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Supplier Quality Engineer

United States
Work Location:
North Carolina
Advertising End Date:
01 Oct 2019
Job Type:
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Supplier Quality Engineer (Job #SQEWEB)


Provide direction to suppliers to ensure compliance to internal Supplier Standards, QCD (Quality, Cost, and Delivery) performance process requirements, ISO/TS16949 quality systems, AQP, and PPAP processes. Ensure KPIs are measured and managed and that results are reported. Minimize production interruption by resolving supplier quality issues with 8D process including activities including troubleshooting, containment and sorting as needed. Manage supplier Concern and Complaint Management (CCM) process and ensure effective corrective actions been implemented to prevent future issues. Support GKN change management approval process for changes to product specification, manufacturing processes, or/and locations related to the supplier. Ensure adequate internal controls, including PPAP approval where required, to manage all potential associated risks. Develop and manage a supplier monitoring system (scorecard) to objectively measure overall performance. Challenge suppliers to continuously improve to meet targets. Proactively manage supplier’s performance by conducting supplier formal assessment and process audits and ensure GKN and IATF/ TS requirement are met. Ensure Problem Solving with external suppliers follows appropriate GKN & customer problem solving processes. Undertake training when identified to improve business capability and allow for changes in technology and quality requirements. Continuously improve supplier quality sub function. Responsible for communicating when there is an issue affecting the Environment, Health, Safety or Quality to his / her respective Manager.



  • Requires Associate Degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering or foreign educational equivalent. Three years of experience in the position offered, or in a similar position, such as Quality Specialist or Quality Engineer.  Experience must include root cause analysis with machined components in a high volume automated assembly line setting.


  • Work location: Newton, NC


  • Travel: 25% of time, includes international


  • This position is subject to the Employee Referral Program



Interested candidates should send resume and salary requirements with cover letter including reference code job number to (no phone calls please): B. Shaw, GKN Driveline Newton, LLC; 1848 GKN Way, Newton, NC  28658.


About Us

GKN Automotive is the world’s largest supplier of driveline technologies to the automotive industry. Our engineering puts driveline innovation into series production. Our systems integration expertise and software calibration capabilities make us a strong and trusted partner for electrification, all-wheel drive programs and new vehicle concepts.

Our global network of production and engineering centres gives the company a presence in 21 countries. Its 54 manufacturing facilities and 5 technology centres are strategically located to ensure customers benefit from local supply chains and world-class technical support.

With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s automotive manufacturers.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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