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Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Number:  63520
Group:  Cosma International
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Etobicoke, ONTARIO, CA

Work Style: 



Job Number: 63520 
Group: Cosma International  
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Etobicoke 
Work Style:  


Division Summary

Deco Automotive, a Division of Magna International is located in Rexdale and Brampton, Ontario is an automotive parts manufacturing facility that produces structural automotive components for Original Equipment Manufacturers (“OEM”) including BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, and Toyota/Lexus. Deco Automotives’ capabilities include; Stamping, Hydroforming, CNC Machining, E Coating, Steel and Aluminum Weld Assembly. We are certified in ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001.

About the Role

Ensures that suppliers deliver quality parts, materials and services. Works with purchasing, quality and engineering to assist in the resolution of supplier related issues. Performs supplier audits to ensure compliance with quality standards. Evaluates supplier’s internal functions to assess their overall performance and provides feedback to all departments involved. Develops and maintains the internal supplier rating and reporting system.

Your Responsibilities

  • Understand the Magna Global Supply Chain Requirements and assures our Supply Base adheres to it
  • Act as Coach and Mentor and develop the Supply Base to meet Deco requirements
  • Works with Deco and Suppliers Teams Cross Functional Teams on Advanced Product Quality Planning in the development of new and existing products to meet critical customer expectations and deadlines
  • Maintains an open issues matrix for all assigned parts and programs,
  • Coordinates supplier/customer quality events between Supplier/Deco Automotive and ensures professional long-term relationships are met and maintained
  • Coordinates, prepares, and implements with Supplier new/current program fixtures/gauges builds including vetting cost, design, timing and quality to meet Deco standards.
  • As required, actively participates in the PFMEA’s development with Supplier and to ensure it is aligned to mitigate quality risks at Deco (ie. Pass thru characteristics to Deco and its customer etc.)
  • Review and approves Supplier PPAP submissions on new / modified products to assure it meets Deco deadlines and its requirements.
  • Manages Supplier quality issues to assure effective containment, corrective and preventive actions are in place at the Supplier. Verifies above and approves closures of corrective actions.
  • Manages the Supplier Management System Deco (ie SIC and transition into Magna QPF). That includes troubleshooting and training of QPF with all users.
  • Liaises between suppliers and Deco team to ensure proper communication.
  • Participate in training of production, quality team members when necessary related to Supplier Quality
  • Prepares/updates daily review of Supplier Metrics & initiate actions based on findings
  • AS needed, Review Supplier dimensional reports, statistical studies, reports data and facilitate problem solving activities based on dimensional findings
  • Conduct second part audits at Suppliers
  • Assists in disposition of Supplier suspect material & coordinates Supply Chargeback with other departments
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality while managing Supplier sensitive documents and data that drives process and product changes
  • Assure Supplier compliance to minimum ISO9001
  • Manage and assure compliance of Deco meeting the IATF/Mafact requirements relevant to Suppliers and associated processes. (Updating IATF/Mafact docs, training and compliance audits etc.)
  • Drive continuous improvement as a requirement into the Supply Base
  • Follows and complies with all Operational Procedures and Policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environment programs
  • Understands, promotes, and lives by Magna philosophies and Employee Charter
  • Adheres to Deco’s core values: integrity, respect, trust, honesty, fairness and loyalty
  • Perform other duties as required

Who we are looking for

  • Post-secondary graduate with a technical diploma or a certificate in Quality Engineering (CQE)
  • Minimum of 5 years automotive experience as a Quality Engineer
  • Minimum 2 years working in a Supplier Quality Engineers role
  • Maintain supplier/sub-contractor contact
  • Able to provide updates to members of the quality team in subject matters related to supplier quality
  • Working knowledge of IATF16949 processes and able to be an internal IATF 16949 auditor
  • Working Knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning, Production Part Approval Process submissions, GD&T, Flow Diagrams, FMEA’s, Control Plans, Statistics, & fixture development
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct root cause analysis using various problem solving techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to use basic statistical & measurement tools (height & bore gauges, Vernier, etc)
  • Ability to communicate and maintain a professional working relationship with all suppliers
  • Ability to coordinate and facilitate cross-functional team meetings between Deco and Suppliers
  • Ability to work to meet deadlines and multiple demands
  • Ability to uphold confidentiality

Your preferred qualifications

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

Candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Records Check and, if deemed necessary, a Credit Check as part of the candidate selection process.

What we offer

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help to develop industry-leading automotive technologies. We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed. As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects. Because we believe that your career path should be as unique as you are.

Site Benefits

At Deco Automotive, company culture is central to the work experience. Employees at Deco enjoy many different company benefits including:

A great work experience with a diverse and dedicated workforce
A strong focus on safety and health and wellness (fitness membership discounts, subsidized cafeteria, and year-round access to a private park)

  • Four (4) paid personal days
  • Seven (7) paid sick/emergency days
  • Three (3) paid family emergency days
  • Competitive extended health benefits
  • Group RRSP matching program
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Team appreciation lunches and events
  • Education Reimbursement Program 
  • Continuous Improvement and Development Culture

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

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