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Supplier Quality Engineer

Woodward, Inc.
life insurance, vision insurance, parental leave, paid holidays, sick time, short term disability, long term disability, tuition reimbursement
United States, Colorado, Fort Collins
1000 E Drake Rd (Show on map)
May 06, 2024

Woodward's Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Commitment

At Woodward, no matter where you are from, your physical appearance, or how you identify, you deserve the opportunity to reach your greatest potential.We are on a journey to achieve this as an organization and want to work closely with our members to set the right path.

We humbly acknowledge this will be an imperfect journey.Yet, we are steadfastly committed to embracing the power of diverse people, perspectives and experiences for our current members, attracting the best talent across our communities, and creating an inclusive and rewarding workplace for all.

Woodward supports our members' wellbeing and regularly benchmarks with other companies in our industry to offer an extensive Total Reward package for this position.Salary will be determined by the applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Estimated annual base pay:

Level 2 = $88,100 - $110,000 - $132,000

Level 3 = $91,500 - $114,500 - $137,000

  • All members included in annual cash bonus opportunity

  • 9.5% annual retirement benefit opportunity

  • Tuition reimbursement and Training/Professional Development opportunities for all members

  • 12 paid holidays, including floating holidays

  • Industry leading medical, dental, and vision Insurance upon date of hire

  • Vacation / Sick Time / Vacation Buy-up / Short Term Disability / Bereavement leave

  • Paid parental leave (effective 1 Jan)

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Employee Assistance Program, including mental health benefits

  • Member Life & AD&D / Long Term Disability / Member Optional Life

  • Member referral bonus

  • Spouse / Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible SpendingAccounts

  • Voluntary benefits, including:

    • Home / Auto Insurance discounts

    • Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Assistance / Military Leave

This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company's good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position. The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons.

What's in it for you...

At Woodward, our "employees" are called and treated as "members".... and we've created a culture that appreciates and values the contributions of every member. It's a positive collaborative environment where members work together for outstanding outcomes.

Are you ready to make your mark? If you're a Quality Engineer,we have an exciting opportunity for you!

The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) position has a strong understanding of Quality methods and systems. The SQE is responsible for implementation and execution of methods and programs to ensure that suppliers have systems that meet specifications and standards. This position interfaces with the sourcing team and communicates direction to suppliers on issues such as quality performance improvement, part approval process, sampling plans, inspection methods, measurement system analysis, statistical process control contract reviews, problem investigations, evaluation of quality systems, and product transition activity.

What you will be doing...

  • Executes quality portion of MRB / non-conformance product issues using established systems

  • Executes Quality tools that apply to the product and suppliers assigned. Quality Engineering tools such as: contract review, sampling plans, auditing principals, SPC, MSA, First Articles, FMEA, PFMEA, calibration systems, etc. to understand and ultimately resolve issues in the supply base.

  • Applies demonstrated understanding of the relevant product or customer specifications, flow down documents, procedures, engineering or process drawings and regulating agent body requirements that apply to the products and suppliers assigned

  • Issues, monitors and maintains corrective action database

  • Works effectively with suppliers to resolve problems using Root Cause Corrective Actions (RCCA) tools

  • Analyze supplier performance data to determine continuous improvement opportunities to improve supplier performance.

  • Utilizes available data to establish schedules and perform required audits of assigned suppliers

  • Maintains accurate and current supplier quality records, such as supplier audits, certifications, corrective action responses, and database screens

  • Participate with the Sourcing team to select and manage assigned suppliers

  • Travel to assigned suppliers, as necessary (domestic and international)

  • Work and lead multiple projects effectively to closure

  • Executes established Quality plan for assigned suppliers, based upon:

    • Type and complexity of product being procured

    • Quality history of supplier

    • Requirements placed upon items

    • Level of suppliers demonstrated process control

    • Supports and drives continuous improvement activities

    • May mentor less experienced SQE's and Supplier Quality Techs, as required

What we are looking for...

  • Solid understanding of AS9100, ISO-9000/2000, QS-9000 and/or TS-16949

  • Knowledge and experience with Continuous Improvement Methodologies (6 Sigma, Lean Mfg. etc.)

  • Solid understanding and previous experience conducting supplier quality audits.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Arts/Sciences (BA/BS)in a technical fieldor5-7 years of quality, manufacturing, or process control experience

  • 2-5 years quality engineering experience

  • May have ASQ certification

  • Greenbelt training, preferred


  • Bachelor's Degree in Arts/Sciences (BA/BS) in a technical field

  • 5 years experience in quality, manufacturing, or process control in lieu of degree

  • 5 years quality engineering experience

  • Greenbelt required

  • ASQ Certification preferred

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR and EAR or possess all required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State Department and the U.S. Department of Commerce. ITAR defines a U.S. person as U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e., 'Green Card Holder), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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