Supplier Quality Assurance Development Engineer

04_Professionals (technical)
BU3 Thermal Management


The Supplier Quality Engineer works in a team environment with suppliers to develop and implement best practices that emphasize defect prevention, reduction in variation and waste and provide for continuous improvements in meeting all customer requirements.    



  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including program management, product design, purchasing and logistics; and participate in design review, risk assessment, and technical review meetings with suppliers.
  • Support purchasing and launch team in the sourcing process and contribute to improve quality, delivery, and cost.
  • Lead and support Suppliers APQP and PPAP activities for purchased components within the development projects to ensure on-time and flawless launch.
  • Conduct on-site assessment and process audit (VDA 6.3) to verify the effectiveness of process and product control methods, Run@Rate and production readiness.
  • Lead problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers and customers to eliminate recurrence of non-conformances.


  • Injection molding process experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong working knowledge of APQP/PPAP, Process Control Plan, SPC, GD&T, Corrective Actions Processes; ability to interpret and comprehend complex drawings, PFMEA, GR&R, working knowledge of TS16949 and ISO 9001:2000 methodologies
  • Hands on mentality with a proactive approach to identify and avoid problems in an early stage.
  • Experience in root cause analysis and problem solving methods.
  • Solid organizational and project management skills and demonstrated effectiveness to lead and collaborate with cross-functional/global teams.
  • Strong drive to complete assignments within program timing in order to ensure a flawless serial production launch.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), and data base systems
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical / Industrial / Manufacturing)
  • At least 3 years previous experience in supplier quality or quality engineering (automotive preferred)
  • VDA 6.3 - Certified Process Auditors are preferred.



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Facts about the job

Benefits:  Benefits-US/CH_CN_DI_IB_LI_MA_MP_MW_OB_PH
Entry level:  Experienced hires
Part- / Full-time:  Full Time
Functional area:  R&D

Troy, MI, US

Company:  MAHLE Behr USA Inc.

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As a team player and someone who thinks ahead, you can deploy all your skills with us. In cooperation with colleagues from different countries and areas, you contribute in designing the mobility of the future. When selecting MAHLE, you choose trend-setting technologies and strategies. Are you interested in working with us and developing efficient and environmentally-friendly solutions, optimising existing products, and turning innovative ideas into reality? Then MAHLE is the right address for you.

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