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Supplier Quality Engineer

Company: Gables Search Group
Location: Buffalo Grove
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:

In this role as the Supplier Quality Engineer you will have the responsibility of securing supplies and parts for the assembly line, reviewing engineering and manufacturing specifications, monitoring materials for any defects, as well as resolving quality issues.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strategically lead supplier performance improvement projects in an effort to increase the supplier capability of consistently meeting company requirements.  Projects may include: process analysis, value stream mapping, process capability and throughput analysis, 6?Sigma, 5S and Kaizen events
  • Monitor, communicate and improve key supply chain KPI’s, including Supplier OTD (on-time-delivery) (Past due), DPPM and waste
  • Provide periodic reports to key stakeholders on supplier improvement progress
  • Escalate supplier quality or performance concerns to upper mgmt. with recommended actions
  • Champion problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers and customers to eliminate recurrence of non?conformances
  • Work with Purchasing to ensure appropriate and timely corrective actions are implemented
  • Assist Purchasing group in the evaluation and qualification of new suppliers
  • Support the resolution of customer and internal product quality issues as they relate to supplied components
  • Maintain and update critical supplier audit system and schedule
  • Conduct supplier audits to drive process standardization, waste elimination, and continuous improvement
  • Travel to supplier locations to resolve quality problems
  • Perform other related duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, (Quality, Industrial, Mechanical, etc)
  • 4-6 years related experience and/or training in manufacturing environment, and in a similar functional role.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing systems, especially as they relate to machining and assembly is preferred
  • Knowledge of various quality system methodologies Lean, 5 Why’s, Pareto Analysis, Six Sigma,  DFMEA, PFEMA, PPAP, etc is preferred
  • Highly motivated
  • Team player!
  • Excellent communication, leadership and organizational skills.
To be considered for employment you must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer and you will not require employment visa sponsorship now or in the future.

Keywords: Gables Search Group, Buffalo Grove , Supplier Quality Engineer, Other , Buffalo Grove, Illinois

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