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Supplier Quality Engineer

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/27/2017 9:56:22 AM
  • 2800607
  • Job Function: Quality
  • Business Segment: Aviation Supply Chain
Location(s): United Kingdom ; Gloucester

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Role Summary:
Part of a small team focusing on the supplier management process for approx. 50 suppliers, including supplier audit schedule, you will monitor supplier non-conformance performance, and drive root-cause analyses, corrective actions and process improvements to reduce the Number of Defects and Cost of Quality. You will use your experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term quality goals

Essential Responsibilities:

Opening date – 3rd February 2017
Closing date – 5th March 2017
Salary – Competitive salary applies

Essential Responsibilities:

The Supplier Quality Engineer will communicate quality goals, plans, and processes for an area or product segment. In this role you will use your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term quality goals.
• Ownership of supplier management process for approx. 50 suppliers, including supplier audit schedule
• Regular reporting on supplier performance and supplier quality metrics
• Guarantor of full regulatory compliance in supplier management process
• Reporting to Supplier Quality Leader in Dowty and dotted line to local site Quality Manager Dowty Propeller
• Responsible for driving quality for assigned suppliers, improving quality performance via Quality Plan implementation
• Drive supplier selection through robust qualification processes
• Accelerate improvements in supplier quality and deliver value
• Develop positive relationships and work closely with Sourcing Leaders to manage and implement supplier/engineering changes, New Product Introductions, and transfers
• Interface with Suppliers and Supply chain to drive Quality improvements
• Deliver results as measured by key metrics, such as supplier yield, field cost, field defect rate, supplier quality plan engagement/effectiveness, and corrective & preventative action closure
• Drive improvements utilizing Supplier Scorecards and own Supplier audit, ensuring supplier compliance, and driving improvement plans
• Understand and drive Six Sigma quality internally and with suppliers
• Provide Quality Engineering expertise requiring advanced/specialized skills and a broad range of quality engineering expertise
• Provide technical expertise to customers/licensees in solving technical problems associated with test facilities
• Specify and develop product acceptance/test procedures that relate to a complex process (state-of-the-art) or highly complex product
• Drive investigations of quality problems
• Monitor supplier non-conformance performance, and drive root-cause analyses, corrective actions and process improvements to reduce the Number of Defects and Cost of Quality
• Work effectively with commercial, engineering and manufacturing teams to eliminate any barriers that may affect the quality and delivery of sourced components
• Execute the supplier selection process and supplier surveillance process
• Responsibility for Supplier quality on commodity level, responsibility for meeting Dowty requirements and on time deliveries
• Continuous quality improvement – ownership or suppliers QIPs
• Regular reporting on Supplier performance to senior leadership
• Maintenance and execution of supplier oversight
• Liaison with sourcing processes and procurement processes
• Responsibility for regulatory supplier compliance
• Responsibility for supplier rating
• Execution of corrective an improvement actions at suppliers


• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university/ college or equivalent knowledge and experience
• Experience in a Supplier Quality or Improvement role
• Proven experience in engineering within manufacturing quality or product engineering
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong problem solving skills
• Previous proven negotiation experience
• Proven experience of leading and influencing others in a matrix environment

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:

• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
• Ability to cope with multiple complex situations daily
• Willingness and ability to travel to Supplier locations
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to lead and manage other members in the organization.

Locations: United Kingdom ; Gloucester

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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