Sr. Supplier Development/Quality Engineer- Non-Metallic

Fond du Lac
Full Time

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The Sr. Supplier Development/Quality Engineer will be responsible for developing, supporting, and maintaining non-metallic component suppliers through direct support of production operations, root cause/corrective action investigation, and active involvement with assigned suppliers to optimize suppliers’ processes for efficiency, quality, and productivity.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The senior SDE- non-metallic will be a subject matter expert knowledgeable in SMC and injection molding processes. He or she will support the design review and development of new and existing components to ensure suppliers can meet the quoted capacity and capability requirements.
  • Oversee the entire life cycle of assigned suppliers’ projects, from conception to production.
  • Establish procedures, support new product launches, verify processes, troubleshoot, and assist suppliers’ production.
  • Provide/suggest improvement ideas for suppliers’ molding processes to reduce cycle time, eliminate waste and scraps, and maintain part quality.
  • Assist in the resolution of warranty issues related to non-metallic parts.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for Mercury with assigned Mercury suppliers and their sub-tier suppliers, such as mold makers and assembly component suppliers,
  • Lead cross-functional teams and facilitate the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process to complete PPAP.
  • Serve as a technical resource for new business quoting activities, providing valuable insights and expertise into tooling, gages, etc.
  • Audit new suppliers, evaluate current suppliers, and support the New Product Development team by analyzing new plastic part tooling and technology capability.
  • Work closely with molding suppliers to ensure a reliable supply of parts.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in injection molding, SMC molding, or similar non-metallic processes with knowledge of mold-making processes, molding equipment a plus
  • Good understanding and strong knowledge of GD&T.
  • Strong understanding and experience executing the Design of Experiments (DOE’s).
  • Strong problem-solving experience and tools.
  • Understanding of 3D CAD modeling software and mold flow software.
  • Experience with failure analysis using advanced techniques.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on delivering high-quality results.
  • Demonstrated leadership in driving successful project outcomes.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment.
  • Experience in supporting product and process development through the product lifecycle and associated assets.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use and application of tools such as process FMEA, control strategies, modeling and simulation software, statistical methods, problem-solving, materials science, and design of experiments (DOE)
  •  Strong aptitude and understanding of plastics’ capabilities and the methods needed to measure, test, and qualify components made of these materials.
  • Ability to provide solutions that reflect an understanding of business objectives and cost implications.
  • Direct experience or advanced training applicable to the processing of thermoplastics and/or extruded materials in a production environment
  • Experience with supply chain/Procurement, APQP/PPAP

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or Manufacturing –
    • Plastics/Polymer Processing emphasis is preferred.
  • Supply Chain/procurement management experience is a plus.
  • APQP/PPAP knowledge is a plus.

Business Travel Expectations:

Travel required can be up to 30%.

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