Inginaire - Engineering Staffing

Supplier Quality Engineer

Faribault, MN
Contact For Rate
Oct 26, 2018
Nov 08, 2018
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time
Inginaire is currently seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer for our client in Faribault, MN. This position will drive the processes governing supplier quality. The SQE will interface with the supplier base and other business unit departments to qualify new suppliers and parts, resolve nonconformities, and drive continuous process and product improvements as a member of the internal audit team. This is a Direct-Hire Opportunity!
Essential Duties and Responsibilites:

  • Support the business unit with regard to the supplier quality needs.
  • Assess supplier performance by performing analytical analysis on performance data and provide reports/communicate findings regarding this performance to the Business Unit.
  • Have regular contact with current company suppliers and potential new suppliers
  • Responsible for assessing potential new suppliers and making recommendations regarding approval.
  • Responsible for issuing supplier level corrective actions and providing assistance to suppliers in implementing the corrective actions. Also responsible for tracking the corrective actions to ensure response and effectiveness.
  • Represent quality in all required aspects of new product development (NPI).
  • Understand Six Sigma and Lean Enterprise concepts and the ability to apply related tool sets.
  • Some travel may be required.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.

Interpersonal - Builds positive working relationships within the company and with suppliers by focusing on solving conflict and listening to others without interrupting. Keeps emotions under control. Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things. Ability to deal with ambiguity in processes.

Dependability - Takes responsibility for own actions and keeps commitments. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities by using time efficiently. Sets goals and objectives and develops realistic action plans.

Oral & Written Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions. Writes clearly and informatively and varies writing style to meet needs.

Judgment - Displays willingness to make timely decisions while exhibiting sound and accurate judgment. Supports and explains reasoning for decisions and includes appropriate people in decision-making process.

Business Acumen - Understands implications of decisions. Displays orientation to profitability. Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition.

Cost Consciousness - Develops and implements cost saving measures.

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Education/Experience - Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in a technical field, preferably engineering; at least two plus years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Certificates and Licenses
- ASQ Certification: QC Engineer, Auditor.
- Six Sigma Certification: Green or Black belt.

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