Sr Supplier Engineer

Job Description
We are looking for an experienced Supplier Quality Engineer to implement tools and processes to insure suppliers starting new work are prepared and have robust plans to deliver first time quality to BAE program customers. The person will also investigate, evaluate, and resolve supplier quality problems by conducting audits, analyzing defect trends, and leading continuous improvement projects. The Supplier Quality Engineer will conduct capability assessments that verify supplier qualifications, travel to assigned suppliers, and lead multiple projects to completion. You must be a self-starting problem solver who will utilize your analytical skills to find innovative solutions to quality-related issues. Strong communication skills are required to insure suppliers understand requirements and expectations, make progress reports and present findings.

You will be reporting to the NE Regional Supplier Quality Director.

Expected travel requirement: Approximately 50%. This will be a mix of local day visits as well as some overnight travel in the region
Additionally, you will:

  • Utilize supplier Scorecards/metrics and analytical tools to quantify performance levels of individual suppliers and work with those suppliers to develop improvement plans to achieve 100% quality performance
  • Evaluate the impact of nonconforming product and assess suppliers' corrective actions
  • Champion problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers to eliminate recurrence of non-conformances
  • Perform Source Inspection of product at supplier locations
  • Perform and Evaluate First Article Inspections per the requirements of AS9102 as well as train suppliers to meet BAE's expectations
Drive "Zero Defect" mentality within the supply base

Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 4 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technical field with 4+ years of experience
  • Experience in Avionics or Defense Electronics Prime Contract environment
  • Proficient experience in Failure Analysis, Root Cause Analysis and developing Corrective/ Preventative Actions
  • Proficient knowledge of Microelectronics/Electromechanical manufacturing and test practices
  • Proficient experience in supplier and process auditing
  • Working knowledge of AS9100 Quality System and AS9102B First Article Requirements
  • Working knowledge of supply chain logistics from raw material to finished goods including experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system/Quality Management Software system

Preferred Skills and Education
  • Experience in at least three of the following areas preferred:
  • Product Production Line Validation, test, equipment, instrumentation and qualification
  • Proficient knowledge of Lean Six Sigma concepts and tools (e.g. Green belt/ Black Belt, Kaizen)
  • Working knowledge of APQP and PPAP techniques
  • Working knowledge of electrical and mechanical manufacturing, test and inspection
  • Quality Auditing Experience
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve.

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