Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer Cell Comp

Kokomo IN StarPlus Energy

At StarPlus Energy, a joint venture between Samsung/Stellantis, join us in establishing the first plant of its kind in Indiana. As a member of our team, you will play an important role in our company's positive culture by helping us build and maintain an effective organization as the automotive industry moves toward an electric future.

The Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA – Cell component) Engineer is a part of the Supplier Quality Management (SQM) group and is responsible for managing all incoming materials related to components for cells, such as Cap-Ass'y, Can, Seal pin, etc. The Cell Component SQA Engineer must comply with supplier quality standards to meet all product and process requirements and manage and report supplier performance. The SQA engineer will be responsible for quality checks, Production Part Approval Process approval for new suppliers and on-going process audits for all suppliers. SQA engineer is also responsible for detection, containment, root causing and resolving all supplier related issues. The SQA engineer will manage the continuous performance improvement and optimization of all suppliers of components and services. Provide coaching and mentoring of the utilization of world-class problem-solving methodologies. Additional responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Establish Key Process Indicators (KPI) for SQA activities, and conduct on-going process monitoring for all KPIs
  • Lead QPA (Quality Process Audit) and Production Part Approval Process of new suppliers.
  • Lead improvement of supplier's performance
  • Document internal audits and other quality assurance activities
  • Investigate customer complaints and non-conformance issues
  • Review all supplier product specifications, inspection standards, and lesson learned activities
  • Prepare updates of Supplier Quality performance and activities
  • Provide management updates regularly
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to provide delivery according to schedule
  • Manage multiple priorities and deliver internal and external results on time
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to clarify business and technical requirements for Supplier Quality performance
  • Must be able to travel ~30% (includes International)

Areas of Leadership and Technical abilities

  • Action / Results oriented: Problem solving, attitude, deliver projects on time with high quality
  • Strong presentation skills to clearly articulate: business problems, analytical approaches, potential solutions & recommendations
  • Ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations per team goals
  • Ability to anticipate "what if" scenarios
  • High level of written and verbal communication
  • Self-motivated: energetic, enjoys working at quick pace

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of industrial automation and controls experience with strong foundation in supplier quality management
  • Excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interface with various level of employees within all areas of the organization including hourly employees to Senior Leadership
  • Ability to build effective cross functional relationships internally and externally
  • Demonstrated technical problem-solving ability
  • Goal oriented self-starter with ability to lead teams
  • Ability to coach / mentor / develop SQA Engineers and IQC Inspectors
  • Must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work overtime as required

 Preferred Job Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science or Master's degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university or equivalent. (Bachelor's degree in Aerospace/Aeronautical, Materials, Metallurgical, or Mechatronics may also be considered with extensive quality experience)
  • Bilingual English / Korean
  • Master's degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Experience in continuous improvement systems and lean manufacturing
  • Shainin Red X / Six Sigma Certification
  • Experience with the AIAG Advanced Quality Planning and Control Plans, FMEA, Production Part Approval Process, MSA, and SPC (Statistical Process Control)
  • Experience with quality certification and system such as ISO9001/IATF16949 is required
  • Familiar with World Class Manufacturing pillar methodology and implementation
  • Extensive knowledge in Data Analytics utilizing MS Excel, MS Access or other database applications
  • Good working knowledge of Google Suite software programs
  • ASQ Certification in Quality and Reliability

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