Supplier Development Engineer

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    Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

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    £37500 - £44900.00 per annum + Benefits

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    James Tilley

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    6 months ago

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Job title: Supplier Development Engineer
Salary Range: £37,500 - £44,900 plus benefits
Location: Peterborough
Industry: Off Highway

A Supplier Development Engineer opportunity has become available for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines.

What's the role?

To provide on-site assistance & leadership in the execution of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), the implementation of process control and the deployment of a continuous quality improvement processes. To ensure that suppliers are able to meet corporate and business unit requirements for certification and quality of purchased material.

You will work with suppliers to ensure that robust process controls are in place to prevent nonconformities, to continuously monitor supplier's key manufacturing processes and quality management system for improvement opportunities and to assist suppliers with Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) activities to ensure production readiness for New Product Introduction (NPI).

The SDE is responsible for the supplier's processes from design concept to the end of product life (cradle to grave), including the following activities:

  • Ensuring the adequacy of the supplier's quality management system and the capability of people, training, tooling, fixturing and equipment.
  • Providing technical support during start-up activities.
  • Ensuring that APQP activities related to process control are being performed by the supplier.
  • Monitoring of supplier adherence to Process Change Notification (PCN) (for changes driven by Supplier) on a timely and cost effective basis.
  • Helping suppliers extract value from the APQP process.
  • Managing supplier's project plans and activities to ensure product meets expectations, ensuring all relevant requirements and related changes are thoroughly documented.
  • Reviewing APQP documentation (e.g., Process FMEA {failure mode & effects analysis), Process Control Plans, Gage R&R (repeatability & reproducibility).
  • Participating in process FMEA for suppliers manufacturing processes.
  • Auditing overall supplier capability and process control implementation and effectiveness to validate process capability.
  • Ensuring PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) completion and approval prior to delivery of new parts.

To apply for this position you should have some of the following:

  • Engineering or Manufacturing background.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings.
  • Experience executing quality processes with engineering suppliers.
  • Sound knowledge and experience of APQP, including the PPAP process, FMEA's, control plans, process flow, GR&R, and capability studies.
  • Experience of applying 8D process or other structured problem solving techniques in a manufacturing environment.
  • Industry experience in Manufacturing, Industrial, Automotive, or Aerospace.
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Please contact James Tilley for details.

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