Quality Engineer

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    $25 - $29
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  • Duration:

    01/03/2021 - 01/02/2022
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  • Job Description

    Our client is a multi-billion dollar manufacturing company in need of a Quality Engineer (Supplier Development Platform Specialist),

    • Start Date: January 4, 2021
    • End Date: Dec 31, 2021
    • Hours: 40-45 hrs/week
    • Pay: $25- $29 per hour

    The Quality Engineer (Supplier Development Platform Specialist) should have knowledge in quality systems, APQP activities, manufacturing processes along with some type of project management background. The position is in Benson, MN but the client can be flexible as long as the person is able to travel to Benson and other plants as necessary (within COVID guidelines).

    The Quality Engineer (Supplier Development Platform Specialist) is considered an expert and consultant with knowledge, training, experience, and the ability to drive platform activity on a specific production platform. The Supplier Development Platform Coordinator uses personal competencies and leadership, individually or in a team, to ensure on-time completion of Design reviews, PPAP & APQP, Supplier selection process, and Platform launch milestones.


    • Accountabilities & Decision Making Authority: Outline the primary responsibilities of the position and the authority level of the position (i.e., budget approval)
    • Accountabilities and Decision Making Authority: Support the global product development process (GPD) for new products and ensure that suppliers meet our client's requirements per the Part Approval Process (APQP/PPAP).
    • Supplier Development Platform Coordinator uses personal competencies and leadership to ensure on-time completion of Design reviews, PPAP & APQP, Supplier selection process, New launch milestones & other platform activities.
    • Develop project plans and resources to achieve the timing, quality, and cost objectives of all assigned platforms.
    • Supplier Development representative for the platform CPM (Current Product Management) team coordinating corrective actions for priority items.
    • Supplier Development representative for the platform warranty reduction activity.


    Performs Supplier Quality Engineering activities for assigned Platforms, including but not limited to;

    • Ensure the correct classification of all components on assigned platforms through Risk assessments.
    • Manage the significant GPD process and ensure successful product launches.
    • Arrange review meeting with SQE Platform management before all platform Milestones.
    • Resolution of supplier quality issues and management of supplier quality performance -- SQP management, PIQ/PPM metrics, CPM resolutions
    • Support warranty recovery projects -- technical support on warranty claims
    • Qualification of potential suppliers and Approval of components -- PSAs, business case, PPAP/IRW, PA, PPR
    • Support for new program launches -- tech review, QRA

    Position Dimensions:

    • The Supplier Quality Engineer –Platform Coordinator serves a vital role in working with suppliers in an up-front, preventative mode and in a problem-solving mode.
    • Collaborates with suppliers and relevant internal functions such as purchasing, engineering, and the plants to guarantee the quality of components from the supply base for new product launches and current production Skid Steers (SSL)

    Typical Decisions Made:

    SQE Platform Coordinator determines priorities for and implements corrective actions for PIR's & CPM profiles, part approval activities, validate supplier corrective actions for new product launch and supplier development activities.


    • 4 year College/University technical degree or equivalent experience – Advanced degree (master’s) preferred.


    • 5+ years of design or manufacturing experience
    • 3 years of experience in quality engineering, supplier quality engineering, or quality management
    • 3 years in Supervision or Project Management, production, and management of Project Plans (MS Project).
    • Managing multiply projects.
    • Experience and Leadership working with Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) tools (design reviews, FMEAs, Contractual Control Plans, Inspection, and Test plans, PCPA's, PSA's, Supplier Program Review's, Gage R&R Studies, Capability Studies, SPC, 7-step or 8-D corrective action process)
    • Professional certification (CQE, CQA, CQMgr, CMfgE, etc.) Preferred. Six Sigma Certification is a plus.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
    • Excellent computer skills: GPP, I-Viewer, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, statistical software, etc.
    • Ability to work with personnel at all levels of the supplier’s organization and with our client's plants/platforms/senior management.

      Ability to conduct meetings with and make presentations to platform leadership, industrial leadership, and senior management

    • Ability to travel 10-20% (within COVID guidelines).


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