Supplier Quality Engineer
Atlas Copco - Rock Hill, SC

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External Applicants only: To be considered, external applicants must apply online via our application system at http:/ Please reference Job ID CCSC02 EGR - P1 02 2013 1. Applications submitted by email will not be reviewed.

The Supplier Quality Engineer accomplishes the mission by performing a variety of activities that drive supplier quality improvements, such as, but not limited to the following:
·Maintain and use a variety of continuous improvement tools such as PPM reports, KPIs, non-conformance logs, FMEA, and process mapping to identify supplier quality problems and formulate action plans based on analysis of the data.
·Participate in daily production meetings and investigate root causes of supplier-related production problems and then take appropriate action to address and resolve the issues.
·Participate in Process Team Meetings, Technical Committee Meetings, and monitor Design Notifications to ensure robust design, supplier process capability, proper processing of obsoleted materials (e.g. returned to the supplier for credit or properly disposed), etc.
·Monitor the reject warehouse for aging supplier returns and escalate issues to suppliers when necessary. Develop strategies to reduce the occurrence of rejected material.
·Identify under-performing suppliers and develop strategies designed to improve their performance to meet Atlas Copco standards. Communicate supplier issues to the purchasing group and recommend when vendor changes become necessary. Drive supplier development by assisting them in developing problem solving control tools such as: 8D, process mapping, FMEAs, mistake proofing, SPC, Process Capability/Cpk, GD&T, Gage R&R, etc.
·Assist the Supplier Quality Flow Coach in establishing a supplier-audit plan and auditing suppliers per the plan.
·Communicate to and follow up with suppliers on issues such as design and specification changes, failed first article inspections, non-conformance dispositions, and corrective action plans. Identify and inform engineering about issues related to product design/specification.
·Periodically provide comprehensive status reporting to senior management on supplier performance.
·Ensure supplier compliance with Atlas Copco ISO certification requirements and annual participation in surveys on topics such as the Atlas Copco Business Code of Practice, Restricted & Prohibited List and our Sustainability and Commitment goals.
·Follow the Atlas Copco “Safety First” policy with the vision of zero work related accidents.
·Take all necessary actions to employ sustainable processes to safeguard the Group’s targets for Quality/Environment/Safety and Health.
·Review and process external requests for quality deviations. Insure the appropriate persons have signed the deviation and file them for future reference.
·Be involved in early Concept to Product phases and Design Reviews and in influencing and developing Supplier Agreements and requirements such as FAIRs/PPAPs, CofC/Material Certs, FMEAs, etc.

The Supplier Quality Engineer drives continuous improvement in supplier related activities and metrics and serves as a liaison between the supplier and the Company to ensure that outsourced material used in the production of Atlas Copco products meets Atlas Copco quality standards.

Experience requirements:

Five (5) years of experience working in a supplier quality role for a manufacturer of heavily engineered machinery. Successful track record of developing poor-performing suppliers to company standards and experience using continuous improvement tools, such as FMEA, Root Cause Analysis, SPC analysis, PPAP, APQP and process mapping. Significant experience performing effective supplier audits.

Ability to read technical drawings, knowledge of machined parts and components, production operations, and inspection techniques.
·Must be familiar with standard Mechanical Inspection techniques and tools.
·Understanding of ISO9001/ISO14001 Quality Management Systems.
·Extensive working knowledge of GD&T and ANSI Y14.5
·Effective communication techniques and ability to communicate with technical and non-technical personnel, including purchasing, production, engineering and quality staff members.
·Knowledge of effective supplier evaluation techniques to identify failures using root cause analysis, corrective action delivery and preventative measure implementation.
·Strategic planning to identify technical needs and solutions coupled with a strong program execution focus.
·Intermediate to advanced knowledge of computer productivity software such as Microsoft Office Suite and BPCS (or similar) ERP system.
Educational requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Electrical engineering, or related field. Training in Lean and Six Sigma concepts (certification is a plus.)

Personality requirements:

Core Competencies Required
·Continuous Improvement
·Communicate with Influence
·Manage Process
·Build Relationships
·Analyze and use sound judgment
·Results Focus
·Demonstrate Efficiency
·Apply expertise and technology
Additional information:

External Candidates who live outside the US will not be considered for this position.

Country and city description:

Rock Hill, SC USA

Company presentation:

The Rock Hill Product Company is part of the larger entity of Atlas Copco Compressors LLC. At our 130,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility, located in the greater-Charlotte metro area, we design and manufacture portable compressors and generators, piston compressors and medical gas systems for the Portable Energy, Industrial Air and Quality Air divisions of Atlas Copco under the brand names of Atlas Copco, BeaconMedaes, Chicago Pneumatic and other multi-brand products.

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