Supplier Quality Engineer at Pivotal Commware

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Pivotal Commware develops 5G communications platforms, systems and applications based on Holographic Beam Forming® , a patented breakthrough in electromagnetic physics. HBF allows Pivotal to create software-defined antennas that can harness, shape and direct radio waves with order-of magnitude advantages over legacy beamforming systems in cost, size, weight and power consumption (C-SWaP). HBF enables mobile network operators to maximize capacity, coverage and throughput on demand and is recognized as an essential element in the 5G ecosystem. 5G leadership is pivotal to the US economy, and 5G is Pivotal™.
We are seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer who will be responsible for developing in coming quality reports for mechanical parts and working with procurement to qualify new suppliers. This position will work heavily with the ME, EE and purchasing departments to grow and maintain our supplier relationships. This position reports to the Director of NPI. 
 
Responsibilities:
•Track and qualify or disqualify suppliers according to organization's quality standards.
•Maintain successful relationships with supply, engineering, manufacturing, and regulatory departments.
•Report supplier performance and quality to management.
•Assist in the development and implementation of supplier management programs.
•Identify technical problems with suppliers and implement corrective actions
•Conduct capability assessments that verify supplier qualifications
Required Qualifications:
•3-5+ years of producing and presenting defect data, metrics, supplier quality, improvement initiatives and status to top leadership
•3-5+ years’ experience with complex quality management systems, including inspection optimization and/or APQP
•5-7+ years’ experience using data to find root cause, develop solutions and implement corrective action plans
•3-5+ years utilizing statistical analysis tools to implement / improve quality assurance processes in a production environment
•3-5+ years' experience in supplier requirements and supplier improvement initiatives (e.g. PPAP,PFMEA,Kaizen)
•Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Industrial Technology
•Proficient in ISO 9001 
•Proficient in M/S Outlook, Word, Excel
•Ability to travel both domestically and internationally
Desirable Experience:
•Experience implementing quality engineering principles through development and NPI programs
•ASQ -Certified Quality Engineer, Auditor, or Six Sigma Green / Black Belt
•3-5+ years’ experience with Design of Experiments, Cp/CPk, Process Control Charts, Defect Analysis, Key Performance Indicators
•Experience with hands-on inspection or utilizing calibrated inspection tools
•Project Management Experience
•Proficiency in Minitab
•Excellent people skills and adaptability
Key Attributes:
•You possess excellent negotiation skills. You are able to successfully negotiate with vendors to achieve desired results.
•You communicate in a professional, efficient manner at all levels of the company and portray a positive and professional image.
•You are an influencer – you know when to use discretion and tact, while knowing when to push to drive results.
•You possess strong attention to detail.
•You possess good communication skills and have the ability to build cross functional relationships in the organization. You communicate issues and roadblocks effectively.
•You are a nimble, adaptive, “roll up the sleeves” employee who is flexible and resilient that enjoys working in a startup environment. You are flexible and able to function comfortably in a fast paced, constantly changing and ambiguous environment.
Physical Requirements
•Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
•Must be able to stand or sit for prolonged periods (50% of the time).
This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.
At Pivotal you’ll join a team experienced in advanced communications, commercial antennas, RF circuit design, machine learning and active/nonlinear metamaterials.
Named among Washington’s Top 100 Places to Work in 2018 & 2019, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We highly respect and seek to empower each individual while supporting diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce. If you want to apply yourself to this fascinating endeavor, then we’d like to hear from you!

At Pivotal you’ll join a team experienced in advanced communications, commercial antennas, RF circuit design, machine learning and active/nonlinear metamaterials.
Named among Washington’s Top 100 Places to Work in 2018 & 2019, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We highly respect and seek to empower each individual while supporting diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce. If you want to apply yourself to this fascinating endeavor, then we’d like to hear from you!
 

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