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Supplier Quality Engineer

Barrington, NJ USA

Position: Supplier Quality Engineer 
Department: Inventory Management
Reports To: Supplier Development Manager
Classification: Exempt

Brief Summary:

The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) is responsible for qualification, development and maintenance of EO Barrington (EOB) third-party suppliers. The SQE works closely with the Purchasing, Product Development, and Quality Assurance teams to meet corporate and departmental goals.

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Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for developing and strengthening Supplier Management Programs
  • Continually work with suppliers to improve performance, implement process control and quality plans
  • Interact routinely with EOB Buyers and Suppliers to pro-actively improve quality of components
  • Work with Supplier Management and Product Development Teams to analyze and qualify potential suppliers
  • Develop and Maintain supplier quality metrics
    • Maintain and Report on Corrective Action Requests (CAR) trends
    • Oversee Supplier Corrective Action Request (SCAR) process
    • Maintain and Report on Returned Material Authorizations (RMA)
  • Perform supplier Quality Systems audits and provide support for supplier Quality Systems improvements
  • Develop new work processes, new tools and functional capabilities that improve product quality 
  • Support the QA staff as needed
  • Lead and participate in problem solving and quality improvement teams throughout operation 
  • Contribute to overall technical and management team
  • Average travel: 4 weeks domestically; 2 weeks internationally
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations

Qualifications:

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of Six Sigma, Lean Principles and other statistical analysis Quality Tools
  • Experience in ISO-9001 Certification in a Manufacturing Environment
  • Experience in auditing manufacturing operations
  • Experience in problem solving and quality improvement processes and teams
  • Knowledge of optical performance testing and inspection methods/equipment desired
  • Good communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Effective team/interpersonal skills
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office applications
  • US Citizenship or permanent residence required

Education/Experience:

Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering or technical discipline or equivalent experience; 2+ years technical experience in a Manufacturing Environment

Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and operate office equipment such as a copier; ability to see details at a close range; ability to sit at desk or PC for long periods of time; ability to travel.

Disclosure:

Edmund Optics shall, in its discretion, modify or adjust the position to meet the company’s changing needs.

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Contact Information

Tricia DeSipio

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