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Location: Plymouth, MI Category: Engineering
Status: Direct Hire Reference: US_EN_2_107549_233011
Posted: May 20,2013 Salary: N/A

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This position is Regional SQE for North America and Mexico, responsible to manage supplier development from initial assessment till PPAP validation, proactively work with Purchasing and Plant Quality manufacturing to improve new and current supplier performance through evaluation and use of APQP documentation, adequate use of process controls, adherence to control plan and systematic problem solving processes.

Supplier development for new program sourcing and/or resourcing programs.
Conduct supplier surveys to evaluate new potential supplier through assessment of quality, safety and environment systems, technical and process capability, customer's quality, cost and delivery requirements.
Develop APQP program with homologated supplier for awarded projects
Train and support suppliers in their use of various quality prevention tools to ensure a defect free product.
Work with suppliers to refine and enhance products and processes by applying continuous improvement and key lean manufacturing/production principles and techniques to assure quality of goods and services provided
Perform process audit and assist supplier during PPAP
Supplier performance review and undertake actions to resolve issues, driving supplier performance to required levels
Support to Brembo Plants located in North America and Mexico in managing suppliers in case of quality issues and recurring problems.


3+ years in manufacturing and quality systems improvements (supplier related).
Certified Quality Engineer (preferred).
Working knowledge of PPAP, APQP, SPC, ISO9000, TS16949, and supplier audit and evaluation techniques.
Working knowledge of the use of quality improvement methodology such as SPC, Six Sigma, Poka Yoke, manufacturing process flows, PFMEA, Control Plans, and automotive manufacturing requirements.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.


Sense of Urgency
Customer Focused
Problem Solver
Strong Communication Skills
40% Travel Required

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