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Supplier Quality Engineer: Metallurgist

Job Number:  39145
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Drive Automotive
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular


Supplier Quality Engineer: Metallurgist

Role Summary

Purpose and Responsibility of the Position:
The key responsibility of the Supplier Quality Engineer (Metallurgist) is to Interface with Drive Automotive's assigned supplier base, and Drive Automotive's workforce and leaders to ensure customer requirements and product quality are met, with an emphasis on metallurgy & raw materials studies. Interface with all aspects of the plant to ensure quality expectations are being met.
The Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible to ensure that the Customer, People, and Investor goals are met and in balance.

Key Responsibilities

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • To insure all raw material suppliers are in compliance with all OEM standards, as called out by the Customer Specifics
  • Prepare technical documentation and provide support for new program, EC, part launches and process changes at Drive Automotive including PPAP, ISIR Control Plan, FMEA, E/C etc. as it relates to supplier quality.
  • Schedule, coordinate and report to a cross-functional team, meeting to address any supplier related concerns internal or external.
  • Conduct supplier audits as needed, travel will be required
  • Interface with plant quality & manufacturing to ensure responsible suppliers are adhering to the Drive supplier quality requirements.
  • Responsible to insure assigned supplier(s) base adheres to Drive Automotive’s corrective actions request (on time closures, repeat concerns, root cause, etc).
  • Responsible for holding suppliers accountable for meeting supplier rating targets, i.e. PPM, incident rates, as it relates to the KPI’s for Supplier Quality.
  • Onsite visits to suppliers’ location to address quality issues and to insure Drive Automotive's requirements being met.
  • Responsible to reduce risk to Drive Automotive Industries through suppliers RPN values in FMEA’s, lessons learned activities.
  • Make decisions and advise on an on-going basis to insure Drive Automotive Industries' quality requirements are being met.
  • Take additional training to maintain pace with new technology (Will require some personal time).
  • Ability to work assigned shift with no interruptions to scheduled time.
  • Able to function effectively using computer software i.e. word, excel, SAP, PP.
  • Able to provide clear feedback to the OEM level when needed
  • Perform duties with limited supervision
  • Self-motivated, performing hands on
  • Perform other duties as required.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

Technical Skills
Able to use the following Metallurgical equipment in a laboratory environment:

  • Metallographic sample prep polishers and mounting equipment
  • Optical Microscopes, stereo scope, metallurgraphic microscope
  • Tensile Tester
  • Hardness Testers

Strong root cause analysis ability that is data driven giving clear and concise conclusions
Able to read technical drawings and standards as it relates to the manufacturing process
Working knowledge of Metallurgical Techniques showing a competent understanding
Working knowledge of steel / aluminum making process

Position Requirements:

Communication Skills

  • Working knowledge (written and oral) of English and applied mathematics, chemistry knowledge of the periodic table, working knowledge of applied physics
  • Present information before groups of customers, employees, and members of management at levels of the organization. Ability to teach various Drive quality requirements.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to work with applied mathematics, such as probabilities, statistical inference, fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • The ability to research, apply chemistry design intent to an integrated platform in a working environment. Intuitive assumptions on reaction interface to application(s) required by the OEM.
  • Risk easements on required paths given by the OEM.

Reasoning Ability

  • Knowledgeable of customer requirements as it relates to E-coating, Painting & Sealer requirements.
  • Problem solving abilities using advanced problem-solving techniques.
  • Good organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills.

Physical Demands / Work Environment

  • Manufacturing Environment: 90% Standing and walking, 10% Lifting

Education and/or Experience

  • 4 year degree (Material Science / Metallurgy): and/or work history of 5 to 10 years of related work experience in an engineering roll with lab and metallurgy background

Supplier Quality Engineer: Metallurgist

Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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