Supplier Development Engineer

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Supplier Development Engineer

Our client is one of the world's largest diesel engine manufacturers and they are looking to grow their supplier development team with extra permanent team members at their Peterborough facility.

Job Description

Title: Supplier Development Engineer - Multiple position available
Salary: £37,700 - £52,000 ( Depending on Experience)
Location: Peterborough
Relocation/Sponsorship: Not supported with the role
Benefits: 10 - 12% Bonus ( Depending on Experience)
25 Days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays
Share Scheme ( Employee Contribution 50% Matched by the Company)
Pension Scheme ( Employee Contribution Double by the Company up to 10%)
Child Care Vouchers

*Flexible working may be considered*

Role Purpose and Overview:

To provide on-site assistance & leadership tothe supply base in the execution of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), the implementation of process control and the deployment of a continuous quality improvement process. To ensure that suppliers are able to meet corporate and business unit requirements for certification and quality of purchased material. The position will be based in Peterborough.

Job Responsibilities:

The primary responsibilities of this position are to work with suppliers to ensure that robust process controls are in place to prevent nonconformities, to continuously monitor supplier’s key manufacturing processes and quality management system for improvement opportunities and to assist suppliers with Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) activities to ensure production readiness for New Product Introduction (NPI).
The SDE is responsible for the supplier’s processes from design concept to the end of product life (cradle to grave), including the following activities:

• Ensuring the adequacy of the supplier’s quality management system and the capability of people, training, tooling, fixturing and equipment.
• Providing technical support during start-up activities.
• Ensuring that APQP activities related to process control are being performed by the supplier.
• Monitoring of supplier adherence to Process Change Notification (PCN) (for changes driven by Supplier and internally) on a timely and cost effective basis.
• Helping suppliers extract value from the APQP process.
• Managing supplier’s project plans and activities to ensure product meets required expectations, ensuring all relevant requirements and related changes are thoroughly documented.
• Reviewing APQP documentation (e.g., Process FMEA {failure mode & effects analysis}, Process Control Plans, Gage R&R {repeatability & reproducibility}).
• Participating in process FMEA for suppliers’ manufacturing processes.
• Auditing overall supplier capability and process control implementation and effectiveness to validate process capability.
• Ensuring PPAP {Production Part Approval Process} completion and approval prior to delivery of new parts.

Additionally, the SDE ensures resolution and implementation of robust solutions for quality problems associated with purchased materials and engineering issues. SDE activity is as follows:
• Reviewing, approving and validating 8D permanent corrective action plans, along with determining whether cost of poor quality charges should be levied.
• Performing quality management system audits and Supplier Evaluation Surveys (SES), including assessments of potential new suppliers.
• Where supplier quality performance is unacceptable, coordinating the supplier response and improvement plans.
• Develop target suppliers capabilities to attain SQEP {Supplier Quality Excellence Process} certification.
• Deploys Lean Processes to ensure Built in Quality in the Supplier Network
• Participating in the development of Supplier quality metrics and in Supplier Performance Management Reviews (SPM).
The SDE must be knowledgeable of technological developments and trends to guide commodity teams in advancements of design, quality and manufacturing while relying on technical process stewards for more advanced issues. They must have a thorough working knowledge of quality initiatives and methodologies. The SDE must manage the completion of their own work assignments and coordinate the work with others.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

• Experience executing quality processes with engineering suppliers.

• Sound knowledge and experience of APQP, including the PPAP process, FMEA’s, control plans, process flow, GR&R, and capability studies.

• Experience of applying 8D process or other structured problem solving techniques in a manufacturing environment.

• Industry experience in Manufacturing, Industrial, Automotive, or Aerospace.

• Ability to read engineering drawing

• Understanding and knowledge of Foundry processes

• Material metallurgical experience

• Experience of working with CNC machining (milling and turning)

• Measurement techniques

• Understanding of Magma simulation

• Knowledge of tool design

• Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office

• Experience working with suppliers.


• Engineering or Manufacturing background.

• Project management experience.

• Technical or Engineering degree level educational qualification.

Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited operates & advertises as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for contract/temporary positions.

Key Consultant

Darren Puddephatt

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My areas of expertise are automotive OEM, consultancy, tier one suppliers and medical engineering, within mechanical and electrical engineering. I have been successful placing engineers, from graduate to chief engineer level within automotive engineering, covering controls and electronics, chassis engineering, body engineering, test and development engineers on various commodities.