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Senior Supplier Quality Engineer C Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1027943

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 5-11-2017


The Body and Exterior Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) is responsible for managing different supplier locations and parts to ensure high quality products are produced and transported to FCA's Assembly Plants. This Engineer will provide on-site launch support at suppliers' facilities to ensure launch readiness as required, leading up to and including program launch. They will also be responsible for managing post launch continuous improvement activities and provide on-site support at FCA assembly plants as required. The Engineer will also be responsible for working cross functionally with Engineering, Manufacturing, and Purchasing to ensure proper designs, suppliers, and manufacturing processes are selected. Typical parts may include any of the following: general stampings, hot stamping, welding, closures, hinges, sealing, vision and lighting, exterior trim, and electro-mechanical parts.

Within our Supplier Quality Engineering roles, we ask that our engineers drive change within both plant manufacturing and component suppliers to resolve complex component issues. It is the Engineer's responsibility to ensure component suppliers' processes are robust and capable to stay on track and manage key component quality milestones. Overall, the Engineer will lead all problem-solving activities with internal and external organizations, manage warranty with their suppliers, and ensure best practices/lessons learned are applied across the several different vehicle programs.

Job responsibilities for a Body and Exterior Supplier Quality Engineer include but are not limited to:

  • Perform supplier quality systems and process audits and lead Supplier Improvement/Development Programs
  • Establish close relationships with assigned suppliers and actively drive continuous improvement activities
  • Initiate and follow-up on corrective actions and verify effectiveness on-site
  • Participation in launch teams, lead and coordinate APQP/PPAP deliverables for purchased components within the supplier quality group
  • Assist in educating suppliers on FCA systems and requirements
  • Lead and support supplier APQP and PPAP activities to ensure all deliverables are being fulfilled
  • Work with Engineering and Supplier Organizations to alleviate discrepancies in product specifications and evaluate cost reduction opportunities


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university with a minimum 3.0 GPA. A bachelor's degree in Aerospace/Aeronautical, Biomedical/Biomechanical/Bioengineering, Chemical, Materials, Metallurgical, or Mechatronics may also be considered
  • A minimum of four years of work experience in Supplier Quality, Quality, Engineering, Manufacturing, or a related field
  • Ability to travel up to 40% within the NAFTA region
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Engineering or a Master's in Business Administration
  • Green Belt or Black Belt skills (Red X/Shainin)
  • Quality certification
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team
  • Creative problem solving ability and a results orientation
  • Comfortable with complex technical analysis


FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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