Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer
Responsible for supplier quality: ensuring all parts are compliant to Engineering, Packaging, and Quality specifications while meeting cost targets. Ensures supplier quality actions conform to Isuzu Quality requirements through supplier audits, visits, and review of quality related documentation. Reviews and manages supplier Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) to confirm the supplier is capable of manufacturing parts that meet Isuzu quality requirements. Coordinates and conducts supplier process audits, and confirms that related supplier documentation such as control plans, PFMEA, control charts, etc. support a robust quality management system. Coordinates assignments to assure all program deliverables are satisfied on or before their required dates to meet program timing. Establishes root cause and countermeasures with suppliers to quickly and thoroughly resolve plant/port quality issues. Assists with coordinating the flow of documents and information regarding engineering changes, quality requirements, etc., between suppliers, purchasing, and engineering. Supports IMSA on engineering initiatives. Participates in internal cross-training opportunities.
Requires a Quality related Bachelor’s degree or equivalent directly related work experience and a minimum 3 years supplier quality experience in the automotive industry. Must possess knowledge of Quality Control techniques, blueprints and engineering drawing, and a working knowledge of SPC functions. Must also possess proficient PC skills in Windows applications, excellent written and verbal communication skills , ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications, conduct root cause analysis and countermeasure with closed loop controls, prepare and conduct training and business and technical meetings/presentations, maintain accurate data files, and effective planning and scheduling techniques. Position requires occasional travel with possible overnight stays.