Supplier Quality Engineer

14 Jun 2017
12 Jul 2017
Matthew Hackett
Contract Type
Full Time
As a Supplier Quality Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

* Experience working in a supply chain organization - Preferred
* Previous experience as a supplier quality engineer or supplier developer within a technology company (ideally mechanical/aerospace) – Preferred
* Proven experience of driving root cause with Suppliers
* Proven background in Quality Assurance and thorough understanding of Quality tools and techniques
* Understanding of key aerospace Quality Standards such as AS/EN 9100 and NADCAP
* Good technical engineering knowledge and ability to read engineering drawings
* Supplier Relationship management

As a Supplier Quality Engineer your main responsibilities will involve:

* Manage supplier approval processes, identifying, certifying, and auditing suppliers,
* Drive supplier quality management in line with company control procedures, and relevant regulatory standards e.g., AS/EN 9100
* Drive prioritized supplier nonconformance management and root cause analysis
* Develop suppliers to more effectively support Cobham at lower costs over time
* Ensure Quality Assurance for new and existing suppliers including audits, source inspections, First Article Inspection sign-off and change control process management
* Ensure accurate flow down of Quality requirements to suppliers throughout Product Lifecycle
* Improve supplier Quality Metrics by driving improvement plans with suppliers
* Ensure best practice is adopted within the supply chain to ensure highest levels of product integrity
* Development of supplier capability via strategic and tactical improvement activities.
* Develops, applies, revises and maintains supplier quality standards.
* Visits supplier sites to observe quality systems and material manufacture processes.
* Analyses, tracks and reports discrepancies and corrective actions taken when vendor products are rejected/returned on receipt or fail post acceptance.
* Prepares documentation for inspection/testing procedures.
* Participates in First Article Inspections at suppliers
* Participates in Continuous Improvement Projects

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