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Supplier Quality Engineer

Company: Mercedes-Benz Extra, LLC
Location: Vance
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Mercedes-Benz: Building Exceptional Vehicles--- and Careers!The best chapters in Alabama's automotive success story are yet to come. The Mercedes-Benz automobile of the future will be different; greener, more efficient, safer, and even more fascinating. Only one thing will never change - It will wear a star.MBUSI is home to the GLE, GLE Coupe, and GLS Sport Utility Vehicles produced for all global markets. Our facility is one of the most advanced automotive manufacturing facilities in the world, with over 6 million square feet under one roof. The plant, located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, is positioned in an area of natural beauty and abundant natural resources.MBUSI offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including health and life insurance, 401(k) and retirement, on-site child development and wellness facilities. MBUSI is committed to excellence and actively promotes teamwork, safety, quality, and continuous improvement within its ranks. Our Team Members share a common goal to always be the best premium auto manufacturer in North America.Mercedes-Benz, U.S. International, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. follows all local, state and federal laws in all aspects of business.All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for any open positions. Purpose of the Position:Under general supervision, this position is responsible for investigating, analyzing and correcting problems of supplier parts to ensure the quality of these parts from the development phase until the end of the life cycle by collaborating cross-functional partnerships within the company (worldwide) and with suppliers within the NAFTA region.Essential Functions: For new product and current series activities, lead the VDA-RGA activities with the NAFTA supply base. Work with other Daimler plants and departments to assure Start of Production (SOP).Create and align the production part approval process (PPAP) per AIAG or VDA guidelines. Conduct performance tests and set boundary samples. Report part readiness for launch to management team. Validate fixture and gauge concepts and capability. Validate the actual suppliers and conduct potential analysis. Provide lessons learned from current running series to improve future projects.Perform VDA 6.3 audits at suppliers and monitor supplier performance to Daimler's targets and standards. When needed facilitate improvement plans using problem solving and continuous improvement techniques.Manage international production part suppliers (in NAFTA region) in regards to quality concerns and change implementation. This includes communicating all part & process issues and coordinating countermeasure activities. Ensure process planning and cross-functional activities to achieve the quality, safety and production goals of Daimler.Open to travel within NAFTA region frequently.Perform safe work practices and participate in trainings and safety programs in a positive and proactive way by following safety rules, procedures, regulations, standards and laws. Report all unsafe acts, unsafe conditions, and injuries to supervisor or Human Resources.Work safely 100% of the time.Perform other duties as required.QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Experience and Necessary Skills all must be met in order to qualify for position.Education: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or in a related area, and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience.Experience: A minimum of three (3) years' of relevant professional experience in the following area(s):Supplier Quality role within a manufacturing environment. Necessary Skills, Certifications, etc.: Strong planning and problem skills required using established methodologies including 8-D, 5-Why, etc.Strong communication skills are required, as well as the ability to communicate complex topics into a cross-functional and cross-cultural environment. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project, Access) Capable of using hand measurement tools (i.e., calipers, micro-meters) PC skills along with strong analytical and problem solving skills PPAP and audit experience Working knowledge in VDA RGA and Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)Expertise in requested commodityExperience in leading task forcesPreferred Skills:Six-Sigma greenbelt/blackbeltVDA 6.3 as well as tooling knowledge.Foreign language skills - German or SpanishSponsorship is not available for this position.

Keywords: Mercedes-Benz Extra, LLC, Tuscaloosa , Supplier Quality Engineer, Engineering , Vance, Alabama

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