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ABB Power Grids is seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer for its Jefferson City, Missouri location. This person will review and coordinate Quality Assurance [QA] and Quality Control [QC] specifications. This will involve developing and/or evaluating quality programs, measuring quality activities, and coordinating quality functions. The person will also recommend / implement measures to improve effectiveness of quality operations and to ensure customer satisfaction.
Define and develop quality assurance programs to ensure conformance to codes and regulations.
Conduct supplier audits, and inspections for system and product conformance to quality requirements.
Develop and support suppliers to achieve conformance with ABB requirements and continual improvement in quality, e.g. reduction of variation; sustainability, service/delivery performance.
Qualify potential and existing external suppliers of direct materials and services (DM&S). Quality surveillance at supplier manufacturing site. Perform supply quality issue resolution including supplier claims preparation. Lead supplier performance evaluation and supplier quality development activities. Establish and maintain local supplier quality related procedures & practices, based on global procedures.
Cooperate with category teams, responsible buyers, Q&OPEX, Sustainability/HSE, R&D/Engineering and project tender teams, among others.
Represent the “Voice of Supplier” to ABB R&D, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Quality, and Manufacturing.
Coordinate quality initiatives at customer sites, perform internal audits, and assist the customer in performing other quality assurance activities.
Recommend measures to optimize operations while maintaining quality.
Review purchase orders and specifications for proper quality requirements.
Review / approve vendor and field quality assurance plans and practices, and (as applicable) suggest changes.
Provide technical advice in specialized quality assurance technology such as nondestructive testing [NDT], metrology, statistical techniques (e.g. Statistical Process Control [SPC], etc.), fabrication techniques, quality codes, and regulations.
Participate in the investigation of technical problems, as well as the establishment of procedures and CAPA (Corrective and Preventative Actions) to avoid recurrences.
Additional duties may be assigned, as required.
Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering-oriented discipline and 2+ years of professional experience working in engineering, manufacturing, and/or quality
Candidate must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the United States
Experience working with transformer systems and/or related technologies (e.g. electromagnetics / magnetics, induction systems, power electronics, power products, inverters, etc.) preferred
Recent professional experience focusing on supplier development and improving customer satisfaction preferred
Recent professional experience working in Quality Engineering functions – experience working in Quality Assurance [QA] and/or Quality Control [QC] in a manufacturing environment is a plus
Strong analytical skills, especially with data analysis, is heavily preferred – proven experience working with failure analysis, FMEA (Failure Modes & Effects Analysis), FMECA (Failure Modes, Effects, & Criticality Analysis), test engineering, and/or product reliability is a plus
Recent experience working with data-driven analytical methodologies for industrial quality applications – especially Statistical Process Control [SPC], Six Sigma, Process Capability (Cp, CpK), and/or Process Performance (Pp, PpK) Analysis
Experience working with Process Improvement and/or Continuous Improvement practices (e.g. Kaizen, 4Q, DMAIC, Gemba, Root-Cause Analysis [RCA]; etc.)
Familiarity with ISO-9001 standards is a plus (expertise in QS-9000 will also be considered)
Experience working in product development and manufacturing
Excellent communication skills (written & verbal) in English
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