Supplier Quality Engineer

Aerospace, shipbuilding, other transport equipment, Automotive, Electrical, optical, Engineering
Not specified
Contract type:
Full time
Salary description:
Specialist areas:
Quality assurance (main), Audit/assessment, Consultancy, Health and safety, Operational improvement, Project management, Risk management
Start Date:
Middle River Aerostructure Systems
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Supplier Quality Engineer Description:

Middle River Aerostructure Systems is a world-leading manufacturer of thrust reverses (the braking system on a jet engine), engine nacelle components and specialized aerostructures. It supplies and supports these products for engine makers, airplane manufacturers and aircraft operators. Located on Marylands Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore, MRAS has a 1.7-million sq. ft. facility situated on 180 acres where the company and its predecessors have designed, built and equipped civil and military aircraft for nearly 90 years. In 2019, MRAS was acquired by VT Systems, the U.S. affiliate of Singapore-based ST Engineering becoming a part of its global network of aerospace facilities and offices. With the ownership change, the company was renamed Middle River Aerostructure Systems.

Supplier Quality Engineer Role Summary

• Drive quality for assigned suppliers, including quality plan implementation.

• Product, process, systemic quality review associated with the product procurement process

• Own supplier audits, ensuring compliance, and driving improvement plans where needed.

• Requires mastery of a body of theoretical knowledge.

• Requires developed and strong foundation of function skills and knowledge of relevant purchasing and sourcing concepts.

Supplier Quality Engineer Essential Responsibilities:

As the Supplier Quality Engineer, you will:

• Includes both Supplier Quality Assurance and Supplier Quality Development

• Includes supplier qualifications, action plans, audits, performance monitoring, and assisting key suppliers towards industrial standards of excellence

• Ownership of the compliance and conformance of all requirements from the supply base

• Partner with the sourcing organization (buyers) to ensure engineering requirements are met and compliance to all flowdowns

• Ensure product/process flowdowns are appropriate

• Develops new solutions under guidance and/or in a team setting or based upon precedents in the organization

• Coordinate with supplier to drive root cause and corrective action investigations

• Specifies needs, communicates about project approach and presents outcomes of research done

• Perform audits at the supply base

• SQEs have various levels of differentiation which are related to level of technical understanding of engineering drawings and ability to manage vendors

• Balances both tactical execution with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost reduction projects

• Works together with high level people from the business at SPB and EB level

• Provides technical / commercial assistance to Commodity Buyers to develop awareness of manufacturing processes and improve product knowledge

• Actively participate in supplier performance reviews

• Advises Functional managers regarding projects, processes and procedures within their own field

• Contributes to project as a team member or leads small projects

• Delivers results as measured by key metrics, such as supplier first time yield, process capability, supplier quality plan engagement / effectiveness, and corrective and preventative action closure

• Understands and drives Six Sigma quality internally and with suppliers

• Provides leadership during investigations of major problems and/or special projects

• Ability to travel up to 30%

Supplier Quality Engineer Requirements:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (Or a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Manufacturing or Quality Engineering). Minimum of 3 years of experience in Supplier Quality Engineering

Supplier Quality Engineer Desired Characteristics:

Strong oral and written communication skills

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Ability to influence others and lead small teams

Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact

Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously

Effective problem identification and solution skills

Proven analytical and organizational ability

Ability and willingness to travel up to 30%

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Middle River Aerostructure Systems
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