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Supplier Quality Engineering Manager

Marquardt Rochester Hills, MI
  • Posted: August 28, 2019
  • Full-Time

Marquardt Switches, Inc. is a global leader in the field of electro-mechanical and electronic switches, controls and switching systems for automobiles, trucks, off-road vehicles, power tools, household appliances and industrial applications. Since 1925, Marquardt has been growing, innovating, and enhancing the experience of operating automobiles and appliances all over the globe with over 10,000 employees operating in 19 global locations.

Visit our website at to learn more. Supplier Quality Engineering Manager at Marquardt Switches, Inc.: The Supplier Quality Engineering Manager is responsible for investigating and developing existing and potential new suppliers, facilitating quality improvements, resolving issues that involve suppliers, and developing quality standards and requirements associated with the introduction of new and enhanced products. Essential Responsibilities: Serve as primary technical resource for all issues related to quality of assigned suppliers, products, and/or processes.

Lead a team of Supplier Quality Engineers and provide support in their positions. Define and implement strategies to support and track continuous improvement and development of suppliers associated with new program launches. Perform quality system and process audits to evaluate potential or existing supplier capabilities and identify opportunities for improvement.

Determine cause of supplier quality problems and coordinate/implement effective and timely resolutions. Design and develop pilot production models for new and enhanced products. Design and document methods for process control, process improvement, testing, and inspection.

Develop and maintain all quality records and documentation in accordance with established quality processes and customer requirements. Conduct internal and external process audits to monitor adherence to policies and procedures. Design and develop supplier quality improvement programs.

Research solutions to technical problems and recommend cost effective resolution approaches. Participate in large engineering projects by completing multiple tasks. Perform other duties as assigned by manager.

Required Qualifications for this role include: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field. 5+ years of related experience (in purchasing, supplier quality, or supplier development) in the automotive or similar industry with leadership experience. Training or certifications in ISO/TS 16949 Internal Auditing and ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE).

Thorough knowledge of plastics (development and manufacture of plastic parts, silicon/rubber components, markings and thermoplastics and injection molding). Knowledge of electronics/electromechanical components a plus. Advanced mathematical skills, including the use of logarithms, quadratic equations, and metrology.

Advanced computer skills, including SAP, Matlab and Windows software. Thorough knowledge of manufacturing methods and processes, including flow, layout, assembly and production equipment and statistical process control (SPC). Thorough knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques and manufacturing quality tools.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions / root cause analysis. Thorough knowledge of electronic test equipment. Management skills, including planning and organization, decision making, problem solving, and project management.

Advanced verbal communication skills, including group presentation. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, and employees. Ability to prepare complex written reports and other documents and to comprehend complex verbal and written instructions.

Supervisory Responsibility: Supervise a team of Supplier Quality Engineers in different locations (Michigan and New York). Travel: Ability to travel both domestically and internationally as needed required (~35%). Physical Demands: Ability to sit for extended periods.

Ability to stand and walk for extended periods. Ability to regularly lift and/or move objects weighing up to 10 lbs. Ability to occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 50 lbs.

Ability to use close vision for extended periods. Core Values We Admire: Integrity - We believe in honest and transparent communication internally and externally. Flexibility - You prefer a fast-paced and dynamic environment and are agile and comfortable enough to keep up as plans change and evolve.

Partnership - You're the excellent team player, able to build strong relationships and effectively partner with other team members to achieve results. Innovation - You want to support Marquardt in pursuing new and game changing technology. Pursuit of excellence - You strive to be the best.

What We Offer: Innovative products and diverse customer base. Competitive compensation and paid vacation annually plus personal time. Generous benefits (medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401k with matching).

Support and resources to continue learning and training. Tuition reimbursement program. Amazingly smart and fun teammates, and a management team invested in your development and success.

Supplier discounts on GM, FCA, and BMW. INDHP



Rochester Hills, MI

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