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Supplier Quality Engineer

  • Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties that fall within the skill requirements of the job may be assigned.
  • Position: The Supplier Quality Engineer at Eppendorf - Enfield facility will support EMC’s business plan by effectively and proactively ensuring the highest possible quality levels for purchased materials and outside processes. This comprises supplier quality related processes such as qualification, development, integration, monitoring, and auditing. Travel to suppliers domestically and internationally, is required. Travel will be required up to 50%.
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts supplier on-site audits, and follow up audits, to qualify and assess supplier’s quality and manufacturing capabilities to support the supplier qualification process, surveillance program and supplier development program.
  • Drives continuous improvement in supplier performance through utilization of tools such as Six Sigma, SPC, Gauge R&R, DOE, FMEA, and 8D Root Cause Analysis, and Lean.
  • Drive successful conclusions to supplier related corrective action investigations, identifying and validating root cause. Apply appropriate control plans to achieve problem containment, and drives corrective and preventative actions to address the determined problem(s).
  • Drives supplier actions to verify part and process quality at the supplier’s location to reduce the need for incoming inspection activities.
  • Develops documents and maintains in-process inspection plans for process control, testing and inspection with an emphasis on statistical techniques.
  • Reviews supplier submittals such as certificates of compliance (CofC), completed inspection plans, and other vendor quality documentation to assure component quality requirements are met.
  • Applies appropriate control plans to achieve problem containment, and drives corrective and preventative actions to address the determined problem(s).
  • Develops, executes and analyzes quality-reporting measures and reports to Management on quality issues, trends and losses.
  • Provides quality training to functional owners and process owners as business needs dictate.
  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Quality, Mechanical, or Manufacturing Engineering or a technical field required. Masters or other technical graduate degree preferred
  • Requires 3 -5 years of experience in supplier quality engineering, including audit, in-depth understanding of quality concepts and principles.
  • Global supplier quality experience and familiarity with wide variety of manufacturing technologies; stampings, sheet metal components, castings, electrical components (circuit boards, wire harnesses, displays, etc.), and pressure vessels.
  • Experience with standards such as ISO9001/ISO13485, BPE along with a working knowledge of ASME Section 9 and AWS welding requirements and inspection preferred
  • Work experience in laboratory equipment manufacturing (Life science equipment such as centrifuges, shakers, freezers, bioprocess reactors and controllers) environment preferred
  • Experience with quality techniques: Design and Process FMEA, SPC, etc.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt/Black Belt and ASQ Quality Engineer Certification preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, emphasizing interpersonal, group presentation, and team facilitation skills.
  • Ability to travel occasionally – domestic as well as international
  • COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • COMPUTER SKILLS
  • Possess strong overall computer skills in all MS Office products such as Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point.
  • REASONING ABILITY
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision, color vision and depth perception, plus ability to adjust focus.
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving and vibrating mechanical parts. Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in the manufacturing area.
  • External Job Description
  • External Job Description
  • Your challenges
  • The Supplier Quality Engineer at Eppendorf - Enfield facility will support EMC’s business plan by effectively and proactively ensuring the highest possible quality levels for purchased materials and outside processes.
  • This comprises supplier quality related processes such as qualification, development, integration, monitoring, and auditing. Travel to suppliers domestically and internationally, is required. Travel will be required up to 50%.
  • Conducts supplier on-site audits, and follow up audits, to qualify and assess supplier’s quality and manufacturing capabilities to support the supplier qualification process, surveillance program and supplier development program.
  • Drives continuous improvement in supplier performance through utilization of tools such as Six Sigma, SPC, Gauge R&R, DOE, FMEA, and 8D Root Cause Analysis, and Lean.
  • Drive successful conclusions to supplier related corrective action investigations, identifying and validating root cause. Apply appropriate control plans to achieve problem containment, and drives corrective and preventative actions to address the determined problem(s).
  • Drives supplier actions to verify part and process quality at the supplier’s location to reduce the need for incoming inspection activities.
  • Develops documents and maintains in-process inspection plans for process control, testing and inspection with an emphasis on statistical techniques.
  • Reviews supplier submittals such as certificates of compliance (CofC), completed inspection plans, and other vendor quality documentation to assure component quality requirements are met.
  • Applies appropriate control plans to achieve problem containment, and drives corrective and preventative actions to address the determined problem(s).
  • Develops, executes and analyzes quality-reporting measures and reports to Management on quality issues, trends and losses.
  • Provides quality training to functional owners and process owners as business needs dictate.
  • Experience with standards such as ISO9001/ISO13485, BPE along with a working knowledge of ASME Section 9 and AWS welding requirements and inspection preferred
  • Work experience in laboratory equipment manufacturing (Life science equipment such as centrifuges, shakers, freezers, bioprocess reactors and controllers) environment preferred
  • Experience with quality techniques: Design and Process FMEA, SPC, etc.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt/Black Belt and ASQ Quality Engineer Certification preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, emphasizing interpersonal, group presentation, and team facilitation skills.
  • Ability to travel occasionally – domestic as well as international
  • Your expertise
  • Employment at Eppendorf requires vaccination against Covid-19, or, an approved accommodation due to a qualified exemption
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Quality, Mechanical, or Manufacturing Engineering or a technical field required. Masters or other technical graduate degree preferred
  • Requires 3 -5 years of experience in supplier quality engineering, including audit, in-depth understanding of quality concepts and principles.
  • Global supplier quality experience and familiarity with wide variety of manufacturing technologies; stampings, sheet metal components, castings, electrical components (circuit boards, wire harnesses, displays, etc.), and pressure vessels.
  • Your benefits at Eppendorf
  • Competitive total rewards package including health, financial, and education benefits
  • Innovative and Collaborative corporate culture
  • Contribute to improving the human living condition
  • Direct impact on business

Posted
08/01/2022
Salary Range
$73,000.00 - $91,000.00
per Year
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Location
enfield, CT, US