BAE Systems Louisville , KY 40202
We are looking for an experienced Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer to support supplier quality purchase order requirements, supplier approvals, verification of purchased products, supplier surveillance, risk mitigation, supplier non-conformance management and supplier performance improvement. This person will also support engineering change notices, vendor information request, MRB, daily operations support for supplier caused nonconformance, SQ contract requirements, certified parts, notice of escapements, GIDEP, defect trend analysis, root cause, corrective, preventive actions and drive continuous improvement.
Additionally you will:
Utilize supplier scorecards/metrics and analytical tools to quantify performance levels of individual suppliers and work with those suppliers to develop improvement plans to achieve quality performance goals.
Evaluate the impact of non-conforming product and assess suppliers' corrective action robustness in order to ensure strong and permanent countermeasures.
Champion problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers to eliminate recurrence of non-conformances and drive "Zero Defect" mentality within the supply base.
Designs, analyzes and implements inspection processes and procedures.
Drive changes to engineering and quality control documentation to meet PO requirements and manufacturability.
Develop and train quality inspectors on quality evaluation requirements.
Perform source inspection of product at supplier locations as needed
Perform and evaluate First Article Inspections per the requirements of AS9102 as well as train suppliers to meet BAE System's expectations.
Improve and develop Supplier Quality processes and procedures
Develop existing and or new suppliers to be able to have robust plans to deliver first time quality to BAE program customers.
The person will also investigate, evaluate, and resolve supplier quality problems by conducting audits, analyzing defect trends, and leading continuous improvement projects.
The Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer will conduct capability assessments that verify supplier qualifications, travel to assigned suppliers, and lead multiple projects to completion.
You must be a self-starting problem solver who will utilize your analytical skills and trend analysis to find innovative solutions to quality-related issues, drive quality continuous improvement and follow-up as needed to meet objectives and assignments.
Lead Supplier Quality program support requirements to improve supplier's performance for quality and delivery.
Strong communication skills is required to interact with multiple levels of site stakeholders, customers, leadership and our supply base.
You will need to ensure our suppliers understand requirements, take ownership for supplier development opportunities, make progress reports, present opportunities, findings and drive performance improvements.
The Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer will need to lead, develop, revise supplier quality procedures, processes and train others to meet site Quality Management System (QMS) requirements. This will also include leading Lean Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Kaizen objectives and projects to improve SQ processes and eliminate inefficiencies.