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Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer

Company: Andis Company
Location: Racine
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible for qualification, development, and evaluation of the Andis supply chain.  The incumbent will work with Andis suppliers as well as other team members to drive continuous improvement on supplied product and processes to continue to position Andis as the Market Leader in quality.


Supplier Qualification

-Responsible for helping to evaluate and qualify Andis suppliers

  • Performs on-sight audits and evaluations of supplier performance and capability, to ensure the suppliers have effective quality systems. Works with Purchasing and Product Engineering to determine supplier fit with Andis and to qualify supplier.
  • Works with Purchasing and Product Engineering to actively investigate new suppliers and technologies to improve the quality and processes related to the evaluation of Andis products.
  • Completes component and finished good PPAP’s (Production Part Approval Process) for new suppliers, new products, and supplier product/process

Supplier Development

-Responsible for working with Andis suppliers to enhance product and processes

  • Initiates and leads process improvement projects with suppliers to increase efficiency, reduce costs, simplify processes, and improve quality, with a goal to create robust and resilient quality systems at our suppliers.
  • Acts as a liaison between Product Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Regulatory, Production, Sales, and Service to ensure product conformance and customer satisfaction.
  • Supports Product Engineering and Production during NPD to ensure successful transition of products and processes from design to production. Anticipates and recommends design, manufacturing, and quality control changes to improve quality and reliability.  Evaluates and develops supplier processes through process and/or tooling validations.
  • Evaluates precision and accuracy of production, testing, and measurement equipment. Investigates, sources, and implements advanced testing and measurement equipment.

Supplier Evaluation

-Responsible for developing and improving suppliers’ product and processes

  • Coordinates and drives Supplier Corrective Action (SCAR) activities and completes follow-up evaluations to determine completion and effectiveness of corrective actions at eliminating and preventing recurrence of defects.
  • Works with Purchasing to help evaluate suppliers’ performance based on Quality Scorecard criteria.

Production Support

-Responsible for supporting production and leading quality investigations

  • Supports Quality Technicians as needed. Provides direction for NCMR initiation. Where appropriate, provides disposition of non-conforming purchased products in a timely, economical manner.
  • Leads and drives supplier quality issues to closure with proper urgency to minimize impact to production.
  • Analyzes quality information and makes recommendations for adjustment to product design, manufacturing process and equipment, and quality procedures.
  • Gathers and analyzes test and measurement data to make recommendations for adjustments to product design, manufacturing process and equipment, and quality procedures.

General

-Responsible for coaching, leading, and helping to establish the vision for the associates in the Quality Department.

  • Upholds Andis Core Values of Excellence, Integrity, and Respect in all work-related activities.
  • Supports Quality Engineers as needed and engage suppliers to improve process for Andis benefits.
  • Provides technical guidance and mentoring to Quality Technicians, Supplier Quality Engineers, and Quality Engineers to develop their skills.
  • Proactively communicates with management, stake holders, and business units.
  • Exercises judgment using a risk-based approach, when necessary, in proposing innovative, practical methods to achieve problem resolution.
  • Fosters a collaborative and cross-functional work environment.
  • Follows emerging trends and educates peers in areas where they are the Subject Matter Expert.
  • May be trained as an internal auditor and perform quality audits.
  • Occasional work-related domestic and international travel is expected up to 25%.

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree (B. A. /B.S.) from four-year college or university with 4 to 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment.

 

Skills:

  • Experience leading standard problem-solving activities from initiation through completion (8D, DMAIC, 8 Step, A3)
  • Statistical Process Techniques, Failure Analysis, and Process Validation experience
  • Strong Project Management Skills
  • Lean/6 Sigma background preferred

Keywords: Andis Company, Racine , Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer, Other , Racine, Wisconsin

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