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Lead - Supplier Quality Engineering (Metallics)

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The Supplier Quality Engineer has to develop & maintain objectives to achieve the following responsibilitiesAccurate & rigorous evaluation of current and potential suppliers using multiple toolsOn-time execution of New Component Introduction (PPAP) projectsMaintain & upgrade product & process quality at suppliersDrive & ensure compliance to supplier facing processes (Audits, PPAP, CARs, SDRs, etc)Identify & qualify new products & suppliers in the region to drive growthCollaborate with other functions as required to execute PPAP projectsDevelop positive relationships and work closely with Sourcing Leaders to manage and implement supplier/engineering changes, New Product Introductions etcThe details of the key processes areNew Supplier Evaluation / onboarding Rigorously execute the supplier evaluation process including quality & compliance audits/assessments to ensure that only appropriately qualified suppliers are taken through the process. Work with sourcing/commodity team to meet business objectives of new supplier addition.Production part approvals Have a sound understanding of the following Drawings, specifications, PPAP Process, applicable tools (FMEA, GR&R, Control plans, Sampling, Capability studies, etc.) Understand & use tools rigorously to mitigate risk of non-conformant product from shipping from a supplier's facility. Train & drive suppliers to use our tools & upload objective evidence of PPAP step closure. Work closely with Engineering team to ensure adequate understanding of product risks & severities of failure. Lead robust root cause analysis & corrective actions as required. Work closely with Sourcing team to ensure PPAP timelines are adhered to & stated capacity is establishedAudits (Process, Product, Quality systems, SRG/Compliance, 'Eyes always Open') Obtain a sound understanding of GE expectations on audits. Conduct audits in keeping with good practices & publish professional reports in the appropriate system. Identify & communicate best practices/risks Work with supplier & other stakeholders to close findings & improve supplier processesProblem-solving Monitor Defects/DMRs'/Feedback for suppliers to identify any existing problems Use DMAIC methodology to identify & eliminate root cause sustainably on appropriate systemParticipate in planning of supplier quality activities, share knowledge with team, training, etc.All these responsibilities will need to be discharged in consultation with Pole Quality Leader, other SQE's & Sourcing team as appropriate.Qualifications/RequirementsThe candidate shall be a Graduate in Mechanical/Production/Electrical Engineering from a reputed institute & shall have a sound academic record.The candidate shall have between 7 - 15 years of experience working in a similar profession & industry. (candidates with lesser experience may be considered with appropriate adjustment in role).He/She needs to have a sound understanding of contemporary manufacturing, control and inspection technologies in two or more of the following product groups/commodities. Expertise would necessarily include first hand work in these areas.Iron & Steel CastingsExhaustive understanding to rigorously review & support suppliers to develop product on time including simulation studies, foundry technology, problem solving. Candidate must have demonstrated practical experience in multiple technologies in Steel and Iron castings.Machining Processing parts using conventional & modern equipmentAbility to understand & support supplier proposals on fixture design, process & equipment selection, operations & procedures, operator certification & qualification, Designing & validating measurement systems for attribute & variable measurement systems.Fabrication Light to heavy steel fabrication including weldingAbility to understand & support supplier proposals on fixture design, process & equipment selection, operations & procedures, welder certification & qualification, designing & validating measurement systems for attribute & variable measurement systems.Non-metallic productsAbility to understand & support supplier proposals on manufacturing processes, control methods & measurement systems related to a wide variety of non-metallic products including Fiber Reinforced Plastics, Composite materials, Plastic, Rubber bonded products, hoses, etc)Desired CharacteristicsStrong understanding of quality tools used to manage supplier qualityStrong interpersonal, team-work & and leadership skillsStrong spoken and written English communications skillsProven project management and process improvement abilityChange agent with the ability to influence at multiple levels of the organization across functionsStrong PC and data management skillsDesired CharacteristicsPrior work experience in a similar work environmentKnowledge of destructive & non-destructive testing methods in all of the above areasCandidates with certifications in technology, quality systems, audit or testing areas can be preferred based on relevance of certificationSix Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification is preferred (GE Employees only).Ability to cope with multiple complex situations daily
Additional Degree: BA (Arts) | B.Com. (Commerce) | B.Pharm. (Pharmacy) | B.Plan. (Planning) | B.Sc. (Science) | BBA/ BBM/ BBS | BCA (Computer Application) | Diploma-Other Diploma | B.Ed. (Education) | BHM (Hotel Management)

Experience: 7-12


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