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Supplier Quality Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI at Gestamp North America

Date Posted: 10/31/2018

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Job Description

Edscha manufactures body components, powered systems, and driver controls for automakers and motor vehicle manufacturers in North America and internationally. Its body components include hinge systems, door hinges, door hinges with integrated door checks, lid and flap hinges, door checks, and sliding door systems; powered systems include rear lids and lift gates; and driver controls include handbrakes, foot-operated parking brakes, and foot controls. The company was founded in 1870 and is based in Remscheid, Germany. It has locations in Remscheid, Germany; San Luis Potosi, Mexico; and Auburn Hills, MI.


The SUPPLIER QUALITY ENGINEER interacts with suppliers in developing, maintaining, and improving quality and logistic performance, as well as supporting the company in investigation and resolution of all issues related to the supply base. 


• Manage and coordinate the complaint management including clarification problems (quality/logistics) with supplier 8D and evaluation of corrective actions in cooperation with relevant departments

• Analyze supplier related quality data including reporting and documentation

• Initiate and comply with the necessary escalations ( for supplier development)

• Setting up and maintaining contacts and relations with the supply base mainly in the quality area

• Clarification of quality problems with the supplier and internal departments in the case of complaints

• Co-ordinate supplier activities to ensure the disposition of non-conforming supplied product is carried out in a timely and effective manner

• Support and organize of containment/external companies

• Performing the incoming inspection including acceptance or reject of checked parts (where applicable)

• Ensure master samples and working samples are available for supplied product

• Lead/train/support employees in his/her area of responsibility

• Completed VDA 6.3 Process Audits at Suppliers location after SOP

• Support new project launches/change management for supplied components

• Improve processes within the supplier directly impacted by downstream suppliers

• Work through the necessary improvements with suppliers

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Quality Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent level of experience.
  • Technical and Quality Certifications are a plus.
  • VDA 6.3 working knowledge


  • In-depth knowledge of quality engineering techniques and basic quality tools i.e. problem solving such as 8D, root causes analysis. 5 Why, Ishikawa, and cause mapping
  • Good knowledge of Program standards, tools and methods
  • Knowledge of SAP or similar production systems.

Sponsorship not provided.