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QuEST Global SENIOR LEAD SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER in Seattle, Washington

41571BR

Title:

SENIOR LEAD SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

Job Description:

Quest Global is an organization at the forefront of innovation and one of the world’s fastest growing engineering services firms with deep domain knowledge and recognized expertise in the top OEMs across seven industries. We are a twenty-five-year-old company on a journey to becoming a centenary one, driven by aspiration, hunger and humility.

We are looking for humble geniuses, who believe that engineering has the potential to make the impossible, possible; innovators, who are not only inspired by technology and innovation, but also perpetually driven to design, develop, and test as a trusted partner for Fortune 500 customers.

As a team of remarkably diverse engineers, we recognize that what we are really engineering is a brighter future for us all. If you want to contribute to meaningful work and be part of an organization that truly believes when you win, we all win, and when you fail, we all learn, then we’re eager to hear from you.

The achievers and courageous challenge-crushers we seek, have the following characteristics and skills:

Work Location: Onsite/Remote/Hybrid

Industry: Aerospace

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Audit and develop suppliers to reduce cost/lead time, increase capacity and ensure process conformance.

  • Drive supplier production readiness assessment and quality improvement at each supplier by using diagnostic tools such as: Supplier Health Assessment (SHA), Supplier Readiness Assessment (SRA), Supplier Surveillance, Zero Defect Plan (ZDP), and other tools as needed

  • Lead process improvements and define financial savings calculation and validation

  • Facilitate and lead cross-functional teams to achieve Kaizen objectives

  • Document current processes and propose improved processes through Charters, Value Stream Maps (VSM), and problem solving tools.

  • Validate production readiness and eliminate any risks that will prevent suppliers from meeting performance targets; Maintain supplier capability road map (ready now, ready soon, ready later)

  • Identify Root-Cause and Corrective-Action (RCCA), process non-conformances / monitor part containment / confirm supplier’s Root Cause-Corrective Actions investigations, Gemba Walk with purpose of developing continuous improvement of suppliers’ quality, cycle, and delivery performance.

Required Skills (Technical Competency):

  • Ability to apply lean management principles, problem solving skills, tools, and techniques; A3, PDCA, VSM, Standard work, SMED, TPM, 5S-Visual Factory, Daily Management System, Cell Design.

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret engineering prints, drawings, and layouts.

  • Technical background in component assembly, machining, fabrications or other advanced manufacturing operations.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent Microsoft Office Skills

  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization to drive changes, resolve issues, and understand risk to compliance and the business.

  • Identify supplier risk, sensing risk, making sure supplier parts are producible and supplier has capacity.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with effective documentation management skills

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business is required.

  • 7+ years working experience in manufacturing working as manufacturing engineer, industrial engineer, or production supervisor applying Lean manufacturing and problem solving tools with a continued proven track record of performance achievement, and growth with increased level of responsibility in an operations environment

  • Lean / Six Sigma Green belt certification required. Black Belt certification, preferred.

  • Experience training and coaching others in problem solving methodologies

  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

Locations:

Travel: 50% (short duration, variable)

Compensation Type: Salary Exempt

Status : Full-Time

Reports to: Team Leader / Engineering Program Manager / Center Manager

Contact: TAT@quest-global.com

Auto req ID:

41571BR

Job Type:

Full Time-Regular

Assignment Country:

United States

Total Years of Exp:

7 Education Type:

Bachelor: Technical

Assignment State:

WASHINGTON

Assignment Location:

Seattle

Experience Level:

Mid Level

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