Supplier Quality Engineer

Company: MBUSI ( Learn More )

General Information
4 Year Degree
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Job Description Mercedes-Benz: Building Exceptional Vehicles… and Careers!
The best chapters in Alabama’s automotive success story are yet to come. The Mercedes-Benz automobile of the future will be different; greener, more efficient, safer, and even more fascinating. Only one thing will never change – It will wear a star.
MBUSI is home to the GL, GLE, and GLA-Class Sport Utility Vehicles, as well as the C-Class coupe.  Our facility is one of the most advanced automotive manufacturing facilities in the world, with nearly 5 million square feet under one roof. The plant, located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, is positioned in an area of natural beauty and abundant natural resources.
MBUSI offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including health and life insurance, 401(k) and pension plans, and on-site child development and wellness facilities. MBUSI is committed to excellence and actively promotes teamwork, safety, quality, and continuous improvement within its ranks. Our Team Members share a common goal to always be the best premium auto manufacturer in North America.                                             
Mercedes-Benz, U.S. International, Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants.  Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. follows all local, state and federal laws in all aspects of business.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for any open positions.
Purpose of the Position: This position is responsible for investigating, analyzing and correcting problems of supplier parts to ensure the quality of these parts from the development phase through the end of the life cycle by collaborating cross-functional partnerships within the company (worldwide) and with suppliers within the NAFTA region.
Essential Functions:  (List all basic responsibilities related to the purpose of the position)
For New Product and Current Series activities:
Lead the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) activities with the NAFTA supply base. Work with other Daimler plants and departments to assure SOP.  Tasks include:
- Creation and alignment of the production part approval process (PPAP) per the AIAG and VDA guidelines.    
- Run at Rate
- Appearance approval
- Setting boundary samples
- Review trial parts
- Report part readiness for launch to management team
- Fixture & gauge concept and capability validation
- Supplier validation and development process
- Specialist for production issues
Provide lessons learned from current running series to improve future projects.
Perform Daimler Process Audits (VDA 6.3 part 2 and 3) at suppliers and monitor supplier performance to Daimler’s targets and standards. When needed facilitate improvement plans using problem solving and continuous improvement techniques.
Manage international production part suppliers (in NAFTA region) in regards to quality concerns and change implementation. This includes communicating all part issues and coordinating countermeasure activities.
Ensure process planning and cross-functional activities to achieve the quality, safety and production goals of Daimler.
Open to travel within NAFTA region frequently.
Job RequirementsQUALIFICATIONS: Education, Experience and Necessary Skills all must be met in order to qualify for position.
Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related area or the equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience: Three (3) to ten (10) years of experience in Engineering within Original Equipment Manufacturing or a Tier 1 Supplier.  
Necessary Skills, Certifications, etc.:  
Strong planning and problem skills required using established methodologies including 8-D, 5-Why, etc.
Strong communication skills are required, as well the ability to communicate complex topics into a cross-functional and cross-cultural environment.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project, Access)
Capable of using hand measurement tools (i.e., calipers, micro-meters) 
PC skills along with strong analytical and problem solving skills
PPAP and audit experience
Working knowledge in Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)
Expertise in requested commodity
Experience in leading task forces
Preferred Skills:
Working knowledge with AutoCAD, Catia, Coordinate measurement machine, CAD, Six-Sigma, VDA 6.3 as well as tooling knowledge
Foreign language skills – German or Spanish