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Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Number:  47697
Group:  Magna Seating
Division:  Magna Seating Novi
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 47697 
Group: Magna Seating  
Division: Magna Seating Novi 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: NOVI 

Group Description

Magna is an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality complete seating systems. Our solution includes seating structures, mechanisms and hardware, as well as foam and trim products for global automotive, heavy truck and bus industries. Our capabilities include market and consumer research; full concept development; design and engineering capabilities; testing, validation and world-class manufacturing. Our award-winning seating solutions are developed from consumer research, finding the ease of operation to be comfortable, convenient and connected.


Role Summary

Independently facilitates monitors and approve the supply base Advanced Quality Planning process for seat complete programs. Participates as member of the cross functional team representing the sub-tier supplier readings. Draws from experience and knowledge and provides technical guidance to junior quality engineers.  Generally, completes the following duties and responsibilities with the support of quality management.

Key Responsibilities

•    Reviews design records and provide feedback to required OEM specifications for Suppliers.
•    Incorporate customer requirements into Supplier APQP requirements. 
•    Present supplier APQP requirements during Supplier Day meeting.
•    Schedule and participate in Supplier visits to review APQP progress and launch readiness.
•    Develop Supplier APQP requirements that reflect current PDP system.
•    Schedule APQP meetings to present issues from Supplier APQP document review.
•    Track status in matrix format for each Supplier. Report status to program team.
•    Prepare and present prototype requirements to Suppliers.
•    Review incoming material and documentation from Suppliers for compliance to specification requirements. 
•    Utilize chargeback database for incoming prototype issues. 
•    Participate in seat complete testing to acquire information related to Supplier issues.
•    Request corrective action from Suppliers related to prototype issues. Follow to closure.
•    Participate in Special Characteristics Agreement reviews with Supplier. Provide input for requirements. 
•    Review gage design and participate in sign-off approval.
•    Support in review of Supplier DVP& R proposal for approval, and review test results for compliance.
•    Provide pre-production documentation for components received.
•    Review production PPAP packages and sign for approval.
•    Schedule and conduct supplier visits for initial and ongoing PPAP reviews.
•    Participate in TASP initiation, distribution and closure.
•    Provide support for Division Supplier corrective action issues.
•    Attend Supplier Partnership Reviews for Suppliers with on-going issues.
•    Participate in customer program update presentations.
•    Support Division on-site reviews.
•    Maintaining good supplier quality records and informs the program team of timely execution.
•    Use e- business tools (Access, Excel, E-mail, Power Point, etc.) to communicate with program team and customers.
•    Applies academic principles and maintains up to date awareness of PPAP, APQP, GD&T, and statistical based tools.
•    Coordinates Supplier Development requirements for new and existing programs with Division, Program Team, and Craftsmanship utilizing both written and verbal tools through established methods of reporting. 
•    Guides junior quality engineers.
•    Utilize Supplier auditing methods to assess potential Suppliers.
•    Supports Internal / External Audit efforts regarding ISO 9001:2015, IATF 16949 Certification for remote site location (Group Office).
•    Supports the requirements as detailed in Standard Operating Procedure 8000 (Quality Management System).
•    Ensure employees work in the manner consistent with the organizations established objectives and targets utilizing protective equipment, devices, measures, and procedures as promulgated by state and federal regulations. Establish clear goals for workplace health and safety. Complete safety talks, safety meetings, and required training occur, as defined. 

Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or bachelor’s equivalency) in Engineering, Quality or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Five (5) years’ experience preferred of diversified engineering and/or quality experience with increasing responsibility.  Experience to include supplier auditing, problem solving and corrective action development.
  • Knowledge of statistics and production quality systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to track improvement process through performance data.
  • Strong communication skills:  verbal, written and technical presentations.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to successfully coordinate and complete multiple tasks within and across departments to meet established and changing deadlines.
  • Demonstrated successful performance with independent problem solving, presentations and leadership.
  • Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.


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.


Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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