Supplier Quality Engineer

Reports To:

Total Quality Manager

Role and Purpose within the Organization:

The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) is responsible for ensuring suitability of incoming material through developing and maintaining supplier evaluation processes, reviewing supplier adequacy and capability to meet FlowBelow requirements, communicating to suppliers regarding performance trends, verification/validation of corrective actions, and other activities necessary to support FlowBelow Operations, Quality and Engineering teams. The SQE will coordinate with cross-departmental teams to ensure supplier performance activities are effective in meeting sales, delivery, quality and financial goals.

Required Qualifications for Job Function:

  • Any combination of 4-year degree and 4 years technical experience in the areas of supply chain/manufacturing operations, 2-year technical degree and 5 years technical experience, or 7 years technical experience
  • Experience with metal manufacturing processes
  • Experience with thermoformed and injection molded processes
  • Experience with Tier 1 Automotive Supplier Requirements is preferred
  • Successful experience in an ISO-regulated environment is preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of PPAP and APQP processes
  • Can read, understand, and verify bills of material (BOMs), assembly drawings, engineering tolerances, and other technical information
  • Knowledge and understanding of Lean Six Sigma concepts and methodologies
  • Ability to evaluate data, resulting in corrective and preventive actions
  • Effective communicator, problem solver, and self-starter; works well in a team environment
  • Must have excellent organizational skills & attention to detail
  • Ability to use Windows-based computer applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Ability to use web-based ERP systems


Supplier Quality Support Activities:

  • Reviews customer feedback data and drives corrective action activities associated with part/process improvement
  • Defines First Article acceptance criteria and ongoing Receiving Inspection criteria with assistance from the Quality team
  • Establishes PPAP requirements and maintains incoming/outgoing PPAP documentation
  • Oversees documentation of non-conforming material, supplier corrective actions, and works with suppliers to define root cause and verify effectiveness of actions taken
  • Develops and implements critical destructive & non-destructive quality assurance testing practices (weld evaluation, coating adhesion, torque verification, etc.)
  • Performs onsite supplier evaluations and reviews supplier’s processes against FlowBelow supplier quality standards
  • Makes recommendations to management regarding supplier selection
  • Supports FlowBelow Total Quality Manager with issue containment, resolution, and accountability


  • Identifies improvement opportunities through root cause analysis and implements corrective action
  • Coordinates with the Total Quality Manager regarding training needs, metrics and performance
  • Assists the Engineering and Quality teams in implementing change orders


  • Other tasks as assigned by the Total Quality Manager

Job Type: Full-time