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Senior Engineer, Supplier Quality

Company: Leviton
Location: Anaheim
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

About Leviton At Leviton we make innovative products to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial, and industrial customers globally; providing them with the light, power, and information they need to move forward and do more every day. As a part of Leviton, you'll join a stable company with over 115 years of history developing products that directly impact everyday lives. Overview The primary purpose of this position is to provide Senior-level Supplier Quality Engineering support to ensure the successful performance of Leviton's supply chain. This individual will review and provide input for supplier selection activities including supplier evaluation and quality system reviews. This position will coordinate with Leviton Buyers, Commodity Managers, Engineers, Product/Project Managers, and Plant personnel to review supplier quality programs for new and existing materials, components, and assemblies and monitor/improve supplier performance as required. This individual will be expected to apply his/her knowledge of quality systems and quality engineering techniques to monitor and improve supplier performance as required. This individual will drive root cause analysis and corrective actions relating to material/process improvements and component issues. This is a hybrid position that can be located out of Northbrook-IL, Bloomingdale-IL, Anaheim-CA, or Bothell-WA. Responsibilities Essential Functions Drive supplier performance that meets or exceeds DPPM quality goals established by the business including targets created for each supplier Leverage corrective action process (8D), supplier audits, ensure supplier compliance and drive supplier improvement plans in conjunction with Commodity Managers, Buyers, and Plant Quality Develop and improve supplier quality relationships and performance for assigned suppliers through continued communication and site visits to ensure the highest quality manufacturing processes Responsible for new product and design change part approval through First Article Review, parts measurement, verification, and validation of test results Perform on-site supplier Quality System and Process audits Work with suppliers to develop inspection plans that ensure quality metrics are met and align with Leviton specifications (including significant characteristics) Promote the use of techniques for continuous improvement such as Lean, Six-Sigma, Poka-Yoke (Error Proofing), Measurement System Analysis, Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA) and 5-Why Root Cause Analysis Deliver training of quality awareness and support and lead process improvement activities at the supplier Monitor supplier production by conducting in-process and end-of-line source inspections Lead supplier performance improvement projects Manage immediate quality issues through cross functional collaboration; confirm supplier quality issues do not put production at risk Facilitate and/or lead quality problem solving (8D) activities with suppliers to prevent recurrence Establish short and long term quality plans and work with Suppliers, Sourcing, Internal Engineering and Plant teams to drive corrective and preventive quality initiatives in the supply base Be a subject matter expert on the manufacturing methods of specific commodity categories such as stampings, plastics, fasteners, etc. Monitor, communicate, and improve supplier KPI's (DPPM, OTD, etc.) Foster a mentality of "Zero Defect's" with Leviton suppliers Qualifications Education Bachelor's degree in Material Science, Electronics or Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering required Expertise in ISO9001 Quality Systems Certified ISO Lead Auditor, preferred 6-Sigma Green Belt or ASQ Certification, preferred Experience Minimum of 5 years Engineering or supplier quality experience in a manufacturing environment. Experience with ERP, preferably Oracle EBS Strong facilitation, interpersonal, and communication skills Experience working in a matrix environment Proficiency in MS Office including Excel, PPT, and Word Skills Proficiency in Quality Tools including Cause-Effect Diagram, Check Sheet, Control Charts, Histograms, Pareto Charts, Stratification, Scatter Diagrams, DOE, SPC, CP/CPK, AQL Ability to operate measuring equipment such as micrometers, calipers, CMM Understanding of the First Article process PPAP experience preferred Strong knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Control Plan and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) Lean Manufacturing knowledge Detail oriented; Ability to read and interpret blueprints and various tolerancing methods Ability to identify and define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions Ability to effectively communicate and present information to team members, management, and suppliers. Strong facilitation, interpersonal, communication and motivational skills Ability to communicate and mobilize multi-functional teams in achieving common objectives Ability to effectively communicate with Suppliers to define specific product opportunities and associated key product requirements Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form Ability to work in a highly confidential work environment Ability to effectively read and write reports and business correspondence Travel This position will require travel up to 50%. #IND

Education Bachelor's degree in Material Science, Electronics or Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering required Expertise in ISO9001 Quality Systems Certified ISO Lead Auditor, preferred 6-Sigma Green Belt or ASQ Certification, preferred Experience Minimum of 5 years Engineering or supplier quality experience in a manufacturing environment. Experience with ERP, preferably Oracle EBS Strong facilitation, interpersonal, and communication skills Experience working in a matrix environment Proficiency in MS Office including Excel, PPT, and Word Skills Proficiency in Quality Tools including Cause-Effect Diagram, Check Sheet, Control Charts, Histograms, Pareto Charts, Stratification, Scatter Diagrams, DOE, SPC, CP/CPK, AQL Ability to operate measuring equipment such as micrometers, calipers, CMM Understanding of the First Article process PPAP experience preferred Strong knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Control Plan and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) Lean Manufacturing knowledge Detail oriented; Ability to read and interpret blueprints and various tolerancing methods Ability to identify and define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions Ability to effectively communicate and present information to team members, management, and suppliers. Strong facilitation, interpersonal, communication and motivational skills Ability to communicate and mobilize multi-functional teams in achieving common objectives Ability to effectively communicate with Suppliers to define specific product opportunities and associated key product requirements Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form Ability to work in a highly confidential work environment Ability to effectively read and write reports and business correspondence Travel This position will require travel up to 50%. #IND

Essential Functions Drive supplier performance that meets or exceeds DPPM quality goals established by the business including targets created for each supplier Leverage corrective action process (8D), supplier audits, ensure supplier compliance and drive supplier improvement plans in conjunction with Commodity Managers, Buyers, and Plant Quality Develop and improve supplier quality relationships and performance for assigned suppliers through continued communication and site visits to ensure the highest quality manufacturing processes Responsible for new product and design change part approval through First Article Review, parts measurement, verification, and validation of test results Perform on-site supplier Quality System and Process audits Work with suppliers to develop inspection plans that ensure quality metrics are met and align with Leviton specifications (including significant characteristics) Promote the use of techniques for continuous improvement such as Lean, Six-Sigma, Poka-Yoke (Error Proofing), Measurement System Analysis, Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA) and 5-Why Root Cause Analysis Deliver training of quality awareness and support and lead process improvement activities at the supplier Monitor supplier production by conducting in-process and end-of-line source inspections Lead supplier performance improvement projects Manage immediate quality issues through cross functional collaboration; confirm supplier quality issues do not put production at risk Facilitate and/or lead quality problem solving (8D) activities with suppliers to prevent recurrence Establish short and long term quality plans and work with Suppliers, Sourcing, Internal Engineering and Plant teams to drive corrective and preventive quality initiatives in the supply base Be a subject matter expert on the manufacturing methods of specific commodity categories such as stampings, plastics, fasteners, etc. Monitor, communicate, and improve supplier KPI's (DPPM, OTD, etc.) Foster a mentality of "Zero Defect's" with Leviton suppliers

Keywords: Leviton, Anaheim , Senior Engineer, Supplier Quality, Engineering , Anaheim, California

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