Technical Ladder / PQ Supplier Quality Representative

Position Description
Technical Ladder/Supplier Quality Representative
Manage supplier quality and related activities, which affect Honda.
Assists suppliers in the development of their operational characteristics through situational appraisals and creation/development of supplier improvement plans.
Understand how supplier quality affects the vehicle and market, and implement plans for continuous improvement of supplier processes.
Utilize efficient problem solving strategies to identify root cause.
Manage Parts Quality issues including but not limited to: at the spot problem response, containment, problem investigation, root cause analysis, driving and evaluating temporary and permanent countermeasures and ensure long-term countermeasure effectiveness.
Utilize Honda drawings and standards to verify part accuracy.
Aid production by establishing containment of escaped parts problems.
Manage supplier change points to ensure no negative impact to CBU quality or Honda process.
Use at-the-spot investigation to understand issues and to gather facts about the problem.
Generate technical reports to capture investigations and to communicate issues to other HMA departments.
Make visits to suppliers to support supplier development and/or root cause and c/m activity. ? Review supply base data and create strategies to reduce impact to HMA production characteristics through proactive QAV's, PQCT/PFMEA process audits, enhancement of quality systems ? Review parts lists and create proactive audit list for all "A" rank parts/processes for impact avoidance.
Daily Task Performed
Efficient and technical diagnosis of part problems including at-the-spot problem investigation and analysis.
Preparation of technical reports and presentations.
Supplier visits to support supplier development and/or root cause & Counter Measure activity (sometimes short notice).
Effective communication to internal customers (verbal & written).
Total management of quality problems or potential quality problems.
Evaluate supplier change points and effectively manage requirements to ensure no negative impacts to CBU quality or Honda process.
Support all HMA production departments in the investigation of potential supplier part problems.
Minimum Job Relevant Knowledge
Problem solving, presentation, and technical writing skills.
Good communication skills (verbal and non-verbal).
Process auditing skills.
Knowledge and use of various Quality Assurance Tools.
Ability to read and understand technical drawings and specifications.
Minimum Job Relevant Experience- (Type & Length of Time)
Proven Previous experience leading problem solving activities/teams.
2 years of experience with Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel.
2 years of experience working with quality controls in a manufacturing process.
Education/Degree Certification Required
Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Technology, or relevant work experience in the Quality in the manufacturing field.
Other technical degrees related to manufacturing, and electrical backgrounds will also be considered.
Required Skills
Understanding of automotive suspension components.
Understanding of casting and machining manufacturing processes.
Understanding of Automotive braking systems.
Understanding of welding type/processes ? Understanding of steering systems components and function ? Understanding of E-Coat process.
Understanding of PFMEA's and control plans.
Lead projects and drive process and system improvement plans.
Utilize PDCA cycle to create and drive Quality improvements at suppliers.
Must be flexible and able to work in a fast pace environment ?
Desired Skills and Abilities
Ability to analyze and confirm part functions using techniques/tools (such as multi-meter, oscilloscope, calipers, mics, etc.).
General knowledge of automotive electronics ? general knowledge of casting or machining manufacturing processes.
CATIA experience.
Understands type defects caused by electrical, casting, machining processes
Background in electrical circuitry, wire harnesses a plus
Background in supplier development (Situational Analysis, creation of SAP, PDCA, monthly reviews).
Understanding of FMVSS
Additional Work Factors
Environment candidates will be working in: Manufacturing/Office
Estimated amount of overtime: 4-8 hours per week
Frequency, average duration of travel: 1 to 3 times per month, 2-3 days per trip. The need for travel may increase due to business needs. Ability to travel on short notice as needed.

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