Supplier Quality Engineer


Key information

Support functions
Administrative staff
Cincinati, Ohio, UNITED STATES
Regular Full time, Full-time
Bachelor's Degree
More than 5 years

Job description

Design, develop, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, specifically as they relate to the coordination of suppliers, contract manufacturers, design engineers, operations and supply chain for aerospace component parts. Ensure improvement of supplier performance, and participate in selection of suppliers and the industrialization of products. Participate in accreditation process for suppliers from an engineering perspective, and represent company's Quality department on committee responsible for selecting new suppliers and for industrial validation, including couples products and suppliers. Ensure NPI process is taking place in accordance with internally-developed procedures; and participate in NPI reviews. Plan and implement appropriate oversight actions for suppliers, including development and implementation of new systems, products and processes, and industrialization and phase series to ensure QAP building to include system and product transfer by suppliers. Implement appropriate metrics, consistent with Group quotation, to measure quality supplier performance level; and arrange critical PVI reviews with suppliers. Responsible for control of processing system anomalies, processes and products (CAR, Non-conformities and concession products); for establishing supplier concession claim decisions after analyzing relevance of causal analysis and corrective actions; for ensuring effective implementation of corrective and preventative actions at supplier plants and internally; and for measuring effectiveness of corrective actions following anomalies. Implement and analyze supplier quality progress plans. Measure performance and efficiency, analyze evaluation results, and implement action plans, including Lean-Sigma actions in response to any measured decline in supplier plant Quality Progress Plans. Communicate supplier quality performance to SPM, and represent Quality in supplier performance reviews.

Job requirements

Requires a Bachelor's degree (or foreign equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering or a related field and 5 years of experience in the job offered or in engineering. 3 years of stated experience must include supply quality assurance in the aerospace industry. Stated or other experience must include 2 years with the following: Six Sigma and Lean methodology; Inspection processes, including statistical sampling, component measurement techniques, specifications and drawings; Quality systems methods and practices (DOE, PFMEA, Control Plans, DMAIC, Root Cause Analysis); Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA); Process Validation; QMS or Process Auditing; and Project Management.

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 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

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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