Senior Supplier Quality Engineer - Electrical & Electronics in Greensboro at Volvo Group

Date Posted: 7/9/2021

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Job Description

  • The Senior Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) performs quality assurance activities of purchased items within projects for the Electrical and Electronics Technology scope, with the objective of monitoring and guiding suppliers to define and establish processes that can deliver parts according to the agreed specification consistently
  • Responsible for the industrialization of products from sourcing phase through PPAP approval of components
  • Manages portfolio of suppliers as assigned by Supplier Quality & Development Group Manager with the scope of Electrical and Electronics components (examples: Surface Mount Technology, Wave Soldering, Wiring Harnesses, Electrical motors, Sensors, Connectors, Switches, etc.)
  • Responsible for project deliverables of those suppliers that produce Electrical and Electronics components and assemblies
  • Track and monitor APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) activities for selected components
  • Participates and contribute during design and technical specification reviews (RTS) and manufacturing feasibility reviews with suppliers and Volvo stakeholders
  • Performs activities with the purpose to quality assure purchased items within projects to minimize supplier related quality failures at Volvo plant from early project builds through industrialization
  • Review printed circuit board assembly process
  • Review tool and process design practices with suppliers, providing input as needed
  • Review suppliers' processes to set up robust electrical / electronics assembly processes and provide input as needed
  • Perform in-depth review of suppliers' process parameters definition to achieve and maintain optimal quality
  • Review and identify suppliers’ manufacturing risks (FMEA) with suppliers, securing action plans to reduce risk
  • Lead review of Control Plan, secure product and process characteristics are included
  • Review training program for Electrical / Electronics manufacturing
  • Promote best practices for automated process control, mistake proof, automatic inspection, segregation of defective parts
  • Coach teams in DOE for complex technical problem solving
  • Perform in-depth technical process audit, aligned with Electrical-Electronics Index Audit
  • Inform and educate the suppliers in the Volvo Supplier Quality expectations
  • Provide timely disposition of PPAP documentation submitted by Volvo suppliers
  • Responsible for early quality rejections of components because of supplier deficiencies
Required Competencies
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience within the manufacturing process of Electrical-Electronics assemblies
  • Experience in APQP/PPAP
  • Extensive knowledge of industry standards (IPC)
  • Continuous improvement and zero-defect mentality
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to create networks, collaborate and lead cross functional activities within multi-cultural teams
Helpful Competencies
  • Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering
  • Experience working under automotive quality management systems ISO/IATF 16949
  • Experience with tool design and process flow for Electronics assembly
  • Experience with Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing principles
Frequent – Approximately 50% to 75%