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Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Number:  66085
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Magna Seating South Carolina
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Moore, SOUTH CAROLINA, US, 29369

Work Style: 



Job Number: 66085 
Group: Magna Seating  
Division: Magna Seating South Carolina 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: MOORE 
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 is an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of seating structures, foam and trim, mechanisms, and complete seats for global automotive, heavy truck and bus industries. Seating is at the center of the consumer vehicle experience and our seating solutions are developed from consumer research, prioritizing comfort, convenience and connectivity.


The Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible for the promotion and enforcement of quality standards within the supply base as defined in the MSSC Supplier manual with an emphasis on supplier development and continuous improvement of purchased component quality performance that meet or exceeds expectations. Supplier PPAP

Job Security
•    Monitoring of the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) of the suppliers 
•    Maintain proper records and backup documentation;
•    Management / Escalation in case supplier APQP deviates from timing, cost or Quality
•    Conduct frequent Supplier visits, progress tracking incl. tool progress tracking
•    Follow BMW Standards as MMR/ QMT
•    Manage the suppliers in the QPF System
•    Communicate to all levels of the organization in regards to safety, morale, quality.
•    Respond to employee issues, concerns, suggestions and complaints within 48 hours;
•    Develop work instructions for processing and assessing the quality of incoming purchased components;
•    Evaluate statistical data submitted by supplier;
•    Assist with root cause analysis of concerns flagged by manufacturing of purchased components;
•    Notify supplier of concerns/rejects related to purchased components and initiate corrective actions - coordinate third party sorts as needed and review data related to sort results;
•    Issue and process defective material reports (OR); 
•    Interact with Materials department on issues pertaining to shipment rejections or major on-line rejections;
•    Assess corrective actions received from supply base – follow-up and verify implementation and effectiveness of corrective actions and record all objective evidence to support closure;
•    Compile supplier quality performance history and forward to supply base and Magna Purchasing – prepare summaries for management review – conduct improvement meetings with supply base (highest PPM’s);
•    Maintain PPAP files for purchased components (initial and ongoing engineering changes) - interface with Magna Quality group in Novi;
•    Monitor and track the status of annual validations – review submissions;
•    Effective change implementation at supplier base.
•    Claim management of supplier non-conformance.
•    Identify and implement potentials for tool and process optimization with regard of quality and efficiency
•    All other duties as assigned.

Health & Safety
•    Adhere to and follow all company health & safety policies, practices and rules for the workplace;
•    Use, provide, and enforce company issued PPE;
•    Communicate and follow all emergency procedures to department staff;
•    Must participate in all company related safety programs;
•    Ensure all safety and non-safety plant rules and regulations are followed;
•    Ensure adherence to established quality and housekeeping standards;
•    Respond immediately to items brought to his/her attention with respect to hazards, defects or non-compliance issues;
•    Taking appropriate corrective action when substandard performance is observed;

Fair Treatment
•    Be respectful and courteous to my co-workers, supervisors, and managers.

•    Attend all monthly employee meetings;
•    Follow the Principles of the Employee’s Charter and the Corporate Constitution;
•    Attend all scheduled training sessions, and complete related course materials;
•    Provide feedback to employees (both positive and negative) on an ongoing basis;

Continuous Improvement

•    Ensures the operation meets 5S expectations;
•    Recommend changes to work methods, safety measures and labor organization aligned with Mafact and MPS methodology;

Minimum Qualifications
•    University degree/college diploma in Engineering or the successful completion of career related courses; 
•    Certified Quality Engineer would be given preference;
•    Three to five years in the quality field in a technical capacity; 
•    Adept with problem solving methodologies; 
•    Knowledge of all Quality concepts and phases including:  PPAP, FMEA,  SPC, and control plans; 
•    Computer literate with strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;
•    Ability to work any shift schedule according to business needs;
•    Able to work overtime and travel with little notice.
•    Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, coordinate, integrate internal data, and clearly articulate concepts, ideas, and other issues relating to quality engineering.
•    Strong organizational, project management, and leadership skills to prioritize, coordinate projects, manage conflicting needs, and deal with many issues at one time.  Must be able to work independently.  
•    Demonstrated ability to research and recommend new suppliers, products and processes.  Must be able to initiate implementation of continuous improvement processes.
•    Excellent communication/negotiation skills with peers and suppliers in a positive, cooperative way and maintain productive and professional relationships with key functional areas   
The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of the work required inherent in the job.  Other duties may be assigned from time to time in order to support business needs.

Nearest Major Market: Spartanburg
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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