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June 6, 2023


Supplier Quality Engineer - Auburn Hills MI

• Works closely with Product Engineering and suppliers in developing DFMEA and PFMEA and APQP activities related to ongoing changes to production part numbers.
• Imposes Corporate Quality Standards on supply base and ensure compliance.
• Maintains quality records, forms and documentation in accordance with quality assurance systems and processes.
• Manage and oversee the disciplined problem solving exercises for quality spills from existing production suppliers. Includes containment, interim corrective action, root cause problem solving, long term corrective action, verification of fix, and lessons learned.
• Participate in re-sourcing activities, including evaluation of the new supplier source, oversight of production readiness from a quality standpoint, and facilitation & approval of new PPAP exercises in accordance with AIAG requirements.
• Identify and work with strategic suppliers to reach best-in-class status from quality performance and delivery perspectives.
• Support the customer as needed for warranty items related to unacceptable quality.
• Work with the supplier to identify root causes of warranty failures and oversee verification and implementation of fixes.
• Responsible for incoming product quality and fit and function in final assembly.
• Responsible for technical arrangements and determinations which have been agreed to with the suppliers.
• Support of construction (with the target of first possible cooperation with strategic suppliers) on the production compatible design of the product. (demand of process-sure production)
• Support Change Management, ensuring that quality is not detrimentally affected due to changes requested by Samsung Battery Systems, the customer, or the supplier. Inspection of the emergency plan and the failure strategy of the supplier.
• Technical supplier evaluation as decision assistance for the determination of suppliers according to: Technique / Technology, Product, Already manufactured reference products at the supplier, and Technical “competition analysis” with several candidates. (Technology, Technique …)
• Participation in response to queries as well as to quotation verification.
• Impact the supplier selection due to technical arguments and experiences with problem suppliers.
• Identify concerns and initiate corrective actions relating to product, process, and quality system.
• Initiate preventative continuous improvement actions related to product, process and quality systems.
• Work with suppliers to improve processes, controls, measurement systems to lower external PPM’s.
• Support workshops toward overall cost reduction without compromise to quality.
• Creates risk analyses to rate suppliers and facilitates sourcing council.
• Assist Senior Purchasing Manager and Buyers in assessing Strengths and Weaknesses of Suppliers.
• Perform other duties as necessary.

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