Supplier Quality Engineer
Company: STIHL Inc.
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: September 18, 2022
Purpose As a family-owned company, it's the people who continue
to make STIHL a successful, world-class brand. STIHL is seeking a
highly motivated, passionate Supply Quality Engineer to join our
Quality Supplier team at our corporate headquarters in Virginia
Beach, VA! This individual will act as a lead contributor to the
procurement team for assessing, developing, and evaluating the
production and quality capabilities of STIHL's supply base. This is
ensured through the application of globally and locally developed
quality methods, understanding of requirements, problem solving,
and development of the supplier--'s processes and capabilities. The
SQE acts as the liaison between the supplier and STIHL for quality,
production, and process capability related concerns. Position
highlights include: Competitive Compensation
Extensive Benefits, such as health insurance effective within one
month of start, multiple bonus opportunities, relocation
assistance, 401(k) with company match and PENSION!
Job Duties & Responsibilities
Analyze data and develop value added reporting graphics on supplier
performance, trends, and opportunities for improvement.
Apply systematic techniques to conduct, analyze, and evaluate
quality challenges. E.g. DOE, FMEA, GR&R, etc.
Participates as a team member to support and develop diversity,
expertise, and stability.
Facilitate implementation of elements of APQP with new and existing
suppliers on projects.
Drive quality and process improvements, such as quality agreements,
quality specifications, in collaboration with Commodity Managers,
Procurement Supply Chain, Purchasing, R&D and Internal
Conduct supplier audits as needed of supplier's production
locations and sub-tier suppliers to ensure the supplier has the
quality and production capabilities to meet STIHL's requirements
Participate with internally assigned group tasks such as project
management, APQP, Supplier Evaluation, Monthly reporting, etc.
Create, maintain, and document Quality Notifications to ensure they
contain valued information and documented actions.
Participate in the assessment, release, and development of new and
existing series suppliers.
Notifies and negotiates sorting and rework actions with suppliers
to realize equitable solutions.
Contribute in the development and execution of inspection plans,
testing methods, inspection rates, and inspection techniques.
Champion the development of supplier quality improvement plans for
the nominated supply chain.
Assist internal customers to identify, confirm, and address quality
and design issues regarding purchased goods or services.
Work with internal teams to ensure the consistent application of
specifications, functional, testing, and inspection
Determine disposition of reject goods or services; including
developing and releasing sorting or rework criterion.
Lead supplier actions to ensure objectives are sustainable, and
completed in a timely manner.
Champion internal and external efforts to monitor, consider, and
reduce cost of quality.
Participate in the creation, development, and implementation of
local systems or controls.
Refers more complex problems to higher level SQE's or
Assume additional related responsibilities as assigned or as
Bachelors of Science Degree required; emphasis in Mechanical,
Industrial, Manufacturing, or Quality Engineering preferred.
ASQ CQA certification: preferred 4+ years demonstrated experience
in supplier quality engineering required; with emphasis on quality
principles and methods.
4+ years of experience working with international suppliers and
Intermediate level in auditing and assessing production, corporate
social responsibility, environmental, and quality capabilities
according to international standards such as ISO 9001, ISO/TS16959,
VDA, and ISO 14001.
Intermediate level in using systematic techniques, quality tools,
and methodologies. E.g. 5 WHY, 8D, APQP, FMEA, Control Plans,
Process flow, etc.
Intermediate level in process control, APQP, PPAP, SPC, control
plans, PFMEA, Cp & Cpk and GR&R studies.
Intermediate level analytical skills (problem solver) with ability
to diagnose root causes and influence sustainable actions.
Intermediate level verbal, written and presentation skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with domestic and international
suppliers while assuming a lead role in activities.
Ability to act as a team player and work on most tasks
independently or with some supervision.
Ability to travel up to 30% domestically and internationally is
Keywords: STIHL Inc., Virginia Beach , Supplier Quality Engineer, Engineering , Virginia Beach, Virginia
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