Advanced Supplier Quality Engineer

US-MI-Auburn Hills
1 month ago
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Temporary Full-Time



The role of an Advanced Supplier Quality (ASQ) Engineer is to ensure the execution of the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process and its completion with a sense of urgency. Diligent follow up with the performance of the supply base.




  • Deploy APQP related to the development phase of Bought-Out Parts and Raw materials following Company’s purchasing requirements and within the programs timing objectives.
  • As an extended core team member, complete and deliver required evidence detailed in the Company Program Management System on-time per development program training.
  • Assess suppliers in collaboration with the commodity buyer in order to complete the global panel evaluation.
  • Give recommendations and/or technical decisions to ensure a defect-free process through program management.
  • Manage progress plan with low-performance suppliers, in the development phase, in collaboration with the commodity buyer and supplier development.
  • Manage the process qualification (trial run at rate & process audit) with plant Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer and program quality engineer.
  • Follow the BOP supplier APQP progress utilizing the ePPAP system and take decision in collaboration with the program team.
  • Train the suppliers and make sure that the defined standards are properly applied.
  • Monitor the Production Part Approval before the transfer to the plant and hand over to the plant SQA Engineer.
  • Manage action plans with suppliers in case of deviations, in the development phase.
  • Facilitate effective communication between the supply base and FIS program functions (engineering, logistics) to ensure program objectives are met in a timely manner.
  • Complete monthly reports per departmental requirements.
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards and willingness to adhere to Company’s Code of Ethics and Code of Management.



Knowledge / Skills:


  • Knowledge of computer software (Microsoft Office Suite, SAP).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong auditing skills
  • Knowledge and experience with ISO/TS 16949/VDA Standard
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural organization
  • Ability to travel local and internationally up to 50% of the time
  • Knowledge of automotive interiors technologies
  • Strong time management skills with ability to multitask while working in a fast pace environment
  • Ability to lead and coach suppliers in area of quality best practices and documentation

Education / Experience:


  • Certification as an auditor is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or 4 to 6 years of experience in the Automotive Industry.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in the area of supplier quality



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