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Senior Supplier Development Engineer - High Pressure Die Casting


Santa Rosa Jauregui, Querétaro, MX, 76220

Req ID 27280

We are looking to hire a Senior Supplier Development Engineer - High Pressure Die Casting to join our team at Querétaro. 


Position Summary: The Supplier Development Engineer is responsible for performing supplier related activities surrounding high pressure die casting, supplier assessment, APQP, problem solving, process and component developments for outsourced productive material in order to achieve new launches and resources. They will fulfill the requirements of internal and external customers, all while local adherence to global quality objectives and corporate standards.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Ensure conformance to all ZF specifications and standards applying proper APQP and PPAP methodologies according to ZF, AIAG, VDA, and IATF standards to Direct Suppliers and Sub Suppliers.
  • Supplier assessment through VDA6.3 for new supplier approval process, supporting to the Corporate SDE function.
  • Lead supplier program launches for new suppliers or new components using established ZF APQP process, Supplier Readiness activities in the preparation and execution.
  • Interpret prints and measurement tools (MSA and GD&T).
  • Utilize basic quality tools along with problem solving and lean manufacturing techniques in the support of continuous improvement, root cause analysis, and corrective/preventive actions promoting lessons learned process.
  • Lead supplier development program for continuous improvement of strategic suppliers.
  • Perform activities in coordination with other departments and effectively respond and communicate in a timely manner while developing and maintaining productive working relationships.
  • Initiate, complete and ensure proper conformity of engineering changes to quality standards under development phase in the supplier readiness process.
  • Trigger additional escalation levels as needed in order to protect internal and external customer, leading of escalation level 2 for serial and new components.

*Requires 30 – 50% travel.


Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering  
  • 3 years minimum experience in high pressure die casting
  • 6 years minimum of professional experience in Quality, Process Engineering, or Project Management
  • Experience leading VDA6.3 audit
  • Proven ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues, by using judgment that is in consistent with standards, practices, policies, and procedures
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (e.g. Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel and management
  • Excellent English language competency – both written and oral


Preferred Skills:

  • Masters Degree
  • ASQ CQE experience 
  • Certification as Six Sigma Greenbelt/Black belt, or comparable improvement methodology 
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing methods and implementations 
  • Project Management experience 
  • Lead Auditor VDA experience 



Be part of our ZF team as Senior Supplier Development Engineer - High Pressure Die Casting and apply now!


Laura Gabriela De Lira

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