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Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

Date:  Jul 21, 2024
Location: 

Longview, TX, US, 75603

Req ID:  29823
Onsite or Remote:  Onsite Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

Build something big! As a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer at Komatsu Longview Operations, you will play a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing the quality of our products by managing and improving the performance of our suppliers. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive continuous improvement, assess supplier capabilities, and implement robust quality assurance processes throughout the supply chain.

Key Job Responsibilities

1. Supplier Evaluation and Development: Assess and qualify new suppliers, conduct periodic supplier audits, and collaborate with vendors to enhance their quality management systems.

2. Quality Assurance Processes: Develop, implement, and maintain robust quality assurance processes for incoming materials, ensuring compliance with Komatsu's quality standards.

3. Problem Resolution: Investigate and address supplier-related quality issues, non-conformances, and deviations. Implement corrective and preventive actions to ensure long-term quality improvement.

4. Continuous Improvement: Collaborate with suppliers to drive continuous improvement initiatives, implement best practices, and optimize processes to enhance overall product quality and reliability.

5. Quality Metrics Monitoring: Establish and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) for supplier quality, providing regular reports to management and taking proactive measures to address any deviations.

6. Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with engineering, production, and procurement teams to ensure alignment on quality requirements, specifications, and standards for both current and new products.

7. Regulatory Compliance: Stay informed about relevant industry regulations and standards, ensuring that suppliers adhere to all quality and regulatory requirements.

8. Mentoring: Help guide and mentor Quality Engineers in industrial best practices and Supplier Quality methods.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Quality Management, or related field.
  • Proven experience in supplier quality engineering within a manufacturing environment, preferably in the automotive or heavy equipment industry.
  • Strong knowledge of quality management systems, Six Sigma, and statistical process control.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with internal teams and external suppliers.
  • Ability to travel as needed to conduct supplier audits and assessments.
  • American Society of Quality (ASQ) certification a plus but not required.

Additional Information

Join us: If you are a passionate and driven individual with a strong background in supplier quality, we invite you to be part of our dynamic team at Komatsu Longview Operations. Apply now to contribute in a BIG way to our commitment to delivering quality products that shape the future of construction and mining industries.

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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