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Sr Supplier Quality Engineer (On-site)

Lansing, MI 48906

Posted: 01/17/2024 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 24-00050

Job Description

We are seeking a qualified Senior Supplier Quality Engineer to join our client's Procurement Quality Support Engineering (PQSE) group. This is an early career opportunity for individuals passionate about ensuring supplier quality and contributing to continuous improvement projects.

Position Description: As a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer, you will be a key player in resolving supplier quality concerns in direct support of production. You will investigate, evaluate, and resolve supplier quality problems by conducting defect investigations, analyzing defect trends, and leading continuous improvement projects. This role involves enforcing purchase order requirements, managing supplier non-conformance, and driving supplier performance improvement. You will work closely with various departments, including Supplier Quality Assurance, Receiving Inspection, Procurement, Engineering, and Program Quality.


  • Evaluate the impact of nonconforming products and assess suppliers' corrective actions.
  • Champion problem-solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers to eliminate recurrence of non-conformances.
  • Evaluate First Article Inspections per AS9102 requirements and collaborate with suppliers to meet requirements.
  • Assess First Article Test plans and reports for execution and approval.
  • Drive a "Zero Defect" mentality within the supply base and implement A3 problem-solving tool practices.

Skills Required:

  • AWS Certified Weld Inspector
  • Bachelor's Degree and 2 years related work experience, or equivalent
  • Exposure to Failure Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, and Corrective/Preventative Actions
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 and AS9100 Quality Systems, AS9102B First Article Requirements, or comparable industry standards
  • Practical problem solver
  • Understanding of drawings requirements with the ability to determine compliance
  • Experience using typical Quality gauges and measuring tools (Calipers, Micrometers, Pin Gauges, etc.)
  • Computer skills including MS Office Suite and related industry software applications

Experience Required: Strong consideration for candidates with education, experience, and skills matching some or all of the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related discipline
  • Experience in Defense Prime Contract environment
  • Experience with product line validation, test plans, test equipment, and product qualification
  • Specific experience in various manufacturing processes common in Naval, Defense, and Aerospace industries
  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma concepts and tools (e.g., Green/Black Belt)
  • Familiarity with Toyota Production System (TPS), Toyota Way, A3 problem-solving tools

Education Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing, Electrical, or Quality) or related discipline (Technology, Industrial Management, Industrial Technology).


  • Health Insurance
  • 401k


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Meet Your Recruiter

Tom Lee
Vice President – Recruiting and IT Operations

Mr. Lee has over 25 years of experience in the service and retail industries with extensive backgrounds in management, sales, recruiting and training. He is currently a senior member of our recruiting staff serving multiple industries, with a specific focus on personnel with engineering backgrounds. He joined HEPCO in 1992.

As a recruiter he enjoys interacting with people from all walks of life and that every day is different. Outside of the office, Tom is an avid golfer and is skilled at repairing his golf clubs.  

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