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Company: Woodward
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Position Purpose: The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) position has a strong understanding of Quality methods and systems. The SQE is responsible for implementation and execution of methods and programs to ensure that suppliers have systems that meet specifications and standards. This position interfaces with the sourcing team and communicates direction to suppliers on issues such as; quality performance improvement, part approval process, sampling plans, inspection methods, measurement system analysis, statistical process control contract reviews, problem investigations, evaluation of quality systems, and product transition activity. Essential Functions:

  • Executes quality portion of MRB / non-conformance product issues using established systems
  • Executes Quality tools that apply to the product and suppliers assigned. Quality Engineering tools such as: contract review, sampling plans, auditing principals, SPC, MSA, First Articles, FMEA, PFMEA, calibration systems, etc to understand and ultimately resolve issues in the supply base.
  • Applies demonstrated understanding of the relevant product or customer specifications, flow down documents, procedures, engineering or process drawings and regulating agent body requirements that apply to the products and suppliers assigned
  • Issues, monitors and maintains corrective action database
  • Works effectively with suppliers to resolve problems using Root Cause Corrective Actions (RCCA) tools
  • Analyze supplier performance data to determine continuous improvement opportunities to improve supplier performance.
  • Utilizes available data to establish schedules and perform required audits of assigned suppliers
  • Maintains accurate and current supplier quality records, such as supplier audits, certifications, corrective action responses, and database screens
  • Participate with the Sourcing team to select and manage assigned suppliers
  • Travel to assigned suppliers, as necessary (domestic and international)
  • Work and lead multiple projects effectively to closure
  • Executes established Quality plan for assigned suppliers, based upon:
    • Type and complexity of product being procured
    • Quality history of supplier
    • Requirements placed upon items
    • Level of suppliers demonstrated process control
    • Supports and drivescontinuous improvement activities Other Functions:
      • May mentor less experienced SQE's and Supplier Quality Techs, as required. Working Environment / Physical Activities:
        • Work is generally performed in a normal office environment, however the job may take the member into various areas of the plant where there is possible exposure to noise, chemical solutions, dust, and temperatures above 80 degrees F.
        • Travel to and work performed in supplier facilities may also expose the member to stated environments. Job Requirements:Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
          • Excellent communication skills
          • Strong interpersonal skills and ability effectively work at all levels
          • Team player
          • Self-starting, minimal supervision required
          • Detail oriented
          • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
          • Strong facilitation skills
          • Solid understanding of AS9100, ISO-9001--and/or TS-16949
          • Knowledge and experience with Continuous Improvement Methodologies (6 Sigma, Lean Mfg. etc.)
          • Solid understanding and previous experience conducting supplier quality audits.
          • Greenbelt training, preferred L1 and L 2 Education or Formal Training:
            • 4 year degree in technical field or 5-7 years of quality, manufacturing, or process control experience.
            • May have ASQ certification L1--Experience Required:
              • 5 years of experience in quality, manufacturing, or porcess control in lieu of degree
              • Previous experience in manufacturing processes and quality systems L2 Experience Required:
                • 4+ years quality engineering experience -- US Person status required.--This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).---- All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR and EAR, or possess all required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State Department and the U.S. Department of Commerce.---- ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee. Woodward offers an extensive Total Reward package for this position, including: Estimated pay: --$65,000 - $90,000 Sick Time / Short Term Disability / Bereavement / Adoption Assistance / Vacation / 401(k) Match Stock Contribution after 2 years --/ Tuition Reimbursement / Employee Assistance Program Long Term Disability / Member Life & AD&D / Family and Medical Leave / Member Optional Life Spouse/Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Home Auto Insurance / Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Plan / Military Leave Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance / Pandemic Leave / Variable Incentive Plan / Vacation Buy-up This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company's good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position.-- The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons.-- --Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and energy markets. Our aerospace systems and components optimize the performance of fixed wing and rotorcraft platforms in commercial, business and military aircraft, ground vehicles and other equipment. Our energy-related systems and components enhance the performance of industrial gas and steam turbines, reciprocating engines, compressors, wind turbines, electrical grids and other energy-related industrial equipment. The company---s innovative fluid energy, combustion control, electrical energy, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable and more efficient equipment. Our customers include leading original equipment manufacturers and end users of their products.----Woodward is an Equal Opportunity EmployerEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans
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Keywords: Woodward, Fort Collins , SUPPLIER QUALITY ENGINEER L1 or L2, Engineering , Fort Collins, Colorado

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