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Quality Engineer

Date: Nov 19, 2022

Location: Columbus, GA, US

Company: W.C. Bradley Co.

Job Summary

The Global Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible for participating in the global supplier selection process and evaluating potential new suppliers. Responsibilities also include implementation of quality initiatives and quality improvement relative to new and existing products.  This includes utilizing your experience or expertise to evaluate suppliers, solve problems, develop and execute objectives, improve product and service quality and have the ability to effect short-term and long-term business goals in order to meet or exceed customer and consumers’ expectations. The Global Supplier Quality Engineer will ensure all product quality activity is in line with the Quality Strategy driving customer requirements, consumer expectation and the use of best practices.

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Establish alignment between the company requirements, critical supplier processes & capabilities and performance metrics
•    Produce, analyze, and deliver critical Supplier Performance 
•    Develop and implement critical supplier quality improvement programs including tracking, analyzing, reporting, and problem solving.
•    Review supplier quality plan to ensure it meets product quality requirements consistently through product life cycle.
•    Represent QA as SME across Risk analysis and change management activities, influencing industrialization and commercialization projects direction and ensuring outcome is compliant and practical.
•    Schedule and conduct supplier technical visits and surveys. Work closely with Sourcing and Engineering for scouting new suppliers and when addressing supplier related issues.
•    Evaluate the impact of nonconforming product and assess critical suppliers’ corrective actions, ensuring completion
•    Control quality aspects across critical suppliers for multi-sourced components, providing on-site source inspections and supplier surveillance as required. 
•    Drive process initiatives to ensure compliance with engineering specifications, while instilling supplier accountability for product quality.
•    Closely work with Sourcing and Engineering to provide PPAP process and other Advanced Quality tools in supporting the New Products Introduction part qualification. Take charge of all PPAP elements preparation. 
•    Quality lead for new product projects, as assigned, including execution of advanced product quality deliverables, understanding of customer and consumer expectations, and problem solving throughout the development and execution stages
•    Collect and report designated quality measures and other data needed to monitor and improve process, product, and service performance.
•    Analyze product and service defects and complaints; assist in resolution.
•    Use statistical methods to evaluate and upgrade the level of quality.
•    Acquire and maintain a working knowledge of products and processes.
•    Monitor state of supplier and internal processes and methods, test and initiate improvements as needed.
•    Determine tests required on products and components, determine samples needed for testing, request samples, submit samples for test, and monitor sample testing.
•    Utilize CMS system to investigate cases in the engineering bin and provide resolutions.
•    Prepare technical reports on relevant quality issues.
•    Create or revise documentation to include company procedures, workmanship standard, and Char-Broil test methods as required.
•    Other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements

Minimum Education:    BS degree in Mechanical or Electrical/Electronic Engineering or equivalents

Minimum Work Experience:    5+ years working experience in Quality roles, manufacturing, components

License(s) / Certification(s): 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•    Strong aptitude towards collaboration with suppliers. Desired experience working with offshore or near shore factories
•    Experience with Manufacturing Process
•    Good communication skills and stakeholder’s management. Driving improvements on quality, reliability, cost, yield, process stability/capability, productivity and safety/ergonomic over variables such as material, method, equipment, environment, and operating personnel. Developing solutions to problems utilizing scientific fundamentals, statistical knowledge, and problem-solving tools.
•    Demonstrated proficiency in use of basic precision measuring instruments (vernier calipers and micrometers, depth gauge, radius gauge, etc.)
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills with emphasis on technical writing/technical reports
•    Ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
•    Ability to create and give organizational presentations to meet needs of the department.
•    Preferred knowledge in gas component testing, electrical/electronic component testing, color analysis, material analysis using XRF analyzer
•    Proficient in working with Microsoft Office Suite, Minitab or other statistical software packages a plus.
•    Strong interpersonal skills.
•    Ability to work under moderate to little supervision.
•    Basic knowledge of the fundamentals of Quality Management and Quality Systems.
•    Knowledge of advanced quality tools and techniques such as APQP, PPAP, Gauge R&R, FMEA, and DOE.
•    Demonstrated leadership ability.
•    Ability to work in a constant state of alertness.

Physical Requirements

Represents the appropriate physical requirements of the job in the course of the work.

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The W.C. Bradley Co. is an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, or veteran status. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination where we do business.

Federal law requires the W.C. Bradley Co. to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. If you are interested in applying for employment with the W.C. Bradley Co. and require special assistance or accommodation to complete any part of the application and pre-employment process, please contact our Human Resources Office at 706.571.6080 or visit us at 1017 Front Avenue, Columbus, GA  31902.

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