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Engineer II - Supplier Quality

Position Summary:
The Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible to assist supplier related activities surrounding process control, APQP, problem solving methodologies, and quality launches for new or modified products, in order to support and fulfill the requirements of internal and external customers, all while ensuring local adherence to global quality objectives and corporate standards
Position Responsibilities:
? Supports and complies with established Company?s Corporate Principles and goals.
? Understand and comply with Quality requirements such as automotive requirements
? Monitor manufacturing processes and assess product quality to determine adequacy, capability and ability to comply with customer specifications and company?s specifications.
? Develop and maintain documents and procedures related to quality standards, risk analysis, lessons learned from product recalls, product audits, field returns and repairs, complaints, scrap, and rework, and retain documented information as evidence.
? Interpret prints and measurement tools (GD&T).
? Provide guidance to manufacturing personnel in the proper application of quality systems and tools.
? Utilize basic quality tools along with problem solving and lean manufacturing techniques in the support of continuous improvement, root cause analysis, corrective/preventive actions promoting lessons learned process.
? Perform activities in coordination with other departments, effectively respond and communicate in a timely manner. Developing and maintaining productive working relationships.
? Support in cross-functional working groups and assist the conclusion of activities.
? Initiate, complete and ensure proper conformity of engineering changes to quality standards.
? Trigger additional escalation levels as needed in order to protect internal and external customer.
? Have an auditor perspective including being part of the solution.
? Work on other duties and special projects as it relates to the position.
Specific Responsibilities
+ Support in the activity for supplier management through the achievement of all ZF specified deliverables related to product quality
+ Assist in the management and maintenance of external supplier KPI's relevant to product quality and durability.
+ Ensure conformance to all ZF specifications and standards applying proper APQP and PPAP methodologies according to ZF, ZF BU PT, AIAG, VDA, and IATF standards to Direct Suppliers and Sub Suppliers.
+ Effectively develop the supplier using core quality tools as it relates to Process Flow Diagrams, PFMEA development, Control Plan Development, MSA, SPC, and Control Charts.
Effectively lead and participate in all activities related to customer and internal complaints utilizing all problem solving tools as it relates to 8D methodologies.
+ Conduct and Lead Supplier Audits as it relates to pre sourcing, IATF, VDA, AIAG, and ZF specific audits.
+ Effectively interpret and communicate manufacturing and technical specifications
+ Requires 40 ? 70% travel.
Essential Skills and Experience:
+ Bachelor?s degree in technical subject
+ 3+ years of related Engineering experience in a manufacturing or technical environment
+ Proven ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues, by using judgment that is in consistent with standards, practices, policies, procedures
+ Proficient with Microsoft Office (e.g. Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
+ Proven creativity and analytical methods with a high-level of attention to detail
+ Ability to interface with cross-functional teams and all levels of personnel and management
+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
+ Excellent English language competency ? both written and oral
+ Excellent presentation skills
Preferred Skills:
+ 8D problems Solving
+ PFMEA and Control Plans
+ Statistical Process Control Methodologies
+ GR&R and MSA
+ Process Based Management
+ Product Part Quality
+ Lead Auditor IATF/VDA
Reporting to Position: N/A
ZF North America, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. ZF North America, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. ZF North America, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of ZF North America, Inc. employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

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