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Supplier Quality Engineer-- Chassis in Irvine, CA at Karma Automotive

Date Posted: 6/11/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising.

We make beautiful, ecologically sensitive products, and we will provide a memorable ownership experience for our customers.

Our work environment is casual, and our culture is results-oriented.

KARMA Automotive is looking for an exceptionally talented Supplier Quality Engineer to support the monitoring and development of KARMA suppliers.  The ideal candidate will have Advanced Product Quality Development (APQP) experience and have a proven track record of executing the AIAG Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) deliverables.  The person in this role will need to be able to assess supplier readiness to support program launch, PPAP execution, and then develop appropriate countermeasures to ensure success. 50-80% Travel



Responsibilities

  • Conduct onsite supplier assessment for potential new suppliers to KARMA.
  • Conduct onsite supplier production readiness assessments.
  • Conduct APQP meetings with suppliers
  • Develop continuous improvement plans as appropriate.
  • Provide Supplier Quality support for functional team members.
  • Ensure flawless launch execution.
  • Assuring supplier understanding and compliance with APQP processes and product PPAP submission and part approval requirements.
  • Reviewing and approving supplier manufacturing, tooling and quality plans for new Body component parts and assemblies.
  • Reviewing supplier manufacturing tooling, processes and quality systems.
  • Implementing and monitoring supplier part qualification and certification processes.
  • Determining root cause of supplier manufacturing problems and implementing timely, effective, and efficient quality resolutions.
  • Improving quality performance of suppliers by conducting onsite workshops at supplier locations, providing technical assistance in developing robust manufacturing and quality systems, or other technical support as required.
  • Providing technical assistance during supplier launch, change-over and ongoing production activities.
  • Assess supplier manufacturing facilities and determine if supplier is capable of meeting KARMA technical, manufacturing, and quality requirements.
  • Assess supplier manufacturing facilities and determine supplier’s readiness to support program timing plans. Develop and implement countermeasures as needed.
  • Drive supplier PPAP timing plans, and submission and approval dates to ensure adherence /compliance to program timing.
  • Monitor supplier performance to program deliverables and part quality. Develop and implement countermeasures as needed.
  • Provide Supplier Quality support to all KARMA functional team members but specifically to Purchasing, Product Engineering, and Manufacturing


Qualifications

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience and capability in the following areas:
    • Manufacturing Quality Systems: Brakes, Half Shaft, Brake System, Tire, Rims, Tie Rod, Cross Members, Shock Assemblies and Steering Column Assemblies.

 

Knowledge base requirements:

  • BS Engineering/Manufacturing/Quality/BA
  • Three years' OEM or Tier 1 experience in automotive body sheet metal stamping and/or metal assembly quality, manufacturing, die, body assembly manufacturing or product engineering.
  • 5+ years APQP Experience
  • 5+ years PPAP Execution
  • 50-80% Travel Required

Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.  Karma Automotive LLC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability.  Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.