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Supplier Quality Engineer

Batesville, Indiana 47006

Job ID: 8259 Category: Technology

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: – Other duties may be assigned:

  • Develops and communicates Hill-Rom’s expectations for quality performance, continuous improvement, quality
  • systems, process controls infrastructure for high leverage/critical sustaining parts and new products sources to suppliers.
  • Perform direct and indirect supplier evaluation and selection activities, including supplier capability assessments and
  • supplier quality systems/manufacturing process audits. Develop and implement supplier risk mitigation strategies when
  • appropriate.
  • Execute contracts and Quality Plans with Suppliers to ensure quality requirements are met.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor early supplier quality development initiatives, including supplier performance
  • management, supplier certification, process improvements, cost reduction, supplier forums and Six Sigma/Lean
  • integration.
  • Lead supplier new part qualification activities, including development of capability studies, control plans, first article
  • inspections, PFMEAs, etc. Review and approve engineering design changes and supplier change requests to determine
  • part re-qualification needs.
  • Work with design engineering to determine receiving inspection requirements of purchased components and finished
  • product. Provide technical quality engineering support to receiving inspection.
  • Must be willing and flexible for business travel as required (supplier audits). Travel required may be upwards of 30%.
  • Measures and communicates supplier performance on key metrics and the corresponding continuous improvement
  • plans.
  • Participates as an active member in the New Product Development process supplier evaluation team and the sourcing
  • core team.
  • Collaborates, trains, and mentors supplier representatives in best practices such as quality systems, process controls
  • methods, problem solving and statistical tools.
  • Monitors and drives corrective action and continuous improvement activities that directly impact performance for
  • assigned suppliers.
  • Follow up supplier nonconformance material to proper disposition and implementation of actions to resolve
  • nonconformance’s at supplier facility.
  • If needed SQE will be coordinate a team of technicians to follow up supplier nonconformance’s.



  • Bachelors of Science in Engineering or other related technical field (Preferably concentrated in Mechanical, Industrial)
  • Prior experience with welding/metal fabrication and/or Supplier quality experience in medical device or related GMP
  • environment preferred
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, problem solving, teaming and communication/interpersonal skills.
  • Computer competency in Word, Excel, Power Point and databases.
  • Practical experience in metrology, test, inspection and analysis techniques.
  • Experience in the medical device industry or automotive industry in development and deployment on Quality System and
  • process controls and continuous improvement methods (QSR’s, ISO9000/QS9000, ISO13485).
  • Primary/Secondary party compliance auditing experience.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to methodically manage projects.
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