• Supplier Quality Eng Temp I

    Location US-CA-Hercules
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Ensure quality of raw materials and semi-finished goods purchased in manufacturing meet the company’s quality standards, needs and expectations.  Supplier Quality Engineers investigate, analyze and resolve supplier quality problems by conducting audits, analyzing defect trends and leading continuous improvement projects. 


    • Coordinate suppliers and verify supplier quality standards are in accordance with Bio-Rad’s requirements.
    • Track and qualify or disqualify suppliers according to Bio-Rad standards.
    • Monitors supplier quality performance by tracking product defects, delivery failures and other recorded incidents involving he supplier’s failure to meet requirements.
    • Compiles Supplier Quality Reports for Management. Works closely with sourcing group to establish and maintain a Supplier Quality Scorecard.
    • Works closely with materials sourcing group to establish and maintain a Supplier Quality Scorecard
    • Performs regular and routine supplier quality audits to ensure compliance with regulatory standards, waste elimination and continuous improvement.
    • Maintain successful relationships with procurement, engineering, manufacturing and regulatory departments.
    • Develop long-term supplier relationships and generate and implement cost reduction ideas.
    • Identify technical problems with suppliers and recommend corrective actions to internal management.
    • Maintain accurate quality records, certifications and database records.     


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical).
    • ASQ CQE, ASQ CQA, or ISO 13485 Lead Auditor Certification preferred.
    • 1-3 years’ experience in an engineering, quality assurance and/or manufacturing supplier quality environment
    • Knowledge of Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing.
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills in order to effectively communicate with internal customers and suppliers, and present communication plans and strategies.
    • Proficient in quality tools; i.e. supplier assessments, First Article Inspections (FAI), Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA), 8D Problem Solving, Root-Cause Analysis, Corrective Action, Mistake Proofing and Process Control
    • Strong quantitative skills with the ability to analyze and understand data produced by statistical process control (SQP). proficiency in data analysis (SAP/MS Access) modeling (MS Excel), and presenting (MS PowerPoint).
    • Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, problem solving, and time management skills.
    • Ability to take complex technical information and convey it to various levels of the organization in a clear and concise manner.
    • Ability to perform complex statistical reporting, including strong skills in composing logical, detailed, and analytical reports.


    About Bio-Rad:


    Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 7,800 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.


    Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.


    EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Gender/AgeTo all recruitment agencies: Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Staffing Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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