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    Supplier Development Engineer Invacare Virtual / Travel

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      Supplier Development Engineer


      Virtual / Travel


      Job Description

      Tracking Code 215712-072Job Description

      • Executes supplier process qualification activities throughout new product, improvement, and change activities.
      • Supports global supplier strategy as aligned by commodity expertise and assignments, implementing supplier development activities to drive higher level performance with identified suppliers.
      • Performs on-site supplier quality system assessments and process audits in order to assess compliance to defined requirements.
      • Reviews, supports and approves supplier initiated changes.
      • Owns supplier improvement through the internal and supplier CAPA process and identification of supplier training needs.
      • Conducts courses on supplier development and quality system tools & techniques such as 8-D problem solving, FMEA, PPAP, APQP, Six Sigma, Lean, etc.
      • Participates in cross-functional teams involving suppliers and Invacare functions by assisting suppliers with Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) activities leading to a successful new product launch.
      • Reviews prints and specification with suppliers and design engineering to ensure mutual understanding of the product application and performance expectations.
      • Coordinates part approval submissions, helping to communicate expectations of the PPAP to suppliers.
      • Conducts process validation, develops control plans, and completes DFMEA/PFMEA’s as required.
      • Reviews supplier’s inspection techniques, evaluating supplier gage repeatability and reproducibility (Gage R&R).
      • Maintains supplier quality records in accordance with defined procedures.
      • Complete all required training applicable to assigned position.
      • Additional responsibilities as requested or required.


         Required Skills  

      • Education: Bachelor of Science degree (ME, EE, IE, etc.) or equivalent
      • Experience: 5+ years in manufacturingengineering, quality engineering or similar operational/technical role preferably with medical devices.
      • Preferred Experience or Training: FDA QSR, ISO 9001 or 13485, APQP, PPAP, statistical techniques, Gage R&R, auditing, problem solving, Six Sigma, Lean.
      • Preferred Credentials: CQA, CQE.
      • Project management and negotiation skills.
      • Strong communication, analytical, organizational and technical writing skills.
      • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
      • Travel up to 50% possible.


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