Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Description

Supplier Quality Engineer

Siemens Large Drive Applications (LDA), New Kensington is the leader in low and medium voltage Variable Frequency Drives technology. The Quality team at Siemens LDA ensures effective implementation of the design development, manufacture, test, and field support for VFD products with focus on product safety, quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction. Success in this role involves building positive relationships with the suppliers and all internal collaborators.

  • Work closely with Engineering, Purchasing and suppliers to establish new product qualification criteria and define, support, and implement supplier quality plans and first article inspections (FAI).
  • Collaborate with Engineering and review requirements with suppliers to ensure technical requirements are clearly understood. Validate that any engineering deviations and substitutions are approved and detailed.
  • Supervise production, field failures, and customer complaint data to identify root causes of supplier related failures and nonconformities.
  • Work with suppliers to further develop process and craft Failure-Modes-and-Effects-Analysis (FMEA) and process control plans.
  • Maintain and analyze supplier key performance indicators and cost of poor-quality data to identify recurring trends and drive improvement actions to reduce internal and external supplier failure costs.
  • Drive supplier actions to verify product and process quality at the supplier’s location to reduce the need to incoming inspection activities.
  • Conduct audits at supplier sites to qualify the supplier’s management system and manufacturing capabilities. Provide risk analysis and mitigation plans to address any gaps.
  • Verify documentation, critical dimensions, and other characteristics of sophisticated parts at supplier's location using various precision measuring equipment, checklists, standards, procedures, and engineering documentation.
  • Drive continuous improvement with management and lessons learned across the suppliers.
Required Knowledge/Skills/Experience/Abilities
  • BS in Engineering or related subject area. Advanced degree MAY be substituted for experience, where applicable.
  • 2+ years of experience as a quality engineer. ASQ certification preferred.
  • Effective communication and teamwork skills.
  • Proficient in reading and understanding mechanical/electrical drawings, blueprints, and specifications.
  • Validated knowledge of corrective action/problem-solving methodology, including 8D methodology.
  • Knowledge and experience in performing supplier quality system and process audits.
  • Proficiency with quality management systems and standards
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate technical information with others at all organizations, suppliers, and customers.
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 30%. Travel may include domestic and international multi-day trips.
  • Where permitted by applicable law, Siemens may require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 based on job requirements, and in accordance with an accommodation based on legally protected reasons

At Siemens, we are committed to an ownership culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for our company’s success. We apply lean principles and seek to continually improve our processes and customers’ experience.

We offer flexible vacation time, a matching 401K plan, profit sharing, full health, life, vision and dental benefits.



Organization: Portfolio Companies

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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