Supplier Quality Engineer - Mechanical

Andover, MA, US, 01810

Job Function:  Engineering
Req ID:  1162

Job Summary

Job Description

The Supplier Quality Engineering (SQE) will ensure that suppliers deliver quality parts, components, and materials.   They will participate in selecting and qualifying suppliers according to Vicor company standards, and will monitor components from acquisition through the manufacturing cycle.  They will communicate and resolve supplier-related problems as they occur.   They will evaluate suppliers' internal functions to assess their overall performance and will provide feedback in assessment of their operation.  They will interface with our internal design team and the supplier during the component qualification process and then be responsible for the quality of the components once released to mass production. Some domestic and international travel will be required by this position.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
This position is the key supplier quality function for Vicor.  This person will be assist in:
•    Supplier Selection
•    Supplier Qualification
•    Supplier Development and Maintenance
•    Supplier Risk Mitigation Strategies
•    Resolution of supplier manufacturing/process/quality issues and associated corrective actions
•    Supplier Surveillance and Audits
•    Supplier Quality Management System

Specific duties include:
•    Assist in the selection of new suppliers and support buyers to obtain the best value components in relation to quality, delivery and cost 
•    Develop and implement Part Quality Planning for new and existing purchased parts, as part of the New Product Introduction process
•    Define quality and technical expectations to suppliers
•    Drive continuous improvement activities at suppliers using Value Analysis/Kaizen activities, PFMEA, Control Plans, and 8Ds
•    Investigate supplier-based manufacturing/process/quality issues with various supplier provided materials on the production floor and in MRB
•    Issuing formal corrective action requests to suppliers and work with them to resolve problems
•    Create inspection criteria and defect analysis for Receiving Inspection
•    Conduct supplier audits on-site and hold review meetings
•    Serve as the technical liaison between Vicor and its suppliers
•    Review new component PPAP

Education / Qualifications

•    BS degree in Mechanical Engineering
•    Three or more years experience in a high tech, high volume manufacturing environment
•    Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to drive for results
•    Experience working with automated mechanical inspection equipment
•    Demonstrated ability to drive process change within manufacturing and engineering environment, strong analytical and statistical skills
•    Knowledge of Lean, and Six Sigma methodology, American Society of Quality Certification is a plus 
•    Ability to work independently in a fast paced, ambiguous, start-up environment
•    Travel up to 25%

Nearest Major Market: Boston