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Supplier Quality Engineer

Company: Howmet Aerospace
Location: Torrance
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

General Summary:With minimum supervision, responsible for implementing initial quality plans on products and programs. Provides support and direction in the implementation and administration of quality systems. Analyzes the effectiveness of the quality system and coordinates quality related issues with customers, suppliers, and other functional disciplines.Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop and suppliers and help them establish quality systems, procedures, inspection plans, quality performance trends, statistical plans and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Conducts capability assessments and process validations to support supplier selection activities
  • Perform Supplier Purchase Orders to identify quality requirements to ensure customer requirement are met. Ensure that all documentation, Certification/Inspection Reports, making, packaging, source inspection and applicable Supplier Source Approvals are identified and acceptable.
  • Review and maintain all assigned customer quality documents and specifications.
  • Interface and/or work closely with Quality Assurance, Inspection, Design and Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing and Shipping personnel on procedural issues involving design, methods, tooling, cost and other areas involved in the control of product quality.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of quality related policies and procedures based on corporate and government/customer requirements, as well as in conjunction with AS9100 requirements.
  • Participates in MRB (Material Review Board) and provides material review dispositions for non-conformances. Analyzes non-conformance trends to evaluate effectiveness of corrective actions. Recommends corrective actions to our supply chain to address non-conformances
  • Make recommendations to management on the implementation of process improvements for product provided by supply base.
  • Act as liaison for the company in coordinating and resolving customer and supplier complaints/concerns, relative to quality performance, investigations, system audits and corrective actions.
  • Participate (as assigned) on Process Improvement Teams or other Continuous Improvement Groups.
  • Prepare periodic and special reports on supplier quality statistics and other related quality issues.
  • Review supplier planning (work order), methods and process specifications as it relates to assuring product quality.
  • Issue and follow up with Supplier Corrective Action Request in a timely manner, by working with supplier to investigate and determine root cause and corrective/preventive measures to eliminate deficiencies. Coordinate team efforts to resolve issues and monitor trends.
  • Perform supplier audits/surveys, where applicable, to assure compliance to specific quality/customer requirements. Audit and validate Statistical Process Control data and procedures for assigned suppliers.
  • Initiate Corrective Action Requests and monitors follow-up for effective closure and elimination of identified deficiencies.
  • Conduct training for suppliers as required on various Quality topics and methods.
  • Ensure completion of activities within compliance and on-time
  • Help develop procedures and processes within broader protocols
  • Performs other tasks of equal or lesser skill as required. May mentor less experienced SQE's and Inspection personnel, as required.Experience and Background:
    • Excellent communication skills. Self-starting, minimal supervision required.
    • Knowledge of Problem-solving skills and tools (5 Why/8D/etc) . Experience implementing tools with suppliers to resolve issues
    • Understand basic metal processing, auditing principals, First Articles, sampling plans, SPC, MSA, FMEA, PFMEA
    • Ability to speak clearly and effectively with managers, supervisors, managers, customers and vendors.
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
    • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
      Basic Qualification
      • Bachelor's Degree from four-year college in a technical discipline
      • Minimum three (3) years Supplier and/or Quality Engineering experience working with quality systems, preferred in an Aerospace Environment
      • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
      • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
      • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Keywords: Howmet Aerospace, Torrance , Supplier Quality Engineer, Engineering , Torrance, California

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