Senior Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer – Englewood, CO 80111

Job Description

The Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer (SQE) is responsible for ensuring that SEAKR’s supply chain is consistently able to provide high-quality, reliable components for aerospace applications. This person audits supplier quality management systems, performs source inspections, and tracks supplier performance. The SQE plays a critical role in SEAKR’s Product Assurance department, ensuring that flowed-down component requirements are properly executed and resolving supplier quality issues. The SQE reports to the Manager of Supplier Quality.


IN THIS POSITION YOU WILL

  • Support procurement, program management, manufacturing, and engineering with all supplier quality related activities.
  • Perform quality system evaluations of new and ongoing suppliers.
  • Perform supplier surveillance during fabrication of flight articles to assure compliance with requirements.
  • Draft and maintain electronic records of supplier surveillance and evaluation reports in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
  • Create/maintain supplier approval rating and records, including survey records and Quality Management Systems (QMS) certifications, in ERP system.
  • Perform a review and approval of purchase orders of flight hardware.
  • Identify and mitigate supplier-born risks.
  • Analyze supplier defect trends and lead continuous improvement projects.
  • Support Receiving Inspection with non-conformance evaluations and Material Review Board (MRB) dispositions.
  • Communicate non-conformances to supplier and request, track, and help implement corrective/preventive action where necessary.
  • Work with procurement to vet and onboard new suppliers.

Qualifications

REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & QUALITIES

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • 6-15+ Years of experience in product assurance and quality systems, including exposure to ISO9001/AS9100.
  • Able to travel (25% typical, up to 75% of time per month) to perform supplier surveys, audits, assessments, and inspections.
  • Industry experience in electronics assemblies, manufacturing and/or printed circuit boards (PCB) fabrication.
  • Background in performing root cause analysis (5 Whys, 8D, Fishbone, Pareto, FMEA), and identifying solutions to complex problems.
  • Experience improving supplier performance through metrics.
  • Proficiency with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system such Epicor, Abas, Infor, SAP. Sapphire, Kronos, IFS, Oracle +Netsuite, Microsoft Dynamics, or similar.
  • Knowledge of quality systems and supply chain quality functions and documentation.
  • Strong communication skills to interface effectively with internal customers and external suppliers on quality and quality control issues.
  • Technical aptitude with strong analytical problem solving skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering documentation such as drawing dimensions and mechanical/electronic inspection methods/reports
  • Ability to successfully operate as part of a multi-functional team, including engineering, program management, supply chain, and manufacturing.
  • Effective time management and skillfulness at task prioritization.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.


DESIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & QUALITIES

  • Quality Engineer Certification (CQE) from American Society for Quality (ASQ).
  • Experience leading process improvement projects with Agile, Six Sigma, Lean, Scrum or equivalent.
  • Certification/training in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Familiarity and experience with AS9102 First Article Inspection requirements.
  • Certification/training to requirements for electronic assemblies such as J-STD-001, IPC-HDBK-001, Nasa Workmanship (NASA_STD-8739.6), IPC-A-600, IPC-A-610, IPC-6012 or similar.

Additional Information

  • SEAKR is an Equal Opportunity Employer – All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
  • US Citizenship Required
  • SEAKR offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits.
  • Location: Colorado

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