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Work at the forefront of automotive innovation with ZF,
one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

Supplier Quality Engineer II

Location: 

Charleston, SC, US

Req ID 38851 | North Charleston, United States

  

Commercial Vehicle solutions from the ZF Group provide the capability to shape the future of commercial transportation systems. With a comprehensive portfolio and expertise it enables ZF to reimagine transportation for a safer and sustainable tomorrow. Our technologies and services for commercial vehicles and fleets make them more efficient, safe, connected, intelligent and automated wherever they operate.
                                                                                                                       

Responsibilities

  • Responsible to maintain compliance on Supplier Quality activities for all sourced suppliers as defined by QD83. All responsibilities applicable for Internal and External Suppliers.
  • Responsible to develop and maintain Incoming Inspection Plans in compliance with IATF requirements. Work closely with Incoming Inspection and Metallurgy Team to ensure compliance.
  • Work with Plant Operations team to understand Supplier non-conformances and notify supplier via Supplier Communication Platform.
  • Manage sorting activities related to Supplier quality rejects. Communicate with suppliers to ensure timely response to Return Material Authorization.
  • Lead Problem Solving activities with Suppliers to ensure an effective Corrective and Permanent Action is deployed for non-conformances.
  • Lead Supplier Non-Conformity Cost (SNCC) Recovery. Work with Plant Finance to ensure debits are processed in timely manner.
  • Work with Cross-functional teams to review and assess Supplier Deviations and Change Requests to provide feedback to Suppliers.
  • Responsible to Support/ Lead Escalation Level-1 activities with quality distressed Suppliers.
  • Support Warranty Group in response to Warranty Claim Management on Supplier Components.
  • Responsible to summarize Monthly Plant Supplier Performance Report (PPM, Complaint Ratio, SNCC as defined by ZF Directive)
  • Support/ Lead Supplier Maintenance Programs tied to Maintenance audits, Re-validation PPAP’s.
  • Working Team Member in External Supplier APQP activities. Work closely with SDE group to execute APQP tasks as identified in ZF Supplier APQP RASIC.
  • Lead/ Support Inter-Company APQP activities.
  • Active member of Plant Change Management Team. Support and execute tasks as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a technical field required
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in production or industrial engineering
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software required
  • Understanding of AIAG and customer specific APQP and PPAP requirements
  • Ability to read blueprints and understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T) concepts and applications required
  • Strong background in Statistical Quality Control methods and continuous improvement required
  • Strong knowledge of Problem Solving tools like Trial and Error, Ishikawa Diagram, 5-Why, Is-Is not. Knowledgeable on 8D Structured Reporting Tool and 6 Sigma approach and methodology.
  • Knowledge of FMEA, control plans, R&R studies, fail safe systems required
  • Extensive experience with several commodities including:  aluminum die castings, forgings and machining, electronics, electro-mechanical preferred
  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Lean Certified preferred.

 

Physical Requirements                                                                                                                    
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made.

  • Frequent lifting may be required 
  • Frequent sitting, standing and walking 
     

                                                                                                   

 

Be part of our ZF team as Supplier Quality Engineer II and apply now!

 

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENTTo harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to our company.Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

Our Commitment to Diversity

ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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