Supplier Quality Engineer

Sentient Energy is hiring for a Supplier Quality Engineer in Milpitas, CA. This role will develop, establish, implement and manage Sentient Energy, Inc.’s supplier quality system requirements. The individual will be working under the quality department and closely with Sentient’s engineering and operations departments in the selection, evaluation, qualification and quality performance monitoring of Sentient’s contract manufacturers and suppliers of materials, components and commodities as well as driving continuous improvement actions.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Development, establishment, documentation, implementation and management of Sentient’s supplier quality system requirements
  • Evaluation, assessment, auditing and qualification of Sentient suppliers according to company requirements and standards
  • Quality performance monitoring and periodic auditing of Sentient suppliers
  • Ensuring suppliers deliver products and services and performs in accordance with Sentient supplier quality requirements
  • Driving continuous improvement actions
  • Define and document of supplier quality system requirements
  • Establish supplier evaluation, assessment, qualification, performance monitoring and continuous improvement procedures and processes
  • Evaluate, assess and qualify suppliers and contract manufacturers according to company standards to ensure capability in delivering quality products and services
  • Continuous quality performance monitoring and rating of suppliers. Reporting on supplier performance and making recommendations for further actions
  • Analyze parts, inspection and test results, lead problem solving and drive necessary actions for continuous product and process improvement
  • Interface with customers in resolving quality related issues. Ensure that suppliers consistently deliver materials, products and services that meets or exceeds company requirements
  • Drive investigation of nonconformities and failures to root cause(s) and the determination and effective implementation of appropriate corrective and preventive actions at suppliers and at Sentient
  • Develop, establish, document and implement QA/QC procedures, First Article and Standard Inspection Instructions and techniques
  • Perform First Article Inspections and Evaluations to verify if products and processes meet or exceeds quality requirements
  • Periodic and regular overview and reporting of quality related activities in production and new product introduction activities
  • Travel as needed 

The Experience You Will Bring

Requirements:
- Experience as a Supplier Quality Engineer defining supplier quality system requirements, evaluating, assessing and auditing supplier quality systems in the electronics, electrical and mechanical industries
- Experience in supplier assessment, qualification, management, auditing, rating and continuous quality improvement
- Product and manufacturing process knowledge of electronic contract manufacturing assembly, PCBAs, electrical components, mechanical components such as machined parts and plastic and rubber injection molding
- Working knowledge of inspection methods
- Experience in data analysis using Microsoft Excel
- Experience with Problem Solving Tools

What Will Put You Ahead
- BSME, BSEE or equivalent
- Professional certifications such as CQE, Six Sigma Black Belt, ISO Auditor
- Excellent knowledge of QMS and quality workmanship standards such as IPC-610
- Leadership experience
- Strong computer skills including MS Office suite
- Thorough knowledge of the ISO 9000 Standard 

THIS POSITION IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR VISA SPONSORSHIP

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.  This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information:  www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

Description

Sentient Energy is hiring for a Supplier Quality Engineer in Milpitas, CA. This role will develop, establish, implement and manage Sentient Energy, Inc.’s supplier quality system requirements. The individual will be working under the quality department and closely with Sentient’s engineering and operations departments in the selection, evaluation, qualification and quality performance monitoring of Sentient’s contract manufacturers and suppliers of materials, components and commodities as well as driving continuous improvement actions.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Development, establishment, documentation, implementation and management of Sentient’s supplier quality system requirements
  • Evaluation, assessment, auditing and qualification of Sentient suppliers according to company requirements and standards
  • Quality performance monitoring and periodic auditing of Sentient suppliers
  • Ensuring suppliers deliver products and services and performs in accordance with Sentient supplier quality requirements
  • Driving continuous improvement actions
  • Define and document of supplier quality system requirements
  • Establish supplier evaluation, assessment, qualification, performance monitoring and continuous improvement procedures and processes
  • Evaluate, assess and qualify suppliers and contract manufacturers according to company standards to ensure capability in delivering quality products and services
  • Continuous quality performance monitoring and rating of suppliers. Reporting on supplier performance and making recommendations for further actions
  • Analyze parts, inspection and test results, lead problem solving and drive necessary actions for continuous product and process improvement
  • Interface with customers in resolving quality related issues. Ensure that suppliers consistently deliver materials, products and services that meets or exceeds company requirements
  • Drive investigation of nonconformities and failures to root cause(s) and the determination and effective implementation of appropriate corrective and preventive actions at suppliers and at Sentient
  • Develop, establish, document and implement QA/QC procedures, First Article and Standard Inspection Instructions and techniques
  • Perform First Article Inspections and Evaluations to verify if products and processes meet or exceeds quality requirements
  • Periodic and regular overview and reporting of quality related activities in production and new product introduction activities
  • Travel as needed 

The Experience You Will Bring

Requirements:
- Experience as a Supplier Quality Engineer defining supplier quality system requirements, evaluating, assessing and auditing supplier quality systems in the electronics, electrical and mechanical industries
- Experience in supplier assessment, qualification, management, auditing, rating and continuous quality improvement
- Product and manufacturing process knowledge of electronic contract manufacturing assembly, PCBAs, electrical components, mechanical components such as machined parts and plastic and rubber injection molding
- Working knowledge of inspection methods
- Experience in data analysis using Microsoft Excel
- Experience with Problem Solving Tools

What Will Put You Ahead
- BSME, BSEE or equivalent
- Professional certifications such as CQE, Six Sigma Black Belt, ISO Auditor
- Excellent knowledge of QMS and quality workmanship standards such as IPC-610
- Leadership experience
- Strong computer skills including MS Office suite
- Thorough knowledge of the ISO 9000 Standard 

THIS POSITION IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR VISA SPONSORSHIP

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.  This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information:  www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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