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Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Number:  67532
Group:  Magna Electronics
Division:  Magna Electronics Goleta
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Goleta, CALIFORNIA, US, 93117-3627

Work Style: 



Job Number: 67532 
Group: Magna Electronics  
Division: Magna Electronics Goleta 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: GOLETA 
Work Style:  


About us

We see a future where everyone can live and move without limitations. That’s why we are developing technologies, systems and concepts that make vehicles safer and cleaner, while serving our communities, the planet and, above all, people.


Forward. For all.


Group Summary

Magna Electronics leads the way in active safety technologies, revolutionizing the automotive industry and improving lives. With a strong focus on adapting ADAS systems and electronic solutions to any vehicle, we address a wide range of mobility and safety needs. As we build a safer, more intelligent, and connected mobility experience, Magna is dedicated to creating a better future for people globally.

About the Role

The Sr Quality Engineer plans, supports, and implements quality programs to improve the quality of products manufactured and purchased. Evaluates, selects, and develops supply base and assesses new supplier technology to obtain maximum quality and productivity levels. Formulates and/or assists in formulating internal/external quality control policies and procedures, and development of quality standards. Ensures compliance to Corporate Quality standards. Serves as a technical liaison and coordinates activity of internal and external resources. Serves as a resource by providing a problem-solving function by initiating action to overcome obstacles as they are encountered. Participates in quality planning during launch phase of new products. Champions continuous improvement efforts by leading supplier development projects/programs. Researches, recommends, and supports implementation of new and/or existing quality assurance processes of suppliers. Performs other duties as necessary. May supervise and/or provide work direction to other staff.

Your Responsibilities

  • Decisions involve moderate risk to the organization although results may have a long-lasting impact. Primarily involves intermediate through advanced level work, moving toward complete technical competency and mastery.
  • Strong drive to complete assignments on time and ensure flawless series production launches.\
  • Experienced in supplier evaluation and development, continuous quality improvement, and open issues management.
  • Strong technical, engineering and communication skills in a global automotive environment.
  • Performing quality systems and process assessments of potential electrical component suppliers and leading supplier development activities.
  • Solid organizational and project management skills and demonstrated effectiveness to lead and collaborate with cross-functional/global teams.
  • Supporting the sourcing process by pro-actively identifying and assessing potential/series suppliers, participating in internal and external technical reviews with supplier and engineering.
  • Leading APQP and PPAP activities for all components, conducting supplier on-site assessments to verify effectiveness of process/quality control methods and series production readiness.
  • Actively driving continuous improvement activities, initiating, and following up on corrective actions.
  • Actively participating in the change management process and leading the certification of new component versions or manufacturing process changes.
  • Teaming up with Engineering, Purchasing, Suppliers, and Customers to harmonize discrepancies in product specifications and evaluate cost reduction or quality improvement opportunities.
  • Plans, supports, and implements supplier quality programs in conjunction Magna Electronic goals and objectives. Defines scope, plans, organizes, leads, and directs technical work and departmental efforts related to quality engineering activities to improve the quality of products purchased by the Company.
  • Participates in continuous improvement efforts for products, tools, processes, and programs.
  • Responsible for the adherence of all processes, tools, and methods of the program management team to all applicable standards, laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives. Ensures that facilities are in full compliance with all safety regulations.
  • Maintains regular attendance.
  • Follows safe work procedures; Uses appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE); Uses workplace tools and equipment as instructed; Reports workplace hazards, injuries, and illness as soon as possible following event.

Who we are looking for

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or similar
  • At least 5 years previous experience in Automotive Industry Quality Engineering

Your preferred qualifications

  • Knowledge of Mechanical parts, Semiconductors, Electronics/Electromechanical manufacturing processes.
  • Knowledge of Automotive APQP/PPAP/PSW processes.
  • IATF16949, VDA, ISO9001 knowledge
  • Failure Analysis such as 5 Why’s, Fishbone Diagram, Cause and Effect Analysis, FMEA, 8D problem solving methodology.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of English (verbal and written)
  • German as a second language preferred but not required.
  • Flexibility to travel national and international, up to 25% of travel.
  • Interpersonal skills that are required to lead, mentor, communicate, and build the technical capabilities of a cross-functional and cross- cultural organization.
  • Strong leadership qualities.
  • Able to work effectively in a global environment.
  • Able to lead and motivate a diverse team.
  • Able to represent technical topics.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Expert written and oral communication. Ability to articulate complex technical concepts, often to non-technical audiences or senior management.
  • Able to negotiate with team members.
  • Ability to multitask by handling diverse assignments concurrently.
  • Self-starter who can work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong and effective decision-making skills.
  • Normal amount of sitting and standing, average mobility to move around an office and plant environment, able to conduct normal amount of work on a computer.

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

Salary Range: $110k-155k depending on the experience of the candidate. Final compensation offers are based on final candidate qualifications and experience along with budgeted range of position.

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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