ZF Supplier Quality Engineer in Duncan, South Carolina
Supplier Quality Engineer
ZF Chassis Systems Duncan
Position Summary:Primary responsibility is to perform the supplier-related activities to
ensure plant quality, to support in APQP activities and smooth quality launches
of new and modified product, to ensure Supplier Concern Resolution, and to
monitor Supplier Performance to ensure continuous improvement of direct
- Evaluate, audit,
strategize and develop suppliers.
- Develop suppliers
through regular supplier visits, planning meetings and APQP tools.
- Responsible for
any supplier-related activities affecting plant quality.
change management for supplier related activities/changes. Perform product launch activities (when
applicable) for customer in accordance with APQP/PPAP guidelines.
- Monitor supplier
product launch quality activities (when applicable) for customer in
accordance with APQP/PPAP guidelines.
- Monitor supplier
rating system and activate appropriate corrective actions when needed.
- Plans and ensures
Safety, Processes and Equipment and budgets are within local and corporate
standards and requirements.
- Teams with Purchasing to
develop suppliers through interviews and/or plant visits.
- Monitor and support in approval process through ENGIS of supplier
PPAP’s for Engineering Changes (new and modified parts), interface with
plants, projects, and customers as necessary.
- Conducts periodic and
special surveys of supplier facilities and manufacturing process to determine
adequacy and capability of quality control and ability to comply with complete
supplier-related 8D’s to resolve nonconformance, delivery, warranty and/or
other performance issues as necessary, communicates with the relevant QE and/or
supplier, and ensures timely closure and effectiveness.
- Interfaces with Quality Engineers, inspectors, production
associates, and suppliers to resolve customer complaints resulting from
supplier-related quality problems.
- Participates in Purchasing/SQE departmental meetings to aid in
organizational planning, reach objectives, and review Supplier Quality
Assurance activities, results and policies.
- Perform initial problem investigation and containment activities at
the plant or program site for purchased direct materials.
- Compliance with all Internal and External Production Quality
Management Systems and Group Directives.
- Performs or directs the inspection of purchased direct materials as
needed, supports in the processing and disposition of supplier
non-conformances, and initiates supplier charge backs to recover
significant costs of quality associated with poor supplier performance by
utilizing SAP and other quality tools as applicable
- Participates on APQP teams to launch new products
per ZF SQE Structure. Includes supplier
development as applicable, internal documentation, supplier-related
documentation, gaging requirements,including
Run @ Rates, PPAP runoffs, etc.
- Track supplier performance through monthly KPI.
Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s in Engineering
3-4 years of experience
- Strong organizational and task
Good written and oral communications skills.
Skills and experience:
- Automotive industry experience Internal Auditor
Six Sigma training or ZF SQE driver’s license
Measurement and test experience
General working knowledge of CMM equipment.
Working knowledge of GD&T
Certified Quality Engineer
- Experienced in utilizing Process Flow Charts,
FMEA’s, and Control Plans.
and welding knowledge
castings and/or forgings; steel castings and/or forgings; rubber-metal
ZF North America, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. ZF North America, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. ZF North America, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of ZF North America, Inc. employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.