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Supplier Quality Engineer

TRS Staffing Solutions Charleston Full-Time
$90,000.00 - $100,000.00 / year
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Job Title: Supplier Quality Engineer

Reports To: Quality Manager

Location: Charleston, SC

Status of hire: full-time, direct hire, salaried exempt

Compensation: $90-100k plus sign-on bonus, relocation available

Industry: automotive manufacturing

Job Summary:

The primary purpose of this position is to continually improve the quality and delivery of supplied components through quality improvement initiatives implemented within the supply base.  

- Works to develop the supply chain and insure that supplier’s processes and products meet internal and customer requirements

- This position will be responsible for assessing and improving processes and development of receiving inspection strategies, supplier ratings, corrective action initiation and follow-up (8Ds), and supplier development

Essential Functions: 

- Establish and continuously improve the Vision for the Supplier Quality Team focused on providing outstanding service to the customer 

- Actively work with colleagues at the lead plant to continuously improve and standardize the Supplier Quality processes globally

- Technical development of supplier organizations to improve processes and drive toward zero defects in the supplied products

- Provide direction and guidance to others in a way that leads to optimal team performance and meets Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) such as safety and quality

- Accountable for sustainable supplier corrective actions as well as supplier PPAP activities

- Assess supplier performance relative to quality and delivery issues

- Develops and reports supplier quality metrics to management  

- Manage certification requirements for suppliers

- Provides direction, development and performance management of direct reports

- Develop professional and productive relationship with the Value Stream Leaders in the organization

- Work closely with Logistics team regarding supplier delivery and quality issues

- Coordinate with Finance team to insure proper “charge backs” to the suppliers

- Keeps management team informed of progress, developments and pending problems

- Interprets company policies to workforce and enforces safety regulations 

- Supports lean manufacturing practices such as 5S, Kanban, poke-yoke, visual management, 1-piece flow, etc.

- Lead adjustments to activities, tasks and behaviors when changes are necessary to meet customer requirements and company objectives

- Manage the training process for all associates and ensure training is carried out within assigned area of responsibility  

- Facilitate an environment where direct reports make suggestions to improve processes

- Travel to suppliers and other sites, domestic and international as required

- Hold and/or stop product shipments if it does not conform to the quality requirements  

- Override any decisions made to ship non-conforming product 

- Works together with Quality Management to obtain/maintain an ISO/IEC 17025 compliant quality management system as well as other quality requirements related to manufacturing processes

- Complies with IATF 16949, ISO 14001, and customer requirements


- Must have Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical field 

- ASQ Certified Quality Manager Course and Certification and/or ASQ Certified Quality Engineer Course and Certification

- Must have working knowledge of ISO 14001, IATF 16949 and ISO 17025


- 5 – 7 years’ experience working with quality management systems with fundamental understanding of quality management systems, process approach, and continuous improvement methods and tools required

- Previous quality and/or engineering leadership experience supporting a tier I automotive manufacturing environment required 

- Experience with APQP and process capability  

- Experience writing, reviewing and approving detailed technical reports

- Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing concepts

**Must be authorized to work in the US for any employer; client is not currently offering sponsorship or work authorization

**Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check to be eligible for hire

Recommended skills

Quality Management Systems
Iso/Iec 17025
Iso 14000 Standard
Advanced Product Quality Planning
Corrective And Preventive Actions
Lean Manufacturing


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Supplier Quality Engineer
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TRS Staffing Solutions is a world leading recruitment organisation, specialising in the recruitment and supply of professional, engineering, technical and field talent.

Started in 1984, we continue to grow and build our recruitment capability and expertise, with over 18 established locations across 6 continents.

TRS Staffing Solutions is committed to providing 100% customer focus, whether in finding our candidates their perfect job, or in meeting a client’s requirement to recruit talented professionals within a specific time frame for their most challenging projects.

As a result of our customer focus, TRS Staffing Solutions is a highly successful recruitment business.

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