Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) (ENG-12-00021) Newark, California

The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) is responsible for the overall Supplier (Vendors and CM) Quality for the EDS Services.

The SQE works with the Service Organization, Service Supply Chain and Suppliers to continuously improve performance of key system components (increase lifecycle, reduce scrap, improve repair processes) by implementing process controls and develop quality assurance plans.

The SQE tracks data, identifies improvement projects, and manages cross functional implementation to improve performance of key components and suppliers.

This position requires leadership skills that would enable the SQE to drive major Quality improvement projects across functions (Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering, Sourcing, Materials…) and entities (MDI, Suppliers, CM’s…).

This position has two distinct but complementary sides:
    A technical side that would be used to resolve technical issues,
    An Administrative/Management side that would manage the metrics and the process (Supplier Quality Management)

Examples of the Supplier Quality Technical Responsibilities:

  •     Using the Statistical Process Control (SPC), Advanced Quality Process (AQP) tools and the Metrics, proactively identify and help implement improvement to the Supplier Quality and Supplier Quality Tools and Processes
  •     Promote the use of Statistical Process Control (SPC) and continuous improvement techniques at Suppliers to help them reduce variability and achieve process control
  •     Train Suppliers to effectively execute Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCAR) and Corrective Actions Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  •     Initiate and follow-up Supplier Corrective Actions (SCAR) in partnership with Manufacturing Engineering to ensure complete and effective root cause analysis and corrective action implementation.
  •     Responsible for driving the Corrective Action and Preventive Action (CAPA) process for all Suppliers and CM’s working with the Newark Facility
  •     Perform periodic audits of Supplier Quality Systems for the purpose of assuring continued Supplier conformance to the quality system requirements.
  • Examples of the Supplier Quality Administrative/Management Responsibilities:
  •     Develop positive relationships and effective lines of communication with suppliers: Partnership-oriented arrangements
  •     Help establish and deploy a Closed-Loop Quality Management Systems that integrates all process modules (Audit, Non-conformance tracking, CAPA and lastly Change Control) and ensures completion
  •     Manage the Supplier Quality metrics such as:
  •         Non Conformance Tracking (MRB)
  •             Supplier Corrective Action Requests (SCAR)
  •             Corrective Action and Preventive Action (CAPA)
  •         Work closely with the Sourcing Group to establish and maintain a Supplier Quality Scorecard (This is part of a bigger Supplier Scorecard that includes Delivery, Cost, Partnership, Advanced Quality Planning and Quality)
  •         CM Quality scorecard
  •         Cost Of Poor Quality (COPQ)
  •     In tandem with the Sourcing Group, develop a Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) metric as a tool to help prevent quality issues or reassign costs such as Scrap, Rework and other less obvious ones to the appropriate cost center.
  •     Participate as a member of the Material Review Board to review and disposition Supplier related Nonconformance Material Reports as required.
  •     Lead a monthly meeting to present the “Supplier Quality Pulse” to Management
  •     Lead a weekly working meeting to review the status of the “Active Supplier Quality” issues

Key metrics and responsibilities

  •     Lifecycle Improvement
  •     Scrap Rate Reduction
  •     Reduction in “No Defect Found”
  •     Supplier Quality Scorecard (Quality and Advanced Quality Planning)
  •     CM Quality Scorecard
  •      COPQ


  •     Four (4) year BS Engineering Degree (pefer major in Industrial, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering)
  •     Five (5+) Years experience in a manufacturing environment
  •     Minimum of 4 yeas Quality Engineering Experience
  •     Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  •     Position will require some travel (20-30%, possibly international)


  •     You must be willing to work out of an office in Newark, CA.
  •     You must submit your application for employment through Morpho Detection website to be considered.
  •     You must be 18 years or older.
  •     You must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process.
  •     You must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.
  •     You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.
  •     You must have geographic mobility to work out of various facilities.


  • Preference will be given to persons with:
  •     Minimum of 5 years experience in a Supplier Quality capacity highly desirable
  •     prior Supplier Quality experience in manufacturing
  •     an analytic approach to problem solving
  •     Must be a critical thinker and active listener with good time management skills in order to work with Suppliers and Project Management teams to define deliverables
  •     Strong project management skills
  •     Strong problem solving skills
  •     Advanced oral and written communication skills, including the ability to write technical reports and presentations
  •     Advanced knowledge of quality related tools including, but not limited to, SPC, AQP, DOE and Quality Systems
  •     Proven leadership skills
  •     Self-starter with the ability to quickly learn about new processes with very little information provided
  •     Lean Six Sigma training (Certification preferred)
  •     Excel Macro programming skills.

About the Organization    
At Morpho Detection, we know that our people are our most valuable asset. With that in mind, we offer excellent competitive benefits and compensation, a great working environment, and the opportunity to work with leading edge technology. We are looking for people who are seeking a challenging position; those who thrive in an environment where innovation and responsiveness are the norm.

Morpho Detection is a leader in explosive and narcotics detection for aviation safety, checked baggage screening, military & critical infrastructure protection and new growth platforms in Chem/Bio, X-ray and Radiation/Nuclear detection. Morpho Detection was formed in September 2009 by the acquisition of GE Homeland Protection by Sagem Sécurité (Safran Group)

The Safran group operates worldwide, through offices and facilities in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Through this global presence we enhance our competitiveness, while building industrial and commercial relations with the world's leading prime contractors and operators. Our international development strategy reflects our commitment to delivering fast, local service to customers around the world.

If you would like to be a part of a fast-paced, exciting industry that demands and rewards the best, we want to hear from you.

Morpho Detection is an equal opportunity employer.

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