Job Name:
Supplier Quality Engineer I/II

General information

Location: Bayport, MN
Date:
02-May-2022
Company:
Andersen Corporation
Ref #:
1396
Job Category:
Engineering
Bayport
MN

Description & Requirements


Andersen is a place of vibrant energy and innovation. These innovations are part of a well-defined roadmap to seize opportunities ahead.

There has never been a more exciting time to be in Quality at Andersen. It isn't our history that makes us an industry leader. It's our commitment to innovation. We're constantly setting new standards for windows and doors that raise the bar for the entire industry. Being around since 1903 means we haven't just seen where the industry's been—we guide where it's going.

DEFINITION:

Responsible for ensuring that suppliers develop their process and procedures in line with the design intent of Andersen’s Supplier Quality Program Requirements (SQPR) and verify their systems to ensure they are compliant. This includes on-site SQPR audits, PPAP evaluations, CAPA reviews, and supplier change management .

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

Delivering on all aspects of the Supplier Quality Assurance function in line with our Quality Management System to ensure that supplied products meet Andersen’s expectations. Responsible for the development, improvement, and processes of the Supplier Quality Program Requirements. Ensure that defined requirements are met and procedures are adhered to. Work with high risk suppliers to develop and implement robust solutions that minimize quality costs through defect prevention and variation reduction.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • On-going SQPR development/improvement, achieving supporting OKR metrics for the function and supplier performance.
  • Work with Engineering (Design and Plant Engineers) teams to define product criticals to ensure supplier process capability is effective.
  • Support Purchasing with the supplier approval process by assessing manufacturing/technology capabilities.
  • Support new product launches to ensure suppliers are capable of delivering to the required quality standards.
  • Manage the root cause analysis and corrective actions process of supplier quality issues.
  • Perform on-site supplier visits for SQPR audits, root cause analysis, and verification of corrective actions of supplier quality issues.
  • Review and evaluate supplier quality data to identify process improvement opportunities within the supply chain.
  • Where appropriate work with the supplier directly, create corrective action plans to address process failures.
  • Promote and practice the use of Andersen’s Management System (AMS) for continuous improvement such (process map, process capability, C&E matrix, fishbone diagram, FMEA, MSA, DOE, Gage R&R, control plan).
  • PPAP approval for purchased salable products.
  • Ensure compliance and assist with adherence to the Quality Management System and third-party requirements such as NFRC and WDMA.
  • Uses participative team approach to problem solving and root cause analysis with Associates, Supervisors, Maintenance, Value Stream Managers, Materials Management, R&D and peers.
  • Utilizes sound project management tools such as PMBOK for complex projects and key initiatives. 
  • Collaborates with delivery partners to determine appropriate projects of focus, using available data from observation, queries, process data, and working partner input.
  • Demonstrates continued personal growth and development.
  • Develops and maintains a strong working relationship with R&D, Operations Management and other Business Partners in order to include Policy Deployment goals/metrics that will further the elimination of variation and drive continuous improvement. 
  • Promotes Total Costs and Lean Manufacturing principles, with a focus on creating value and eliminating waste. 
  • Position requires 15-25% travel.

CULTURE AND BENEFITS: 

Andersen is committed to making a difference through challenging ourselves each day, recognizing and rewarding success, taking pride in our work and honoring a legacy built on doing the right thing. There is great respect for life outside work so that you can bring your best self to work.

We are committed to demonstrating mutual respect and appreciation of our similarities and differences so that each employee can realize his/her potential and we exceed our customers’ expectations.

As an innovative and industry-leading organization, we think of benefits more broadly. From your health care to your work environment, to your development and quality of life, we think beyond basic benefits to provide a total rewards package including, but not limited to:

•             Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance

•             Health Savings Account contributions

•             Paid holidays plus PTO

•             401(k) plan & contributions

•             Professional Development and tuition reimbursement opportunities

•             A culture that supports work-life balance

•             An environment where collaboration is key

•             Volunteer opportunities – on company time

•             Environmentally conscious business decisions

•             8,000+ employees and career opportunities nationwide

QUALIFICATION AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of a BS/BA degree in Engineering, Technology or Management or equivalent training and expertise.
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in engineering.
  • Background in supplier quality or quality engineering.
  • Knowledge of quality programs and initiatives, SPC and process capability, and lean manufacturing principles.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to be able to communicate both written and verbal to all levels within the organization and externally to suppliers and customers.

PROFIT SHARING:

During 2022, each eligible Andersen employee will receive $1,000 for each full fiscal quarter they are actively employed and fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An eligible employee hired during a quarter will receive a prorated payment based on the number of days employed during the quarter. Those eligible include fully-vaccinated regular full-time and part-time employees (at least 20 hours per week) who are not subject to a collective bargaining agreement. These and other terms and conditions of Andersen’s 2022 Profit Sharing Plan, including the definition of full vaccination against COVID-19, are subject to change or termination without notice.

Andersen is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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