GE Appliances, a Haier company Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer – Electronics in Louisville, Kentucky
USA, Louisville, KY
Job Posting Title
Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer – Electronics
As a Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer - Electronics, you'll lead the advancement of Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) quality systems within the Haier Group and the global supply base. Your primary focus will be coordinating the supplier quality engineering efforts related to sourced devices, new product introduction, new supplier qualifications, continuous supplier improvement, and cross-functional support for all related programs.
What you will Do
Own all aspects of quality engineering and project management for suppliers of Electronic components and PCB assemblies. This includes qualification of suppliers, continuous ownership and development throughout the life-cycle of the supplier, and cross-functional support for all related programs that impact Cost of Quality (COQ) to GEA.
Own all aspects of quality engineering and project management for suppliers of assigned commodity. This includes qualification of suppliers, continuous ownership and development throughout the life-cycle of the supplier.
Utilize technical expertise in assigned commodity design and manufacturing equipment to work with suppliers in developing optimal product designs and manufacturing processes.
Initiate and steer the 9-step process with the use of Lean/Six Sigma tools by partnering with Technology to identify, understand and abate issues for NPI and C changes.
Conduct Critical Part Risk Reviews related to system performance, reliability or quality.
Manage projects involving supplier moves, process and material changes. Support design change projects.
Interface with Electronics suppliers, OEMs and manufacturing sites to improve Electronics initiatives for the business.
Identify new PCB/PCBA processes, tools and contacts within the industry – including new suppliers, instruments, or processes to further advance the business.
Champion the use of quality tools, Supplier Composite Scorecard and other data to identify and drive quality projects across all suppliers resulting in the overall improvement of supplier value to GEA (Delivery, quality, cost)
Monitor and resolve supplier process control performance issues by developing robust quality control plans and implementing sustainable corrective actions
Guide permanent resolution of manufacturing issues and consumer issues caused by supplier defects.
Steer projects involving supplier moves, process and material changes. Support design change projects.
Head up Supplier Quality initiatives, and develop activities to fix-or-exit problematic suppliers by implementing robust corrective actions or qualifying alternate suppliers.
Manage problem definition and reactive problem solving through containment, identification of root cause and corrective action with SCAR.
Ability to simplify complex information and concisely prepare both verbal and written executive summaries to the Appliance Leadership Team.
Manage and own Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) requirements associated with a change.
Perform annual audits to monitor supplier QMS (Quality Management System) compliance and effectiveness.
Identify areas for cost reduction across assigned supplier base including internal supplier process, quality improvements, Variable Cost Productivity (VCP) and material usage.
What you need to Succeed
Engineering or Technical degree (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) or equivalent technical experience
Minimum 5 years' Electronics Design, Supplier Quality or Manufacturing Quality experience
Minimum 3 years of PCBA related experience.
Strong background in applying statistical tools for process and product development and control (i.e. Gage R&R, Process Capability, Control Plans, SPC, Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) and Design of Experiments (DOEs)).
Skilled and experienced with reading and understanding prints, dimensions and tolerances.
Experienced with problem solving tools and techniques (i.e. 8-D, 5 Whys, 7 Ways, DOE, eCAR, Fishbone, Pareto, Six Sigma, First Piece, PPAP).
Experienced with PCBA, test and measurement methods.
Demonstrated project management and organizational skills
Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Demonstrated leadership to influence and drive change within a highly matrixed organization.
Demonstrated ability to independently develop, manage and implement aggressive project plans both globally and domestically
Electrical Engineering Degree preferred
Preferred candidates have 3+ years of experience with PCBA design or manufacturing
Demonstrated ability to simplify complex information and prepare concise executive summaries
Prior international work experience & multi-lingual (Chinese, Spanish, etc.)
Demonstrated Lean Manufacturing experience
Six Sigma certified (Green Belt, Black Belt or Master Black Belt)
GEA training program graduate (OMLP, TLP, EEDP)
- Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally (20%)
GE Appliances does not offer sponsorship for this position now or in the future
GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.