• Supplier Quality Engineer

    Job Locations US-MI-Troy
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    Supplier Quality Engineer



    As a Supplier Quality Engineer for the Purchasing group you will be responsible for driving improvement within our supply base.  You will track and monitor supplier Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) activities.  You will travel to suppliers and conduct process audits as well as on site Production Part Approval Prosses (PPAP) approvals.  You will also audit potential suppliers and work with advanced development partners on new products and processes.


    The ideal candidate will possess the skills and knowledge sought below but, of equal importance, he or she will be self-motivated, possess a positive attitude, and be a creative thinker always striving towards finding ways to create greater value for the organization.   This is a “hands-on” position that will work across the organization.  Working effectively with cross-functional teams is crucial for success.


    • Drive improvement within SRG’s supply base using the SRG Global auditing format based on VDA 6.3
    • Work with suppliers to ensure flawless new product launches at the required volume rate, applying methodologies like Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA), Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Run@Rate
    • Conduct Quality System Audits on potential suppliers using a VDA 6.3 auditing format and approach
    • Conduct Process Audits on current suppliers using a VDA 6.3 auditing format and approach
    • Develop improvement plans with selected suppliers and verify execution and closure of action plans
    • Support technical reviews on new products to ensure all technical requirements are met and understood.
    • Vet new technology partners and provide development as needed
    • Conduct both in house and on site PPAP reviews to ensure suppliers are ready for flawless launch
    • Assist SRG Global plants with issues that arises from sub-suppliers including problem resolution using disciplines such as 8D, 5Why, Ishikawa Diagrams as problem solving techniques.  Perform onsite verification as required.
    • Verify before closure of any sub-supplier issues any appropriate costs to SRG Global are recovered.
    • Assist SRG Global functional areas such as Engineering and Program Management in developing plans and resolving potential issues with suppliers and product designs to ensure flawless launch of new products.
    • Other projects and assignments as identified



    • 8+ years of experience with Supplier Development/Supplier Quality activities
    • S. Degree in a related business or technical discipline
    • Experience in molding and chrome plating plastic parts is a plus
    • Formal training for AIAG core tools (PPAP, MSA, SPC, FMEA, APQP) or equivalent preferred
    • Demonstrable experience in problem solving techniques as 8D, 5 Why, Ishikawa diagrams.
    • Training and Certification on VDA 6.3 auditing principles and discipline is a plus
    • Multi-lingual capability’s, specifically Spanish is a plus
    • ASQ CQA, CQE or Certified Manager of Operational Excellence is a plus
    • Ability to travel local/National minimum 2-3 times per month including periodic International travel


    What do we have to offer?


    As a Guardian company, we are committed to offer a competitive compensation package and an opportunity for you to maximize your potential. We pride ourselves in promoting career opportunities in an open environment, which encourages individual development and gives you opportunities to expand your knowledge and work as part of a global team. We offer a unique professional experience in a culture based on integrity, compliance and value creation. If you are interested in finding out more about our culture, please visit us on our website:






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