Senior Supplier Quality Engineer, Quality

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Shift: First

Grade:          24E

Job Location: Middletown, CT

Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer

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Kaman Precision Products
217 Smith Street
06457 Middletown , CT
United States
41° 34' 59.6748" N, 72° 42' 42.3684" W
Connecticut US


Works under the general direction of the Manager, Metrology & Supplier Quality Engineering with minimum supervision performing supplier source inspections, first article inspections, supplier surveys and audits assuring supplier corrective action where required. Interface with procurement and other personnel within the procurement organization.  Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Maintain the supplier rating system, which will define the total cost of ownership of products procured from suppliers.

Implement and maintain a supplier approval system that will, in a cost effective manner, qualify suppliers to do business with the company and meet varied purchase order requirements.

Evaluates lean initiatives at supplier facilities and assists in implementing lean as necessary.

Assures the means for procurement to issue purchase orders to qualified/approved suppliers and all requirements are included in the purchase orders. Manage the supplier corrective action system to identify and correct supplier problems in a timely manner.

Act as primary interface between the company and suppliers in resolving technical problems and performing source control inspections.  Coordinate with functional departments and ensure that problems are resolved in a timely manner.  Aid in determining the responsibility of discrepant hardware already received into the company and issued to the shop or shipped to customers.  Establish and maintain effective communications with other operating departments and suppliers to facilitate problem identification/resolution and compliance with various specification requirements for supplier control.

Prepare and maintain reports such as supplier performance, survey results, specification compliance, corrective actions, etc.  Maintain a list of approved suppliers.

Interface with cell managers to assure all applicable inspections/tests are perfomed and to assure that only acceptable hardware is received into the company.

Collect and analyze supplier quality and delivery data.  Develop and implement cost effective intervention plans to improve quality and on-time-delivery ratings.

Monitor suppliers for continuous improvements. 







Broad knowledge of a general technical field such as electrical, mechanical, industrial engineering. BS degree in related engineering field. Thorough understanding of ISO 9100 regulations certification process.

7 - 10 years of experience

Secret Security Clearance Required.

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