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Supplier Quality Engineer (13563)

Company: Wabash National
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: August 11, 2019

Job Description:

This position is a leadership role that will drive improvement programs and the implementation of best practices within the supply chain and across the corporation.-- Utilization of critical skills and tools fundamental to product quality planning will be paramount.-- The overall objective of this position will be to work closely with our supply base to ensure adherence to our corporate requirements as spelled out in the Supplier Development & Quality Manual and to ensure ongoing supply of timely and quality product.-- Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Ongoing tactical support to eliminate and/or minimize disruptions to our ongoing operations.-- Common tasks include processing of supplier corrective actions (8D type process), administration of supplier deviations, reviewing and approving production sample approvals (a.k.a.-- PPAPs), plant support and quality containment activities, meeting facilitation (in-house and at supplier locations), and ongoing performance metrics monitoring to drive improvementsServe as key Supplier Quality lead for our various SBUsCollaborate with cross functional teams, lead projects, and continuously drive improvement in the supply baseExecution of supplier capability assessments to drive continuous product and process improvement; manage critical characteristicsPossess and be able to teach a comprehensive knowledge of manufacturing and quality tools to the supply baseManage supplier improvement plans providing feedback, actions, and follow up leading to permanent closure of any open issuesImprove quality performance of suppliers by providing technical assistance in the development of quality systems, process controls or other technical support as requiredSupport of supplier proactive risk mitigation initiatives and programsTravel is required to both supplier and Wabash site locations - mostly domestic, potentially international --- up to 50% of the work week. Support Roles: Support Supplier Develop initiatives such as project management, flawless project launch, improvement workshops, value stream mapping, utilization of APQP principles and processes, Run-At-Rate, and implementation of lean manufacturing principles.Collaborate with procurement team to help strategically source parts matched with supplier competencies and capabilities.Be a key technical interface with both Direct and Indirect Suppliers.Analyze supplier quality & delivery metrics to identify trends and pinpoint systemic performance gaps and root causes.Recommend technical product improvements to reduce risk and potential defects. Education Requirements:-- Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Materials, or Supply Chain Knowledge, Training, Skills and/or Experience: --Understanding of lean manufacturing and value mapping techniques and how to apply them at supplier locationExcellent Excel skills as well as other Microsoft Office software productsSAP experience is highly preferred; will consider other ERP experienceSufficient knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing-- (GD&T) is requiredAbility to understand and interpret a wide variety of blueprints and related manufacturing and material specificationsDemonstrated knowledge of SDQ processes (i.e. PPAP, APQP, etc.) Skills: Strong team building, relationship development, and leadership skills to support, lead, and manage change in dynamic business environmentsMust be detail-oriented and self-motivated with superior time management skillsMature and professional attitude equipped with superior interpersonal skillsAbility to interface and develop relationships with all levels of the organization and with external suppliersExcellent organizational skills with a strong ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environmentAn ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, delivery, quality, productivity, cost, and associate relationsMust be able to take direction from several sources, prioritize accordingly and work under tight deadlinesMaintain high levels of integrity and confidentiality in the handling of all informationKnowledge of statistical techniques and methods (like design of experiments, six sigma, etc.) Experience: Minimum of 5 years technical experience in the areas of operations, manufacturing, quality, and/or engineeringExperience with the quality tools commonly used in an industrial and/or manufacturing environment is expectedKnowledge of industry standards such as DOT, ASME, ASTM and ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/TS 16949 is desiredExperience with a wide variety of purchased components used in various commercial trailer productsExperienced with sharing information and influencing others (strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to make presentations to team members, management, etc.) Certifications, Licenses Six Sigma certified Green Belt or Black Belt is preferredAPQP certification courses are preferredGD&T certification is preferredLafayette Journal and Courier.Category: Quality Control, Keywords: Quality Control / Quality Assurance Engineer

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