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ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

Supplier Quality Engineer

Country/Region:  US

Charleston, SC, US

 Req ID 55831 | North Charleston, United States

About the Team:
We are looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer to work at our Charleston, SC facility. The position woul be in our 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.

What you can look forward to as Supplier Quality Engineer:

  • 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.

Your profile as Supplier Quality Engineer: 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a technical field required.
  • Minimum 3-4 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    
  • Prior experience with several commodities including:  aluminum die castings, forgings and machining, electronics, electro-mechanical (preferred).
  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Lean Certified (preferred).


Why you should choose ZF in North Charleston, SC?

  • A supportive collaborative team environment
  • Annual Incentive Plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • Personal Time
  • 401k Plan
  • Health Care Benefits
  • Tuition reimbursement for educational advancement
  • A strong diversity culture
  • Supportive Employee Groups and community outreach activities


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



Bethany Vijayakumar


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are more than just words for us. They are at the core of the ZF Way that propels our team members towards their utmost success. We strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a natural reflex. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that every member of ZF can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape next generation mobility, safety, sustainability and social justice. 

With four generations across 118 nationalities in 41 countries, ZF combines a unique variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas. Together, we solve problems, drive innovation and shape next generation mobility. 

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.

What does DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) mean for ZF as a company?

At ZF, we continuously strive to build and maintain a culture where inclusiveness is lived and diversity is valued. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that all our employees can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this vision in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape the future of mobility.

Find out how we work at ZF:

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

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