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Supplier Quality Engineer

Company: Abbott Interfast
Location: Wheeling
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Supports the Purchasing & Inspection departments. Will refine and monitor all aspects for Supplier Quality. Work in a team environment with staff & suppliers to develop and implement best practices that complement our ISO 9001 / 2015 requirements. Includes supplier qualification, visits, corrective actions, defect prevention and continuous improvements in meeting all customer requirements.

Complete Corrective Action process including collecting root cause analysis and providing corrective feedback from suppliers to minimize or eliminate supply issues. Manages customer specific quality requirements and offer support to suppliers.

Experience in the fastener industry is a plus

Must be a citizen of the United States

SQE position is an in office position

No relocation bonus available at this time


Carry out supplier validation audits, with supplier support and supplier advanced product quality planning (APQP).

Lead the supplier approval process by assessing manufacturing/technology capabilities and quality performance.

Support new product launches to ensure that supplier quality meets the required standards

Facilitate root cause analysis and corrective actions of supplier quality issues

Perform on-site supplier visits.

Work with the suppliers directly, create correction action plans to address process failures

Provide concise, complete and accurate documentation of inspection results relative to area of responsibility. In appropriate functional areas, this refers to supporting inspection and test status requirements defined by regulations, engineering product specifications or Control Plans, Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) approval or product warrant submission

Facilitate the escalation of unresolved supplier quality issues within assigned projects and suppliers

Monitor and report on supplier product quality and performance

Deliver training of quality awareness

Undertake special projects as required

Contribute to continuous improvement activities

Attend various meetings and action/communicate instructions

Produce written reports and make presentations

Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials and advise others of any impact

Undertake personal continuous training and development

Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems

Independently determine approach and assigned tasks

Relationship Management

Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance

Assertive, optimistic, resilient and welcomes change

Engages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working with others

Proactively contributes to the team

Is self aware

Ability to work on own initiative

Shows moral courage, openness and honesty in all dealings

Skills & Attributes:

Knowledge of quality and business systems

Strong knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)

Lean Manufacturing knowledge

Knowledge of TS16949

Knowledge of ISO45001/OHSAS18001

Understanding of ISO14001

Knowledge of measurement techniques

Metrology, Inspection Methods and Equipment

Understanding and interpretation of engineering drawings

Understanding manufacturing processes

Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment

Planning and prioritizing activities

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Listening skills

Negotiation skills

Ability to present data effectively

Problem-solving skills

Understanding of Health and Safety practices


Health insurance and 401K are offered.

Keywords: Abbott Interfast, Chicago , Supplier Quality Engineer, Engineering , Wheeling, Illinois

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