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Supplier Quality Engineer-Electronics

Tualatin, OR · Manufacturing

Ability to work with a leader in the power electronics/building automation industry. This position can be hybrid.

Job Description

Supplier Quality Engineer

Job LocationsUS-IL-Bloomingdale | US-CA-Anaheim | US-OR-Tualatin | US-WA-Bothell

 

Overview

The primary purpose of this position is to provide Supplier Quality Engineering support to ensure the successful performance of Supply Chain. This individual will review and provide input for supplier selection activities including supplier evaluation and quality system reviews. This position will coordinate with Leviton Buyers, Commodity Managers, Engineers, Product/Project Managers, and Plant Personnel to review supplier quality programs for new and existing materials, components, and assemblies and monitor/improve supplier performance as required. This individual will be expected to apply his/her knowledge of quality systems and quality engineering techniques to monitor and improve supplier performance as required. This individual will drive root cause analysis and corrective actions relating to material/process improvements and component issues. 

Responsibilities

  • Drive supplier performance that meet or exceed DPPM quality goals established by the business including targets created for each supplier
  • Leverage corrective action process (8D), supplier audits, ensure supplier compliance and drive supplier improvement plans in conjunction with Commodity Managers, Buyers, and Plant Quality
  • Manage supplier quality relationships and performance for assigned suppliers through continued communication and site visits to ensure the highest of quality manufacturing processes
  • Responsible for new product and design change part approval through First Article Review, parts measurement, verification, and validation of test results
  • Perform on-site supplier Quality System and Process audits
  • Work with suppliers to develop inspection plans that ensure quality metrics are met and align with Leviton specifications (including significant characteristics)
  • Monitor supplier production by conducting in-process and end-of-line source inspections Lead supplier performance improvement projects
  • Manage immediate quality issues through cross functional collaboration; confirm supplier quality issues do not put production at risk
  • Facilitate and/or lead quality problem solving (8D) activities with suppliers to prevent recurrence
  • Establish short and long term quality plans and work with Suppliers, Sourcing, Internal Engineering and Plant teams to drive corrective and preventative quality initiatives in the supply base
  • Be a subject matter expert on the manufacturing methods of specific commodity categories such as stampings, plastics, fasteners, etc.
  • Monitor, communicate, and improve supplier KPI's (DPPM, OTD, etc.)
  • Foster a mentality of Zero Defects with Leviton suppliers 

 

Skills & Abilities

  • Proficiency in Quality Tools including Cause-Effect Diagram, Check Sheet, Control Charts, Histograms, Pareto Charts, Stratification, Scatter Diagrams, DOE, SPC, CP/CPK, AQL
  • Ability to operate measuring equipment such as micrometers, calipers, CMM
  • Understanding of the First Article process
  • PPAP experience preferred Detail oriented
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and various tolerancing methods
  • Ability to identify and define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present information to team members, management, and suppliers
  •  Ability to communicate and mobilize multi-functional teams in achieving common objectives
  • Ability to effectively communicate with Suppliers to define specific product opportunities and associated key product requirements
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to work in a highly confidential work environment
  • Ability to effectively read and write reports and business correspondence

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • 50% (or more) of work time is required visiting Suppliers where noise levels may be moderate or high and hearing protection may have to be worn
  • Eye protection must always be worn outside the office environment
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls
  • The employee frequently is required to walk and climb stairs
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus
  • The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Material Science, Electronics or Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering required
  • Expertise in ISO9001 Quality Systems Certified ISO Lead Auditor, preferred 6-Sigma Green Belt or ASQ Certification, preferred
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years Engineering or supplier quality experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with ERP, preferably Oracle EBS Strong facilitation, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Experience working in a matrix environment Proficiency in MS Office including Excel, PPT, and Word

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