Senior / Supplier Quality Engineer
Posting Date : 27 Aug 2018 | Close Date :25 Nov 2018

Senior / Supplier Quality Engineer


The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) is responsible for the overall Supplier (Vendors and CM) Quality for the purchased commodities for PCB, PCBA, Active and Passive Electronic Components

The SQE works with the Business units, Service Supply Chain and Suppliers to continuously improve performance of key system components (increase lifecycle, reduce scrap, improve repair processes) by implementing process controls and develop quality assurance plans.

The SQE tracks data, identifies improvement projects, and manages cross functional implementation to improve performance of key components and suppliers.

This position requires leadership skills that would enable the SQE to drive major Quality improvement projects across functions (Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering, Sourcing, Materials, Component Engineering.) and Suppliers.

This position requires leadership skill to lead supplier assessment / audit team include new and existing suppliers.


This position has two distinct but complementary sides:

  1. A technical side that would be used to resolve technical issues:
  • Using the Statistical Process Control (SPC), Advanced Quality Process (AQP) tools and the Metrics, proactively identify and help implement improvement to the Supplier Quality and Supplier Quality Tools and Processes
  • Promote the use of Statistical Process Control (SPC) and continuous improvement techniques at Suppliers to help them reduce variability and achieve process control
  • Train Suppliers to effectively execute Supplier Corrective Action Requests (using 8D format)
  • Facilitate technical experts from the company and Supplier to conduct root cause activities as needed
  • Initiate and follow-up Supplier Corrective Actions (8Ds) in partnership with Manufacturing Engineering to ensure complete and effective root cause analysis and corrective action implementation.
  • Responsible for driving the Corrective Action and Preventive Action (CAPA) process for all Suppliers and CM’s working with the manufacturing facility
  • Perform periodic audits of Supplier Quality Systems for the purpose of assuring continued Supplier conformance to the quality system requirements.


  1. Examples of the Supplier Quality Administrative/Management Responsibilities:
  • Develop positive relationships and effective lines of communication with suppliers: Collaborative Partnership-oriented arrangements
  • Communicate regularly to core team and senior leadership on status of ongoing issues and action plans.
  • Help establish and deploy a Closed-Loop Quality Management Systems that integrates all process modules (Audit, Non-conformance tracking, CAPA and lastly Change Control) and ensures completion
  • Manage the Supplier Quality metrics such as:
    • PPM for commodity/plant/NPI
    • Cycle time for supplier 8Ds/stop orders
    • Prevention activities at the supplier
  • Support internal 8D investigations (not caused by supplier).
  • Work closely with the Sourcing to establish and maintain a Supplier Quality Scorecard (This is part of a bigger Supplier Scorecard that includes Delivery, Cost, Partnership, Advanced Quality Planning and Quality)
  • In tandem with the functional owners, develop a Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) metric as a tool to help prevent quality issues or reassign costs such as Scrap, Rework and other less obvious ones to the appropriate cost center.



  • Four (4) year BS Engineering Degree (prefer major in Electrical or Electronics Engineering)
  • Five (5+) Years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of 4 years Quality Engineering Experience
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS PowerPoint
  • Position will require some travel (10-20%, possibly international)
  • Strong Knowledge and Extensive Experiences in PCB, PCBA and Active & Passive Electronics Component manufacturing


Specialization : Electronics/Semiconductor
Type of Employment : Permanent
Minimum Experience : 5 Years
Work Location : Singapore

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