Supplier Quality Engineer

  • Seattle, WA
  • Full-time

Company Description


Job Description

Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) has responsibility
to evaluate, monitor and improve the supplier base performance for SafeWorks. This will be achieved through on-site audits
documented in supplier scorecards. The
SQE will work with suppliers to improve their systems while insuring the company’s
requirements are satisfied. The SQE will
work with Engineering and Purchasing to identify new suppliers and technologies
to be utilized in new products and applications.


Understand new technologies, materials,
and processes to be potentially implemented within the Supply Chain.

Support Corporate and Divisional Sourcing
and Supply Chain initiatives by working with Procurement, Design Engineering
and Manufacturing.

Lead continuous improvement and Lean
events across all commodities.

Benchmark manufacturing processes and
drive implementation of best practices.

Create and execute supplier development

Assist in the development, planning,
testing, and modification of manufacturing processes and systems.

Work with buyers in transferring parts to
new sources.

Where applicable, work with New Product
Development to coordinate sourcing strategies and ensure a smooth and timely
manufacturing ramp on major new programs.

Ability to challenge status quo processes
in a professional manner to improve the efficiency of business processes.

Must possess the demonstrated ability to interface
effectively and influence the organization and suppliers proactively.

Capable of working independently based
upon top-level direction.

Knowledgeable of innovation in state of
the art engineering and manufacturing techniques.

Experience in auditing manufacturing

Job Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities:

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical
Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science or equivalent education.

7+ years' experience as a quality engineer
engaged in new product development of electro-mechanical assemblies. At least
two years must have been in a supplier quality role.

Must have working knowledge in multiple
engineering disciplines and requires a broad knowledge of production technologies.

Excellent written and verbal communication

Lean Manufacturing Experience major plus.

Multi-cultural international experience,

Physical Demands:

physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

work requires the following physical activities: climbing, bending, stooping,
kneeling, twisting, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, lifting, finger
dexterity, grasping, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity.

Work Environment:

work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

office conditions: The noise level and
temperature in the work environment is usually moderate.

Travel Required 35% Domestic 15 % International

Additional Information

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