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Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

Company: Plasser American Corp
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Some see the railway as transportation, while at Plasser American we see it as transformation. The story of how steel tracks turned the American promise into American progress and forged a trusted pathway to the possibilities of the future. It's a story that continues today, an American legacy unfolding mile by mile. There is a lot riding on those tracks and we know that support, quality and know-how are all important aspects in staying on track.That's why the Plasser American tradition begins with a promise. A promise to do things right. An unapologetic commitment to quality that makes us the longtime trusted leader in cutting edge American made innovations for the North American railway. It's a promise to see things differently to turn ordinary steel into safer passages. To be a partner that you can count on to engineer solutions for the challenges of today and for the opportunities of tomorrow. From research and design, expert manufacturing and delivering unapparelled services, our customers trust us to keep them ahead of the curve.Progress is about more than getting from Point A to Point B. It's knowing you have a trusted foundation to move you forward toward new possibilities waiting around the corner. Join Plasser American to become part of our team forging ahead towards new opportunities in railway maintenance. The railway is a path to the future, choose this path and apply today.Do you have an eye for quality? If so, we are looking for a meticulous, organized, and proven Senior Supplier Quality Engineer to assist with securing the highest quality parts for our manufacturing facility so we can build our products to top standards. You will be pivotal in our manufacturing process as you review engineering and manufacturing specifications and find the best vendors in the industry for the parts we need. You'll flex your extensive knowledge and interpersonal skills to work out supplier related quality issues, supplier qualifications, and monitor materials constantly for any lapse in quality. You will be our barrier against subpar materials before they enter our facility. Job Responsibilities

  • Review engineering and manufacturing specifications to identify materials needed for product assembly for all manufactured goods
  • Research and find the best vendors to supply materials needed for manufacturing process
  • Contact vendors and liaise between product engineers, manufacturing personnel and suppliers to negotiate contracts to secure required materials for the production floor
  • Conduct supplier quality control audits on a regular basis to ensure vendors and their supplies remain in compliance with company and federal manufacturing and production standards
  • Communicate with vendors regularly to address any concerns and foster an environment that facilitates continual improvement in working relationships
  • Understand and interpret all manufacturing audits, including ISO 9001 and other industry standards
  • Maintain a supplier database and include performance evaluations and quality control audits in the database for in-house access by company and manufacturing management personnel
  • Assist with logistics, including communications with vendors when there are packaging and receiving issues when materials arrive at receiving dockJob Skills & QualificationsRequired:
    • A bachelor's degree in engineering, science, or logistics.
    • Proven experience in manufacturing in an advanced Quality Role (Minimum of 5 years).
    • Excellent statistical analysis and quality assurance skills.
    • In-depth knowledge of the technical aspects of manufacturing and engineering.
    • Good working knowledge of quality control standards (ISO9001:2015) and government compliance.
    • Experience with manufacturing, production processes, and engineering principles.
    • Ability to provide timely accurate guidance to improve process efficiency.
    • Excellent in-house and external communication and liaison skillsPreferred:
      • Prior supplier quality management experience
      • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt
      • ISO 9001 Auditing Experience (Internal or External)About Plasser American: As part of the Plasser family brand, which is the largest Maintenance of Way equipment provider in the world, PAC is a rapidly growing provider of railway equipment in North America. Continuing for the next few years, PAC will continue to make significant investments in the North American Market including a new office building and a substantial addition to our manufacturing facility. PAC is making the needed investments to continue its growth trajectory for many years to come. The next several years will be an exciting time of transformation. We look to the future to enhance our team and achieve our goals. PI181226744

Keywords: Plasser American Corp, Chesapeake , Senior Supplier Quality Engineer, Engineering , Chesapeake, Virginia

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