Supplier Development Engineer III in Tempe, AZ at Benchmark Electronics

Date Posted: 2/14/2018

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Job Description

Job Title
Supplier Development Engineer III

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Job Summary
Precision Technologies, a division of Benchmark Electronics, Inc. Precision Technologies Tempe has an extensive capability in mechanical manufacturing. Our customers are leading Original Equipment Manufacturers who require exacting precision mechanical production capabilities. Our product lines include the, Aerospace, Healthcare Scientific Instrumentation, and complex electro-mechanical equipment. Our Capabilities Include:
• Precision CNC 5-Axis Milling and Turning
• Precision 5-Axis Grinding of Aerospace Turbine Engine Nozzles and Blades
• Close Tolerance (Micron level) Instrumentation Grinding
• Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) NADCAP approved
• Complex Electro-Mechanical assembly and test (Class 1K & 10K clean room)
• Functional testing
• Medium to Large Coordinate Measuring Capabilities The Supplier Development Engineer performs, monitors and evaluates Quality Control functions at suppliers and Benchmark facilities in order to assure components and materials meet or exceed requirements. May also perform Quality function at customer’s site. Involved with supplier selection and development activities related to New Product Introduction (NPI), Prototype and Production business. Requires extensive casting experience/knowledge for a machine shop environment.

Essential Functions and Competencies

• Effective organization and prioritization skills.
• Effective interpersonal skill
• Completes projects in a timely manner.
• Supports a 24/7 global business operation as required.
• Demonstrates discretion, confidentiality, independent judgment, and professionalism when representing the company.
• Excellent written and verbal communication, as well as, presentation skills.
• Works individually or in teams.
• Understands and uses continuous improvement tools.
• Able to travel up to 10% of the time, including day and overnight travel as required.
• Participates in a continuous improvement activity with complete documentation including a follow up review with the team in a presentation format.
• Able to mentor/train new development employees.
Qualifications / Education / Experience

• Performs Quality Control functions at supplier’s facilities, such as source inspection and test of supplier's products as specified by Subcontract and/or Purchase Order and/or associated documentation (specifications, drawings, qualifications, special and acceptance procedures).
• Develops and controls test and inspection instructions to be utilized by Supplier Q.A. functions (Incoming Inspection and Supplier) to assure compliance with Benchmark and Contract Quality requirements.
• Provides technical assistance to Incoming Inspection, suppliers and other Benchmark functions so that they may prevent fabrication, test and inspection problems. May also provide technical assistance at customer sites. Provides technical assistance in the preparation of workmanship standards, instructions and inspection criteria for suppliers and Benchmark. Initiates product design changes through proper channels to improve part quality or enhance ease of manufacturing, test and inspection.
• Performs quality audits of supplier's and Benchmark’s processes and procedures to determine the effectiveness of the Quality Program and report results indicating conclusions and suggested actions for suppliers and Benchmark. Prepares and initiates Corrective Action Requests (CARs) to suppliers and Benchmark when non-compliances to quality requirements exist. Follows-up to satisfactorily close out all CARs issued.
• Performs failure analyses with suppliers on relevant failures on returned products. Analyzes reported defects and failures. Investigates discrepancies and initiates corrective actions when necessary to preclude future rejects. Familiarizes suppliers in the use of Benchmark’s documented process system to capture and record actions and results.
• Oversees sample, special and qualification tests. Assists other Supplier Quality Engineers during failure analysis with the supplier on product returns, final acceptance and environmental failures.
• Prepares reports on procured product quality, corrective actions taken and replies to Customer/Government inquiries regarding supplier Quality Assurance.
• Prepares summaries of research and maintains files on vendors to provide immediate current and historical information of procured product reliability.
• Applies quality management system methodologies.
• Reviews and defines elements of concern/definition in customer documentation through the New Product Introduction (NPI) stages.
• Dispositions suspect/nonconforming material.
• Provides First Article Inspection work direction and disposition for supplied product.
• Trains and provides guidance to lower level Quality Assurance Engineers.

5+ years mechanical manufacturing experience; familiar with advanced technologies and applications; ASQ certification; Master of advanced technologies and applications.

4 year engineering or technical degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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Tempe, AZ, USA

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