Job Details
Job Id:
1761
Title:
Sr Supplier Quality Engineer
Job Type:
Permanent
Location:
Redmond WA 
Description:
Manage all aspects of tier one and sub-tier supplier quality activities for assigned suppliers/ commodities; drive quality and process improvement at assigned suppliers/commodities. Assess, monitor, and ensure the continued adequacy and effectiveness of the quality system for the assigned supplier base. Support supplier selection, supplier process validation/controls, general supplier development. Review and approve inspection sampling plans for selection parts.

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Ensure the proper validation of supplier processes and test methods and the product/process change management process.
• Manage first article inspection process along with measurement system analysis (MSA), component qualification, and process validation including company's manufacturing process verification if required.
• Own and maintain supplier part control plans (SPCPs).
• Approve supplier manufacturing/test/inspection plans and procedures; perform periodic supplier audits and risk assessments as well as support new supplier development and commodity team strategies.
• Work closely with tier one suppliers to sustain and improve component quality.
• Impose supplier product/process change management process.
• Ensure accurate and complete preparation of supplier quality engineering documents as required, including but not limited to component qualification/process validation plans, supplier audits/approvals, incoming inspection planning, and other miscellaneous quality documentation and records.
• Support new supplier development and commodity team strategies.
• Participate in design reviews with the development teams.
• Automate supplier data collection and reporting; support any score carding activities.
• Apply sound quality principles such as six sigma, lean, and statistical process control, to drive internal and supplier quality and process improvement.
• Implement real-time work in process (WIP) and failure tracking process at supplier sites.
• Establish component level ongoing reliability testing (ORT) at factory and drive quality improvement if required.
• Correlate and standardize test and inspection processes as required.
• Drive failure analysis and corrective actions/supplier corrective action requests (SCAR) within assigned suppliers/ commodities.
• Support MRB/non-conforming material processes as well as approved vendor list (AVL) sign off procedures.
• Maintain 100% compliance to Company processes and procedures.
• May participate in definition of critical-to-quality/process/function parameters for critical components/sub-systems.
• Other related duties as assigned.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor's degree in an engineering or technical science, or equivalent combination of education and directly relevant experience
• 5 years’ directly relevant experience, with a minimum of 2 years of recent prior experience in a high-tech or FDA/cGMP environment

PREFERRED/DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• 8+ years’ of directly relevant experience
• Advanced degree (MS and/or MBA)
• Prior experience working with electrical, mechanical, and/or electro-mechanical commodities
• ASQ certified quality auditor (CQA) and/or green belt certification
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work with minor guidance and under pressure
• Must be a team player
• General statistical quality tools knowledge with process capability; demonstrated ability to apply six sigma and statistical quality control methodologies
• Knowledge of specification development, industry standards, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), etc.
• Lead ISO Auditor certification
• Demonstrated ability to drive and deliver innovative, effective and timely solutions

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Significant use of standard office equipment, including computer keyboard, monitor, and mouse
• Domestic and international travel (20-40%)
• Ability to lift up to 35 pounds