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Senior Supplier Quality Engineer


Senior Supplier Quality EngineerSmartLabs, Inc. is the world's leader in home automation and approaching our 15th birthday. Through our three divisions we retail over 5,000 products (www.smarthome.com), manufacture a wide range of remote control lighting products, and develop cutting edge technologies like INSTEON (www.insteon.net). Uses for our products include remote control lighting, whole-house automation, security and surveillance, and home entertainment. We are currently recruiting for a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer to resolve field escalations and manufacturing issues. The ideal candidate will have a solid engineering background including expertise in a medium-to-high volume production environment. Strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills are a must. Some travel is required. A demonstrated ability to deliver innovative, cost-effective and timely solutions in a multiple project environment is importantResponsibilities:
  • Oversee all aspects of supplier quality management
  • Manage the qualification and ongoing monitoring of suppliers
  • Responsible for supplier development activities and corrective action activities, including updating supplier corrective action database, maintaining supplier audit schedule, following up and closing corrective actions and assisting in the maintenance of the supplier files
  • Conducting supplier qualification and surveillance audits; complete reports and follow up on any related activities
  • Perform reviews with suppliers to determine manufacturability of components
  • Create supplier performance metrics and report on performance to suppliers and management
  • Work as a liaison between suppliers and SmartLabs to ensure highest level of quality in our products
  • Oversee the disposition of nonconforming materials and initiate follow up activities to ensure proper corrective action and preclude recurrence of rejections
  • Work with incoming inspection to ensure proper part surveillance
  • Review and approve first articles on custom fabricated components
  • Ensure alignment of supplier quality metrics with business objectivesJob requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Science. Advanced degree (MS and/or MBA) preferred
  • Green belt, black belt, or quality certification preferred
  • Five to ten years of quality leadership experience required
  • Experience in medical device industry preferred
  • Strong leadership, conflict resolution and negotiation persuasion skills required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills to all levels of management required
  • Strong report-writing skills; ability to persuade/convince with minimal verbage
  • Strong PC skills required
  • Demonstrated proficiency in developing and maintaining a compliant quality systemBenefits:
  • Medical & Dental Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Wellness Program
  • Voluntary Vision Plan
  • 401(k)
  • Friendly, casual environment with emphasis on teamwork
  • Significant employee discounts Please forward your resume as an attachment, along with your salary requirement (or history), and a cover letter explaining why you're the perfect match to: [email protected]. Please make your subject Senior Supplier Quality Engineer.Smarthome is an equal opportunity employer.


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