Supplier Quality Engineer

By | April 29, 2023

Supplier Quality Engineer

Supplier Quality Engineer

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Company Description

Element Six is seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer to join our Quality department at our Springs Site. This position will be reporting to the Site Quality Manager.

Job Description
  • Act as a liaison between Operations, Quality department, Procurement, and Suppliers
  • Drive supplier quality performance and ensure compliance with regulatory and company requirements
  • Develop and implement best practices with suppliers for new product development and product quality improvement
  • Conduct supplier validation audits and APQP with supplier support
  • Support new product launches to meet required quality standards
  • Perform on-site supplier visits for root cause analysis and verification of correction actions for supplier quality issues
  • Evaluate supplier quality data to identify process improvement opportunities within the supply chain
  • Assist Quality Manager in monitoring and reporting on supplier product quality and performance
  • Support first off sample approvals and undertake special projects as required
  • Produce written reports and make presentations on supplier quality performance
  • Maintain supplier quality records and relationships with suppliers
  • Inspect and test materials, equipment, processes, and products to ensure compliance with quality specifications
  • Develop and maintain incoming inspection and Quality assurance criteria
  • Communicate inspection requirements with Quality team and maintain Supplier Quality Manual.

The following qualifications are required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or BTech in Quality, Mechanical, Industrial, Physics, or Metallurgy
  • Desirable: ISO9001 or TS16949 Certificate (QMS and auditing)
  • Advantageous: Six Sigma Green Belt qualification in problem solving with proven utilization
  • Minimum of 5 years of practical experience in a Quality engineering or QA/QC role, with at least 2 years focused on supplier quality
  • Experience in dealing with customers and suppliers

Criteria and Skills

The ideal candidate for this position should possess the following skills and qualities:

  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently with minimal guidance
  • Strong teamwork skills and the ability to take the lead when required
  • Logical thinking and the ability to make decisions based on technical facts
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet set deadlines
  • Strong presentation skills, with the ability to present findings and recommendations to senior management
  • Computer literacy, including proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and statistical packages such as Minitab and GTD
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong decision-making skills, as well as planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with measuring equipment.
Additional Information
  • Element Six is a global leader in the production of synthetic diamond and tungsten carbide supermaterials, with manufacturing sites located in the UK, Ireland, Germany, South Africa, and the US. As a part of the De Beers Group, Element Six prioritizes its customers and strives to deliver innovative solutions to achieve a competitive advantage. The company is committed to fostering a vibrant and inclusive workplace culture that values and respects diversity, providing equality of opportunity for all employees to fulfill their potential and thrive. As part of the recruitment process, the company’s approved Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered, and successful candidates will be required to complete background screening checks, including criminal checks and qualification validations.

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