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Supplier Quality Engineer

Company: Timken
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Select how often (in days) to receive an alert: Lovejoy, a business in the Timken family of brands, is looking to hire a Supplier Quality Engineer.The Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible for managing the quality aspects of the supply chain, ensuring that suppliers meet the required standards, and driving continuous improvement to enhance the overall quality and reliability of the provide products and services.ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and implement Supplier Development Initiatives, focusing on Supplier Audits, metrics, continuous improvement, and addressing supplier non-conformances to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Act as the primary contact for supplier assessment and development, particularly regarding their quality system.
  • Conduct regular Quality Audits at supplier facilities.
  • Monitor the performance of current suppliers using established supplier metrics.
  • Support supplier development and training. Assist in determining required component/purchased product inspection and testing.
  • Facilitate supplier corrective action efforts based on non-conformance reports (NCRs) and participate in Customer Concern and Corrective Action teams when necessary.
  • Support process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) efforts and supplier Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives, with a primary focus on supplier-related activities.
  • Coordinate with suppliers and internal technical experts to develop robust quality plans, minimizing costs and ensuring process capability while preventing problems. Monitor supplier quality performance and contribute to the development of performance metrics.
  • Analyze data from external and internal sources to identify and implement opportunities for improving quality, cost, and delivery.
  • Perform pre-defined systems and process audits according to recognized standards, modify/create audit questions to enhance supplier quality systems and processes.
  • Participate in or lead activities to onboard new suppliers that meet internal quality, delivery, and performance expectations for purchased products, services, and components.
  • Other related duties as assigned.TECHNICAL/FUNCTIONAL SKILLS:
    • Understanding of tolerances, measurements, stress levels, and calibrations.
    • Proficiency in creating scorecards, work instructions, manipulating data, and business processes.
    • Self-starter with strong collaboration skills to work with Engineers, Technicians, and Operators.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet project timelines.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and effective communication with peers, management, and external customers.
    • Independent and collaborative problem-solving abilities.
    • Strong planning, organizational, and project management skills.
    • Attention to detail and commitment to delivering quality work.
    • Contribute to the internal audit team as required.
    • Strong computer skills, including MS Office Suite applications, database information sources, and web applications.
    • Ability to interpret CAD drawings.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Bachelor's degree in engineering related field is required.
      • Must be a U.S. person due to ITAR requirements.
      • Minimum of 3 years experience in a manufacturing environment; 5 years experience is preferred.
      • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) is preferred.All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and industrial motion products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $4.5 billion in sales in 2022 and employs more than 20,000 people globally, operating from 46 countries.Why Choose Timken?
        • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
        • A culture of top performance
        • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
        • A conviction to improve communities around us
        • Competitive salary and benefits
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          Nearest Major Market: Chicago
          Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Quality Engineer, Internal Audit, Supply Chain, CAD, Engineering, Finance, Operations

Keywords: Timken, Downers Grove , Supplier Quality Engineer, Engineering , Downers Grove, Illinois

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