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Senior Supplier Quality Engineer, Chemicals and Biologicals

IDEXX

Last Updated: 11/29/22

Job Description

As a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer, Biologicals and Chemicals, you will perform engineering activities to identify quality suppliers and parts for IDEXX products. You will act as lead technical interface between IDEXX and supply base, identify Critical to Quality (CTQ) components and production processes necessary for supplier to deliver a quality part and interpret specifications. You will also provide coaching and guidance and ensures suppliers have sufficient processes in place to meet CTQ items, assist suppliers in implementing new processes as needed for compliance, and review and approve supplier quality control plans detailing each step of the manufacturing process. You will also have the ability to apply Statistical Process Control (SPC) techniques to CTQ items to ensure part quality. You will work as a team with supplier relationship managers, research & development (R&D) and others, critiques R&D design specifications and other engineering protocols from supplier perspective, arrange R&D/supplier meetings and partners with R&D through to product launches. Exceeding customer expectations is one of our guiding principles at IDEXX. Our credibility as a company relies on our ability to deliver quality products to our customers on time and with no disruption to their business. IDEXX’s Worldwide Operations Team works to meet this challenge each day with a global network of distribution hubs and a focus on efficiency, regulatory compliance and continuous improvement What you can expect in this role Performs engineering activities to identify quality suppliers and parts for IDEXX products. Acts as technical contact to assigned supplier(s). Responsible to act as a liaison between cross functional teams and external business partners Manages corrective actions as required from supplier 8D’s or non-conformance reports. Lead activities to improve supplier performance Perform Quality Audits for Suppliers Identifies Critical to Quality (CTQ) components and production processes necessary for suppliers to deliver quality parts. Initiates and communicates performance measures to worldwide supply network members. Interprets specifications, provides coaching and guidance, and ensures suppliers have sufficient processes in place to meet CTQ items. Reviews and approves supplier quality control plans detailing each step of the manufacturing process. Develops, implements, and manages incoming quality assurance, sampling plans, inspection tools and custom measurement equipment. Assists suppliers in implementing new processes as needed for compliance. Manage part or product quotations, process definition and development, custom tooling costing/scheduling/implementation and production startup ending in supplier qualifications to self-developed schedules. Develops and implements the documentation, process operations and qualification steps that support supplier production operations. Performs day to day problem solving and debugging using Six Sigma tools and methodologies. Define, analyze, and implement part and end product transfers. Applies Statistical Process Control (SPC) techniques to CTQ items to ensure part quality. Provides product data (specifications, drawings, bills of materials, testing requirements, etc.) to the supplier for purposes of review prior to the implementation of a Change Order (CO) ensuring that suppliers are in the CO review process and capable of adhering to the required CTQ’s. Develops strong business relationships and works in teams with supplier relationship managers, research & development (R&D) and others. Leads supplier process assessments for new and existing suppliers. Critiques R&D design specifications and other engineering protocols from supplier perspective, arranges R&D/supplier meetings and partners with R&D through to product launches. Provides leadership with internal R&D engineering for supplier and part/product qualification and change management during the part and product definition, development, prototyping, pilot production and design verification process. Responsible for part and product introduction. What you will need to succeed You have a BS in Engineering (Chemical or Biological experience preferred) Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions. Ability to work with mathematical concepts. Ability to calculate production cycle time, labor standard, efficiency/effectively/utilization and staffing models. Ability to generate, interpret, and explain with clarity, complex mechanical design drawings and documentation. Ability to adapt formal problem-solving methodology to fit the situation discovered. Mastery of or capable to perform engineering and non-engineering applications. Project leadership/management skills. Production assembly and test process flow design and implementation. Product and process control skills Must be able to perform well both autonomously and in leading teams. 20% travel is required (domestic and international). Why IDEXX? We’re proud of the work we do because our work matters. Every role at IDEXX contributes to enhancing the health and wellbeing of pets, people, and livestock. With over 10,000 global team members, customers in over 175 countries, and a fast-growing industry - we’re always looking for motivated and inspiring people to join us. We offer competitive compensation, incentives, and benefits. You’ll be part of a double-digit growth company in a quickly growing market and we are leading the way forward with innovative products, services, and a strong focus on our customers. IDEXX values a diverse workforce and workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.



Company Details

Westbrook, Maine, United States
An innovation leader in every industry we serve, IDEXX follows its Purpose and Guiding Principles to help pet owners worldwide keep their companion animals healthy and happy, to ensure safe drinking water for billions, and to help farmers protect livestock and poultry from disease. We have customers in over 175 countries and a global workforce of over 9,000 talented people.