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Supplier Development Engineer

Company: Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.
Location: prescott
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.Supplier Development EngineerThis position is located in Prescott, AZWe are in search of a Supplier Development Engineer with 5+ years' experience to work in our Prescott, AZ location. As an instrumental member of our Supply Chain team, the Supplier Development Engineer is expected to work collaboratively with leadership, operations, product development, engineering, quality, purchasing and other functional areas in order to meet critical business needs. This position will be hands on, will spend a majority of their time on-site with external suppliers and must have significant manufacturing process, quality and program management experience. The right candidate must be self-motivated and be able to effectively foster relationships both inside and outside of the company and promote the company's core values of Integrity, Respect, Innovation and Teamwork.Tasks:Perform supplier audits and present results outlining non-conformities and areas for continuous improvement with the goal of ensuring adherence to the Ruger Supplier Quality Manual, improving quality, reducing cost and improving deliveries.Implement timely solutions to ongoing quality and delivery problems within the supply chain through the corrective action process.Lead Quality Planning and collaboration efforts with the suppliers and New Product Development (NPD) teams to ensure key program goals, timing and objectives are met from project onset to product launch.Identify and support supply chain cost reduction projects by coordinating on time and successful submissions of PPAPs.Mentor Ruger suppliers on the implementation of the key Quality Planning/PPAP tools such as Process Flow Charts, Work Instructions, PFMEA, control plans and process capability.Mentor and support internal Ruger stakeholders - Purchasing, Operations, Engineering - on the implementation and value of proper Quality Planning and PPAP activities.Drive supplier performance improvement activities by leading kaizen on site at the supplier in order to improve key supplier metrics and delivery pure value to our end customer.Act as a liaison between the supplier, Ruger purchasing, quality, engineering and operations in order to ensure that Quality Planning, PPAP and production quality and process requirements are clear to all parties.Communicate with personnel at all levels, internally and externally to the Company, in relation to quality matters.Skills and Attributes: Excellent program management, organization and follow up skills.Excellent problem solving skills.Excellent interpersonal skills.Strong negotiation skills and the ability to influence others at all levels of the organization.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Qualifications and Requirements:5+ years of manufacturing experience in Operations, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality or Supplier Quality.Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing engineering.Ability to understand and interpret engineering drawings using geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD).Experience in Supply Chain and Supplier Quality preferred.Thorough knowledge of our core processes in the Supply Chain - Metal Injection Molding, Plastic Molding, Swiss/Screw Machine, CNC Machining, Springs and Stampings, Investment Castings and Forgings.Thorough knowledge of our secondary/specialized processes in the Supply Chain - heat treatment, coatings, black oxide, melonite, PVD/DLC, and anodizing.Thorough knowledge in metrology.Experience with a manufacturer that operates with a LEAN manufacturing approach.Ability and willingness to travel to suppliers or other Ruger locations up to 50% of the time.Knowledge of firearms preferredSalary: Salary will be based on background, education and experience. Please include your salary requirements with your resume.If you are a current employee, please apply via Ruger's internal site.

Keywords: Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc., Prescott , Supplier Development Engineer, Other , prescott, Arizona

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