Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Title: Supplier Quality Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Stafford, Staffordshire
Salary: £32 - £37 per hour + LTD Company
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1903-51_1552555568
Contact Name: Ashley Henson MIRP
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 14, 2019 09:26

Job Description

Sitec has a requirement for a Supplier Quality Engineer for our client - Perkins Engines. This is a contract position for an initial 6 months. The max rate of pay is up to £37.00 p/hr LTD Company and the location of this role is Stafford.

The Supplier Quality Engineer will provide technical expertise and leadership to Caterpillar's supply base in the execution of a robust quality plan within the suppler network. In addition, to implement a well-documented continuous quality improvement process and strict process controls. This will be used for the evaluation and development of new and existing suppliers worldwide, to maximizing Quality, Cost, Logistics, Delivery, and Management (QCLDM) within the supply network.

The primary responsibility of this position is to serve as the trusted advisor for assigned supply base through the following functional responsibilities:
* Assessing potential suppliers via on-site Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development, Management (QCLDM) audits, driving implementation of Lean, BIQ, & APQP, continuously reviewing supplier capacity, assuring production readiness through rigorous review of supplier PPAP submission, being recognized as the expert in supplier quality.
* Collaborate with suppliers to assure proper process control standards are in place, continuously monitoring key manufacturing processes.
* Ensure that suppliers have adequate people, training, tooling, fixturing, and equipment.
* Provide technical support during start-up activities and provide ongoing strategic support.
* Responsible for monitoring suppliers' adherence to PCN (Process Change Notification) on a timely and cost effective basis.
* Provide a technical leadership role as QCLDM champion for suppliers and assure technical development to adequately meet qualified supply network strategies.
* Support Category Strategies, supplier development & performance management and provide technical leadership in new supplier selection.
* Evaluate and develop new supplier's technological capability to meet requirements for Caterpillar Inc.
* Responsible for the supplier's processes from design concept to the end of product life (cradle to grave).
* Ensures that APQP activities related to process control are being performed by the supplier.
* Manages supplier's project plans and activities to ensure product meets Caterpillar expectations.
* Reviews APQP documentation (e.g., Process FMEA {failure mode & effects analysis}, Process Control Plans, Gage R&R {repeatability & reproducibility}).
* Participates in process FMEA for suppliers' manufacturing processes.
* Audits process control implementation and effectiveness.
* Validates process capability.
* Ensures PPAP completion and approval prior to delivery of new parts.
* Responsible for the review, approval and validation of 8D permanent corrective action plans.
* Performs quality management system audits and Supplier Evaluation Surveys (SES), including assessments of potential new suppliers.
* Participates in Supplier Performance Management Reviews (SPM).
* Supports Caterpillar 6 Sigma initiatives with suppliers.

* Knowledge of the tools and techniques of 6 Sigma methodology is highly desired and will likely be attained through prior completion of Green Belt training and/or other 6 Sigma experience.
* The position requires a bachelor's degree - or equivalent experience, preferably in engineering. In addition, two to four years of job-related experience are required. Quality Engineering certification is highly desirable.
* Knowledge of shop operations and maintenance procedures is required.
* Good human relation/communication skills
* American Supply Quality (ASQ) quality certification is desired
* Previous Experience of Managing Supplier Quality and Development
* Demonstrable in depth knowledge of Supplier Issue Investigation tools eg:
- Root Cause Analysis
- 5 WHYS
* Demonstrable in depth Knowledge of Advance Product Quality Planning tools eg:
- Gateway Conformance
- PPAP Review and Approval to Design and Manufacturability requirements
* Ability to work on own initiative, with resilience to ensure Supplier implements RCCA activities and Supports APQP Gate way conformance / timing.
* Demonstrable Ability to Drive Key Target Initiatives with Suppliers. (QCLDM)
* Sound working knowledge of the following technologies:
- Hot Metal Forming (Forging / Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Casting)
- Cooling Group Assembly methods. (Eg: Radiators / Charge Air Coolers / Oil Coolers)
- Complex Component Manufacturing Methods. (Eg: Turbochargers, Gear Manufacture)
* Understanding of RoHS, REACH,

For additional information re: job related statistics (spend, part numbers managed, market difficulties etc) please contact Ashley to find out more. Happy to also provide key specific feedback on this role from the hiring manager as well as sharing any other 'good to know' information regarding this requirement.

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.