Supplier Quality Engineer

General Motors

Warren, MI

Job Description


This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to Warren Technical Center three times per week, at minimum or other frequency dictated by the business.

The Role

GM Supplier Quality Engineers prioritize safety in everything we do, while maintaining an inclusive work environment, to protect our customers in support of the GM vision of Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, and Zero Congestion.

A GM Supplier Quality Engineer is primarily responsible to execute the Advanced Product Quality Planning process with their assigned suppliers. They adopt a flexible workplace approach to achieve results within defined metrics and expectations and lead their suppliers in strategic improvements. Traveling to supplier and GM facilities is necessary to ensure robust quality plans are in place and executed (approximately 25% to 50% of the working days per year). Trips will vary in frequency, duration, and location based on assignments.

What You'll Do:

As a GM Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE), your core responsibility is the execution of the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process. This typically includes review of program progress to milestones and identifying/mitigating risks to GM and our customers. You will also assure supplier understanding of, and compliance to, APQP processes such as Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Quality plans (Control Plans, FMEA), and Run at Rate verification.

Taking a proactive approach is critical to your success as a GM SQE.

Reviewing manufacturing processes and quality systems to identify risks and prevent issues protects GM and our customers. We work to build our suppliers’ performance through technical support, continuous improvement activities, and assistance in identifying opportunities during launch, ongoing production, and implementation of changes. You will develop, maintain, and ensure adherence to GM standards while verifying their suppliers’ quality and manufacturing processes identify, and protect our customers, when those requirements are not met.

Your ability to quickly collaborate with the cross-functional teams to facilitate, or lead, root cause analysis and corrective actions determination when issues arise are pivotal for this role. Great SQEs look to tackle problems quickly. You will also verify on-site implementation of their supplier’s corrective actions and the appropriate read-across of the learnings.

  • Execute APQP process with those Suppliers assigned to meet or exceed program work.

  • Execute Program Reviews to program achievements and escalate issues appropriately.

  • Ensure supply base adheres to GM standards and quality and manufacturing processes are enabled identify out of standards conditions while preventing them to move to the next process or manufacturing site.

  • React to out of standard conditions are work cross functionally to resolve known issues in a timely manner.

  • Travel up to 40% to Supplier Manufacturing sites to ensure robust quality plans are in place or as needed to support

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Additional Job Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a technical focus (Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, etc.).

  • Minimum 2+ years in Quality or Engineering including experience with products or processes applicable to Electrical automotive production.

  • Travel up to 40% to Supplier Manufacturing sites to ensure robust quality plans are in place or as needed to support

  • Proficient in print reading and interpretation, part measurement, gage design and function.

  • Comprehension of geometric design and tolerance (GD&T).

  • Comprehension of manufacturing and assembly plant processes, procedures, tooling, equipment, and facilities.

  • Comprehension of probability, statistical quality control and design of experiments.

  • Ability to investigate quality problems and to apply sound technical judgment to develop potential solutions.

  • Outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization as needed

  • Emerging partnership and teamwork skills and ability to learn from and share knowledge with co-workers in a fast-paced environment

  • Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability, and trust

  • Ability to work effectively from remote locations (suppliers, various GM facilities, home, etc.)

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

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