Supplier Quality Engineer

Somerset, NJ 08873

Posted: 10/17/2019 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 9256

Job Description



  • Manage supplier performance and raise potential issues to supplier quality management.

  • Support supplier risk assessments and updating the Approved Supplier List.

  • Act as lead auditor for supplier quality audits according to the established supplier audit schedule.

  • Communicate with suppliers for change notifications and timely follow up actions both internally and externally.

  • Support the dispositioning of nonconforming material from suppliers occurs in a timely manner and analyze defect trends, in order to initiate appropriate supplier corrective action.

  • Assist suppliers with conducting FMEA, process capability studies and DOE.

  • Perform Quality Systems and Process Audits of current and prospective suppliers, including reporting, follow-up and closure of nonconformances.

  • Recommend opportunities for cost reduction and quality improvements with suppliers.

  • Support Supplier Quality Engineer III to develop and implement improvements to supplier quality policies, processes and procedures.

  • Collaborates cross functionally to ensure accurate component specifications are created and implemented as needed.

  • Coordinate the approval of new suppliers and communication of status to pending suppliers.

  • Support developing and implementing methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision, reliability and accuracy of supplier products and processes.

  • Coordinate with customers and suppliers relating to quality performance, trends and corrective actions.

  • Work with suppliers to continuously improve products and processes through lean manufacturing and six-sigma principles and techniques to assure the quality of goods and services provided.

  • Support the APQP process in design and process reviews.

  • Manage qualification of supplier process change requests inclusive of defining customer requirements as necessary.

  • Assess supplier process capability for new components, processes, assemblies and/or purchased finished goods.


  • Bachelor s degree in Engineering or a related field is required.

  • 4-7+ years of quality experience in a manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a Supplier Quality role

  • Experience reading and interpreting blueprints and gage design knowledge is required.

  • Experience with Lean and Six Sigma methodologies preferred.

  • Direct experience leading supplier quality investigations and CAPA activities is required.

  • Professional auditing certification by ISO, ASQ or similar preferred.

  • In depth knowledge of 21 CFR 820 and ISO 13485 required.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with all organizational levels as well as excellent interpersonal skills are required.

  • Must have exceptional organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines, thrive in a fast-paced environment and be able to problem solve effectively.

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