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Supplier Quality Engineer

Company: ITW
Location: Elgin
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Company Description
ITW Shakeproof, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc., serves major automotive OEMs and their tier suppliers with metal, cold-headed fasteners totaling approximately $160m in revenue. In addition to ITW's industry leading research and development capabilities, ITW Shakeproof enhances our customers' competitive advantage by:

  • Maintaining advanced engineering and manufacturing facilities in North America.
  • Exchanging product, process, and benchmarking information with sister units worldwide.
  • Continually improving processes, material, and designs to ensure every product exceeds customer specifications while providing unparalleled value.
    Business units include: Elgin, IL; Machesney Park, IL; Elk Grove Village, Il, Darlington, WI; Bedford Heights, OH; Commercial Sales and Engineering in Troy, MI.
    ITW offers its employees a path for advancement, a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package designed to help employees care for themselves, their families, and their futures.
    Job Description
    The Supplier Quality Engineer role will support multiple North American Metal Fasteners manufacturing locations. This position will be responsible for all facets of quality engineering with a focus of being a liaison between our plant quality engineers and supply base as well as corporate initiatives related to suppliers.
    Essential Functions
    • Development and enforcement of a suppler quality manual
    • Development and issue supplier report cards
    • Supporting purchasing department on new / existing supplier assessments
    • Responsible to request, review, and verify all supplier corrective actions
    • Review, approve and validation of all supplier PPAP's
    • Development of supplier strategy in conjunction with sourcing team
    • Participate in all APQP internally and driving external APQP process
    • Assist in contract review that includes inspection/approval criteria, part routings, and process sheets as needed for all phases of product realization related to supply base
    • Identify and drive training needs through the supply base
    • Manage all supplier charge back related to supply base
    • Report on the performance of the QMS, metrics, and all related issues during Management Reviews or as appropriate. Recommend appropriate improvements
    • Maintain supplier Quality Assurance records/certifications such as ISO Certs, CQI's, CARs
    • Conduct and maintain supplier audits, as required by customers and the company's Quality Management System
    • Drive cost improvement, understand supplier process capacities, lead times, and continuous improvement initiatives throughout the supply base using Six Sigma, SPC, and lean manufacturing tools
    • Support cost saving initiatives driven by Supplier Development and/or Sourcing Leaders
    • Research and develop alternate sources to support manufacturing and OSP initiatives
    • Hold quarterly meetings with suppliers to review overall performance
    • Schedule visits with supplier as necessary (20% travel)
    • Additional responsibilities include; maintain diversity spend, monitor supplier backlog, annual supplier financial review, review and maintain supplier agreements, and develop/maintain strong working relationship with key supplier personnel
      • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent work experience
      • Preferred two (2) to five (5) years relevant experience in Metals or Automotive.
      • Proficiency in ISO 9001, IATF 16949, and OHSAS 18001.
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications: Outlook, 365, SharePoint, OneNote, Lync, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
      • Independent and organized work style: ability to effectively manage time and prioritize workload, adapt to change, and consistently meet deadlines.
      • Must possess good interpersonal, communication (verbal and written), critical thinking, organizational, statistical, and strong computer skills.
      • Must be able to work closely with customers, suppliers, manufacturing, managers, and sales.
      • Must have ability to motivate, coach, and lead others.
      • Must be a team player, pragmatic and results-oriented, analytical, with strong attention to details
        Additional Information
        All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
        ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.
        As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.
        All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Keywords: ITW, Elgin , Supplier Quality Engineer, Engineering , Elgin, Illinois

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