Supplier Quality Engineer


Key information

Supply chain
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Regular Full time, Full-time
Bachelor's Degree
More than 3 years

Job description


The Supplier Quality Engineer is a key technical leader responsible for working with Suppliers, Contract Manufactures, Design Engineering, Operations and Supply Chain for the selection of qualified suppliers and improvement of supplier performance to provide a positive impact on the quality of new and existing products.

Job requirements

  • • Ability and willingness to promote appropriate change and improvement.
  • • Ability to work autonomously, prioritize the workload, assess escalation needs.
  • • Ability to find and evaluate risks within the supply chain, and propose long term solutions.
  • • General familiarity with aerospace manufacturing equipment.
  • • Must be open to travel as needed (25% -75%).
  • • Solid understanding of receiving inspection processes including statistical sampling, component measurement techniques, specifications and drawings.
  • • Excellent problem resolution, judgment, and decision making skills required with thorough working knowledge of Quality systems methods and practices (DOE, PFMEA, Control Plans, Lean Manufacturing concepts, DMAIC, Root Cause Analysis, etc.).
  • • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities concurrently.
  • • Proficient in spreadsheet (report formatting, graphing, formula calculation generation), database, presentation and project management tools (i.e. Excel, Minitab, etc.).
  • • Ability to read and understand assembly drawings, schematics, block diagrams and Engineering Change Notices for the purpose of specific inspection criteria and evaluation.
  • • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • • Proficient with a personal computer and selected software applications including Outlook, Word, and Excel, Access, PowerPoint.

Minimum: Bachelor's of Science degree from and accredited institution in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, or Equivalent Discipline)

Minimum: 3 years in supplier quality discipline; Six Sigma and Lean methodology; certified preferred

Preferred: 5+ years in supplier quality discipline; Lean Six Sigma certified; SAP experience preferred but not required

Specificity of the job

  • • Must be open to travel as needed (25% -75%).

Company information

Safran SA

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Together with Zodiac Aerospace, Safran has more than 91,000 employees and would have around €21 billion in adjusted revenue (pro forma 2016).

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

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