Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer

Co Down, Ireland
Competitive Salary Package
07 Dec 2012
04 Jan 2013
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Purpose

To plan and coordinate supplier quality activities and development programmes to ensure that all products are manufactured to relevant international standard(s) and meet or exceed our client’s needs. 

Key Responsibilities

  • To Liaise with all internal stakeholders that require supply chain improvements
  • Be responsible for developing suppliers using the appropriate quality tools (Process Capability, SPC, FMEA, Error Proofing, 8D and DoE)
  • Provide support and assistance to suppliers in development and execution of corrective actions, with strong focus on prevent reoccurrence
  • Perform supplier evaluation and process audits
  • Lead/participate in quality system and/or process audits in B/E as needed
  • Give quality input into strategic purchasing decisions
  • Develop and monitor supplier performance metrics and initiate improvement plans when appropriate
  • Administration and management of supplier NCR’s, from creation to closure, including verification of corrective actions
  • Administration and management of approved supplier database
  • Leads and participates in supplier and in house improvement events
  • Drive supplier quality management in line with AS9100 and SC21
  • Ensure new and existing suppliers understand and meet our needs for FAI parts, traceability, conformance, etc
  • Manage ‘Development Dozen’ programme to enhance our product quality and reduce costs by working closely with our 12 development suppliers to improve their performance
  • Participate and contribute in Material Review Board reviews
  • Travel nationally and internationally (on occasion at short notice) in line with business requirements
  • Take initiative and seek results in a structured way
  • Clear communication (both verbally and orally) to all levels within the organisation on quality related topics

Essential Criteria

  • 3rd level qualification in quality, engineering or other technical field
  • Relevant experience in a quality, engineering or other similar role
  • In depth knowledge of quality and/or aerospace standards (ISO9001, AS9100)
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally at all levels within the organisation
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally at short notice  
  • Fluent written and verbal English language skills
  • EU Member Passport Holder

Desirable Criteria

  • Minimum 2 years experience in a Supplier Quality Assessor role
  • American Society for Quality or Chartered Quality Institute certification
  • Six Sigma Black belt certification
  • Quality Auditing Certification