NY Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Supplier Quality Engineer

Plug Power
Latham, New York
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Quality and reliability are crucial elements to the success of Plug Power’s products. The Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible for evaluating supplier capabilities and quality as it relates to key supplier delivery and quality requirements. This individual will refine and execute improvements to the supplier audit and qualification process with supply chain, engineering and the quality assurance team. This engineer will work to develop supplier quality plans on a regular basis with guidance from the Supplier Quality Manager. The ideal candidate should exhibit exceptional communication and project management skills along with a strong background in engineering and quality. This individual must be self-motivated, able to handle multiple project assignments and is willing to learn and adapt within a fast-paced engineering organization.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

Serve as a focal point for inbound/outbound technical quality communication on all production components
Support Engineering DFMEA initiatives with collection of KPI data on critical design features
Assist with qualification of IATF 16949 and develop initiatives for requirements
Work extensively in the development and improvement of supply base performance for existing and new products
Perform supplier assessments and supplier audits for compliance to regulations, agreements, standards, and documented processes
Actively participate in the new product introduction team as it relates to supplier quality, supporting product and process design and development
Execute and document supplier non-conformance reports Supplier Corrective Actions (SCARs) and Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPAs)
Represent Plug Power in a professional manner in all interactions; support the philosophy of the organization to provide high-performing technology to maximize customer satisfaction
Performs other related duties as assigned



Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field of study
Minimum of three (3) years quality engineering experience (industrial and/or automotive is preferred)
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in quality assurance, 8D/6Sigma, ISO and/or QS standards
Self-starter with ability to design and implement quality systems and best practices
Six Sigma, 8D/Lean, ISO (IATF 16949) and ASQ certifications highly preferred
Knowledge and experience with implementing Statistical Process Controls, applying Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) and root cause analysis are a plus
Ability to travel up to 30% of the time based on business need
Computer and software systems skills as applicable to position including but not limited to: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Dynamic interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with diverse audiences and stakeholders.
Uncompromising dedication to quality
Demonstrated analytical abilities with strong attention to detail
Ability to manage complex projects and multi-task effectively
Ability to role model high standards of professionalism
Excellent follow-through
Must be driven and self-motivated



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