ParkerWith annual sales of $14.3 billion in fiscal year 2018, Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than 100 years the company has engineered the success of its customers in a wide range of diversified industrial and aerospace markets. Strong competitive advantages, a clear strategy and goals, consistent execution and performance, and many opportunities for growth, have allowed the company to consistently deliver strong shareholder returns. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 62 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. Parker Hannifin's Hydraulic Systems Division (HSD) has an exceptional culture seeded in values of passionate people, valued customers and engaged leadership. We have an exciting opportunity for a Supplier Development Quality Engineer Sr. to support our Supply Chain Team. This position is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Major Duties1. Monitors delivery and quality performance, trends and manufacturing process improvements by coordinating with suppliers and verifying objective evidence. Applies problem solving techniques, to develop supplier programs to improve supplier performance and reduce risk. 2. Asses supplier capacity Business Health and Production Readiness. Determines supplier succession planning, growth potential and operational sustainability. 3. Refines and enhances products and processes by applying innovative continuous improvement and key lean manufacturing/production principles and techniques to critical areas of a supplier’s production (PCI). Grow and evolve the Continuous Improvement POL Database as a source of best practices. 4. Provides input on supplier capability, delivery and quality to product development teams; recommends producibility improvements by facilitating cross functional process reviews, addressing technical data packages, manufacturing methods, equipment, tooling and training at the supplier. 5. Initiate and train supplier in the PPAP process. Understands statistical process controls by reviewing and maintaining applicable supporting documents (DFMEA, PFMEA, Flow Charts, Control plans. Analyzes data by completing hypothesis, normal distribution, and process capability analysis tests (Minitab). Six-Sigma project portfolio management. 6. Assesses capability, delivery and quality performance (or cost-of-quality) using statistical and analytical methods. Utilizes A3 problem solving tool to drive supplier performance plans. Maintains status on actions and supports Go-To-Green process. 7. Represent Parker on supplier development projects. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Work assignments may include cross-functional or project team responsibilities (e.g. continuous improvement). Develops project goals and objectives to complete complex or major supplier engineering projects by reviewing quality performance trends, statistical plans, cost estimates, quality plans, and conferring with management. Ensures project meets schedule, cost results, and technical expectations through effective project leadership. 8. Determines supplier engineering project responsibilities by identifying project phases and elements, assigning staffing and resources, and reviewing bids from outside contractors. 9. Determines project schedule by studying project plan and specifications; calculating time requirements; sequencing project elements. Maintains project schedule by monitoring project progress, coordinating activities, and resolving problems. 10. Controls project plan by reviewing design specifications, and plan or schedule changes, and recommending actions to achieve quality and customer service objectives. Controls project costs by approving expenditures and administering contractor contracts. 11. Applies and leads continuous improvement, cost savings and manufacturing process focused initiatives for critical areas of production. 12. Interprets regulations, contracts, and company policy on areas applying to quality measures and standards. Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, ensuring adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions. 13. Recommends actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses. Analyzes proposed changes in methods and materials for cost and quality impacts. 14. Supports supplier work transfers, performs supplier capability analysis to support the source selection process, provides knowledge transfer to new suppliers and monitors the development of new processes and products at the supplier. Identifies risks and assists suppliers during the transition phase of the transfer. 15. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, benchmarking state-of-the-art practices, reviewing publications, and/or participating in professional associations. 16. Shares specialized knowledge with others. Represents company on specific projects. Interfaces with all agencies and customers as necessary to complete projects. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
ResponsibilitiesDevelops, grows and communicates a functional understanding of Parker products and services sold with our suppliers and customers. Influences supplier’s behavior and commitment to quality, delivery and cost to supply the end user with a premiere customer experience. Works closely with suppliers to develop their capability to produce Parker products with repeatable and sustainable processes to ensure zero defects and on time delivery to need dates. Utilizes PMP, Continuous Improvement, Six-Sigma, APQP and PPAP methods in everyday activities. Builds a culture of Premier Supplier Performance innovation and strategic supplier partnerships. Hosts and supports supplier Kaizen events conferences and symposiums. Generates and applies LEAN, Problem Solving and Innovative ideas to suppliers and the Supplier Development Organization. Ensures timely and efficient completion of detailed supplier engineering project phases or major projects to achieve division quality objectives. Plans, schedules, and coordinates efforts of the supplier development engineering staff or acts as an individual researcher or functional expert on projects with significant customers/suppliers and business impact. Identifies supplier risks and work on mitigation plans with the suppliers to eliminate identified risks. Performs VAVE events with the suppliers to identify opportunities to reduce manufacturing costs. Establish and grow supplier partnerships through training of contract requirements and customer expectations. Communicates supplier capabilities back to internal teams to assist in work transfer, long term agreements and cost reduction activities.
QualificationsBachelor’s degree (BS) in Engineering or a related technical discipline. Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through six or more years of related experience. Lean training desired. Six Sigma certification desired and will be required after start date. Knowledge of aerospace industry or similar industry products and legal and regulatory requirements related to field. Knowledge in manufacturing processes (I.e.: machining, electronics, castings and forgings, special processes). Knowledge in standard work, ability to prepare job instructions and assess these in the suppliers. Knowledge in process standards applied to capacity analysis. Thorough knowledge in PPAP, APQP, SPC, PMP, general manufacturing processes of multiple commodities. Knowledge in state-of-the-art inspection, quality inspection and manufacturing engineering process. Able to establish standard process and procedures, and influence suppliers in the development and improvement of process instructions. Ability to work effectively with standard business applications software and/or specialized data analysis tools, such as CAD/CAM systems or other computer aided manufacturing systems. Ability to work on complex technical problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors and solve a wide range of difficult problems in creative and effective ways and coordinate across multiple teams. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret engineering drawings, technical policies and recommend changes to procedures. Ability to solve a wide range of difficult problems utilizing six sigma methods and A3 reporting techniques that may require coordination across multiple teams. Ability to assess operational, technical and business health risks at the suppliers, identify gaps to Parker expectations and manage risk mitigation plans with suppliers.
Equal Employment OpportunityParker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required. (“Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor”) If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf and http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf