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Supplier Quality Engineer KS

Viega LLC McPherson, KS
  • Expired: November 04, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.


1st Shift, 8:00-5:00pm

Job Title: Supplier Quality Engineer

Exemption Status: Exempt

EEO Category: Professionals


Responsible for all aspects of supplier quality for a global supply base, working with purchasing, technology, quality and manufacturing to qualify and develop suppliers as well as resolve supplier quality issues through teamwork, auditing, process improvement and other quality tools.


Supplier Quality 

Collaborate with cross-functional teams to qualify new suppliers and new products to production, according to developed standards; ensure products and processes comply with the requirements of the Quality Management Systems (QMS) 

Collaborate with cross-functional teams to construct and implement test plans for qualifying new suppliers, products and equipment; detail requirements for machine acceptance runs, Viega Production Approval Process (VPAP) and Supplier Production Approval Process (SPAP); develop ongoing inspection plans for incoming goods and manufacturing processes. 

Conduct supplier audits and visits to resolve issues, drive process standardization, waste elimination, and continuous improvement.

Implement, evaluate, follow up and assist with Supplier Corrective Actions Requests (SCARs). 

Collaborate with cross-functional teams to monitor, analyze and report on supplier performance. Lead and support supplier quality improvement teams. 

Establish, implement and maintain QMS procedures, documents, work instructions, plant standards and control plans both internally and with suppliers; follow-up to ensure processes and timelines are followed. 

Conduct research and continually develop knowledge of Viega products and systems, including applicable applications, listings and standards. 

Work with Purchasing to develop positive relationships and effective lines of communication with suppliers: Partnership-oriented arrangements 

Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma  

Continue to develop knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma project methodologies including but not limited to DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyst, Improve, Control), DMADV (Define Measure, Analyze, Design, Verify), QFD (Quality Function Deployment, FMEA (Failure Modes Effects Analysis), APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning), Value stream/process mapping, associated statistical analysis and supplier development. 

Attend ASQ and continuing education training in order to continually develop quality tools, techniques and systems. 

Support improvement workshops and initiatives to improve products and processes and reduce costs.

Assist suppliers with implementing Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma or other quality improvement tools.  


Attends meetings as required and/or assigned. 

Performs other duties as required and/or assigned 

Special Job Dimensions 

Will be required to travel up to 35% of the time.     


All employees are expected to comply with the safety rules of their respective department and position, however there are general safety guidelines that all employees are expected to comply with:     

Slips, Trips and Falls     

o When walking, be aware of unlevel or elevated surfaces     

o Keep aisles clear     

o Use caution when walking on wet surfaces and wipe up spills     

o Use the handrail on stairs     

o Use only approved step stools and ladders. Do not stand on chairs     

o Walk, don't run     

o Report deficient conditions to the appropriate maintenance department     

o Use caution when walking in parking lots and parking garage     

Good Housekeeping     

o Always maintain a clean and uncluttered work environment     

o Do not overload wastebaskets     

Safe Lifting     

o Use caution and proper techniques when lifting heavy objects     

o Ask for help     


o Only use equipment that is in good repair     

o Report any equipment hazards immediately to your manager     


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities     

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products. Knowledge of other programs such as SAP and CRM 

Advanced knowledge of quality systems, practices and tools 

Knowledge of math & statistics to compute measurements and perform studies 

Advanced Knowledge of GD&T 

knowledge of CMM programming 

Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills 

Strong organizational skills 

Advanced oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write technical reports and presentations 

Ability to perform root cause failure analysis 

Ability to perform and troubleshoot design and assembly of products for testing 

Ability to work in a team environment 

Ability to multi-task 

Ability to plan, prioritize and work independently 

Ability to perform with superior service, reflecting a positive company image while sustaining a positive attitude with those you interact with; always going above and beyond to help others out, regardless of their position or department. 

Ability to adhere to the highest standards of quality while continually performing at the highest possible level.  


Education, Certification/License & Work Experience     

Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering 

1-2 years related work experience, preferred 

ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), preferred 

Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB), preferred 


Bachelor's degree in Business, Science, Math or related field 

5-7 years related work experience, preferred 

ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), preferred 

Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB), preferred     


Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.     


The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a workplace environment that encourages growth and respect for all current and prospective employees based upon job-related factors such as their educational backgr

Viega LLC


McPherson, KS