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Supplier Quality Engineer

Landis+Gyr is a leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector. Offering one of the broadest portfolios, we deliver innovative and flexible solutions to help utilities solve their complex challenges in Smart Metering, Grid Edge Intelligence and Smart Infrastructure. With sales of USD 1.7 billion in FY 2019, Landis+Gyr employs approximately 5,500 people in over 30 countries across five continents, with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at Landis+Gyr website landisgyr.eu

The Supplier Quality Engineer:

  • Responsible to promote the development, qualification, and management of supplies in order to achieve supplier performance KPI's and ensure defect free material supplied to L+G manufacturing aligned with on-time delivery
  • Develop plans and manage Green Belt Level quality process improvement activities
  • Documents data obtained during all quality assurance activities consistent with company policies and procedures
  • Apply fundamental quality standards and procedures for processing materials into partially finished ir finished products at subcontractors
  • Maintain, present, and act upon subcontractor quality metrics

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Drive the successful achievement of all relevant KPIs:
    • Supplier Rolled Thru-put Yield (RTY)
    • Supplier PPM Performance
    • SCAR TAT
    • Management of Blocked Inventory Dollars
    • Complete and Timely PPAP Submission/Review
  • All planned and agreed supplier audits are performaed on time and all findings/observations are managed to closure per schedule

Core Area of Responsibility/Accountability:

  • Act as a technical liaison with the contract manufacturers for product quality. This includes participating in direct supplier communications, on-site/remote audits, review and management of supplier metrics, quality issue resolution, and any other items that directly relate to product quality
  • Work seamlessly across applicable departments to ensure full visibility of process and potential critical issues and drive effective solutions, if needed trigger escalation process
  • Understand and clearly define problems, collect fundamental data, establish facts, recommend actions, and drive for resolution at the source
  • Facilitate/execute root cause analysis as required
  • Responsible for monitoring and reacting to fundamental quality data created from implemented manufacturing quality plans at the subcontractors
  • Create and present necessary reports to manage supplier KPIs and other quality initiatives
  • Utilize quality tools and techniques such as PPAP, PFMEA, Control Plans, DMAIC, Six Sigma, Pareto Analysis, Isshikawa diagrams, CPK, SPC, and 8D/SCAR/CAPA for continuously improving the supplier's manufacturing processes
  • Assist workers engaged in receiving, measuring, and testing product and tabulating data concerning materials, product or process quality and reliability
  • Conduct Supplier Audits/Vendor Assessments and manage findings/observations to closure
  • Train/support suppliers in Landis+Gyr PPAP requirements
  • Drive supplier PPAP submissions associated with NPI, ECO and supplier transfers (PPAP Quality Plan, define requirements, review, and approve)
  • Lead cross-functional trend Management efforts to address top supplier induced issues through on-going continuous improvement activities such as: Kaizen, Six-Sigma, Lean, etc
  • Actively participate in MRB disposition for applicable suppliers and lead RMA efforts with that supplier
  • Responsible for review and approval of applicable ECO's / Deviations
  • Actively contribute to effective communication to customers as required
  • Must be willing to travel as required approximately 15% of time
  • Any other specific work activity assigned by manager
  • Work according to the I.M.S. (Integrated Management System) which includes ISO 9K, 18K, 14K, 27K, and 22301 as applicable

Required Experience:

  • Required minimum years of experience: 3 years
  • Capable of reading and understanding technical documents
  • Strong understanding of statistics as related to manufacturing process control:
    • Control Charts, Cpk, SPC, MiniTab 6-Pack
  • Strong knowledge in Lean, Six-Sigma, DMAIC, APQP, PPAP, FMEA, Control Plan, 8D, CAPA, SCAR, Gage R&R
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes: PCBa, Molding, Stamping, Die Cast, Assembly, Testing, others
  • Knowledge of measurement tools and techniques (vernier, height gage, optical comparator, multimeter, LCR, gages, oscilloscope, CMM, 3D Scan, Etc)
  • Knowledge and ability to perform root cause analysis at raw material, sub-assembly, assembly levels for mechanical/electrical products
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet timelines
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to drive to final resolution
  • CD&T/IPC-A-6410 as applicable
  • ESD control
  • Auditor
  • Self-Starter - Ability to work independently
  • Proactive
  • Leadership
  • Continouos improvement Leader
  • Capable of using Microsoft Office (Power Point & Excel) & MiniTab
  • Excellent spoken and written communciation

Required Abilities:

  • Communcating Effectively
  • Accepting Responsibility Leadership
  • Understanding my role in the business
  • Building Relationships
  • Problem Solving and Making Decisions
  • Leadership
  • Quality Management
  • Managing Teams
  • Analytical Methods
  • Managing Change
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes
  • ISO Standards. Procedures and Policies
  • VDA, Proces auditing
  • Continuous Improvement projects, methods, tools
  • Understanding Requirements and Specifications


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If you have the drive and enthusiasm to accept this challenge and to work in a very dynamic, cross functional and international environment, we are looking forward to meeting you. Click apply now.

Job Title:  Supplier Quality Engineer


Reynosa, TAM, MX

Requisition ID:  7984
Date Posted:  Oct 23, 2021

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