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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Union City, Georgia

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Supplier Engineer
Job Location: Corporate - Fairburn, GA
Position Type: Full Time
Education Level: 4 Year Degree - Bachelor's Degree
Job Shift: Day
Job Category: Purchasing - Procurement
Travel Percentage: Up to 10%

POSITION SUMMARY: SUPPLIER ENGINEER

This position will have a strong background in fabrication, supplier qualification, and manufacturing operations. Firsthand experience in managing supplier relationships, conducting supplier qualification processes, and optimizing manufacturing processes. This role requires a deep understanding of fabrication techniques, cost estimating, scheduling, and quality control to ensure the consistent delivery of high-quality components on time and budget.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supplier Relationship Management: Foster and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers. Collaborate closely with suppliers to ensure open communication channels and mutual understanding of expectations, quality standards, and production timelines.

Supplier Qualification Management: Lead the supplier qualification process by assessing potential suppliers' capabilities, capacities, and quality systems. Perform on-site audits and evaluations to ensure suppliers meet the company's quality and performance standards.

Manufacturing Process Expertise: Apply manufacturing engineering knowledge to assess suppliers' manufacturing processes, identify areas for improvement, and collaborate on process optimization to enhance product quality, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency.

Quality and Compliance Assurance: Ensure suppliers adhere to quality control protocols, standards, and specifications. Implement continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the overall quality of supplied components. Supply Chain Optimization: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to streamline the supply chain process, minimize lead times, and mitigate risks associated with supplier-related disruptions.

Provide technical guidance and support to suppliers, addressing any technical challenges that may arise during the fabrication and manufacturing process. Collaborate on design for manufacturability (DFM) initiatives to enhance component manufacturability and assembly. Proactively identify potential issues or bottlenecks in the supply chain and manufacturing processes. Develop and implement effective solutions to mitigate risks and ensure timely delivery of components.

Maintain accurate records of supplier interactions, audits, performance evaluations, and improvement initiatives. Generate comprehensive reports to communicate supplier performance and continuous improvement efforts. Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate closely with design, engineering, procurement, and quality assurance teams to align supplier capabilities with product requirements and specifications.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

Education:

Bachelors degree in engineering, Manufacturing, or related field.

Work-Related Experience:

Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in fabrication, supplier qualification, and manufacturing operations. Strong expertise in fabrication techniques, manufacturing processes, and quality control methodologies. Proven history of successful supplier relationship management and supplier performance improvement. Extensive background in working remote with significant travel requirements.

Preferred:

Certification and licenses:

Professional certifications such as Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) or Certified Supplier Quality Professional (CSQP) or similar strongly preferred.

Skills, knowledge, abilities (e.g., software proficiency, interpersonal and communication skills, language):

Excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to drive solutions collaboratively across cross-functional teams.

Exceptional communication and negotiation skills. Experience with industry standards and quality management systems.

In-depth understanding of supply chain dynamics and the ability to anticipate and address potential supply chain risks.

Strong understanding of industry standards and regulations (e.g., ISO, AS9100) related to supplier quality management.

Computer Proficiency: All Office 365 elements, ERP.

Business Travel: Significant travel will be required with key suppliers in Canada and Mexico


JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

Education:

Bachelors degree in engineering, Manufacturing, or related field.

Work-Related Experience:

Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in fabrication, supplier qualification, and manufacturing operations. Strong expertise in fabrication techniques, manufacturing processes, and quality control methodologies. Proven history of successful supplier relationship management and supplier performance improvement. Extensive background in working remote with significant travel requirements.

Preferred:

Certification and licenses:

Professional certifications such as Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) or Certified Supplier Quality Professional (CSQP) or similar strongly preferred.

Skills, knowledge, abilities (e.g., software proficiency, interpersonal and communication skills, language):

Excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to drive solutions collaboratively across cross-functional teams.

Exceptional communication and negotiation skills. Experience with industry standards and quality management systems.

In-depth understanding of supply chain dynamics and the ability to anticipate and address potential supply chain risks.

Strong understanding of industry standards and regulations (e.g., ISO, AS9100) related to supplier quality management.

Computer Proficiency: All Office 365 elements, ERP.

Business Travel: Significant travel will be required with key suppliers in Canada and Mexico







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