Senior / Supplier Quality Engineer

Summary of Position

Senior / Supplier Quality Engineer working in the Quality department.


Essential Functions

  • Work with existing and new suppliers by planning and executing audits to ensure performance to SMI’s quality standards and regulatory requirements are be met.
  • Lead SCAR activities for supplier product and process quality issues, ensuring all facets of CAPA activities are addressed including effectiveness.
  • Develop, communicate & implement strategies for improving performance of SMI’s Manufacturing & Service suppliers.
  • Partner with Engineering New Product Introductions to support successful component qualifications at suppliers.
  • Provide product team support for quality system design and audit, compliance assessment, and the support of steady state manufacturing processes.
  • Work closely with other SMI departments on assigning and monitoring effectiveness of Supplier and Internal Corrective Actions in a timely manner.
  • Work with suppliers to establish and maintain controlled manufacturing processes utilizing Control Plans and PFMEA’s.
  • Control the Internal CAR system within SMI, ensuring containment actions, root cause and corrective actions are identified and implemented effectively.
  • Perform Internal audits to ISO 9001, IATF 16949, ISO 14001 standards to maintain our certifications.
  • Act as a change agent who accepts and supports new ideas and processes.
  • Provide commitment to cost reduction/controls.
  • Lead the on-going maintenance and continual improvement of Supplier Quality processes.
  • Update/creation of internal procedures as required.
  • Participate in corporate quality improvement projects as required.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by manager.
  • Travel up to 30% - 40% (Including international)


Education, Skills and Experience

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (preferably EE or ME)
  • Desired: Master’s degree in Engineering (preferably EE or ME)
  • Minimum (5) years supplier quality experience
  • Required: Working knowledge of MEMs, ICs, and the respective manufacturing processes.
  • Required: ASQ Certified Lead Auditor
  • Ability to pass ISO 9001, IATF 16949 and ISO 14001 certified Internal Auditor courses
  • Working knowledge of auditing methodologies associated with ISO 9001, IATF 16949 and ISO 14001 standards.
  • Quality concepts/tools (Pareto, fishbone diagram, FMEA, etc.).
  • Excellent comprehension of engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and empathetic work ethic in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to effectively interface and communicate with multiple constituents, including senior management, suppliers, consultants, and employees of all levels.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with peers and team members.
  • Strongly demonstrated written and verbal communication and presentation skills to all levels of an organization.
  • Refined multi-tasking and time management skills.
  • Ability to consistently balance sense of urgency with diplomacy/empathy.
  • Ability to make decisions and execute directives.
  • Strongly demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Strongly demonstrated organizational and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with common MS office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple detail-oriented projects.
  • Self-starter, organized, analytical and decisive.


Marlo Banks,
Director Human Resources

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