying
continuous improvement and key lean
manufacturing/production principles and techniques to areas
9. Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and
summarizing data and making recommendations.
10. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by
attending educational workshops, reviewing publications,
establishing industry networks, benchmarking state-of-the-
art practices; maintaining American Society for Quality
certification, and/or participating in other professional
11. Complies with federal, state, and local legal
requirements by studying existing and new legislation,
ensuring adherence to requirements, and advising management
on needed actions.
12. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related
results as needed. Work assignments may include cross-
functional or project team responsibilities (e.g.
Job Requirements :
Education and Experience
Bachelors degree (BS) in Engineering or a related technical
discipline. Professional entry level position. May have limited prior industry experience or worked with direction in student internship programs. American Society for Quality certification desired.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Fundamental knowledge of state-of-the-art inspection and
quality engineering/assurance techniques, procedures,
instruments, equipment, theories, principles and concepts
and general business operations. Fundamental knowledge of
lean manufacturing/production principles and techniques.
General knowledge of aerospace industry or similar industry
products and legal and regulatory requirements related to
field. Ability to use standard business application
software and/or specialized data analysis tools. Ability to
research and analyze data and develop recommendations or
resolve problems. Ability to work with only general work
direction and instructions regarding the scope of
assignments. Ability to use considerable discretion in
selecting procedures and techniques to apply to work and
determine priority and order of assignments. Ability to
read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and
technical journals, blueprints and specifications. Ability
to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw
valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of
technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form that
may involve several abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from
customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business
community. Ability to effectively demonstrate team member
competencies and participate in goal-setting, performance
feedback, and self-development activities.
TYPICAL MENTAL AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
required to sit. The employee frequently is required to
use hands to operate a computer and talk and hear. The
employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include
close vision. Also expected of the employee is regular
attendance, the ability to work cooperatively and
professionally with others and members of the public, and
the ability to manage multiple tasks at once. The employee
may be required to travel to vendors or customers including
(The essential functions have been provided as examples of
types of work performed by employees assigned to this job
classification. The Company reserves the right to modify
the work assignments and/or to make reasonable
accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the
essential functions of the job. The physical and mental
demands described above are representative of those
required to successfully perform the essential functions of
Other Skills :Equal opportunity/Affirmative action employer. U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident status required.