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POSITION: Supplier Quality Engineer – Peoria, IL
NUMBER OF OPENINGS: 1
LOCATION: Peoria, IL
JOB TYPE: Direct hire
CONTRACT DURATION: Direct Hire
COMPENSATION: $60,000.00 annually
ESTIMATED START DATE: Dec. 2014
TRAVEL: less than 50% of the time within 100 mile radius visiting suppliers. Once a year international travel may be required.
This position is to assist the Supplier Quality Manager in coordinating and directing companywide efforts to identify problems and implement solutions to supplier quality issues with detailed methods and procedures to assure that the desired Quality levels of KAC Peoria products are achieved at optimum cost and efficiency. The Senior Quality Engineer function is achieved through error prevention and continual improvement activities beginning with design review and continuing throughout the product realization processes, including parts and material procurement.
Perform supplier audits world-wide to assure their processes and Quality Control systems are appropriate for product and capable of consistently achieving desired quality levels at optimum costs.
Determine type and degree of control necessary to assure conformance of the manufactured and purchased product shipped. Take the lead with appropriate supplier, engineering, purchasing and sourcing resources to ensure non-conforming product is not used and the supplier s quality processes are correct.
Manage and administer the Corrective Action System to achieve the timely documented corrective action for product non-conformance.
Provide expert assistance to Quality Assurance personnel in product improvement efforts as directed on all products produced at Peoria. Provide expert technical assistance when needed to lead in timely corrective action for quality teams such as QC Projects, Supplier Juhin, Engineering projects, MDQR and Project M follow up.
Provide technical support for inspection and for other operating departments in Quality Control technology; i.e. inspection methods, metrology, statistical process analysis, auditing and Total Quality Control to maintain World Class Quality Control Systems.
Monitor, develop, chart and report specific Quality Indices presentations at the monthly QCDS meetings. Field questions and lead in the resolution of prioritized action plans.
Recommend and lead in the procurement and use of assets, gages instruments used within the Peoria Operation for inspection and testing of products.
Establish calibration schedules and effect the timely calibration for gages and instruments used in the realization of the finished product quality to provide reliable inspection results.
Develop and issue detailed procedures to facilitate the Quality Control System to assure and document product conformance.
Five years of Supplier quality experience with an emphasis on vendor relationships.
Special knowledge of manufacturing processes and the techniques to evaluate end product conformance to specifications.
Requires excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills, including technical blue print reading and basic familiarity with the various technical standards employed in the design of mining equipment.
Persuasive communication skills, as well as ability to interface with all levels of people.
Perform work in all areas of supplier quality (castings, forgings, fabrications, machining, electrical, purchased parts components. heat treat, etc.).
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