Supplier Quality Engineer
Sanmina Corporation
Austin, TX

About $70,000 - $87,000 a year

Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM) is a leading integrated manufacturing solutions provider serving the fastest-growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina Corporation provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) primarily in the communications networks, defense and aerospace, industrial and semiconductor systems, medical, multimedia, computing and storage, automotive and clean technology sectors. Sanmina Corporation has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world.

Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Purpose:
This position is responsible for all aspects for Supplier Quality. They will lead the development and implementation of controls and system to assure high quality results.

Nature of Duties:
Working with internal functional areas to execute, measure and maintain quality performance, identify priorities, establish objectives, and execute to those objectives
Leading the development and implementation of controls and systems to assure high quality results of purchased and new developed products and processes.
Performing assigned duties associated with typical quality systems including but not limited to supplier selection, qualification and development, supplier corrective actions, inspection and tests, non-conforming materials, audits, supplier approvals, etc.
Preparing and performing data analysis for reports, audits, improvement plans, quality objectives, metrics, audits and communications to support quality and operating excellence
Resolving and improving supplier performance (i.e. delivery, quality, responsiveness, cost reductions, etc.)
Performing root cause analysis, the implementation of process and product controls, advanced quality planning tools, statistical analysis, testing/inspection method and resolution of problems, etc. to improve supplier performance
Assisting new product development teams by qualifying and new parts and suppliers via, statistical analysis, production part approval process (PPAP), audits, etc. to assure timely and effective new product launches
Implementing and maintaining quality systems and a culture of continuous improvement internally and within the supply chain
Performing value added analysis to identify supply chain waste and driving cost reductions and supplier performance improvements
Managing, directing, and controlling quality to identify, measure, communicate, and drive quality performance improvements as necessary
Strategically lead performance improvement projects in an effort to increase the capability of consistently meeting requirements. Projects may include: process analysis, value stream mapping, process capability and throughput analysis, 6‐Sigma, 5S and Kaizen events.
Drive “Zero Defect” mentality within the supply base
Travel (50 to 60%) as required

Education and Experience:
BS degree or Higher in related field preferred in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering or other Engineering.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in supply chain, quality engineering or related area required preferably in a manufacturing environment.
Lean Manufacturing and/or Continuous Improvement Experience preferred
ISO 9000 or equivalent experience preferred
Microsoft Office, Power point and/or advanced Excel skills a plus
Statistical methods (Design of Experiments, Statistical Process Control (SPC), etc)
Advance quality planning (flowcharts, FMEA’s, control plans, auditing, CAPA, RCCA, 8D)
Knowledge on Oracle 11i
Excellent verbal and written communication skills essential.
Successful candidate must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder.

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