Blount International, Inc. has an exceptional opportunity for a Supply Chain Quality Engineer. This position will be located at global headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
Blount International and our product brands represent superior customer value and leading world-class quality products. This high visibility and high impact position works collaboratively across the organization, supporting our efforts to offer increasingly efficient, high performance equipment that help our customers get their job done right.
We are committed to excellence in our people, products, performance, and profits. We believe our team members are the foundation of our Company's success, and we are committed to continuous improvement and learning, exceptional quality, connecting with our customer, and good relationships with our team members.
The successful candidate will join a dynamic Global Quality Team, performing assignments to support our supply chain quality efforts. Develops competence by performing structured work assignments. Uses existing procedures to solve routine or standard problems. This position works closely with others to create, enact and monitor necessary ongoing supplier audits, testing and inspection data to assure that ongoing production meets Blount’s business unit requirements.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Conduct onsite supplier assessments such as Quality Management System (QMS) and Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security (EHS&S)
Supports cross functional teams to develop and approve part qualifications/PPAP’s
Supports Engineering in developing test plans and procedures designed to qualify product to meet design, marketing and quality standards and targets
Participates in design reviews and team meetings; ensure adherence to quality discipline and rigor
Work with suppliers to drive the reduction of Blount internal and external Cost of Poor Quality (CoPQ)
With support helps key suppliers to develop their technical capabilities and quality systems
Maintains Supply Chain Quality metrics and reporting
Actively manages warranty claims and customer complaints (external) and nonconforming material (NCM) (internal) occurrences
Initiates Corrective Actions/Preventive Actions (CAPA) including supplier training/coaching as necessary
Interpret warranty and return data against voice of the customer, safety, compliance and performance specifications
Works with cross functional teams to monitor - audits, testing, and inspection data to ensure ongoing production meets requirements
Takes direction on evaluating and measurably improving quality processes
Supports supply chain with supplier scorecard/certification program and status
Help establish and implement new standards, thought processes, strategies while leading special projects
Maintain open communication through conversation and both formal and informal documents
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Physical Science, or related field is required; Quality Engineer certification and ASQ certification preferred
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUIRED:
Two or more years of experience in a quality or engineering role within a manufacturing environment, to include the application and use of lean principles and Six Sigma, applying general knowledge of business developed through education or past experience
Mechanical background in consumer products required; preference for experience working with zinc and aluminum die-casting, plastic injection molding, metal fabrication/stamping, finish evaluations (powder coating, wet painting & plating)
Production part approval process (PPAP) knowledge
Quality tools experience (PFMEA, Gauge R&R, SPC, process capability analysis, Problem Solving Tools, etc.)
Minimal Experience with ISO 9001 / IATF-16949
Able to complete responsibilities in a timely, professional and quality manner
Uses existing procedures to solve standard problems; analyzes information and standard practices to make judgments
Effective written and oral communication skills; able to express oneself clearly and in technical and non-technical terms
Collaborative and effective team player and able to work with teams who are globally dispersed
Sets a good example of personal integrity
Demonstrates ability and willingness to learn; seek out development activities to improve skills and increase knowledge; learn from other team members and own mistakes
Takes initiative, seeks and acts on opportunities to improve organization performance
Ability to translate specific goals into action and follow through to achieve goals
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) and data management software (SAP preferred)
Available to work onsite as required by job; available for domestic and international travel several times per year
Blount International, Inc. is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for the forestry, lawn, and garden; farm, ranch, and agriculture; and concrete cutting and finishing markets. Blount sells its products in more than 110 countries around the world.
As a leader in innovation and quality, Blount produces saw chains, bars and sprockets that are well respected in the chain saw and forestry industries and outdoor equipment accessories and parts for the garden and landscape industry. In fact, Blount is the market leader in manufacturing saw chain and guide bars for chain saws. Blount offers these products under the brand names OREGON®, Carlton®, and KOX.
Blount is also a leading full-line manufacturer of high-quality attachments and implements, log splitters, and other agriculture-related products, as well as distributor of aftermarket parts. With a reputation for durability and reliability, the products are marketed under the brand names Woods®, Speeco®, Alitec®, Central Fabricators®, Gannon®, Wain-Roy®, and WoodsCare™.
As a diversified company, Blount also manufactures concrete chain saws and diamond chain, which have revolutioniz...ed concrete cutting in the construction industry. As the world leader in Diamond Chain Technology™, these products are offered under the ICS® brand, known worldwide for its industry-leading innovations.