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Supplier Quality Engineer

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224

Job ID: 9505 Category: Technology

Job Description

  • Investigate reported product problems, complaints and repair activity trends related to supplier quality. 
  • Collaborate with suppliers to perform root-cause analysis and take appropriate corrective action.
  • Manage and track supplier corrective action requests to ensure action is taken in a timely manner.
  • Assist in the review and disposition of nonconforming materials.
  • Review/audit supplier manufacturing processes and quality systems.
  • Work with Engineering & Purchasing to approve new suppliers and qualify parts for production approval.
  • Work with Purchasing to analyze supplier change requests and communicate proposed changes to Engineering.
  • Provide feedback about supplier quality during regular Supplier Reviews.
  • Perform other duties as requested.           



  • BS in Engineering or equivalent four-year degree.
  • 3+ years relevant work experience.
  • Proficiency in reading and understanding technical product documentation (diagrams, schematics, flow-charts, etc.)
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Comfortable with using PC tools and Windows OS, with a working knowledge of local and network based file systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills using the English language.
  • Able to coordinate multiple activities and actions of persons contributing to assigned tasks.
  • Detail oriented with good organizational and record keeping skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proactive and timely in execution of assigned tasks.
  • Able to be flexible and adaptable when needs and priorities change.
  • Work experience with similar responsibilities at a medical device company.
  • Experience with manufacturing / quality methodologies such as QFD, six-sigma, lean, etc.
  • ASQ or related quality certification.
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements of medical devices.
  • Familiarity with formal quality systems such as ISO 9001 or ISO 13485.
  • Understanding of statistical analysis techniques and tools.          
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