Supplier Quality Engineer

04_Professionals (technical)
BU2 Filtration & Eng. Peripherals


The Supplier Quality Assurance role is responsible for supplier Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP).  The position will be responsible for planning and assuring quality of purchased parts by applying quality methods and tools.


  • Leads APQP process with suppliers

  • Informs Project Development Team (PDT) of potential supplier quality risks.

  • Supports Project Buyer with supplier inquiries, selection and evaluations.

  • Conducts component reviews with suppliers (new suppliers/ new components/ critical parts).

  • Supports Quality function:

    • Monitors supplier ramp-up (production parts).

    • Coordinate corrective actions to supplier.

    • Supplier PPAP.

  • Supplier VDA 6.3 audits

  • Component reviews

  • Process audit, run @ rate and review of PPAP report with suppliers (for APQP level A & B)

  • Supplier Development according to escalation process

  • Development of supplier quality goal agreements to ensure that improvements are established and maintained by supply base; track performance to goal agreements.

  • Verify effective supplier corrective actions 

  • Identify potential cost reduction activities/ideas at supply base.  Work with buyers to achieve successful implementation of cost reduction ideas.

  • Input into supplier selection and resourcing decisions

  • Support purchasing initiatives, goals and objectives


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Quality or Engineering is required

  • A minimum of 5 years of related experience in automotive environment required

  • Regional (North America) and global travel - 50%

  • Expert level correct action/problem solving ability

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and GD&T.

  • Strong understanding in the implementation requirements of IATF-16949, AIAG procedures such as PPAP, FMEA, etc.

  • Knowledge of logistics processes and a strong understanding of component and product engineering.  Experience in performance system audits, IATF-16949 audits is a plus.

  • Fluency in Spanish preferred


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Facts about the job

Entry level:  Experienced hires
Functional area:  Quality Management

Murfreesboro, TN, US


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