Sr. Supplier Development Engineer - Transmissions

Sr. Supplier Development Engineer - Transmissions.
Salary 65K - 95K.
EDUCATION Bachelor\'s degree in Engineering from a four-year College or University is required.
KNOWLEDGE and/or EXPERIENCE Automotive Tier 1 industry Preferred but NOT Required. Knowledge in manufacturing problem solving (8-D Methodology) and manufacturing processes is Required. Knowledge of TS 16949 requirements including APQP and PPAP is
Required Knowledge of SPC is Required
Strong training and or knowledge in one or more of the following areas; Kaizen, Six Sigma, Lean Deployment and Value Engineering/ValueAnaylsis is Required,Proven track record in running Kaizen events is Required
COMMUNICATION/COMPUTER SKILLS Effective at defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts and drawing valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and/or concrete variables. Proficient at developing trip reports, general business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Effective presentation skills and ability to respond to questions from Management and/or Customers. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Lotus Notes and PowerPoint.
Job Duties:
POSITION SUMMARY The primary function of the Senior SDE is to coordinate Supplier APQP activity for New Product Launch components in compliance with APQP procedures. Identify, plan and implement Supplier Continuous Improvement activities via Value Analysis/Value Engineering, Kaizen, Lean Deployment and/or Six Sigma methodologies. Determine disposition of Supplier PPAP submissions and train Suppliers to Client expectations/requirements. DIMENSIONS Senior SDE will be assigned specific Suppliers/Commodities and will be responsible for launching new parts, approving Supplier process changes within assigned Commodities and initiating/tracking Supplier Development activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Supplier APQP. Assist in identifying high impact Suppliers. Visit new/resourced and/or high impact Suppliers to ensure APQP progress/process integrity. Serve as a roadblock remover to ensure APQP target dates are successfully met. Proactively work with Suppliers to minimize and/or eliminate Launch issues. Report Supplier APQP progress/problems to Clents Launch Team Supplier Continuous Improvement. Initiate and Track Suppliers Continuous Improvement Activities.Work closely with Suppliers to improvement Suppliers processes with the focus of eliminating waste and driving non-value added cost out of the Suppliers system. Employ Value Engineering/Value/Analysis, VIPā s, Kaizen, Lean Deployment and/or Six Sigma methodologies to drive waste/cost out of the Supply Chain Supplier PPAP Submissions ā ¢ Review and make disposition on Supplier PPAP submissions.Assure PPAP timing remains on time and meets Launch timing objectives. Update/communicate PPAP timing to Launch Team members. Responsible for ensuring all PPAP requirements are met and documentation is up to date and on file for components within assigned commodities Supplier Quality Training. Conduct Supplier Quality Training at Suppliers facilities to meet Client s and/or Customerā s specific Quality expectations/requirements. Host Supplier Quality Training Sessions at Clients manufacturing facilities. Conduct Supplier Audits of Implemented Corrective Actions Plans, S.C.s and SPC Charts. Complete Quality Systems Assessment at Supplierā s facility Supplier Significant Characteristics Activity. Coordinate S.C. identification via cross-functional Team approach and ensure Supplier conformance to S.C. requirements. Responsible for ensuring quarterly S.C. data is received from Suppliers and entered into the S.C. database

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