Supplier Quality Engineer
Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Operations and Supply Chain
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Responsible for developing, applying, revising, and maintaining quality standards for processing materials, solving complex quality engineering problems in creative and effective ways. οActs as a project leader on a variety of projects. οProvides technical direction and guidance to other Quality Engineers. οHas a strong working knowledge of quality and reliability concepts, supplier management, with respect to quality and reliability, and general manufacturing operations business management relative to all functional groups. Capable of managing any project for any commodity. οInterfaces with other Apple functional groups as resources to optimize suppliers quality programs. οParticipates in the development and implementation of Product Quality Plan (PQP) for specific commodities with SQE's at other sites. οDevelops specific quality programs for each product during development and qualification stages. οDevelops product specific quality plan, including participation in DVT planning, development of PVT plan and review of those plans with the selected supplier. οReviews product design to ensure quality and reliability objectives are met. οEvaluates and assists in the selection of suppliers for new products and for second sources of existing products οAssesses supplier's production and quality programs and participates in approval or disapproval of new suppliers. οEvaluates the supplier processes and process controls to ensure product quality and reliability is built in. Develops supplier capability (including necessary training), establishes proper reporting of in-process and final inspection and test results to Apple. οResponsible for FAI process and monitors performance of PVT, identifying and assuring necessary corrective actions are taken. Authorizes and monitors the start-up of production at the supplier site. οEstablishes discovery audit procedures and ensures performance to standards by Apple test personnel. Responsible for Cpk process. οMonitors each supplier's performance through measurements of production line statistics, company inspections and audits. Prepares summary of performance and communicates to appropriate management so that effective corrective action plans can be set in place if necessary. οReviews product design to ensure quality and reliability objectives are met. οSupports Supplier Quality Engineering in improving and reporting vendor processes. οWorks as a part of a New Products introduction team draw up and/or coordinate and implement the PQP for the site. In conjunction with the design engineers and the site engineers, determine the process goals for products. οParticipates in cost reduction and yield improvement efforts. οAdvises product designers and test designers to ensure ease of assembly and test on new and existing products. οResponsible for specific tasks as part of a team involved in the introduction of new products or processes. οProvides full support to an assigned area of production/service. οMay direct the activities of other engineers and technicians on specific tasks. οActs as a consultant to other engineering groups on design of experiments and the analysis of test data to determine outcome.
Education & Experience
•BS in engineering (mechanical preferred) plus 4-6 years or •MS plus 2-4 years experience •Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, with good English. •Good initiative and problem solving skills.