Technical Ladder / Supplier Quality Representative

Position Description
Technical Ladder/Supplier Quality Representative
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
Prioritized Duties and Responsibilities
Manage supplier quality and related activities, which affect Honda.
Assist 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 at the spot problem solving 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 part 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 investigation and to communicate issues to other HMA departments.
Make visits to suppliers to support supplier development and/or root cause and c/m activity.
Daily Tasks 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 Experience (length of service)
Proven previous experience leading problem solving activities/teams.
2 years' experience with Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel.
2 years' experience working with quality controls in a manufacturing Process.
Degree or certification required
Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Technology. Relevant work experience in the Quality in the Manufacturing field.
Other Technical degrees related to manufacturing background will also be considered.
Required Skills (Musts)
Ability to analyze and confirm functions using techniques / tools (precision tools, CMM, part fixturing, NM testing)
Supplier development experience
General knowledge of stamping, welding and auditing
Cad experience (preferably CATIA)
Strong organization/documentation skills
Desired Skills and Abilities (Wants)
Understanding and working knowledge of plastic injection molding, extrusion process and other manufacturing processes.
General knowledge of the type of defects caused by the above processes.
Ability to create or audit 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.
Able to travel on short notice.
General knowledge of the type of defects caused by the above processes.
Ability to create or audit 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.
Able to travel on short notice.
Environment Associate will work in: Office, Suppliers
Estimates Weekly Overtime: 4-8 Hrs/ Week
Frequency and Duration of Travel: 1 to 2 times per month, few days each



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