Supplier Quality Engineer

Position Purpose:
The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) position is considered a resource for supplier quality knowledge and systems. The SQE is responsible for the creation, implementation and execution of methods and programs to ensure that suppliers have systems that meet specifications and standards. This position requires the leadership and facilitation skills necessary to lead/support the planning, directing and executing activities concerned with supplier corrective action and continuous improvement (CI). These activities include data-driven analysis and problem solving of quality issues to improve the performance of the supply base.
Essential Functions:
Leads supplierquality portion of MRB / non-conformance product issues using established systems
Executes Quality tools that apply to the product and suppliers assigned. Quality Engineering tools such as: contract review, sampling plans, auditing principals, SPC, MSA, First Articles, FMEA, PFMEA, calibration systems, etc to understand and ultimately resolve issues in the supply base.
Solid understanding and implementationof the relevant product or customer specifications, flow down documents, procedures, engineering or process drawings and regulating agent body requirements that apply to the products and suppliers assigned
Issues, monitors and maintains corrective action database
Works effectively with suppliers to resolve problems using Root Cause Corrective Actions (RCCA) tools
Proactively analyze supplier performance data to determine continuous improvement opportunities to improve supplier performance.
Utilizes available data to establish schedules and perform required audits of assigned suppliers
Maintains accurate and current supplier quality records, such as supplier audits, certifications, corrective action responses, and database screens
Consult and advisewith the Sourcing team to select and manage assigned suppliers
Travel to assigned suppliers, as necessary (domestic and international)
Leads/performs supplier business assessment activity
Performs Design of Experiments (DOE) as needed
Participates in supplier part family transitions and new product development activities
Executes and manages established Quality plan for assigned suppliers, based upon:
Type and complexity of product being procured
Quality history of supplier
Requirements placed upon items
Level of suppliers demonstrated process control
Supports and drivescontinuous improvement activities
Other Functions:
Mentors less experienced SQE's and Supplier Quality Techs, as required.
Participate and lead CI teams for internal process development.
Leads, directs and manages multiple projects effectively
Working Environment / Physical Activities:
Work is generally performed in a normal office environment, however the job may take the member into various areas of the plant where there is possible exposure to noise, chemical solutions, dust, and temperatures above 80 degrees F.
Travel to and work performed in supplier facilities may also expose the member to stated environments.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrated ability to present information effectively, formally and informally
Strong interpersonal skills and ability effectively work at all levels Team player
Self-starting, minimal supervision required
Detail oriented
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
Strong facilitation skills
Solid understanding of AS9100, ISO-9000/2000, QS-9000 and/or TS-16949
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Continuous Improvement Methodologies (6 Sigma, Lean Mfg. etc.)
Demonstrated experience conducting supplier quality audits with effective follow up.
Greenbelt required; black belt preferred
Experience with supplier development processes
Education or Formal Training:
4 year degree in technical field or 5-7 years of quality, manufacturing, or process control experience.
Prefer ASQ certification
Experience Required:
7 years quality engineering experience
Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and energy markets. Our aerospace systems and components optimize the performance of fixed wing and rotorcraft platforms in commercial, business and military aircraft, ground vehicles and other equipment. Our energy-related systems and components enhance the performance of industrial gas and steam turbines, reciprocating engines, compressors, wind turbines, electrical grids and other energy-related industrial equipment. The company's innovative fluid energy, combustion control, electrical energy, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable and more efficient equipment. Our customers include leading original equipment manufacturers and end users of their products.
Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer
EO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans

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