QuEST Global Senior Delivery Assurance Engineer in Lafayette, Indiana
Senior Delivery Assurance Engineer
Essential Job Functions:
This role requires the candidate to evaluate and assure supplier produced Aero-Engine parts are delivered by commitment dates, as well as identify delivery issues and manage sustainable corrective improvement actions. This hybrid position requires aspects of Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Manufacturing, and Quality Assurance disciplines.
The candidate will be required to:
Make detailed observations, gather part and process data, interpret/analyze that data, ensure closure of engineering questions and part non-conformances.
Monitor MRP tools, production schedules, shop floor activities, and non-conformances against delivery commitment dates. Estimate / revise delivery dates as needed.
Identify bottlenecks, conduct gap analysis, create mitigation plans, generate and track action items to closure.
Easily develop positive, customer-facing, working relationships with engineers, buyers, and program management at both the OEM and supply base levels.
Document, summarize, write reports, and disseminate information per Supply Chain requirements.
Secondary Job Functions:
Execute projects across multiple services
Support project management activities, including hours estimation and capability requirements
Develop work instructions to ensure repeatability
Work with cross-functional and interdisciplinary teams
Drive quality and continuous improvement initiatives
Improve / Generate work instructions to help with repeatability of tasks
Specialized Knowledge / Skills
Supply Chain Management aspects (all are required):
History of customer facing interaction is
Familiarity with MRP, production scheduling, delivery estimation, risk analysis, crisis mitigation, and sub-tier supplier involvement
Experience with warehousing, shipping and distribution
Assessing supplier health / supplier development
Knowledge of purchasing and quoting processes is desired
Evaluating production capacity in a manufacturing environment is required
Planning raw material / inventory / tool / buffer stocks is required
Knowledge of material packaging and handling is required
Manufacturing aspects (all are desired):
History (breadth and depth) with manufacturing processes
Ability to read/interpret drawings including understanding of GD&T and critical characteristics (KPCs)
Involvement with Process Planning and Production Readiness reviews
Familiarity with Control Plans and Operating/Work Instructions
Exposure to Lean methodologies and tools
Quality Assurance aspects:
Ability to identify and resolve part quality and delivery issues - including utilization of formal problem solving tools and NCM requirements is required
Experience with quality systems and industry standards compliance (including process and material certs) is preferred
Knowledge of part qualification requirements (including PPAP/FAI processes) is preferred
Familiarity with Six Sigma methodologies, tools, terms is preferred
Experience working within AS9100, ISO9001 environments is preferred
Ability to generate work instructions is preferred
Proficiency using MS office suite is required
Education, Training, and Experience
AS degree in a Supply Chain or comparable field is required
2-4 years of relevant discipline experience (preferably includes Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Manufacturing, or Quality Engineering) is desired
2+ years supplier / customer interaction is required
Aerospace industry experience is preferred
Personal Work Attributes
Ability to persuade and influence without authority
Strong communication, team work, and organizational skills required
Superior supplier / customer interaction skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced, learning environment, meeting quick deadlines
Self-motivated, disciplined leader, passionate, and organized
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to adapt to changing project and organizational requirements
Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
Mostly office environments
Services Oriented: Must be able to meet multiple commitments for QuEST’s customers
Substantial amounts of telephone and computer work.
Heavily regulated industries with strict adherence to procedures
Flexibility to meet business deadlines by staying late or arriving early when needed
Occasional travel required (minimal)
Due to the nature of the work, all candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Location: Lafayette, IN
Compensation Type: Hourly
Reports to: Team Leader
QuEST Global is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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