Siemens Supplier Quality Engineer - Building Technologies in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Supplier Quality Engineer - Building Technologies

Locations:Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Job Family: Engineering

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Job Description

Division: Building Technologies

Business Unit: Region Americas

Requisition Number: 228694

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Buffalo Grove

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Experience Level: Mid level

Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree

Travel Required: 20%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthcare and Financial Services.

The Siemens Building Technologies Division is the world market leader for safe, energy efficient and environmentally friendly buildings and infrastructure. As a technology partner, consultant, service provider, system integrator and product supplier, Building Technologies offers fire protection, security, building automation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and energy management products and services.

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Position Overview

The Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible for ensuring a robust and effective supply chain aligned around zero defects concepts. Integral to this is improving supplier quality, on-time delivery, and cost performance through development activities.


The successful candidate will be able to do the following:

  • Function as Lead Auditor to perform on-site, quality system audits at suppliers and gap analysis in order to assess Siemens BT requirements to ISO 9001:2008 standards.

  • Perform on-site and internal supplier development activities via Pareto of defects, 8D, and Continuous Improvement initiatives.

  • Facilitate problem solving and root cause analysis activities both internal to Siemens BT and external to Siemens BT’s supply base and Customers when required to eliminate recurrence of non-conformance.

  • Assume leading role in the development and application of Advanced Quality tools such as: Key Characteristics, Variability Reduction, Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA).

  • Improve key metrics supply chain KPI’s, including Supplier PPM, OTD (Past due) and scrap.

  • Conduct manufacturing assessments at suppliers to drive process standardization, waste elimination and continuous improvement.

  • Develop long-term supplier relationships and generate and Implement cost reduction ideas.

  • Work to resolve supplier technical issues in a timely manner to ensure continuity of supply.

  • Create and review ISO procedures pertaining SQ activities.

  • Lead initiatives utilizing quality system methodologies and techniques to enhance supplier performance improvement. Initiatives may include: Root Cause and Corrective Action methodology, 5 Why’s, Pareto Analysis, 8-D, FEMA, PPAP, APQP, etc.

  • Measuring and monitoring supplier performance PPM levels, Supplier Audit Schedule, new product introduction.

  • Completes implementation and maintenance of Engineering Change Notice System for product improvements, repairs and new product development.

  • Manages the effective interaction between engineering, manufacturing, field operations and marketing to ensure all changes are documented for audit purpose (may include FDA, ISO, IEEE).

  • Completes development of systems for and maintains engineering drawings and reproductions, project reports, specifications, product proposals and related documentation.

  • Performs Document Control processes to ensure all Procedures are properly documented, updated as needed and in compliance with regulatory requirements.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

BS/BA in related discipline, or advanced degree, where required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification may be required in some areas.

Typically 5 - 8 years of experience

Technical knowledge and hand-on experience using various measurements equipment (CMM, OGP, Comparator etc) preferable. Experience performing gauge R&R studies, control plan and SPC methods in product assembly manufacturing environment.

  • Knowledge of EMS (Electronic manufacturing Supplier) product and manufacturing processes, methodologies, and inspection techniques.

  • Detailed knowledge of the latest PPAP and APQP

  • Knowledge of machining, assembly & gauging, SPC and Cpk

  • Knowledge of First Article and Critical Characteristic requirements.

  • Must exhibit a high level of motivation, sense of urgency, and energetic approach to job duties and requirements.

  • Strong ethics, values and the ability to influence others’ decision -making

  • Ability to manage multiple projects/activities; results-driven

  • Knowledge of product and manufacturing process.• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally (up to 20%).

  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) and/or Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Six Sigma Green or Black belt preferred.

  • Working knowledge in functional measuring equipment usage.

  • Experience with engineering drawings & tolerance, standards & specifications

  • Familiarity and comfort with continuous improvement tools & methods

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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