Supplier Quality Specialist

Rogers Machinery   Portland, OR   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on September 22, 2021
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Supplier Quality Specialist Job DetailsLevel ExperiencedJob Location Portland Branch - Portland, OREducation Level 2 Year Degree Job description

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Supplier Quality Specialist

Rogers Machinery Company is a leading manufacturer of industrial air compressors, vacuum pumps, blowers, and air systems. We are seeking a Supplier Quality Specialist to strengthen engagement and performance of vendors throughout the Supply Chain. As a Rogers team member, we will work together to continue in our mission to be the world quality leader for plant utility solutions.

Position Title: Supplier Quality Specialist

Reports To: Quality Assurance Manager

Rogers is seeking an organized individual with a Quality Assurance background to join our team as a Supplier Quality specialist. In this role, you will be partnering with the Warranty Administrator and suppliers to perform Root Cause Corrective Actions dealing with non-conforming product and drive continuous improvements across the Supply Chain. The ideal candidate must have excellent communication, problem solving skills and an eye for supplier quality.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

The position is responsible for communicating non-conformances to suppliers, performing root cause investigations, and driving systematic improvements to eliminate recurrence. Duties shall include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Monitors and assures quality of purchased components and materials
  • Works with suppliers to improve delivered part quality and ensure flow of parts to manufacturing
  • Establish Receiving Inspection requirements for components based on failure trends
  • Communicates issues and concerns with suppliers as required
  • Perform supplier audits to ensure conformity to company standards
  • Work with suppliers to improve their quality and delivery systems
  • Partner with the Warranty Administrator to coordinate product returns, schedule, and rework instructions
  • Ensure supplier and part information is maintained in the ERP system
  • Ensure supplier conformance to relevant requirements
  • Researching, sourcing and assessing the best vendors to supply necessary materials
  • Visiting vendor facilities to assess manufacturing environment and procedures
  • Maintaining detailed reports on supplier quality, including defect rates and other key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Providing technical advice and guidance to suppliers to reduce defect rates
  • Updating job knowledge by engaging in educational opportunities
  • Participate and support continuous improvement objectives of the departments

Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business or related field preferred; additional relevant experience will be considered in lieu of degree

· At least 2 years of Quality experience in a manufacturing or production facility

· Experience with 8D problem solving

· ERP system experience

· Expertise in quality management system requirements such as FMEA, Control Plan, PPAP, RCCA, Problem Solving, etc.

· Experience with manufacturing and production processes and engineering principles

· Ability to interpret drawings and requirements for ensuring adherence to quality parameters

· Excellent communication and liaison skills