Share this Job

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

Supplier Quality Engineer

Location: 

Washington, MI, US, 48094

Req ID 41311 | OSS Washington, United States

 

We are looking for a new colleague to join our North American Supplier Quality Department in Washington, MI!

 

Position Purpose:

  • The position is responsible to ensure component’s compliance to requirements during series process:
    • Lessons learned / Read across management
    • Document Read across and Risk Mitigation Analysis
    • Concern management
    • Structured problem-solving effectiveness including root cause analysis and counter measure implementation 
    • Cost recovery management
    • Revalidation management
    • Audits (VDA 6.3 / Go & See)
    • Escalation management
    • Focus on Continuous Improvement Activities to improve supplier performance
    • The position holder is a member of all PSS product line, i.e. IRS, SWS, SBS, INFL

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of ZF supplier management procedures and directives and main interfacing procedures and reporting systems.
  • Global and local communication and working together with internal and external stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Assist suppliers in systemic problem-solving including root cause analysis through implementation of robust corrective & preventive counter measures and monitoring effectiveness.
  • Initiate and follow up on Read Across activities based on the lessons learned from critical supplier issues.
  • Collect cost recovery related to supplier issues
  • Perform Audits and follow up closure of open issues, if any: At suppliers, with OEMs, with certification body (IATF); Yearly supplier audit planning (product and process) and maintaining audit repository
  • Perform Risk Mitigation Analysis, Mistake proofing control review and address gaps.
  • RFMEA Analysis to find out sleepers and initiate process improvements
  • Track & report Supplier performance on key KPI and monitor progress on improvement activities. 
  • Lead Supplier escalation as well as continuous improvement initiatives
  • Interface with Customers on critical supplier issues as necessary
  • Development / management of the quality related documentation (for ex. Incoming Inspection CP`s)
  • Tight cooperation with Plant SQA, Quality and SDE department
  • Regional and Global travel required

 

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering.
  • Preferred automotive education.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience with Automotive processes at OEM, Tier 1 or Tier 2 supplier.
  • Systemic Problem-Solving analysis skill
  • English Language skills 
  • Audit skills and certifications
  • QMS skills
  • Product knowledge: Design and Process
  • GD&T, measurement systems, statistical basics (SPC, MSA, Capability study)
  • Effective Communication, presentation, and strong negotiation skills
  • Knowledge in OE and Lean production
  • Skills in Process analysis, APQP, FMEA, Control plan, PPAP
  • Good computer skills including MS Excel, Powerpoint, Word etc.

 

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

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENT

To 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: Detroit

Job Segment: Quality Engineer, Compliance, Inspector, Quality Manager, Engineering, Legal, Quality