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Major established, expanding and brand name company at a large manufacturing site on the south side of the Atlanta metro with a good working culture has an opportunity for an Advanced Supplier Quality Engineer to be responsible for Supplier production process and part qualification (APQP) with emphasis on Lean Manufacturing, Defect Free environment, and Re-occurrence Prevention.  New Supplier and new technology approval and development is part of the activities.  This opportunity offers major company benefits, bonus potential, and up to 2% profit sharing.  Relocation assistance is also available. 


Work involves functioning as a technical liaison between purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and suppliers to resolve quality issues, implement and monitor advanced quality planning, and provide support using independent judgment within the limits of general practices and standards. Purchased parts qualification and approval for mass production.

* Assists in the implementation and monitoring of advanced quality planning with selected future product suppliers
* Assure supplier understanding of product and submission requirements
* Review and approve supplier quality plans on new part programs
* Review supplier manufacturing processes and quality systems
* Implement and monitor the part qualification and certification process with selected suppliers
* Provide training in area of Lean Manufacturing.  Support Kaizen activity pertaining to process and systems development
* Determine cause of supplier quality problems and coordinate/implement effective and timely resolutions
* Improve quality performance of assigned suppliers
* Maintain required documentation and files
* May determine part critical characteristics and required process controls
* May review tool, fixture and part design
* May participate as member or resource to product development teams

Up to 30% travel which could be up to a week at a time with short notice


Education / Experience:

4 year degree or equivalent experience in automotive or manufacturing environment and at least 2 years of related experience and without a degree needed is at least 8-10 years of related experience.  Needed is supplier quality engineering experience, with advanced supplier quality engineering experience to include new product engineering and process changes preferred.

Other Required Skills:

  • APQP
  • PPAP
  • ISO
  • FMEA
  • ISO 9001 Auditing

Preferred Skills:

  • IATF 16949
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • AIAG

 Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel (domestic and international) up to 30% of the time
  • Good color vision

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