Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

Website BAE Systems

Senior Supplier Quality Engineer Job Highlights

Title Senior Supplier Quality Engineer
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Quality Assurance
Location Minneapolis, MN, United States
Company BAE Systems

Company Profile

BAE Systems is an international defense, aerospace, and security company. It delivers a full range of products and services for air, land, and naval forces. It also provides advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions, and customer support services.

Job Profile

The company is searching for a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer who will support the Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) group.

Education Level

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering related field of study and 4 years of related work experience
  • An Associate’s and 6 years of related work experience, or the overall equivalent

Work Experience

  • Experience using typical Quality gauges and measuring tools (calipers, micrometers, pin gauges, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing, Electrical, or Quality) or related discipline (Technology, Industrial Management, Industrial Technology).
  • Experience in Defense Prime Contract environment.
  • Experience with product line validation, test plans, test equipment, and product qualification.
  • Specific experience in the following manufacturing processes: forgings, castings, foundries, machining, welding, brazing, finishes, coatings, nondestructive testing, fabrication, composites, electrical/electronics, and other common processes common in the Naval, Defense, and or Aerospace industries.


  • Be responsible for all day-to-day supplier quality interactions with the assigned suppliers as well as other SQA activities.
  • Investigate, evaluate, and resolve supplier quality problems by conducting defect investigations, analyzing defect trends, and leading continuous improvement projects.
  • Lead and conduct containment efforts, maintaining traceability of actions and delegating accordingly, to ensure the swift containment of supplier non-conformances.
  • Additionally, frequent interaction and status reporting to internal and external customers will be required.
  • Support multiple projects to completion, in support of the overall program. This position entails the enforcement of purchase order (PO) requirements, supplier non-conformance management, and supplier performance improvement, including thorough root cause analysis and effective corrective action.
  • Mentor junior SQEs to further their development within the team-
  • Evaluates the impact of nonconforming product and assess suppliers’ corrective actions;
  • Champions problem-problem-solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers to eliminate the recurrence of non-conformances;
  • Drives “Zero Defect” mentality within the supply base and A3 problem-solving tool practices;
  • Stives to improve assigned suppliers’ quality ratings.


  • Able to support travel of up to 50% to local suppliers/surrounding states.
  • Computer skills include MS Office Suite and related industry software applications.
  • Excellent, collaborative communication skills including written, verbal, and presentation generation.
  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma concepts and tools (e.g., Green/Black Belt).
  • Practical problem solver.
  • Strong background in machining operations, setup, and practices.
  • Strong working knowledge of Failure Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, and Corrective/Preventative Actions.
  • Strong working knowledge of mechanical drawing interpretation and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances (GD&T).
  • Toyota Production System (TPS), Toyota Way, A3 problem-solving tool.
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001 and AS9100 Quality Systems and AS9102B First Article Requirements or comparable industry standards.


  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Disability Coverage
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life and Accident Insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Home, Auto, and Pet Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays

Employer’s Statement

BAE Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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