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Supplier Quality Engineer in Saline, MI at JAC Products, Inc.

Date Posted: 5/30/2018

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Job Description


The Supplier Quality Engineer will drive exceptional product quality and cost reduction activities at JAC Products, Inc. suppliers.  The position is accountable for developing, optimizing and continuously improving a supplier’s quality system to assure that all JAC products will meet or exceed our customer specifications.  The Supplier Quality Engineer is the resident expert for their assigned suppliers and is responsible developing and maintaining a professional working relationship with their suppliers.




To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.


ü  Shall adhere to all safety, health and environmental procedures, policies and practices, and ensures that all equipment is in safe operating condition and meets or exceeds OSHA Standards.


ü  Comply with all QMS / EMS procedures and work instructions as it pertains to the position description.




1.       Selection, development, and supervision of the suppliers and outside processors.  Ensures that selected suppliers have clearly established objectives and performance expectations. 

2.       Plans, executes, and follows up on supplier assessments.  

3.       Manages supplier launch readiness and PPAP approvals for assigned suppliers.

4.       Collaborates with Purchasing, Manufacturing, Assembly and Engineering to resolve deviations from established specifications and quality standards.

5.       Facilitates approval of boundary samples for appearance items not documented within the appearance specification.

6.       Primary contact for organization regarding performance of supplier on new program launches (does not include commercial issues).

7.       Manages continuous improvement initiatives with supplier organizations.

8.       Onsite representative with scheduled visitation.  This may require full time visitation.

9.       Provide assessments and insight to the Purchasing department regarding the approved alternative suppliers within specific commodities. 

10.    Perform regular supplier quality system audits.

11.    Performs all other functions as required; included are any work assignments relating to the efficient flow of work within JAC Products Inc.





§  Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to meet aggressive deadlines

§  Exceptionally productive, even in the absence of daily, direct supervision

§  Exceptional communication and interpersonal relationship skills

§  Ability to coach, mentor and teach others

§  Knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC)

§  Exterior Automotive Visual Appearance requirements

§  Understanding of Control Plan Methodology

§  Full understanding of AIAG guidelines for automotive

§  Full understanding of PPAP requirements

§  Ability to perform and analyze quality data

§  Ability to travel to other JAC manufacturing locations – both air and land

§  Proficient in MS Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

§  Strong analytical and problem solving skills

§  Professionally resolve problems (both internal and external) in a fair and ethical manner

§  Maintain a team-oriented working environment that allows for individual differences and provides for individual growth.

Job Requirements


Note:       Possession of a High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required for all new hires in all positions. 


§  Bachelor Degree in Engineering

§  ASQ, CQA or CQE Preferred

§  Six Sigma Green or Black belt





§  Minimum 5 years’ experience dealing with product quality

§  Engineering Experience


Physical Requirements / work environment:

The physical demands/work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.               


§  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to bend, stoop, crouch and stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms and keep balance. 

§  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to perform repetitive work and is frequently exposed to vibration. 

§  Ability to travel (air and ground) for extended periods of time

§  Ability to walk and/or sit for extended periods of time.

§  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds, and occasionally lift up to thirty (30) pounds.

§  Ability to endure heat.

§  While performing the job functions of this position, the employee frequently works near powered motor vehicles, power tools, and automated assembly fixtures.