Supplier Quality Engineer

Are you ready to take on an exciting role as a Supplier Quality Engineer?

As a supplier quality engineer (SQE) you are responsible for coordinating suppliers and verifying quality standards in accordance with the requirements of our organization.

We are seeking a talented individual who thrives on monitoring and improving supplier quality performance.

As a Supplier Quality Engineer, you will have the power to make a significant impact on our organization and work alongside suppliers to ensure compliance and deliver top-notch quality.

Your primary mission is to monitor the quality performance of our suppliers, ensuring they meet and exceed our high standards. With your eagle eye for detail, you will regularly perform reviews and take necessary actions to secure compliance, leaving no room for compromise when it comes to quality.

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Main duties

We are looking for a person who is good at analyzing, investigating, and collaborating for excellence. You will also issue authorizations of «Request for pre-release,» ensuring that products meet our stringent quality standards before they are released.

Your collaboration skills will be put to the test as you support concurrent engineering between GKN Aerospace and suppliers, working together to optimize design for manufacturing.

Main duties:

  • Monitor the quality performance of our suppliers and regularly perform reviews and necessary actions to secure compliance
  • Analyze suppliers’ quality performance and identify improvement areas
  • Handle supplier non-conformance
  • Handle escapes (including root cause analysis, 8D investigations, containment and corrective actions)
  • Issue authorizations of “Request for pre-release”
  • Participate in supplier work transfer evaluation and monitoring
  • Support concurrent engineering between GKN and supplier (design for manufacturing)
  • Communicate with release agents and monitor their performance
  • Maintain quality records and certifications
  • Report supplier performance and quality to management

Candidate requirements:

  • Engineering degree (BSc, MSc or equivalent) is preferred, but applicants with relevant work experience might also be considered.
  • Minimum one year relevant experience within a manufacturing facility, preferably from the aerospace industry
  • Experience with product qualification activities or inspection/control.
  • Working knowledge of root cause analysis, 8D and continuous improvements.
  • Computer literate and good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Systems and ERP.
  • Fluent (oral and written) English and preferably Norwegian.

We are seeking the perfect candidate who possesses exceptional interpersonal skills, enabling them to collaborate and communicate seamlessly at all levels of the organization. Not only should this candidate be a skilled problem solver, but they should also wield their analytical abilities to uncover robust solutions for quality-related challenges.

Additionally, we value individuals who exhibit a structured and self-driven approach, capable of thriving independently even in high-pressure situations and tight deadlines.

Travel is required

Workplace will be Kongsberg, but the position requires occasional international travel.

We can offer you a challenging position at an ambitious international organization. You may have the opportunity to grow with the task and assume greater responsibility within the organization. Competitive terms of employment.

Deadline: June 18th, but applications will be handled on an ongoing basis.

For further information, please contact:

Innkjøpssjef: Kim Husum.

KimB.Husum@gknaerospace.com / +47 41693623

Location: Kongsberg.

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