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Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer in Appleton, WI at Ducommun

Date Posted: 5/8/2019

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Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Description

Ducommun is a global provider of manufacturing and engineering services, developing innovative electronic, engineered and structural solutions for complex applications in aerospace, defense and industrial markets. Our full-service collaborative approach, broad capabilities and value-added services like new product introduction, supply chain strategies and program management deliver value for our customers and innovative solutions for their complex electronic and structural needs.  We are seeking a Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer to join our high performance team in Appleton, WI!  The Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer will work
with suppliers for continuous improvement in technology, quality, quality control, deliver and cost to meet the DCO and end customer requirements and expectations.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the management of all supplier quality programs, including supplier audit program (in conjunction with compliance) and certification, supplier risk assessment and mitigation, on-going supplier monitoring and reporting.
  • In conjunction with respective Ducommun manufacturing and quality teams, lead supplier quality escape root cause and corrective actions with supplier by applying DCO CAB process. 
  • Responsible for Supplier COPQ records and chargebacks by working with the supply chain management team.
  • Lead supplier development and qualification - manufacturing process control, engineering capability, capacity confirmation & certification; support commodity strategy development and execution.
  • Lead supplier prototype sample and first mass production qualification and approval (First Article) according to DCO Q-codes.
  • Lead and work with supplier on Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) as required.
  • Participate in new program and production development. 
  • Review drawings, specifications, customer PO’s and other related documents for inspection requirements to flow to suppliers. 
  • Work with supplier for DFMEA and PFMEA requirement and capability.
  • Lead supplier audits to ensure compliance with ISO, AS, NADCAP and other key regulatory standards.
  • Conducts detailed, periodic process, quality system and cost structure reviews at selected suppliers.
  • Work closely with the Supply Chain, Product Integrity and Manufacturing teams in the development of key processes to enhance supplier communication and understanding of Ducommun business practices. 
  • Provide supply base training as needed to support improvement activities in the areas of statistical methods, assessment tool methodology, defect mapping, lean manufacturing and 5S methodology.
  • Participate in supplier monthly metrics/scorecard reviews and supplier improvement actions.
  • Support cost reduction and productivity improvement efforts, including in-sourcing projects.
  • Other Duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications: 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess the outlined experience level, education, training, minimum years of experience, product or industry knowledge plus any certifications in order to be considered.

  • BA/BS/BE in Engineering, Materials and Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Business, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 2 years experience in aerospace, automotive or mechanical manufacturing environment.
  • 5+ years direct experience in supplier quality, supply chain quality management, and/or manufacturing quality engineering in driving proactive supply and quality activities in improving on-time delivery, quality performance, and successful implementation of systemic root cause corrective actions
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision to meet deadlines
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and quality systems including supplier performance.
  • Demonstrated background in supply base performance improvement.
  • Working knowledge of SPC, TQM, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, in one or more recognized Quality Management System standards (AS9100D, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485).
  • Working knowledge in the development and deployment of lean manufacturing practices to include value stream mapping, 5S, Kaizen (CIP) activity and waste reduction.

Required Skills & 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, skills, qualifications, competencies, abilities and any physical demands if required.  Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential requirements of this job.

  • Broad knowledge of various quality management tools, including but not limited to SPC and Six-Sigma principles.
  • Excellent technical, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated hands-on approach and an ability to build and maintain strong effective business relationships in a team-based environment.
  • Intermediate level of computer skills in email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
  • Leadership skills, people management, meeting facilitation and customer support.
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently and adapt within a rapidly changing environment.
  • Flexible with high energy, able to handle multiple tasks smoothly.
  • Very organized, detail-oriented, with attention to accuracy.

2222 East Pensar Drive
Appleton, Wisconsin, 54911
United States