Supplier Quality Engineer

Meriden, CT
Quality Assurance


Conduct supplier assessments/audits to drive process standardization, reduce quality defects, and continuous improvement. Maintain records of all supplier assessments/audits utilizing the Approved Vendors List. Manage supplier interaction to close observations and findings in a timely manner. Inspect, Qualify and Maintain the approved vendors list which collaborates with procurement team to determine which suppliers are eligible for purchasing material from. Will lead and conduct external vendor audits and communicate Supplier Corrective Action Reports as needed. Monitor, report, and improve supplier quality KPIs Typically generates reports using computer skills and distributes those reports to various users in the organization, customers, or suppliers.



  • Monitor supplier processes for compliance to company quality assurance requirements.
  • Assist in writing procedures and work instructions to meet QA policies
  • Work with company departments and personnel to facilitate QA requirements.
  • Generate reports using computer skills and distribute to various users in the organization, customers, or suppliers.
  • Identify areas for improvement. 
  • Identify areas requiring corrective action.  Recommend actions that should be taken to prevent further non conformances.
  • Generate documents for specified contractual or special quality requirements.
  • Evaluate/research the latest standards and requirements related to the company’s products or services.
  • Perform supplier audits of company departments for compliance to required standards and contracts.
  • Perform external audits, source inspections and first article inspections of suppliers or potential suppliers.
  • Review Contracts for Quality information and Specifications.
  • Create and review C of C’s.
  • Review C of C’s from Vendors.
  • Require suppliers to find root cause and implement corrective / preventive action on all escapes and high pain recurring quality issues.
  • Manage the site equipment calibration program.
  • Assist in performing root cause analysis and/or assist inspection activities as necessary.
  • Support Supplier Corrective Action Reports.



  • Accept or reject incoming materials requiring mechanical inspection, using receiving paperwork, Purchase Orders and SAP.
  • Interface with Purchasing, Accounting, and vendors on problems.
  • Input of inspection information into computer database.
  • Initiate and track supplier corrective action.



  • Expertise of Quality Assurance standards and processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems.
  • Able to work independently and complete multiple assignments on time.
  • Write and update Quality Inspection Plans.
  • Experience leading customer audits.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% may be required.
  • Expertise in compliance to ISO 9002:2015 Standard.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Possess ability to perform root-cause analysis and/or problem solving using a structured approach.
  • Able to carry out assignment with minimal guidance or supervision.
  • Computer skills.
  • Lotus Notes / SAP database use skills.
  • High energy.
  • Quick learner.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail, and compliance with procedures.
  • Quality oriented.
  • Good task prioritization.
  • Team player.



  • Understanding of compliance to AMSE NQA-1; 10 CFR Appendix B.
  • Lean Six Sigma Training.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Meticulous and attentive to details.
  • Computer knowledge, data input.
  • Able to follow directions and then work independently.
  • Hazardous goods training



  • 4-year undergraduate degree.
  • 5 years demonstrated experience in a QA environment or 4-year undergraduate degree with 2 year QA experience.
  • Lead auditor (ISO 9001) training.


Interested applicants must contact on or before March 13, 2020.


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