Summary: Tactical Supplier Quality Engineer’s (TSQE’s) monitor and audit the quality of all parts purchased from an outside source. They work to not only find defects, but also to find the cause of the defect and develop a solution. Tactical Supplier Quality Engineer is the first line of defense for potential supplier quality issues for all product lines (Engine, Axle, Transmissions, Turbo, Machining).
Investigates and determines responsibility for quality complaints with respect to suspect purchased components.
Initiates supplier containment with respect to defective or suspect purchased components.
Ensures disposition of defective material with the supplier.
Directly contacts the supplier to coordinate reactive activities.
Documents activities related to investigation, disposition and resolution to quality complaints.
Coordinates cross functional activities within a manufacturing union environment.
Interacts with international co-workers with respect to supplier quality related issues.
Participates in in-plant quality improvement activities.
Performs special projects as required. Keeps abreast of specifications and industry standards.
Provides training to personnel as needed.
Understanding of statistical methods in process assessment, control, and problem solving.
Expertise in specific manufacturing and assembly processes used by DDC.
Experience with the use of measuring/test equipment (micrometers, calipers, gage pins, tensile testers, and vision systems).
Familiarity with heavy duty engines, axles, transmissions, and after treatment technology.
Knowledgeable in quality assurance disciplines.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Ability to work day, afternoon, midnight shift and weekends
High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others.
Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to formulate and coordinate several activities simultaneously.
Ability to interpret drawings and engineering specifications.
Ability to start an investigation, gather all necessary data, and properly close the investigation withsupporting data.
Ability to work through quality problems with internal customer and external supplier.
Ability to manage time commitment between different tasks and knowing which task is the priority.